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by Paul Kincaid
Fri Jun 23, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Fender Acoustasonic 90 repair
Replies: 2
Views: 3217

Fender Acoustasonic 90 repair

I have a partially working Acoustasonic 90 that I am having a difficult time finding information about. It has no volume or noise from either of the channel inputs, but the aux input on the back works fine. I have cleaned and re-seated the ribbon cables connecting the circuit boards together and don...
by Paul Kincaid
Fri Apr 15, 2016 12:10 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Multiscale question
Replies: 6
Views: 5114

Re: Multiscale question

If your fingerboard has no taper the frets will converge.
by Paul Kincaid
Thu Mar 24, 2016 1:01 am
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Fitting bass neck to body fender style
Replies: 4
Views: 4357

Re: Fitting bass neck to body fender style

I prefer to fit the body to the neck, at least when that is appropriate and especially if a lot of material must be removed. If the neck must be fit to the body, I would tend to work wherever it will be the least seen and the least material removed. If the bass side of the neck fits well and is alig...
by Paul Kincaid
Thu Mar 17, 2016 2:15 am
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Dealing With UV Cured Finish
Replies: 7
Views: 8442

Re: Dealing With UV Cured Finish

For flat finishes Taylor recommends Mohawk products.

http://youtu.be/FZcoouXAunI
by Paul Kincaid
Tue Feb 16, 2016 12:41 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Pot Values for Bass
Replies: 6
Views: 3156

Re: Pot Values for Bass

The value of a volume pot effects frequency response because the impedance of the pickup varies with frequency. DC resistance is an oversimplified and relatively meaningless measurement of a guitar pickup. "Resistance tells you as much about a pickup's tone and output as the shoe size tells you abou...
by Paul Kincaid
Wed Dec 30, 2015 7:53 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Pin Routers
Replies: 17
Views: 19120

Re: Pin Routers

I use my home-built pin router for roughing out the inside of archtop tops and backs after carving the outside. I also like it for making wooden pickup rings and roughing out relief carvings.
by Paul Kincaid
Wed Dec 30, 2015 7:46 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Chasing a wolf tone ...
Replies: 9
Views: 3810

Re: Chasing a wolf tone ...

I would start with treating it like a dead spot on a bass. Try adding weight to the headstock with a c-clamp and see if it is moved or changed. Adding small weights to the bridge area or top may give some more information.
by Paul Kincaid
Thu Dec 24, 2015 7:04 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Variable High Pass Filter
Replies: 8
Views: 8491

Re: Variable High Pass Filter

This one has a few potential uses. It's a simple passive filter to roll lows off with a corner frequency between 50 and 150 hz. with a slope around 20db/octave. A low setting, around 50-75 hz, keeps the signal from being muddy and keeps equipment from trying to reproduce unnecessary frequencies. Eve...
by Paul Kincaid
Thu Dec 24, 2015 3:14 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Variable High Pass Filter
Replies: 8
Views: 8491

Variable High Pass Filter

Here is a simple custom pedal made as a secret Santa gift. I plan on elaborating to make a bandpass pedal in the future.
by Paul Kincaid
Mon Dec 21, 2015 4:03 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: What Kind of tone cardboard did they use?
Replies: 11
Views: 7964

Re: What Kind of tone cardboard did they use?

I realize that a single quote doesn't mean much, but if anyone other than Leo says something about a strat with validity, it is likely someone considered by FMIC to be a master builder.
by Paul Kincaid
Sat Dec 12, 2015 1:39 am
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: How do you price?
Replies: 24
Views: 16011

Re: How do you price?

I find my pricing to be polarizing; about half of the people that hear a price wonder why someone would pay that much for a _______, while the other half ask how I can make them so cheaply. My prices go up as my lead time goes up, and for now I've stopped taking custom orders until I catch up. I agr...
by Paul Kincaid
Wed Dec 09, 2015 3:24 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Tuner Machine at Bridge. Anyone tried it
Replies: 3
Views: 2625

Re: Tuner Machine at Bridge. Anyone tried it

I've done a few with tuners on the "wrong" end. It can work well, but there are a few issues to be aware of. If the strings are too long behind the bridge feedback can be an issue. Getting the right amount of downforce on the bridge is important; too little angle and it will be tough to keep the str...
by Paul Kincaid
Mon Dec 07, 2015 5:56 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: What Kind of tone cardboard did they use?
Replies: 11
Views: 7964

Re: What Kind of tone cardboard did they use?

I was wondering about getting the frets to stay. I assume they are glued. "It sounds like a Strat" -just goes to show you how much tone wood may or may not contribute to tone.
by Paul Kincaid
Fri Dec 04, 2015 2:06 am
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: bolt on neck question
Replies: 12
Views: 7574

Re: bolt on neck question

Using mechanical metalic fasteners is an old technique. Many early violin family instruments used nails, as did some viols even earlier. They generally were glued also.
by Paul Kincaid
Sun Nov 08, 2015 4:11 pm
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Paul's third archtop
Replies: 19
Views: 8923

Re: Paul's third archtop

I made the knobs, and they're not concentric. They are smaller than they look, at under 0.75" at the widest point.
by Paul Kincaid
Sun Nov 01, 2015 11:40 pm
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Paul's third archtop
Replies: 19
Views: 8923

Re: Paul's third archtop

This is the only audio and video that I've seen since it shipped out rhe day I finished wiring it.

11:30 service starting at the 9:40 mark.

http://agapelive.com/streaming-archives ... jbWR3o76rU
by Paul Kincaid
Wed Oct 28, 2015 11:49 am
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Paul's third archtop
Replies: 19
Views: 8923

Re: Paul's third archtop

The controls in this one are master volume, pickup selector switch, neck tone with push/pull series/parallel switch, and bridge tone. All pots are 500k audio taper, both tone caps are .022mf, and there is a 100k/.002mf parallel treble bleed circuit. The k&k is wired direct to the ring on a stereo ja...
by Paul Kincaid
Thu Oct 22, 2015 2:55 am
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Paul's third archtop
Replies: 19
Views: 8923

Re: Paul's third archtop

It's a vacuum press. The whole thing lifts open.
by Paul Kincaid
Wed Oct 21, 2015 11:29 pm
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Paul's third archtop
Replies: 19
Views: 8923

Re: Paul's third archtop

Some more in progress.