What is on your workbench Tinkerers?

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Re: What is on your workbench Tinkerers?

Post by Jim Goad » Tue Sep 01, 2020 11:11 pm

Yeah, I’ll be selling this once it’s fixed up. Looks like the wiring is almost identical to a Rickenbacker 330 so it should be a simple job to get this finished. One pickup had a really badly connected ground wire that looked like it came out of the factory that way. Multimeter readings were all over the place. Maybe the bodged wiring just hardwired the fully working pickup. Hard to tell as the wiring was partially dismantled when I got it.
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Re: What is on your workbench Tinkerers?

Post by Jim Goad » Fri Sep 04, 2020 6:15 pm

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The wiring’s got me baffled on this. Tone and volume controls are somehow bypassed. Master vol and selector switch work fine. I’m just going to play it for a while and come back to the wiring when I’m less pissed off with it. Sounds good with flatwounds! Surprisingly good unplugged tone too.
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Re: What is on your workbench Tinkerers?

Post by sledz » Fri Sep 04, 2020 7:37 pm

So pickups are ok finally? Looking good!
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Re: What is on your workbench Tinkerers?

Post by Jim Goad » Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:57 pm

sledz wrote:
Fri Sep 04, 2020 7:37 pm
So pickups are ok finally? Looking good!
Pickups are good now I’ve properly soldered the ground. Only measure 4.25 and 4.58 kOhm but they’re punchy and full sounding.
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Re: What is on your workbench Tinkerers?

Post by daCod » Thu Sep 10, 2020 2:15 pm

Tyranny getting 4 new acid tripped aluminium knobs... as soon as i figure out how to acid etch them :hmm:

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Black Rick is getting a new brain.
doing away with the old circuit board mounted pots & jack. hopefully this will 'pull the blanket' off the sound. kind of dark as it sits.
going master volume, master tone, treble bleed, 3-way switch and maybe a series/parallel switch.
and a black schaller bridge to match the black locking tuners i installed.
because none more black.

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Re: What is on your workbench Tinkerers?

Post by Jim Goad » Thu Sep 10, 2020 6:38 pm

Ooh. That PCB looked nasty.
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Re: What is on your workbench Tinkerers?

Post by daCod » Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:06 pm

Jim Goad wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 6:38 pm
Ooh. That PCB looked nasty.
def not pretty. the pickups were supposed to be on a pigtail clip that slid over the lugs you see on the board.
not sure if someone back in the day did the direct connect solder thing or it came this way soldered on, from the factory.
it worked... just not awesomely. was advertised in their brochure as "active pickups/preamp without batteries!"
if that's what active sounds like, i'll pass :hihi:
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Re: What is on your workbench Tinkerers?

Post by Jim Goad » Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:19 am

Active!? Just looks like a cheap way to mass produce.
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Re: What is on your workbench Tinkerers?

Post by jtn191 » Fri Oct 30, 2020 1:12 am

upholstering my cab. I think it's a Laney...bought it super cheap a long time ago and the plywood was an eyesore. I've flipped the handles since
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Re: What is on your workbench Tinkerers?

Post by daCod » Fri Oct 30, 2020 3:20 am

Anyone ever seen a Fender Electric XII with 2 Wide Range humbuckers?

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