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dsss guitars wrote on Nov 13th, 2011 9:40pm

hey man.......any chance tou could post a comment on my thinline telecaster build so i can put up an update........they won't let me double post,,,,,,Thanks

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lukeydookie wrote on Feb 23rd, 2011 5:38am

edbert wrote on Feb 22nd, 2011 at 11:20pm :
That blows, but I bet you logged a bunch of time on your new classical. I had to go to a class for 6 days so no guitar, but I got a shit ton of reading done. I read Slash's autobiography, Black Tooth Grin, and I'm at the end of To Live is to Die (Cliff Burton bio). I gained so much more respect for Dimebag after reading his bio, and more hate for Columbus and the state of Ohio haha.
Dude if your ever just like on youtube with nothing to watch, there is this awesome guitar clinic Dime does. I watch it like once a week haha

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lukeydookie wrote on Feb 22nd, 2011 7:51pm

edbert wrote on Feb 17th, 2011 at 10:42pm :
Dude not playing guitar for 6 days SUCKED!!! I need to get my chops back!
hahaha why? i had my guitars set up last week and didnt have an electric to play on for a week too and i was wigging out

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dsss guitars wrote on Jan 7th, 2011 1:15am

Ok.....i'll add you.

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hitman_47 wrote on Dec 23rd, 2010 7:50pm

You could probably introduce the led on/off mod without using a 3pdt switch, but it'll be a little messy. I cant draw a diagram for you at the moment, but from what I see, you only really need a 3pdt for that extra terminal.

Instead, if you connect a 1k resistor and led in series with the supply (+9v), you'll get your on/off mod. The drawback here is that the dpdt switch soldering gets messy; its just not neat. Other than that, I think there's nothing wrong with doing it that way.

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hitman_47 wrote on Dec 23rd, 2010 7:38pm

edbert wrote on Dec 23rd, 2010 at 3:25am :


I meant that I couldnt find the circuit to introduce the 3pdt switch/led mod.

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hitman_47 wrote on Dec 22nd, 2010 4:58pm

edbert wrote on Dec 21st, 2010 at 6:49am :
So I finally got around to modding my DOD YJM, unfortunately Radio Shack didn't have a 3PDT switch for the on/off LED, but I managed to make use of the LEDs I bought anyway. I replaced one of the 1n34a diodes with a red LED, which took away some of the harshness and smoothed out the tone, also makes harmonics jump out of the crunch and ultra channels on my XXX. Pretty pumped about my simple yet effective mod, still want that on/off LED though, any ideas where I can get that switch?


I cant find a decent schematic on the web for some reason. If you can give me a link to a schematic, maybe I can think of a work around with a dpdt. As for the switch itself, I dont know where you would find one. If you're in India, I can help you out.

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lukeydookie wrote on Nov 9th, 2010 1:44am

edbert wrote on Nov 7th, 2010 at 5:56pm :
How's that build coming along? I'm going to start making pedals soon.
Me and my dad went to three different lumber yards and no one had rosewood for the fretboard or solid mahogany for the neck so i just ordered some yesterday so when the stuff gets in well start!

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hitman_47 wrote on Oct 11th, 2010 7:18am

http://www.thegearpage.net/board/showthread.php?t= 506219

The link for the discussion I was referring to.

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hitman_47 wrote on Oct 11th, 2010 7:17am

edbert wrote on Oct 10th, 2010 at 4:45pm :
Yeah I didn't really think about that. A buffer pedal build would be fun, I'll have to look into that. Do you know anywhere I can get a schematic?


Here's a decent thread on it. There's a circuit on post 9 that is pretty decent. The input capacitor is a dc blocking cap, 2.2m resistor is to make sure that the complete signal is available across the opamp input. Unity gain in the feedback loop and the 2.2m resistor in the 9v power supply line is to again, stop dc.

At the output, you have another cap which I'd guess is to block dc. Heck, you could put in a variable cap at the output and get yourself a tone control.

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hitman_47 wrote on Oct 10th, 2010 6:24pm

edbert wrote on Oct 10th, 2010 at 11:56am :
I only have 2 pedals so no pedalboard yet, the YJM is the only pedal I have in front, and I have a chorus in the loop. I looked at mods for it and adding the LED and making it true bypass go together since the switch gets changed from a SPST to a 3PDT...I think haha.


Yeah, a true bypass switch lends itself to the LED mod, and you need a 3pdt switch for that particular circuit. The disadvantage with a true bypass is that effectively, your cable (from the guitar to the amp) becomes longer. What this does is suck away some of the tone from the signal (the trebs mainly) and can become a problem.

Another alternative is that you use a buffer in the beginning of the signal. This will shorten your guitar cord as seen by the amp and not result in loss of tone. If you're familiar with soldering, its pretty cheap to make a simple buffer. You could even use it with true bypass switching in your pedal.

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hitman_47 wrote on Oct 9th, 2010 1:09pm

edbert wrote on Oct 8th, 2010 at 5:33pm :
Yeah I got pretty good at soldering at one of my old jobs. My first project is modding my DOD YJM 308, which I hear has a very similar circuit to the MXR Distortion+. I definitely want to put an LED in and make it true bypass. I like how it sounds using it as a boost and for low gain tones, but I still might change a few of the other components around to try to make it a bit more versatile.


True bypass may not be the best option. Perhaps adding a buffer would be a good idea though. Do you have a standard signal path that you use? Or a pedal board?

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hitman_47 wrote on Oct 8th, 2010 5:00pm

edbert wrote on Oct 8th, 2010 at 9:23am :
No problem, I just got my Bachelors in Materials Science. Kind of wish I went into EE though because I mod guitars and am trying to get into modding pedals too.


Lol, yeah. Practical applications of EE. :p If you want, I can help you out. I'm making an analog pedal board from scratch this sem in any case. And where guitar effects are concerned, there's nothing really special about them from an EE point of view. They're fairly simple. If you know how to solder, you've got all the skills you need.

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hitman_47 wrote on Oct 8th, 2010 4:54am

Thanks for checking it out man. I noticed you're in engineering, which discpline? Im in final year studying EE.

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fbeckinsale wrote on Sep 13th, 2010 4:23am

edbert wrote on Sep 8th, 2010 at 6:22pm :
I don't suppose I'll see you at KISS this Saturday at DTE, haha, you don't seem like you'd be a KISS fan.


No sorry, I'm not really into Kiss, have fun though :)

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krause734 wrote on Jan 11th, 2010 9:59pm

Hey man I go to U of M too, let's jam sometime if you are down.

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VicVanity wrote on Mar 20th, 2009 2:58am

edbert wrote on Mar 10th, 2009 at 8:34pm :


port huron...nice, I've been pretty much living the triangle of grosse pointe woods, ann arbor, and east lansing for the past several months

so do you really own a White Falcon?


No i just think they are beautiful guitars , i at one time owned a country gentleman

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Sadistic sponge wrote on Mar 4th, 2009 5:06pm

The mega man clips were on my VK with an EQ in front, thats all I was using for pedals. I have no good mics at the time, however, so it sounded a bit muddy in the recordings. Thanks for the comment/ rating

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wiliscool wrote on Feb 24th, 2009 7:26am

edbert wrote on Feb 24th, 2009 at 12:00am :
Simpsons reference I take it?

Ha, yeah.

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jameswilkerson wrote on Feb 17th, 2009 11:16pm

hey thanks for the comments! Your songs are really well put together. You seem to be a talented guitar player and know your music very well. I especially liked the blusey stuff. Keep it up!

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