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    Mincer
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  • Mincer
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    I am planning it so that I only spend a little time every day, and work on accomplishing one major task. I figure I might have just a few more days. I am testing everything as I go.

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  • Clint 55
    OH THE DOUBLE THICK GLAZE!

  • Clint 55
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    Could be worse. I think the main thing is planning it well so it's a 1 and done job. With the solid bodies you can faf with if you need. But this thing you'll just wanna leave like that.

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  • eclecticsynergy
    Mojo's Minions

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    A project like that strengthens patience as well as skills.

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  • Mincer
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    Digging into this job, a half hour at a time, so I don't throw the whole thing through the window. After wiring up the harness, it appears that the switch has to be wired in the guitar. It won't fit in the hole in the pickup cavity, so I have to now cut the wires to the switch, install the switch, then wire the main harness to the 'tails' coming off the switch. BTW, the main electronics don't go through the pickup cavity- the channel to the main compartment is much too small. The main harness is certainly through the F holes.
    A little bit at a time, every day...

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  • Mincer
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  • Mincer
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    Originally posted by Aceman View Post

    He put stacked concentric volume/tone pots, and Rails w/ Triple shots in my Dot Studio...just sayin'


    I know I CAN do it. But just knowing is good enough for me.
    Yeah, I know what you mean. And I don't want to get into it and run out of patience and get it to him in the end, anyway. I think I have most of the parts, too.

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  • eclecticsynergy
    Mojo's Minions

  • eclecticsynergy
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    Originally posted by Aceman View Post

    He put stacked concentric volume/tone pots, and Rails w/ Triple shots in my Dot Studio...just sayin'


    I know I CAN do it. But just knowing is good enough for me.
    Yah, dual-concentrics in a semihollow is the kind of wiring project I'd outsource for sure.

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  • Aceman
    less mild old man perv

  • Aceman
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    Originally posted by Mincer View Post

    I was debating if I should send him a message or tackle this myself.
    He put stacked concentric volume/tone pots, and Rails w/ Triple shots in my Dot Studio...just sayin'


    I know I CAN do it. But just knowing is good enough for me.

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  • Mincer
    Administrator

  • Mincer
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    Originally posted by Aceman View Post
    This is what I pay Ben Chafin for....
    I was debating if I should send him a message or tackle this myself.

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  • Aceman
    less mild old man perv

  • Aceman
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    This is what I pay Ben Chafin for....

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  • Mincer
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  • Mincer
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    Well I intended to wire it correctly. I've done wiring jobs through pickup cavities and F holes before, but it has been awhile. I know I can do it, but I am not looking forward to it. One thing I haven't done in awhile is buy a Gibson 3 way switch. Any one of them better than other ones?

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  • eclecticsynergy
    Mojo's Minions

  • eclecticsynergy
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    I bet Antiquities and 500K pots would do well in that guitar.

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  • chadd
    Ultimate Tone Slacker

  • chadd
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    Put aquarium air hose over the top of the pots before you pull them down and through. Then when you wire up the new pots, you can switch the hose to them and pull them right back to the correct hole in the body. Some people use string, I never had good luck with that. The biggest pain in the ass for me was the output jack. I plugged a cable in, but it snagged inside and got unplugged.

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  • ICTGoober
    Mojo's Minions

  • ICTGoober
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    wheres that radio button for reporting abusive posts
    I'm still waiting for the "ignore" button to start working again.

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  • ICTGoober
    Mojo's Minions

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    Funny guy, you are.

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  • NegativeEase
    Mojo's Minions

  • NegativeEase
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    Originally posted by ICTGoober View Post
    Kwik plugs are for dolts who change pickups all the time because they don't know what good sound is.

    Do it right, or not at all - Dave.
    You heard him Dave, make sure to steel wool the f*ck out of the guitar too

    It is the only way.

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