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    1970s Eko acoustic serial No. 393, Django...

    1970s Eko acoustic serial No. 393, Django inspired ( the SG behind it is also an Eko )

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    You may never use it all it's a 4M pack :D

    You may never use it all it's a 4M pack :D
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    You'd almost describe that as a guilty blush. ...

    You'd almost describe that as a guilty blush.

    Looking at the circuit you previously linked that had a solid state power circuit I suspect this will probably be very similar, why re-engineer what...
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    Silver heatsink paste is available at Jaycar for...

    Silver heatsink paste is available at Jaycar for a pittance if you need it.
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    The filter caps are the ones that hold the big...

    The filter caps are the ones that hold the big charges and at far higher voltages in a valve amp

    Ten Commandments of Electrical Safety
    (1) Beware of the lightning that lurks in an undischarged...
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    Yep that was my thinking, the diagram was a...

    Yep that was my thinking, the diagram was a hybrid beast so not valid

    The user Valvehead in this post appears to have the Ashton schematics or at least some of them
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    Compare the Wilkinson bridge with the kit one and...

    Compare the Wilkinson bridge with the kit one and it will be obvious as to why you need to open the pup route up.

    I think all of us who have used aftermarket bridges designed as a direct...
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    No sound no lights indicates no power do the...

    No sound no lights indicates no power do the heaters light up

    The diodes are just downstream from the standby switch in the circuit you linked and if you say there's no standby switch then it's...
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    The multi meter suggested it had good...

    The multi meter suggested it had good connectivity but having said that I solder the overlaps and also solder earth wires to it.

    Belt & braces solution
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    Get your shielding tape from The Big Green Shed...

    Get your shielding tape from The Big Green Shed gardening section, it's called Snail & Slug Barrier Tape.

    It has the same adhesive back and electrical properties as the stuff labeled guitar...
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    Given that the kit nut slot is flat the underside...

    Given that the kit nut slot is flat the underside of the nut is what i sanded down very carefully and not having nut files made the decision easy too.
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    Adjust the nut not the guitar, much easier and...

    Adjust the nut not the guitar, much easier and cheaper to fix stuff ups if they occur
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    How many beers were involved in payment for humping that lot in :)
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    Where are you located FM, there are more than...

    Where are you located FM, there are more than likely builders nearby who could eyeball the problem
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    Yep, if by putting your finger on the string at...

    Yep, if by putting your finger on the string at the back of the nut and the rattle stops then you have identified the culprit, do you hear it through the amp or only acoustically.
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    Use thicker strings ;) :D It was only a guess,...

    Use thicker strings ;) :D

    It was only a guess, but it you are using the plastic nut that could be the issue, if it is only while the string is open then it is almost certainly at that end of the...
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    The string could be rattling in the nut slot. ...

    The string could be rattling in the nut slot.

    As for the neck relief adjustment the allen key that came with the kit is what you need


    https://youtu.be/qKtlsps4SqY
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    A bit of CA and it will be fine but you will...

    A bit of CA and it will be fine but you will always know, something that bugs me about one of my builds after swapping a nut
  19. Welcome to the forum, there will be plenty of...

    Welcome to the forum, there will be plenty of advice and assistance from the folks on here.

    What I would do in this case if you intend to finish the kit rather than return is work out if the...
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    Physically and electrically its the same as the dedicated stuff just not as wide and it solders nicely to tie it together, I've used it on a couple of guitars now
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    Most who flip the control plate move the vol pot...

    Most who flip the control plate move the vol pot to the front for volume swells, tone pot in the middle
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    I use copper shielding tape to tighten that gap if required.

    Snail & Slug repellent tape from The Big Green Shed has exactly the same electrical properties as the much more expensive shielding...
  23. Thread: July GOTM

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    Brilliant work one and all, the bar just keeps...

    Brilliant work one and all, the bar just keeps going up
  24. The female of the species can have some very...

    The female of the species can have some very weird thought processes.

    We are empty nesters in a fairly large 4 bedroom house and I put dibs on one of the bedrooms some time back, they are now...
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    Surely there must be one or two lathe owners in...

    Surely there must be one or two lathe owners in our midst.

    My mate has a lathe and was an incredible machinist until he had a debate with the rear end of a hilux on his motorbike, major brain...
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