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  1. mistermikev

    Komodo's Metal Tele

    well... if I AM in your head then you might wana get that check out!
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    Komodo's Metal Tele

    https://msu.edu/~dougl126/Electronic%20Projects%20for%20Musicians.pdf highly recommended AND my favorite price (free)!
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    Komodo's Metal Tele

    No expert but I know a few things... craig andertons book "elec projects for musicians" had a number of diagrams for various versions of tone controls... and was available for free somewhere... I think from freestompboxes.org? good book if you want to learn some ground level stuff. Anyway, just adding a hi pass filter will cut output a bit and perhaps enough? focusing it to restrict lows only may retain sparkle (or at least perceived). Another thing you may consider... you COULD change magnets... but that will likely change the sound of the pickup which it sounds like you are happy with. https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-1-ab&biw=2230&bih=518&tbm=isch&sa=1&ei=Mqs_XJTMGfW-0PEP5-OmqAc&q=guitar+tone+control+low+cut&oq=guitar+tone+control+low+cut&gs_l=img.3...57557.60013..60277...0.0..0.76.494.7......0....1..gws-wiz-img.08bVm9FMBHU#imgrc=2qUzgLT0jSrR-M: adding that resistance between the coils (or to one coil if in parallel) might be a nice option too... should retain a lot of the highs for one coil anyway.
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    Komodo's Metal Tele

    reminds me of the time my music teachers told me I had to play "THE RIGHT NOTES"... ta heck w that! Tell me more rules so I can break them. just throwing this out there... but you COULD take a simple trimmer resistor and put it in series with the pickup hot...(or between the two coils) leave it in the control cavity in case you want to experiment... dial it back a bit... voila lowered output. basically a vol pot backed off a bit... you might even like it! You could add a treble bleed to that trimmer resistor or add a hi pass via another trimmer and dial in the bass too. cheers and keep having fun w your build - it's working for you!
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    Komodo's Metal Tele

    I really like the checking on that. I like that you haven't done any dings... I figure it's like a guitar that was really well cared for but checked over the years... love it as is - PERFECT. I'm not surprised a high output bridge pickup sounds good in the neck... I've been experimenting a lot with bridge in the neck lately. All that I have tried have sounded great (a2pro, invader, others). then again, what do I know... I love the seymour jb in an all maple guitar! (You can't do THAT!)
  6. can't offer much for advice... but I will offer company as I too would like to hear some veterans respond to these questions. thank you for asking them!
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    First guitar!

    You mean your wife runs into seymour duncan? for a min there I thought you might mean your wife runs into/chats w johnny cash's dead body... that'd be creepy!
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    First Build - Silent Guitar

    no expert but the position of the hips of the guitar are where it would matter for comfort. that said... I don't think you would even feel a 1/2" less comfortable!
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    Hi - Starting building #6

    dots look fine to me... kind of unique, but follow your heart on that. "you gotta live w yourself"!
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    First guitar!

    I have copyright/proof! you have friend at seymour??? that's pretty cool. Reminds me of a song by johnny cash regarding a cadillac!
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    Firebird "ish"

    your firebird is coming along nicely! I look at it and think "gonna have to do me a cool lam neck/scarf soon". Nice work. afa glue joints: Admittedly a victim of buying into the wholesale argument of glue joints being bad for tone -at earlier points in my life. Had a friend recently argue that his neck thru guitar had much more sustain (this was on a 7pc lam neck). This invoked some thought within me on the subject... was thinking about how many glue joints there must be on the typical acoustic guitars/instrument. Yet they seem to sound great to so many great musicians. I guess the truth is probably somewhere in the middle - between 1 piece guitars and guitars mfg from tone-wood-particle-board. i used to think the benefit of neck thru was the smooth transition and easy access as well... but so many of my beliefs have been shattered by the talented builders I've watched here and elsewhere!
  12. looking good! Wow, you are making good progress. Congrats.
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    First Build - Silent Guitar

    kind of wondered that myself. I've heard that term refer to a different product, when I was younger -at cabinet shops. There it referred to 3/4 plywood that had 1/8" cuts through it every 1/2". Whatever gets you to the church on time!
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    First Build - Silent Guitar

    wow, that should be a pretty interesting build to watch! looks cool. good luck!
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    Day of birth Precision bass build

    man, some really cool stuff there. love the creative fading above. Was really hoping you were going to go further with the radius thing as I'm planning something to accomplish the same for my next build... assuming I don't chicken out! It's much more "nuts and bolts" so nothing impressive. Anywho, thanks for sharing! Can't wait to see it assembled!
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    Firebird "ish"

    mmm firebird. sounds cool. I have a set of chandler mini hums i've been hanging on to for a long time for a someday firebird... will def be watching and stealing ideas! welcome.
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    Build #2 - The Osprey

    looks really cool. I like the fretboard as is but it needs something imho... perhaps carry the binding around the fretboard and headstock?
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    First guitar!

    hmmm... not so fast, maybe your on to something there, I think I found my niche!
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    First guitar!

    eastern - I just meant chinese. I've never bought one of those, it's just not my thing so I can't really recommend it. Supposedly all cnc cut. I suspect the quality of wood isn't great so could be fine or could end up with a ski... just depends if the one you get was dried well. I've seen reviews on tdpri that boast "it's good" but have my doubts as that can mean dif things to dif folks. Several have said they need fret dressing and possibly leveling but you might need some of that with any neck. In the end, you'd have to decide for yourself if it was worth the roll of the dice. Might end up building a replacement later!
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    First guitar!

    there is also the eastern rout: https://www.ebay.com/i/183345045062?chn=ps can't say I'd recommend it but... on the bright side you'd likely get to learn some things about fret leveling! Possibly even fretBOARD leveling! just note that if you go the strat neck rout... not all of them have the same pocket dimensions... so they may or may not be interchangeable later. I think you'll be fine whatever way you go and like the idea of a prs carve on a strat body. You are in good hands there... just look at the carve examples from scottr and adfinlayson, and many other forum members here.
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    Silent Guitar with 3.5mm output jack?

    I have a whole box of shame... circuits I built that didn't work and I couldn't figure out the issue. 95% of the time I can figure things out with an audio probe/multi-meter. Recently built a dimension c clone and it worked first time (lucky!) but on some builds... you just have to know when your licked... no shame there! Live to fight another day! afa thicker strings... you put a set of 12 guage strings on an elec and it will def work out your fingers. light guage acoustic strings are usually 11s. neck thickness between elec and acoustic is not necc dif unless you are talking classical.
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    First guitar!

    not to discourage you from building a neck... (you can do it!) but just wanted to point out an option you may not have considered: you can get a prs style bolt on neck from warmoth... kind of spensive, but if you watch their 'ready made' selection you can probably get one for under $200... I've built a few guitars from their necks and while a bit on the heavy side they are def quality. http://www.warmoth.com/Guitar/Necks/Warmoth/Warmoth/ChooseConstruction.aspx
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    Another Swift Lite Bass

    wow, looking great! noticed some details I didn't catch b4... recessed football, magnet-truss cover... very professional.
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    First guitar!

    hehe, you mama so fat.... just kidding. since the pros haven't chimed in... I'll pass on some amateur advice! you prob want to get whatever neck you will attach it to before you do anything. once you have that, you need to build templates. lots of tutorials on template making here and on youtube. I would go watch a bunch of them.
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    First guitar!

    it's a good thing that wasn't ash or i'd have said "sweet piece of ash". haha!
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