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headstack



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2010 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations and welcome to the obsession of solderwork!
Soon, you will be modding your own amps Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2010 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

headstack wrote:
Congratulations and welcome to the obsession of solderwork!
Soon, you will be modding your own amps Very Happy


hehe

first it is the guitars electronics, then you mod an effects pedal, then the cords not good enough and you build one...............................next thing you know your elbows deep in the amp! Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2010 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

bildo wrote:
headstack wrote:
Congratulations and welcome to the obsession of solderwork!
Soon, you will be modding your own amps Very Happy


hehe

first it is the guitars electronics, then you mod an effects pedal, then the cords not good enough and you build one...............................next thing you know your elbows deep in the amp! Wink



That's the exact same course I took, I just started work on my first tube amp project right now.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2010 12:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 11:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting to note that higher capacitance/ft doesn't actually "shave off" high end. I always thought this too, and only recently learned the facts to the contrary.

Cable capacitance works with the pickups' inductance to form a resonant circuit with a resonant peak.

changing cable capacitance doesn't "bleed off" high end as I always thought... what it does is tune the resonant peak. Low-capacitance cable moves the resonance to a higher frequency band, increases the amplitude of the resonance, and can also change the "Q" (width of the bell curve) of the resonant peak.

So it's not that high capacitance cable is "robbing" treble, per se. It's just moving the resonant peak lower and closer to the mid-band instead of high up in the treble range. It's also reducing its amplitude and changing the width of the bell curve.

Obviously, what you prefer is a matter of taste. I kind of throw it all out the window and just listen.

I like Canare GS-6 the most out of the "regular folks' wire" (i.e., not costing hundreds of dollars for a cable). It doesn't seem quite as bright as Mogami or George L in my experience. I like it.

Here's a cool link:

http://terrydownsmusic.com/technotes/guitarcables/guitarcables.htm
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tangelolemon wrote:
Here's a cool link:

http://terrydownsmusic.com/technotes/guitarcables/guitarcables.htm

Side note: Terry Downs is like a genius or something, a great musician, and a nice guy to boot. When I was building my Brentocaster he answered all kinds of questions, and he don't know me from Adam West.
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