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    Brian May - Red Special

    Anybody got the electronics layout and maybe some simplification since the guitar is quite old and hardware technology has evolved?

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    Last edited by Bass Guy; 07-02-2016 at 05:59 AM.
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    Thanks. 2 alternatives with different outcomes. I guess I will work it out from first principles and see if I get the same result and whether both can be incorporated together relatively easily. Brian is a mathematical (and musical) genius so I would probably run with his version once I have the nerve to drill holes in my guitar and add switches.

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    are you making a red special copy or just putting the wiring in a different project?

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    I am not making a copy. Considering imitating the wiring on a different project. Once I have it worked out I will probably test wire it outside the guitar body before committing to internal and cosmetic surgery.

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    sounds interesting

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    Found this too, which is rather tempting

    http://www.guitarfetish.com/BHM-Styl...rd_p_1181.html

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    Is this a a kit Pitbull could look at doing?
    more of signature series "Area"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bass Guy View Post
    Found this too, which is rather tempting

    http://www.guitarfetish.com/BHM-Styl...rd_p_1181.html
    I have done this - with varying degrees of success. Sometimes the switches work, sometimes they crackle, sometimes they don't work. I'm not sure if it was my soldering or the kit itself, but I can tell you the instructions on one side are different to other side. And you will need hands steady as a surgeons. It's all really small stuff.
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    You Bryan May fans might appreciate this Red Guitar Templates
    https://guitarsandwoods.com/red-spec...emplate&page=8

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