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My new project idea - update w/ pics 11-21-08
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How many pickups?
2
21%
 21%  [ 5 ]
3
65%
 65%  [ 15 ]
add 3 necks and make it 7 pickups!
13%
 13%  [ 3 ]
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BeeTL



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 11:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had a Strat with the S-1 switch I was thinking about re-wiring to a 3-way switch.

I like the idea of switching while playing, but 5 positions is too much to manage while singing.

I landed on the idea of a neck/bridge 3-way V/T setup with the 3rd (middle) knob as a volume control for the middle pickup.

You can blend it in for tonal variation and still have the simplicity of a 3-way switch.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 6:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's pretty much the same scheme on the firebird. I think I want to swap the mid pups volume with a push pull so I can leave the volume set where I want and just pull it up to kick it on. Right now its kind of a pita to have to constantly turn the volume all the way off to kill that pup.
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BeeTL



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dougk wrote:
That's pretty much the same scheme on the firebird. I think I want to swap the mid pups volume with a push pull so I can leave the volume set where I want and just pull it up to kick it on. Right now its kind of a pita to have to constantly turn the volume all the way off to kill that pup.

I felt the same way when I got my Jazz bass, then I got used to it!
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Johnson82



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the input, guys. I'm kinda winding down on the construction phase, and getting ready for the finishing. I've got the cap glued on, just have to mostly do some routing and sanding. Not a lot of progress to show when you only get one day/week to work on it...

Here's the wire routes:


My quilt maple cap:


Here it is half done (not glued yet):


Here's all the maple cut out (still not glued yet):


It's all glued up now, and I unclamped it today. The seam isn't as nice as I'd like it to be, but since the maple I had warped, I couldn't really take it to the jointer again. I think it should be okay. I'm not staining it, so I may just take some of my clear grainfiller with some sawdust and get into it.

Oh, and here are a couple more teaser photos. Keep in mind, I'm still thinking of going sans-control plate, and I'm surely going to go with chrome:




I still haven't decided exactly HOW I'm going to wire this yet, but we'll cross that bridge later. Nor have I come up with a firm decision on whether to use a traditional tele bridge or a hardtail string-thru like the mockups...That's probably the last thing I need to decide before the paint!

As always, suggestions are not only welcome, they're encouraged! Cool
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