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by Kirk Dickinson
Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Idea for different way to attach fretboard.
Replies: 8
Views: 5422

Re: Idea for different way to attach fretboard.

Overly complicated, impossible to remove in the future, and sharp inside corners that create stress risers prone to cracking. Aluminum necks have been done but largely abandoned for various reasons. Nothing beats simple wood to wood glued joints. Well, it is more complicated that is for sure. My id...
by Kirk Dickinson
Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Idea for different way to attach fretboard.
Replies: 8
Views: 5422

Idea for different way to attach fretboard.

I am not a luthier and have never done more than extensive setups and bolting parts together to build a "new for me" guitar. I am fascinated by it and watch a lot of videos on Youtube. The other day I came across this video of a guy building an acrylic bass with a fretless aluminum neck. https://www...
by Kirk Dickinson
Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Buzz sounds like Ground Buzz, but doesn't act like it.
Replies: 8
Views: 4413

Re: Buzz sounds like Ground Buzz, but doesn't act like it.

I gave up on it and took it to a guy. He said that the 3-way wasn't properly grounded to the tone pot. The tone pot was connected to the output jack and the ground wire from the bridge was bleeding through the cap and the tone pot. The guitar buzz went away when the tone was rolled all the way off w...
by Kirk Dickinson
Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Buzz sounds like Ground Buzz, but doesn't act like it.
Replies: 8
Views: 4413

Re: Buzz sounds like Ground Buzz, but doesn't act like it.

Once you have a correctly wired cable in hand plug it into the guitar and check for continuity between the strings and the far end of the cable. The strings should only connect to the sleeve, never the tip. Yep. Bridge tests continuity to tip not sleeve. Wire is probably connected wrong at the 3-wa...
by Kirk Dickinson
Tue Aug 27, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Buzz sounds like Ground Buzz, but doesn't act like it.
Replies: 8
Views: 4413

Re: Buzz sounds like Ground Buzz, but doesn't act like it.

OK, thanks. That is a check that I can easily do. Will report back. Probably the guitar because we tried with 3 different working cables and two different amps with similar results. Maybe the wires from the 3-way are reversed there because I the wire at the jack is soldered correctly. The 3-way look...
by Kirk Dickinson
Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Buzz sounds like Ground Buzz, but doesn't act like it.
Replies: 8
Views: 4413

Re: Buzz sounds like Ground Buzz, but doesn't act like it.

Why not start by resoldering all of the bad joints? A cold joint could cause your problems. Also, squirt some cleaner in the pots and the switch and work them. After that, you can look at replacing parts. You can get the values of the pots by removing the wires and checking the resistance across th...
by Kirk Dickinson
Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Buzz sounds like Ground Buzz, but doesn't act like it.
Replies: 8
Views: 4413

Re: Buzz sounds like Ground Buzz, but doesn't act like it.

Have you tried a different cable and amp? Google "guitar buzzes when touching metal" - millions of suggestions. Yes, different cables and amps. Cables and amps work with other guitars without buzz. Most of the google searches that I did suggested grounding issues which I think we have ruled out. I ...
by Kirk Dickinson
Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Buzz sounds like Ground Buzz, but doesn't act like it.
Replies: 8
Views: 4413

Buzz sounds like Ground Buzz, but doesn't act like it.

I have an Eastwood Sidejack Baritone. I have owned this guitar about 10 years - bought it used. Not sure what the year of manufacture is. I have not played this guitar for a long time, it has been in storage, but worked last I remember. Recently I got the sidejack out of storage and it had a tremend...
by Kirk Dickinson
Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:19 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Making a Case Fit the Bass Better
Replies: 8
Views: 7528

Re: Making a Case Fit the Bass Better

Steve, that sounds like what I need to do to make it fit well. Where did you get the fabric? That is where I am stuck right now.

Kirk
by Kirk Dickinson
Mon Jan 09, 2012 1:19 am
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Making a Case Fit the Bass Better
Replies: 8
Views: 7528

Re: Making a Case Fit the Bass Better

I haven't torn the fabric off to see what the foam is underneath, but it feels like it is a very low density styrofoam. Once it is compressed, it doesn't bounce back like foam rubber. The material itself looks like plush felt that is slightly hairy with low pile. It has a backing on it unlike felt.
by Kirk Dickinson
Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:29 am
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Making a Case Fit the Bass Better
Replies: 8
Views: 7528

Making a Case Fit the Bass Better

I have a WolfPak bass case and when I first got it, the case was a tight fit for my bass. The first time I put the bass in, I thought the case was too small, the butt end of the bass had to be jammed in and was tight. It compressed the underlying styrofoam or polyfoam or whatever is underneath it. N...