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    32302 I've changed to original 250k pots over...

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    I've changed to original 250k pots over to genuine Fender 500k pots. I still need to alter the cutouts to suit the humbuckers and wire those in. I'm waiting on a few other parts to be...
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    I've never been a great fan of Fenders although I...

    I've never been a great fan of Fenders although I did have a Lead Series II In the 80's. The one I'm considering the mods to is a cheap Eko copy that my step son bought a couple of years ago and just...
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    I do prefer the heavier/metal sound of the high...

    I do prefer the heavier/metal sound of the high gain pups so Itíd be fair to say I probably wonít get it just swapping the singles out?
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    Ok. I'll post some pics once I get onto it....

    Ok. I'll post some pics once I get onto it. Hopefully over the weekend. Any help/advice is always appreciated
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    Thanks Sonic. I'm assuming it's going to have a...

    Thanks Sonic. I'm assuming it's going to have a loaded pickguard but I won't know for sure until I start pulling it to bits. So do you think I can just remove the singles and wire the HB's in their...
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    HHH Wiring Options

    (I hope this is posted in the right thread.)

    I have a cheap Strat copy that's been sitting in my store room downstairs for the last couple of years. Just because I can, I want to replace the...
  7. Thread: IB-7 Build

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    Itís come really well and itís a bit of a...

    Itís come really well and itís a bit of a different finish from the norm. Iíve still got an IB 5 almost finished. Iím having some issues with the wiring. I had another go at it today and restrung it...
  8. Thread: IB-5 Wiring

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    IB-5 Wiring

    I started wiring my IB-5 that I started a couple of years ago. The instructions talk about the hot wire as being white, however the pups in the kit have the white twinned with a red wire, which I...
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    Ignore that last question. Apparently "yes" is...

    Ignore that last question. Apparently "yes" is the right answer. It now sounds perfect with the only hum coming from my shitty little prac amp
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    Can I also connect all of the earth wires...

    Can I also connect all of the earth wires together on the toggle switch?
  11. Thread: IB-7 Build

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    IB-7 Build

    Completed my IB-7 build today. Apart from a few minor issues with the wiring colour code for Entwistle being slightly different from the norm, I'm really pleased with the finished product.


    It's...
  12. Thread: IB-7

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    IB-7 Build

    Completed my IB-7 build today. Apart from a few minor issues with the wiring colour code for Entwistle being slightly different from the norm, I'm really pleased with the finished product.


    It's...
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    Fender3x & G-Axe Thanks for your help lads....

    Fender3x & G-Axe

    Thanks for your help lads. I'll sort it tomorrow now
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    Help with Wiring

    Hey Guys,

    I've just finished wiring my guitar and it's got the most horrible earth hum. :confused::confused:

    It's a 7 string H-H configuration with 3 way toggle and one pot. I have used...
  15. Thread: 5 String bass

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    OK. Some diagrams have the hot wire as white, but...

    OK. Some diagrams have the hot wire as white, but an earlier post from someone suggested the hot wire was black. The pups with the kit have a green/bare, a black on its own and red/white soldered...
  16. Thread: 5 String bass

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    The next question I have is what pins do I use on...

    The next question I have is what pins do I use on the output jack. The kit comes with a 3 pin barrel jack. The longest pin looks like it's the earth but there is nothing on either of the other 2...
  17. Thread: 5 String bass

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    OK. The bridge on the pictured built bass is...

    OK. The bridge on the pictured built bass is what's supplied with the kit, not the picture showing the parts. I'll follow your recommendations Simon and hopefully all will be well. Thanks mate
  18. Thread: 5 String bass

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    Question for the masses. What is the bridge setup...

    Question for the masses. What is the bridge setup measurements for the 5 string bass? Am I right in assuming it's the same as for the 6 string videos on the website?
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    So I've been told Simon. I've been speaking with...

    So I've been told Simon. I've been speaking with my cousin on Skype in sunny Devon the last few nights. He said it's been a bit on the cool side of late. I'm coming over in June/July for his 89th...
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    I only had a quick look at the pups to be honest....

    I only had a quick look at the pups to be honest. I'll have a better look when the time comes to do the hardware.

    The iceman came up really well in the end. With the new pick ups it sounds amazing...
  21. Thread: 5 String bass

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    5 String Bass

    Thanks Mate. It's great to hear your feedback Waz

    My first experience with basswood was a shocker. The body was complete rubbish (in terms of finish) and the neck wasn't much better. I ended up...
  22. Thread: 5 String bass

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    5 String bass

    This is my fifth build but my first attempt at building a bass.

    I have noticed a few comments about staining. Some saying the stain wont take or takes too well. One thing I've learnt in my past...
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