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    cleveland tn
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    gosh i have tons of them mostly i went to engineering school for computers and robotics and i got mono and had to drop out.. when i was going back i found out the market was overly saturated for techs.. so i would make less money than i did at the time.. so i reopened my boutique devices for musicians and guitar repair shop.. currently i run it out of the house and sell pedals at Electric Penguin

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  1. dude i dig it. +5 definitely on the scaling up i had a gent build me a vandenberg slightly larger since i used an ibanez neck on it.
  2. i use ziplock bags for stuff so it won't clang around. and i found a source on ebay for these tackle boxes made by spider? i think its fishing line maker. its decently big and with large removable dividers i keep pickups in one and tuning keys and bridges in another.
  3. does it have to be white? i do have a black bridge one. i might be willing to part with.
  4. If the switch is the issue. Low voltage Mercury wetted relays are cheap. So is a comparator and a standard lp switch. St the end if the day is probably easier to roll your own though. Like I did on my custom six way strat switch
  5. well I understand which is quite rare. but I don't understand why you don't think it could be done that way see if that's how the les paul is wired. I mean we're subbing out single coils for hun buckers other than that. hell just go down to your local switchh shop they have stuff like this all the time.
  6. are all these pickups active??? if so then its not really a problem the old three pickup lespaul black beautys had a special switch in them that gave you bridge, bridge and middle and neck as the three options. check out the wiring diagram for the three pickup lespauls and you will see what i mean. ciao hope that helps
  7. if you change your eq and make it switchable. ie not your eq you designed but your standard marhsall fender style as they are all close enough for rock and roll. you can switch from normal marshall style placement to right after first stage for a fender style. it does wonders for the tone and with a few relays or ldrs or what have you its quite easy to acomplish. have the master volume after the tone stack and you get the same basic marshall fender layout.
  8. with a little tweaking all those circuits you mentioned are really similar.
  9. then you would need more than one pot or a dual gang triple ganged to do more stages. this way i can get multiple stages and even reverse the middle and boost the outside ones. all sorts of things. but yes you can do it with a pot.
  10. here is the bass resonance control i cobbled together using a plexi schematic i found on the web. i do not own this schematic. this is just one of the ideas i was talking about. also you can do this on one stage or more or all of them. something to think about for future referance
  11. decide what freq you want to be the cutoff range. 70hz use the rc filter formula to find what cap you need for your pot. if its 500k use a .0047uf in series from pickup output to pot or switch depending on your wiring diagram. http://www.muzique.com/schem/filter.htm i have been using this trick for years and its ootw
  12. ok sorry for the vague post i was at work and android phone is going south on me. i should have been more clear, curtisia i was actually addressing the topic starter, i actually agree the passive eq will indeed be tricky but doable. what i was going to specify is that for bass control utilizing something like a couple of ldrs leds capacitors and a dual ganged pot to change the cut off point of the cathode filter section.of course this will affect the gain as well but not as much as you might think. since i don't have the values for this amp i will use say a Marshall as my example. a typical plexi 2.7k and .68uf gives you a low end response around 86hz. if you were to say apply this with a larger bass cap similar to channel one which is usually around 220uf you would exponentially lower the freq range even beyond the guitars range which would help fill out the sound. this is easily done with a capacitor/ldr or cap/vactorol in series and that circuit paralleled with the original resistor cap. as you turn the pot up you increase the led brightness and blend the second cap in. increasing the bass. and decreasing it in reverse order. mid range negative/positive feedback you can build a simple lrc bandpass filter and feed the output section through a larger power resistor into the circuit and then blend via a larger pot back into a positive or negative feedback stage. you can also set multiple ranges and filters and blend them accordingly. high end trick, if you take your first tube stage and come off the cathode, into a mosfet or any gain device all we are trying to do here is boost up some of the original high end before clipping and feed it into a later stage in the same phase it was before, you can do this without the ss device but the fet keeps the negative feedback loop problems from coming into play as much. also you can use a typical Marshall filter like a 470pf/470k style filter for that 720hz push substitute your values in there and put a pot instead of a resistor or a pot and a resistor and you can tailor the high end to your liking. hope you have fun with it. i have never put all of these in one amp before but i have used every one of these in one amp or another. ciao ed
  13. Its a little more complicated, but have u ever thought of more unconventional tone controls? I'm driving now but I'll post again later
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