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mark bailey
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16/01/2021 10:09 am  

Measure twice, cut once...


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16/01/2021 10:57 am  

Cool. 😎 

Can we talk about kill switches? 🤘😁🤘🎸

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16/01/2021 4:47 pm  

So disappointed that I had to leave live stream today.

Just watched and liked.

Full of useful things patiently explained!

'Don't knacker the Lacquer ' is a must for rear Tee shirt print.

Thanks again guys

 

Warmness 

 

Eddie 


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16/01/2021 7:26 pm  

@eddiesixstring

Don't knacker the Lacquer ' is a must for rear Tee shirt print.

😂👍👍👍🤘🤘

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16/01/2021 7:45 pm  

ooops...

@eddie6string

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16/01/2021 8:11 pm  

I'd like Mark's opinion on any design/component/construction changes made to guitars since the mid 1950s, that truly qualify as genuine improvements?

e.g. In the mid 1970s my friend had a well known guitar builder put a Phaser in his F Strat. The product/workmanship/guitar were all above standard, but my friend was bitterly disappointed that he never encountered a single Klingon!

 

Hey Ho!


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16/01/2021 9:30 pm  

that truly qualify as genuine improvements?

I guess it depends on how you identify/define an "improvement" @eddie6string.

The availability of modern tooling allows for more accuracy (the neck/tenon join on LPs for example!), for more consistency and repeatability, for assessment of materials suitability, et al, et al ... which - *ought* to make an instrument better straight off the production line.

But then consider the natural ageing of those materials, and a guitar made in the 1960s may well have more "mojo" than something made in the 2020s.  It might sound/feel better despite the manufacturing limitations just because the wood has matured.

Will that more consistently-made instrument sound better, when it's aged 60, than something made in 1960 does today?

 

Odds are, I won't be around to find out ....

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16/01/2021 9:31 pm  

Can we talk about kill switches?

What do you want to know @boo?

For my style of playing, I don't find them hugely useful, but they're easy enough to implement on a build ...

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16/01/2021 9:53 pm  

For my style of playing a permanently on kill switch would help!  🤣 🤣 🤣 

Measure once........
Measure again.........
Sod it - make tea!


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16/01/2021 9:54 pm  

What do you want to know

@tv101 It’s not really the installation I’m thinking about, it’s the different types. I’ve read a little bit about them but I was just wondering if anyone here has any experience with them. @mattbeels has already given me some encouraging words and a wiring diagram. I realise they are only used in certain styles of music and not everyone’s cup of tea. I have never used one myself but a customer has asked for one in this latest build. It’s simple electrics, 1 humbucker (Bridge), 1 volume pot, 1 kill switch. Should be fun. 

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16/01/2021 9:57 pm  

Yup @boo - I've been busy reading, and just caught up with Matt's post.

 

I had a kill switch on a Gibson BFG LP a few years ago.  Never used it (swapped it out for more traditional wiring!), but it worked as it was supposed to.  

The customer is always right!

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16/01/2021 11:50 pm  

@tv101

Those BVG LP’s are cool! A old customer of mine has one. I really liked the textured Giger/Alien like finish-no pickup frame on the bridge pickup-P90 in the neck-clear cover plates-no pickguard, err I guess you get the point...

Plus it was chambered so it’s nice and light. I’m not a big LP fan but I really like that one. Sometimes Gibson did some seriously cool stuff to freshen up their old models and I think that one really stands out.

They used a really cool switch for the kill, but it didn’t make a good killswitch! In my opinion it really needs to be a push button momentary type and not a toggle. Plus that switch tip is tall and in the wrong spot so it was too easy to turn yourself off inadvertently which is exactly what my customer would do so I disconnected it.

 

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17/01/2021 9:00 am  

Agree with all of that @mattbeels.  I'm not really sure why I sold that one 🤔 

But I guess that's the danger with selling guitars - sometimes you'll sell one that you later regret selling ...

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17/01/2021 12:25 pm  

Ritchie Blackmore disconnected the middle Pup on his Strat, this acted as 'Kill Switch' and he produced the effect used at the beginning of the track "Do You Close Your Eyes?"

Prior to this mod a similar effect was achieved by smashing geetah into TV cameras.


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17/01/2021 12:29 pm  

I'm not really sure why I sold that one 🤔 

@tv101

I’m sure we all feel the same with regards to our former gear!

There’s plenty of stuff that I wish I never sold...

Marshall JCM 900

It was a reeeeeeeally good one, d’oh!

1985 Kramer Baretta

It wasn’t my first guitar but it was my first with a Floyd and the guitar that I “got good” on... 🤦‍♂️ 

Original Marshall Guv’nor pedal. That thing sounded great through everything, except a Marshall 😂

I can’t list anymore stuff, I’m starting to get depressed...

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