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    My guess is that the setting that the solo...

    My guess is that the setting that the solo position drops the cap out of the circuit. When the cap is engaged, it's filtering out some of the high frequencies where most of the hum is. Not sure why...
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    Looks great! You can get a pretty nasty hum if...

    Looks great!

    You can get a pretty nasty hum if the strings are not grounded. On steel covered strings a lot of the hum will go away once you touch the strings, which means your body is acting as...
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    That is really cool. I don't think I have ever...

    That is really cool. I don't think I have ever seen such a massive cap in a guitar/bass. It's got to be one of the more complex passive guitar circuits. Will take a little head scratching to figure...
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    Wow! That is incredible. Particularly when I...

    Wow! That is incredible. Particularly when I think about how long it took me to make two maple pickup rings...
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    Absolutely! Odd that it's in none of the diagrams.

    Absolutely! Odd that it's in none of the diagrams.
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    Very cool that you have one of these ;-) I have...

    Very cool that you have one of these ;-) I have never seen one in person but from the pics I have always thought they were the coolest looking Hofners. I am guessing the tone circuit is the same. If...
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    Now I understand the Pitbull diagram! Thanks! ...

    Now I understand the Pitbull diagram! Thanks!

    Yeah, I am with Simon about modifying the circuit board. I don't think it makes sense to mod the switching, unless you pretty much replace...
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    I was thinking about using mine as a shielded...

    I was thinking about using mine as a shielded wire that could use to connect pots in an ES style guitar. When I saw what Simon has in his pic, I tossed mine. Rare to find something that is too much...
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    I believe that Simon and I are typing at the same...

    I believe that Simon and I are typing at the same time ;-)
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    FWIW I have tried the parallel/mod on P-bass and...

    FWIW I have tried the parallel/mod on P-bass and on side-by-side humbuckers (specifically DiMarzio J's), and don't really recommend it. It just sounds thinner and quieter than the series mode, and...
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    I would be careful about ordering the Bartos...

    I would be careful about ordering the Bartos without doing some very careful measurements. OEM Hofners have a pickup that is slightly about 7mm wider across the body and 5mm skinnier than a...
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    The one piece ash bod looks nice. Hard to go too...

    The one piece ash bod looks nice. Hard to go too wrong with Tele controls, and the switch may look a bit more "natural" than it would on a jazz control plate. I always think the most interesting...
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    Usually the nut is easy to get out. I lay a block...

    Usually the nut is easy to get out. I lay a block of wood on the front of the nut and give it a slight knock with a rubber hammer. I then repeat on the back side. Usually that will crack the glue and...
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    Beautiful tobacco burst!

    Beautiful tobacco burst!
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    Welcome! Snug is usually good. You might...

    Welcome!

    Snug is usually good. You might consider taping off the inside of the neck pocket so that it doesn't get finish. It certainly doesn't need much finish.

    Should be a fun build!
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    There was a time that I played around a lot with...

    There was a time that I played around a lot with pots, and found pretty much exactly what Simon is saying to be observable.

    My sense is that with most of the pots that are common in guitars the...
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    I have built a couple of semi-hollows and never...

    I have built a couple of semi-hollows and never even considered putting a pickguard on, although you do see a lot more violin basses with than without.
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    That looks pretty good. Once the strings are at...

    That looks pretty good. Once the strings are at tension there will be a bit if bow in the neck so the strings will be higher, and you will most likely be able to raise the bridge a bit. If not, the...
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    I basically agree with Jim. That said, acrylic...

    I basically agree with Jim. That said, acrylic clearcoat over TO might work *if* the TO is 100% cured--which takes 2-4 weeks. I have an acrylic clearcoat that the mfg told me would go over most oil...
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    That's *not* one of your better finishes?

    That's *not* one of your better finishes?
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    I am no expert, but I always put down a little...

    I am no expert, but I always put down a little finish first, so there is a glossy surface for the decal to adhere to. Also, I always do inside up.

    Sent from my ONEPLUS A3000 using Tapatalk
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    Starting with the plastic box... 1. The nut...

    Starting with the plastic box...

    1. The nut and washer, if you are correct, will fit the jack. The nut for the jack will ONLY fit the jack so it should be easy to figure out. The plastic cover is...
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    Really gorgeous. Super clean and love the hot rod...

    Really gorgeous. Super clean and love the hot rod finish.
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    Totally agree about asking in the diary...or...

    Totally agree about asking in the diary...or elsewhere on the forum if you don't get a quick response.

    That said, one search trick that sometimes works is to use the google "site" command address...
  25. Its post CBS, but not much. 1968. I don't know if...

    Its post CBS, but not much. 1968. I don't know if that's far enough to put it in the plastic era. There's quite a lot about it that I am guessing Leo Fender would not have done...

    Sent from my...
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