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  Topic: Funny behaviour from an EVH WOLGANG pickup
TomL

Replies: 4
Views: 594

PostForum: Pick-ups, Amps and Electronics   Posted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:08 am   Subject: Funny behaviour from an EVH WOLGANG pickup
I just bought a gorgeous EVH Striped Red,White and black guitar off ebay.The pickup is supposed to sound huge.It didn't .It was thin and lacked output.Thinking that I could sort out the problem ,I bou ...
  Topic: Tone Pots not working on Epiphone Les Paul
TomL

Replies: 7
Views: 1147

PostForum: Pick-ups, Amps and Electronics   Posted: Mon Sep 05, 2016 7:37 am   Subject: Tone Pots not working on Epiphone Les Paul
That sucks.
I'm having a problem of a different kind with a Strat that changes tone if I tap down on the pick guard, or knobs.
Everything looks as it should and the solder joints are sound.
I pla ...
  Topic: Tone Pots not working on Epiphone Les Paul
TomL

Replies: 7
Views: 1147

PostForum: Pick-ups, Amps and Electronics   Posted: Mon Sep 05, 2016 6:36 am   Subject: Tone Pots not working on Epiphone Les Paul
If everything is wired per diagram, that's weird.
Deoxit?I am using the wires that came with the guitar but I just had a late night idea pop into my head .The wires from the tone to the volume is a ...
  Topic: Tone Pots not working on Epiphone Les Paul
TomL

Replies: 7
Views: 1147

PostForum: Pick-ups, Amps and Electronics   Posted: Sun Sep 04, 2016 8:18 am   Subject: Tone Pots not working on Epiphone Les Paul
If everything is wired per diagram, that's weird.
Deoxit?I am using the wires that came with the guitar but I just had a late night idea pop into my head .The wires from the tone to the volume is a ...
  Topic: Tone Pots not working on Epiphone Les Paul
TomL

Replies: 7
Views: 1147

PostForum: Pick-ups, Amps and Electronics   Posted: Sun Sep 04, 2016 7:54 am   Subject: Tone Pots not working on Epiphone Les Paul
Which wiring diagram are you using?
Did they use a stereo jack?
I'm using the 2 Blackouts,2 Vols,2 Tones 3 way switch diagram and yes it is the correct stereo jack.Like i said everything is as per ...
  Topic: Tone Pots not working on Epiphone Les Paul
TomL

Replies: 7
Views: 1147

PostForum: Pick-ups, Amps and Electronics   Posted: Sun Sep 04, 2016 7:42 am   Subject: Tone Pots not working on Epiphone Les Paul
Hi all.I've got a sticky problem here.After another ebay purchase ,apart from the worst intonated bridge I've ever seen,the low E was 1/4 inch too flat,I can't get the tone knobs to operate.The volume ...
  Topic: Cracking Jackson Kelly body
TomL

Replies: 3
Views: 876

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2016 9:24 pm   Subject: Cracking Jackson Kelly body
I have two Jackson Kelly Pro Std from the MIJ mid 90's. One I bought new, and proceeded to strip, refin, take apart, reassemble, a million times. That one is just a bare body, and a neck now. the othe ...
  Topic: Cracking Jackson Kelly body
TomL

Replies: 3
Views: 876

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Wed Jun 08, 2016 5:19 am   Subject: Cracking Jackson Kelly body
I picked up a Kelly cheap on ebay that had cracks in the finish .They looked like the body laminations are de-laminating,but even after very vigorous twisting by myself,there is no enlargement of the ...
  Topic: How crappy are Squier Strat pots?
TomL

Replies: 4
Views: 1136

PostForum: Pick-ups, Amps and Electronics   Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2016 5:43 am   Subject: How crappy are Squier Strat pots?
This is a just a heads up to any newbies out there.I just bought a Strat and Amp off ebay for $270.It sounded great,but as usual had the Strat 60 cycle hum.After shielding the cavity I reassembled the ...
  Topic: 2 point trems are a nightmare
TomL

Replies: 3
Views: 932

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 6:32 am   Subject: 2 point trems are a nightmare
I have a Strat kit I built,it has a basswood body and came with standard crappy 6 screw Fender type trem.I installed a 2 point pivot trem which worked great and stayed in tune like a Floyd Rose.One d ...
  Topic: Problem with wiring Kent Armstrong pickups
TomL

Replies: 2
Views: 997

PostForum: Pick-ups, Amps and Electronics   Posted: Sun May 31, 2015 3:16 am   Subject: Problem with wiring Kent Armstrong pickups
I finally worked out the problem.This guitar is an Iceman type,with the 3 way switch in the Les Paul position .I used braided double conductor vintage type wire for the ground and hot connection to t ...
  Topic: Problem with wiring Kent Armstrong pickups
TomL

Replies: 2
Views: 997

PostForum: Pick-ups, Amps and Electronics   Posted: Wed May 27, 2015 9:47 am   Subject: Problem with wiring Kent Armstrong pickups
Hi guys,it has been a few years since I've visited this forum.Mainly due to the fact that I've been successfully building and wiring guitars with no problems thanks to the information from this forum. ...
  Topic: What is the tiny capacitor? on the Seymour Duncan Invader?
TomL

Replies: 3
Views: 947

PostForum: Pick-ups, Amps and Electronics   Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 5:22 pm   Subject: What is the tiny capacitor? on the Seymour Duncan Invader?
Grabbed this from the SD forum - sounds like it's a stock item:

I think I've read the cap between the coils comes stock on a neck Invader.

What all capacitors do, is they "conduct" hi ...
  Topic: What is the tiny capacitor? on the Seymour Duncan Invader?
TomL

Replies: 3
Views: 947

PostForum: Pick-ups, Amps and Electronics   Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 4:53 am   Subject: What is the tiny capacitor? on the Seymour Duncan Invader?
I bought a set of brand new,unused Seymour Duncan Invaders off ebay,and I was testing them with a multi-meter before fitting them.The bridge p/up showed the advertised reading,but the neck p/up did no ...
  Topic: P-90s vs Rickbacker P/ups
TomL

Replies: 7
Views: 1007

PostForum: Pick-ups, Amps and Electronics   Posted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 6:15 am   Subject: P-90s vs Rickbacker P/ups
I've had hit or miss luck with different pups from GFS. Some were great, others not. Matter of taste? I think not. Its a pro and a con that they are cheap ... sometimes with cheap you luck out. Someti ...
 
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