What is on your workbench Tinkerers?

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Re: What is on your workbench Tinkerers?

Post by daCod » Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:32 pm

waiting on a rotary switch then it's off to the races with this one.
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wire in switch. set it up right proper like. finish the headstock. then make some noise :party:
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Re: What is on your workbench Tinkerers?

Post by Dr Tony Balls » Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:00 pm

daCod wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:32 pm
wire in switch. set it up right proper like. finish the headstock. then make some noise. wait for strange man from new york to break in and steal it.
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Re: What is on your workbench Tinkerers?

Post by andy-h-h » Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:34 am

Finally getting to the end of my MKIV - and after testing more transistor combinations than I can remember, I can see why people end up with more than one. It's nearly impossible to settle on just one, when there's so many flavours available. Q1 & 2 are sorted (OC45s). Q3 has an OC75, and OC45, and a CV7004 on the shortlist. AC128 and a Toshiba 2SB415 we also contenders - I like the Toshiba, but it was a little noisey. OC76 were also very cool, but had more of a tighter distortion vibe to the fuzz.... maybe I'll need three? :oldgrin:


UPDATE: Well I had what I think is a minor brainwave, albeit a slightly borrowed one. Why not put Q3 on a rotary switch and have multiple flavours on one pedal?

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Re: What is on your workbench Tinkerers?

Post by Jim Goad » Wed Jul 15, 2020 11:26 am

daCod wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:32 pm
waiting on a rotary switch then it's off to the races with this one.

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wire in switch. set it up right proper like. finish the headstock. then make some noise :party:
Looking good. I love the modified headstock!
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Re: What is on your workbench Tinkerers?

Post by Jim Goad » Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:15 pm

Since I’m keeping the Hohner JT60 I’ve decided to upgrade the bridge with a steel saddle, steel block Wilkinson. Needed slight modification to sit on the studs but I can dive-bomb the shit out of this and it comes right back in tune. Got a full tone of up pull too.
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Re: What is on your workbench Tinkerers?

Post by daCod » Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:21 pm

[pots date to] 1963 Supro Dual Tone. i absolutely love these old fiberglass things. plays nearly identical to my old JB Hutto model (or the jack white guitar depending on where your head is at) with the exception of the bridge tone control. this is wired standard treble roll off like any other guitar. the Hutto was a bass cut similar to that of a Jaguar's Strangle switch. had originally planned on rewiring this to have the same option but the insides are so fekkin pristine i cant bring myself to messing with it.

however.

these bridges, in my honest opinion, SUCK for heavy handed players like myself. rosewood base with rocking bridge on two posts. i had swapped the Hutto for a 60's bigsby style compensated bridge that had 2 metal bases it sat on. they had a little felt pad that kind of held them in place somewhat. this one does not. does anyone have a solution to keep the bridge base in place w/o drilling or seriously modifying the top of the guitar? i thought about making two small nail points to press into the base. maybe 1/8" total length so they'd just barely press into the body and the bridge base. good n sticky double sided tape maybe?

here's gut-shots of the guitar. had a time-capsule smell when i cracked it open :hihi:

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Re: What is on your workbench Tinkerers?

Post by Jim Goad » Sun Aug 09, 2020 8:25 am

I’d try double sided tape or a couple of thin bits of rubber before anything else. Don’t want to do any permanent mods if possible.
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Re: What is on your workbench Tinkerers?

Post by daCod » Sun Aug 09, 2020 1:51 pm

Jim Goad wrote:
Sun Aug 09, 2020 8:25 am
I’d try double sided tape or a couple of thin bits of rubber before anything else. Don’t want to do any permanent mods if possible.
Yessir. Same page there :tu:

After playing this yesterday at practice I definitely think it’s going to need something done. It’s getting a proper setup with heavier gauge strings for sure. And I’ll be ordering a lightweight aluminum bigsby rocker bridge setup for it. Metal base instead of rosewood. And I’ll smooth off the ‘rocker’ bottom profile of the bridge to make it sit flat. Did this trick with the Airline. Then will try the double sided Gorilla tape route and see where that gets us.
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Re: What is on your workbench Tinkerers?

Post by simonm » Sun Aug 09, 2020 7:09 pm

I have several Valco gtrs (no resoglass models though) and I have replaced nearly all bridges with old Bigsby bridges, but using the original bases or posts. Valco did make a metal version of the lightning bolt rosewood bridge, I have one but I don’t which models it was used on or when, haven’t seen any others...
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Re: What is on your workbench Tinkerers?

Post by daCod » Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:19 pm

simonm wrote:
Sun Aug 09, 2020 7:09 pm
I have several Valco gtrs (no resoglass models though) and I have replaced nearly all bridges with old Bigsby bridges, but using the original bases or posts. Valco did make a metal version of the lightning bolt rosewood bridge, I have one but I don’t which models it was used on or when, haven’t seen any others...
Do you try and make sure they’re the ones made for a plain G instead of wound G or does it really matter all that much? Not sure which I had on the last guitar. Didn’t know it was a thing until looking at them again for this project.

has an aftermarket bridge on it already. but i'd prefer the bigsby style.

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