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Old 03-14-2019, 12:25 AM   #511
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Freebird !! Somebody had to.
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Old 03-14-2019, 06:58 AM   #512
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Wait! Did you just build a damn guitar? Rock on brother, Jimmy forgives all.
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Old 03-14-2019, 07:02 AM   #513
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Old 03-14-2019, 09:11 AM   #514
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Amp needs grounding is what all that noise is, I think
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Old 03-14-2019, 09:33 AM   #515
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Wait! Did you just build a damn guitar? Rock on brother, Jimmy forgives all.
Yes he did, but it took him 17 weeks of Wednesdays and Sundays, (minus the Christmas & New Years turmoil), to build the shop, acquire tools, learn how, locate materials, experiment with paints, consult with professionals, assure Amanda he hadn't moved to the garage, and probably a couple hours sleep.

Whew!
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Old 03-14-2019, 09:52 AM   #516
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Bruce, that is pretty damn near exactly what it was.

I've got to get moving on the next two before I lose momentum and Amanda gets used to me loafing on my days off. She's been working extra hours lately with tax season in full swing, so I need to fill my time.

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That is a new amp and I set it on top of my other one. What do you mean by grounding? I thought it was the guitar humming. The shielding I did didn't work as well after the last 2 surgeries, so I assumed I missed some section inside.
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Old 03-14-2019, 09:58 AM   #517
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Also, I don't know what P.E. was supposed to be. I meant Performance Anxiety. That would be P. A. . P.E. is premature ejaculation. I didn't have that.


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I'll try again another day and give you more of what the guitar sounds like with different settings on the amp..... maybe.
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Old 03-14-2019, 12:50 PM   #518
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Does the amp hum when you don't have anything plugged into the input?
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Old 03-14-2019, 02:06 PM   #519
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I don't think so. and the hum subsides when I turn and face a certain way. It gets worse when I'm near the chandelier in the dining room, too. I'm pretty sure I've got an antenna inside that's un-shielded.



The first night I played it, it hardly hummed, but since then, I've been all up inside it twice. I'll go back in one day and see if i can improve the faraday cage.



Pete was telling me that if you have a circle in your ground wires, you'll get a lot of hum. I kind of just squooshed wires in there last time, so maybe something is contacting something.....


I've been kicking around getting a couple quick connect clips to go into a central ground that would make yanking the pick guard an easy thing. They way they're designed, you have to disconnect the ground to the claw in the back, and the 2 wires leading to the jack in order to fully remove the pick guard. Seems like that should have been improved.
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Old 03-14-2019, 03:29 PM   #520
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I may have inadvertently created a ground loop with the shielding. I might go back in there and re-wire the whole thing more cleanly. I need more practice soldering anyway....
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Old 03-14-2019, 04:03 PM   #521
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does the amp hum when you stick your dick in it ?
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Old 03-14-2019, 06:17 PM   #522
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Old 03-14-2019, 06:18 PM   #523
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Dad, flint is one of those retard geniuses

Some kind of ass burger or something
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Old 03-14-2019, 06:19 PM   #524
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does the amp hum when you stick your dick in it ?
I suspect he only buttfucks it in the mouth....

And back the the OT.... I'm Very Impressed, LJ. To the point of envy. I can't even keep on track with a ceramic project that takes more than a week or two. And it fucking works! Nice one.
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Old 03-14-2019, 07:40 PM   #525
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Thanks monster! I almost said it was the longest project I've done, but then the Harley took this long, and so did that deck I built. I guess I need some kind of mental simulation when work gets monotonous. I'm studying up on the electronics inside guitars lately. I don't know enough about it.
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