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  1. Welll...uh...this is embarrassing... I had a lot of work during the weekend and just had the time to make sure that the battery was all that was missing. The guitar now works fine. And yet...(famous last words!) Well, as I was saying, this is embarrassing. I wrote to Godin customer service on Monday, and was driving home from work thinking that it was silly to mod a perfectly good guitar unless you had the knowledge to make that mod work...Then it dawned on me. It WAS silly indeed! Now, if I may draw your attention to the attached pic...yep, that´s brass plate, mate! Also, Godin
  2. PHEW!! Cheers everybody! After a long, tiring weekend, I got back home a couple of hours ago. First thing I did after having something for dinner was put the damn battery in...yep, that was all it needed! I tried both sounds and, well...some tones are really nice, others need work -on my part, most likely- with EQ and stuff. I am really glad that it was nothing else than that...I feel like I could really bond with this guitar. Still, I wish the humbucker had more personality on its own. I just found this on a metal forum (of all places!), where the guy contacted Godin and they said
  3. I just realized I hadn´t fully understood what you said in this post. So, modding the guitar (as the previous owner did) and isolate both paths would indeed not work. That´s kind of a pity... If it´s not too much trouble -and this is only out of curiosity-, how do other preamps work then? How do regular acoustic electrics deal with hum? 2) So it seems that isolating the mag from the preamp is inherently impossible due to the bridge, right? When I get home and have a few minutes, I´m gonna pop open those covers and take the pics. Maybe no modding is poosible/necessary/desirable...Wish the
  4. Hi Andrew, thanks for weighing in. I had all the intention of taking pics of the wiring and testing the thing with the 9v battery in, but I´m up to eyeballs in work. I may not even get home tonight. I remember reading about the mag pickup as going through the preamp as well...that gives me hope this issue is actually a non-issue (fingers crossed). However, I was considering the fact that this guitar is already modded and may ask for help on this. I guess the previous owner meant to isolate the mag pickup from the preamp...although why he had a top-mounted jack I cannot guess, given there
  5. Hola Mike! Nice to see friends from back in the day . Is Wes as humble as ever? How´s Brian? I read that Carl is now in charge, right? Will do on the pics as soon as I get home. Last night I went to bed late and it didn´t even cross my mind. I must remember to pick up a 9v battery to test the acoustic preamp...I just hope that works and that the other issue is a relatively simple one. There´s a friend of mine, guitar player as well, who told me a few weeks back he had put together a small transistor amp... Maybe he can help me if/when there´s stuff like soldering involved.
  6. Cheers Scott! It´s nice to see this website is not only well, but even growing. Well, after having written that wall of words, of course I forgot a crucial detail. At first, I had the Godin plugged into the interface when I immediately noticed the hum. After unplugging and plugging the guitar into all 3 jacks, lowering the volume, etc. I leaned over to adjust the noise gate. As soon as I rested my hand on the laptop, the noise reduced considerably, and the second I stopped touching the laptop´s case...hum time! It´s a metal (aluminum I guess) case. So I thought to myself, "aha! Must be a
  7. tl;dr version; Just bought this guitar, humming issues, no experience in electronics, please help! Hello everyone...it´s been quite a long time since I last visited. I hope you guys are doing well. I just got myself a beautiful, previously owned Godin A6 Ultra, just got it today in the mail! As you can see, it was modded. I bought it on a site which I believe is owned by ebay. I´ve purchased many things there, and never had an issue. Certainly, I hope that is the case this time as well, but I would appreciate guidance. I have zero experience with electronics. Ok, so the guitar w
  8. It was his birthday yesterday. Facebook sent me a reminder, which I got on my phone while I was in class. So, it did what it had to do and reminded me of him, and that I needed to congratulate him for his birthday. As soon as I had a few free minutes I posted on his timeline and wished him a happy birthday. The last time we "spoke" was probably a year ago, for the same reason. He would have been 53 years old. He lived in Australia, and for a number of reasons, he lived far from his children: Maddie and Pete. He hadn´t seen them in years due to a horrible divorce. I never inquired about his p
  9. The niño is enormous! He just recently turned 4, and he´s 1.12...almost 4 ft. tall? Am I right? Anyway, life´s been good so far (Joe Walsh reference). How are you guys doing?
  10. Wes, Tim, and Scott...it´s so nice to see you guys still hang around here. How´s things? I´ve been around the place for a few minutes and it looks so nice!
  11. You haven't been out of touch long enough for all of that to happen since last heard from you....so I imagine it was a surprise indeed. That will certainly change your perspective. And yeah it is great. BTW, that's a handsome little man you made. SR Right on all accounts, Scott. And thanks, the apple never falls far from the tree
  12. You were surprised Scott? Imagine me! But seriously, becoming a father is great and nerve wrecking. Now I know who I´m working for. I´m glad to see you still are our little ray of sunshine!
  13. So, how´s everyone been? I´m glad to post again, and I hope I can drop in from time to time and get rid off the occasional spammer.
  14. Cool bikes! I like to see them, but I´d never ride one, don´t trust myself. Heya Scott! Still here. Let´s see...still an English teacher, some months away from completing the Master´s (finally!), looking for various jobs in schools and universities...busy as hell. Oh, and I´ve been living on my own for six months+. That might sound weird to a lot of you, but here it´s very common for children to live with their parents well into adulthood. It´s just tough earning enough to be on your own. I´m glad I saved up some money for the studies, otherwise, I´d have had to drop out. I have ano
  15. Congratulations Wez. Glad she takes after your wife
  16. It´s great to come back and see a new guitar from you, Scott. Spanish Cedar is grown here in Mexico, but I think it´s mostly for exporting. Last I remember researching on it, it´s a wood related to mahogany, not actually cedar. I´ve known woodworkers tell me it´s their favorite because of the smell when it´s being worked on. I hope the top you have works out, and the ziricote promises of another guitar, cool!
  17. Might that work? Could I set up an import-export operation here? J/K (except if it´s doable )
  18. I guess you could sandwich it between a back and top out of harder woods.
  19. No guitars in sight, haha. I´m studying translation and interpretation. Journalism? Interesting...hadn´t you finished some engineering?

  20. I just had to try googling something and coming up with zilch-- cool! Good luck finding info!
  21. Hey man, indeed a long time. I´ve been well, all in all. Studying a Master´s and working. What´s up with you?

  22. Hi Nick, and welcome. There are a lot of knowledgeable guys here, and I´m sure with your background you´ll be able to share a couple of things too. Although there are many builders here, the acoustic instrument builders percentage is low... there are far more into electrics.
  23. Mmm...I think he may want to do a logo on that spot, am I right?
  24. Tru + oil... tru + oil... tru + oil... yep, stil comes out as two words!
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