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by Samuel Hartpence
Tue Nov 06, 2012 11:07 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: possible mods/hot rodding my go-to axe
Replies: 28
Views: 16385

Re: possible mods/hot rodding my go-to axe

Point taken... I did run across a mini Free Way that had six selections. Apparently that is necessary for the Jimmi Page Mod. I ran into some conflicting data on my own guitar as well, and have not dug in myself to see what's in there. Both the 621 and the 622 were made with either 4-wire and 2-wire...
by Samuel Hartpence
Mon Nov 05, 2012 6:17 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: possible mods/hot rodding my go-to axe
Replies: 28
Views: 16385

Re: possible mods/hot rodding my go-to axe

I have never seen a 4-way mini-toggle. Do you know where I can find one?
by Samuel Hartpence
Mon Nov 05, 2012 1:35 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: possible mods/hot rodding my go-to axe
Replies: 28
Views: 16385

Re: possible mods/hot rodding my go-to axe

It's a bit misleading to say that knopfler played stratocasters (his own estimation is that he owns around 70 guitars many of which were humbucker equipped, although I hear you, as this was recorded on a strat and through a Fender Vibrolux). The amp that I use is an Ampeg Trem jet (Reissue) All that...
by Samuel Hartpence
Mon Nov 05, 2012 12:15 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: possible mods/hot rodding my go-to axe
Replies: 28
Views: 16385

possible mods/hot rodding my go-to axe

I've got a Washburn J-9 (Washington Model). I've had it for about 10 years or so, and have always really loved it, but have found it difficult to dial in the sound that I want, so I'm thinking of modifying it to make the sound spectrums a little easier to dial in. I was thinking of just having one m...
by Samuel Hartpence
Fri Sep 28, 2012 5:52 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: A Redwood and Mahogany guitar From Mark Swanson
Replies: 38
Views: 13530

Re: A Redwood and Mahogany guitar From Mark Swanson

Perhaps I'm alone in this or it's a function of the perspective of the photo, but on the photo of the back, the lower bout looks way out of proportion with the upper bout. I have an affinity for jumbo or larger guitars, both visually and how they sound, but there is something about the the lines of ...
by Samuel Hartpence
Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:50 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Charles Faulstich's Neck-Through Hippie Sandwich with P90s
Replies: 13
Views: 7279

Re: Charles Faulstich's Neck-Through Hippie Sandwich with P90s

So is that router jig not adjustable? Is there only one compound radius you can shape (i.e. fixed at say 12 inches to 16)
by Samuel Hartpence
Mon Jul 16, 2012 10:32 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Charles Faulstich's Neck-Through Hippie Sandwich with P90s
Replies: 13
Views: 7279

Re: Charles Faulstich's Neck-Through Hippie Sandwich with P90s

Very Nice!

Any chance you can put the details of that radius jig in the tools section?
by Samuel Hartpence
Mon Jul 16, 2012 10:30 am
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Fred's 11 year archtop
Replies: 7
Views: 4969

Re: Fred's 11 year archtop

Any change that MIMF will offer those classes in the future? That is really striking, and I'll echo the sentiment that it was worth the wait.
by Samuel Hartpence
Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:30 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Tacoma Papoose Plan?
Replies: 2
Views: 2075

Re: Tacoma Papoose Plan?

I really can't help you locate a plan, but I have always loved Tacoma's instruments. Particularly their Thunder Chief Acoustic Bass, and their wing series guitars. It's a shame that they were discontinued after Fender bought them out. They really made some fine instruments.
by Samuel Hartpence
Mon May 07, 2012 12:47 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: 2 Single Coils, 4-way switch, with Phase
Replies: 11
Views: 6011

Re: 2 Single Coils, 4-way switch, with Phase

As I get closer to getting to that point (I'm currently laid up from a leg surgery a few weeks ago and have a couple of weeks before I get back to my projects), I'll PM you two for the details. Again I'm a novice and haven't used my soldering iron since I was an undergraduate research assistant. The...
by Samuel Hartpence
Sun May 06, 2012 11:46 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: 2 Single Coils, 4-way switch, with Phase
Replies: 11
Views: 6011

Re: 2 Single Coils, 4-way switch, with Phase

I like that idea Mark. Thanks.
by Samuel Hartpence
Sat May 05, 2012 12:46 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: 2 Single Coils, 4-way switch, with Phase
Replies: 11
Views: 6011

Re: 2 Single Coils, 4-way switch, with Phase

Do you know anything about the bi-pass pots?
by Samuel Hartpence
Fri May 04, 2012 10:07 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: 2 Single Coils, 4-way switch, with Phase
Replies: 11
Views: 6011

2 Single Coils, 4-way switch, with Phase

Hello, Inspired by the Improving the Telecaster Thread, I'm hoping to drop in the maximum amount of versatility I can without getting as complicated as a Brian May or a Jazzmaster, and preserving the looks of a standard tele. I haven't found a wiring diagram for this, and am new two wiring. I'm assu...
by Samuel Hartpence
Thu May 03, 2012 4:03 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Telecaster Plans
Replies: 4
Views: 4878

Re: Telecaster Plans

These are the most complete free plans I have found. I'm working on a Tele right now using these, and have yet to find an omission. http://www.tdpri.com/forum/tele-home-depot/74504-d-size-tele-body-blueprint-files-here.html Also check out this tread...WAY Too Cool not to share. A guy is actually mak...
by Samuel Hartpence
Sun Apr 29, 2012 8:48 pm
Forum: The Local Materials Challenge (Closed)
Topic: $100 Local Materials Challenge,Sam Hartpence Wyoming Beetle Bass
Replies: 9
Views: 18496

Re: $100 Local Materials Challenge,Sam Hartpence Wyoming Beetle Bass

I've made quite a bit of progress, but had a surgery this last week and it looks like i'm taking myself out of the competition. No way I can work diligently enough to get this done. I'll post when it's done.
by Samuel Hartpence
Sat Apr 28, 2012 1:28 pm
Forum: Bowed Stringed Instruments and Bows
Topic: latest from my bench
Replies: 23
Views: 22472

Re: latest from my bench

Wow!
by Samuel Hartpence
Thu Apr 26, 2012 3:20 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Domestic Woods for Fingerboards
Replies: 33
Views: 22730

Re: Domestic Woods for Fingerboards

You can also get into a bit of a discussion if you start looking into invasive species. I've got a few slabs of Russian Olive (grows like a week out here) that I plan on using for finger boards and bridges. Not entirely "local" as it is an invasive species, but it's local in the fact that I can walk...
by Samuel Hartpence
Tue Apr 17, 2012 5:08 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Evan Kingma's electric 12 string [Pictures]
Replies: 30
Views: 13181

Re: Evan Kingma's electric 12 string [Pictures]

Were you able to use the bristol board as an initial routing template template for the MDF template? That's more what I was referring to as I saw he was cutting it out on the kitchen counter with scissors. I recall a thread a few months back saying that you could use poster board as a template if yo...
by Samuel Hartpence
Thu Apr 12, 2012 12:32 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Using a router to joint wood.
Replies: 10
Views: 9230

Re: Using a router to joint wood.

Perhaps part of my question should include: What level of effort should I go through to laminate some 2x6 (3 pieces thick)? My plan is to laminate the three pieces then re-saw and joint the pieces to I have a book-matched top with dimensions that I feel I can work with. I have already run the rough ...