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by David Schwab
Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:44 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: making an electric nylon string guitar
Replies: 11
Views: 6515

Re: making an electric nylon string guitar

The first guitar I built was a solid body nylon string guitar back in 1972 or so. I used the neck from a cheap classical guitar that had come loose when my older brother made the mistake and put steel strings on it! The body was made from pine. My plan was to use two Barcus Berry hot dots, which had...
by David Schwab
Sun Feb 19, 2012 9:26 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Pickup types
Replies: 15
Views: 8042

Re: Pickup types

Greg Robinson wrote:Why doesn't everyone just stamp "Neck", "Middle" and "Bridge" on their pickups? <g>
I do!

This is probably because for the longest time the neck and bridge pickups were the same. It's the aftermarket makers like DiMarzio that stated doing different bridge and neck pickups.
by David Schwab
Thu Feb 16, 2012 2:13 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: "Large" On/Off/On switch
Replies: 15
Views: 10837

Re: "Large" On/Off/On switch

There are some large toggle switches made for guitars that are a similar size to the Switchcraft toggles used by Gibson:

http://www.allparts.com/4-Pole-On-On-On ... 62-000.htm
by David Schwab
Sun Feb 05, 2012 2:07 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Scott French's "Eco Guitar" Project
Replies: 21
Views: 13970

Re: Scott French's "Eco Guitar" Project

Beautiful guitar, as always! I enjoy your designs Scott.
by David Schwab
Sun Feb 05, 2012 2:03 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: ...all this earthing stuff..
Replies: 8
Views: 4906

Re: ...all this earthing stuff..

I have had no problems I must say, and that's good, but I was wondering, ...is it ALL necessary? I look in various production guitars & don't see anywhere near the same number of earth wires..and again there doesn't seem to be any problems. Production guitars often lack some details because they ar...
by David Schwab
Sun Feb 05, 2012 1:55 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Poor Grounding Question - Stainless Steel
Replies: 11
Views: 8302

Re: Poor Grounding Question - Stainless Steel

Were the metal parts (magnet, etc.) on the pickup grounded?
by David Schwab
Thu Feb 02, 2012 11:07 am
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Last MIMF Newsletter from Deb: So Long, It's Been Good To Know Ya!
Replies: 40
Views: 23017

Re: Last MIMF Newsletter from Deb: So Long, It's Been Good To Know Ya!

Good luck with everything Deb! Sad to see you go, but have fun in whatever you do!
by David Schwab
Mon Jan 30, 2012 6:17 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Bass Guitars "Own" section?
Replies: 20
Views: 17619

Re: Three "and Bass Guitars" areas confusion

I guess I'm on the fence about this one. While guitars and basses have their own unique characters, I would worry about input being missed becouse a guitar builder never looks at the bass section or vice versa. Oh and also- Thanks Charlie and Thank you Deb for so many years. Steven I read the arch-...
by David Schwab
Mon Jan 30, 2012 6:11 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Poor Grounding Question - Stainless Steel
Replies: 11
Views: 8302

Re: Poor Grounding Question - Stainless Steel

If the hum goes away when you touch the strings, then the bridge is grounded. The hum is coming from somewhere else. Lack of shielding is usually the culprit.