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  1. G

    Pot Questions (St. Louis Music Company Vintage 30 help)

    Okay, so Its been a while since I have been active here. In the time that I have been busy and away, I acquired an epic sounding Vintage 30 tube amp. However the drive potentiometer needs to be replaced desperately, as I' m pretty sure the pot basically melted down. Anybody out there in amp...
  2. 72_Custom

    Ampeg Reverberocket Help

    Hi all. I was hoping to pose a question to the brain-trust that is currently giving me fits. I'm fixing up an old Ampeg Reverberocket 2 (schematic attached) that used to reverb, but just stopped one day. One of the triodes just isn't outputting. It's the "first" triode of the 6U10 (pins...
  3. W

    Reverse Telecaster Wiring HELP

    Im rewiring my player telecaster with the SD 1/4 lb tele set and the control plate reversed. The particular switch I bought has a layout that seems flipped from most schematics I've seen, so I copied the Fralin diagram for a reverse tele control plate but remade it for my switch. I'm not certain...
  4. XrelishX

    Ideas 5e3 cab and volume

    Greetings, I am finally ready for my first Tweed but just a tiny bit worried about volume. I do own my home and have a bit of space but I don't always want to bleed my ears. If I bought a combo is there a mod that would still let my 5e3 do what it needs to do while dropping some power or volume...
  5. aaronlowther1993

    AA763 Nightmare

    I recently purchased three 60's Bandmasters from a local vintage guitar shop. Two AB763, one AA763. I've been in the process of doing some of @robrob 's wonderful mods to each of them along with a Quad Reverb I bought. All are done except one. I've opened up the last Bandmaster (the AA763) and...
  6. M

    Wiring for Series/Parallel with Coil Split--Is this possible with my setup? (Diagram)

    Hi all, I've been trying to get a working schematic going for months and have been very frustrated with it. I've got an old superstrat SSH with a mini toggle on/off for each pickup. For the humbucker, it's an on/off/on toggle that I'd like to use as series/off/parallel, then I'd also like to be...
  7. honkytonk66

    1967 Fender Vibro Champ Distorted Noise with Tremolo

    Hi Everyone, A few weeks back I posted a problem with my 1967 Fender Vibro Champ regarding low volume, weak tremolo, and a distorted noise under the clean tone that pulsated with the tremolo. Members suggested I re-cap (electrolytic and filter caps) the amp and that’s what I did. The volume is...
  8. D

    New tele build, scratching head...

    I've been a strat guy for almost 20 years, but I just built my first tele. Allen eden body, all parts neck, gotoh tuners, everything else fender including twisted tele pickups. The head scratcher though is how it sound past the 12th fret. It's not quite a buzz it's more of a metallic like sound...
  9. J

    Does anyone know the latest squier affinity telecaster specs list is?

    Title, its so frustrating trying to find the specs list, i need it to know what pots it uses and stuff like that. Thx
  10. PWbenderMN

    Need help identifying what kind of tele I might have

    I was recently given B bender that my dad bought used a while ago. I have looked all over the internet and I can't find anything that's really at all similar. I believe the guitar has mostly been put together from different parts of a couple models, but I am hoping someone here might be able to...
  11. 72_Custom

    Fuse Holder Polarity?

    I've seen it mentioned a couple of times from various sources that the fuse holder should be wired in a particular way: with the hot (coming from the wall and on/off switch) to the center lug and the transformer connected to the outer lug. I guess I'm just trying to understand why that would be...
  12. V

    What is this weird buzzing coming from inside my amp? Video link in post

    I recently picked up a vintage Lab Series amp (solid state) and have noticed a weird buzz coming from inside the amp, not from the speaker. The sound essentially mimics the input from the guitar and almost sounds like a cross between bees and a very distant reverb effect on the guitar tone or...
  13. S

    3 way into double humbucker strat?

    Thinking of buying an used hamer slammer superstrat, which has floyd rose and locking tuners, 5 way, humbucker in bridge and neck but also a single coil in the middle. My question then is if i can i remove the single coil and covert it to a 3 way where it shares the two humbuckers in middle...
  14. Michael Terry

    Had a crazy wiring idea earlier, any help is welcome!

    This year i finally built my dream tele from scratch, a bonafide cunife dual humbucker deluxe and I love it. However, in the interest of keeping the flame going, I was thinking of a wiring a second output jack but have that selectable by push pull knobs. So lets say output 1 works like...
  15. KikiBanks

    Thoughts on different colour palettes for my build design

    Just tryna see which one will be better. The red one however makes it feel like a red mustang to me, which I don’t really want this resembling something too much. However the control plate would look much better with the pearl pickguard. Maybe meet in the middle with a celestial blue colour with...
  16. D

    Vintage barrel saddles on a modern affinity bridge?

    Hi, I am trying to upgrade my 2020 squier affinity tele, as I want a better telecaster but have a sentimental attachment to this one, so I dont want to buy a new one. I have had this question that I havent found answered anywhere on the internet: would it be possible for me to swap out my...
  17. G

    Jag vs. Mustang Bridge Thimble Holes?

    I have here my Mustang template on top of my Jaguar template with a bridge thimble in one of each of their thimble holes. As seen, the thimble's lip sits on top of the Mustang neatly whereas the thimble simply falls into the Jag thimble hole. Is this correct, or did I make the Jag holes too big...
  18. G

    Neck Pocket Routing Mishap

    I was doing some touch up on my neck pocket with a small router bit. Unfortunately, said router slipped and screwed up the bottom of the neck pocket. Can anyone give ideas on how to fix this and make it a flat surface?
  19. Michael Terry

    May need some wiring/aesthetic help!

    So about a month ago I set out to spend some cash burning in my pocket and use up some of the special wood and parts in my shop I've been holding onto for too long. I ended up deciding on making a tele deluxe with the new cunife wrhb's but sweetwater was out of bridge pickups so they sent me a...
  20. C

    Help me with my new telecaster!

    Hey! So I’ve just gotten this telecaster that was sold to me as a 1971 with some unoriginal parts like pots , pups, and bridge . The guy said finish was original but I’m honestly sure . That’s the question I first had , but now I have people telling me it’s not a 1971 telecaster body because it...
  21. Themzeros

    Need advice about tube sockets

    So I have a peavey 6505 that I'm pretty sure has bad preamp tube sockets. When I first bought, I was stupid and didnt notice there was a strange noise. Its sounds like rumbling thunder thats continuous and got louder when I turned up the volume which lead me to believe it's the preamp. It didnt...
  22. T

    Help please

    Hey I'm not too sure how forums work, but hopefully I'm in the right place. I have an opportunity to pick up a '94 Telecaster '62 Reissue MIJ, but I want to know what to look out for. I'll post some pictures, but I am buying from Kijiji and don't know what to look for. I am fine with cosmetic...
  23. G

    Inkscape Issue: Adjusting Bitmap of Template

    I'm trying to make a template in Inkscape, and have just bitmapped a pickguard in so I can adjust some of it. Problem is, I can't separate the things in the red rectangles from the rest of the pickguard, meaning I can't adjust them independently. If someone could guide me on how to separate...
  24. S

    Need help with staining!!

    Hiya, I just joined here and I'm very much a novice in this field but hey gotta start somewhere. So my friend was gifted this beaten up fender and I offered to do it up for him as a gift, I asked what he wanted and he said wine coloured stain. So I stripped the paint and sanded for ages till I...
  25. G

    Back in the Saddle Again

    Okay, so those of you who saw my original post last year I was asking about changing the pickups in my '96 American Standard Telecaster. Now I am looking to upgrade the saddles from the stock ones to a Brass, Titanium, or Stainless Steel. Can I put straight saddles on a bridge that has offset...




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