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  • Changed the strings on my red Shine. The ones which were on, for three years, were cheap and nasty no-name strings. I had purchased a couple of sets, when I was experimenting with setting a guitar up as a banjo. I put a set of Ernie Ball Cobalt Regu…
  • Just looked that one up, and it sounds like an excellent bit of kit Derek - it's basically the same thing I do with my Line 6 Helix LT. No need for guitar amps, mics, and a simple setup that always sounds good. Some amazing new kit that's out there …
    in Fly Rig 5 Comment by Megi August 19
  • I think I will replace the strings on my red Shine (the one I am playing 2 hours a day) as after the Vee they do sound dull. Don't know why, they have only been on for 5 years. Change 'em! It's personal taste, but I still love my two Shine 510's, a…
  • Re effects order, I generally go compressor-distortion/overdrive-eq-chorus/phaser/flanger/other modulation-delay(s)-reverb. But I suppose no rules. Also, since I bought my Line 6 Helix (I may have mentioned this before...) I've generally use the am…
    in Zoom G3X Comment by Megi August 17
  • Ah yes, the sienna-burst strat - it's an absolute stunner, never tire of seeing that one. Lovely cat also! Re string changing - I too should do it more often. Although I have a set of Elixir Optiwebs on my ash-body strat at the mo that are going str…
  • I think very well put Mark P. As I said before, myself, I do not at all discount the inspirational effect of a new guitar - it really can give the enthusiasm and enjoyment of playing a new lease of life. That said, I suppose the devil's advocate ar…
  • Basically why not, if you fancy it Jocko. I know you moved some of your collection on to talented younger relatives, but I'm assuming you still have at least one humbucker equipped guitar in the stable? So, in your shoes, I might be tempted to go f…
  • What a beauty - the finish on the neck has darkened to a lovely warm shade. You basically got yourself a lovely tidy strat there, for silly money. I have to say well done for not being blinded by marketing, and seeing that guitar for the great buy i…
    in Old plastic. Comment by Megi August 7
  • The black Floyd Rose transforms it somehow - it doesn't look like a cheapo guitar any more. And I doubt it plays like one any more either after your attentions. Altogether that looks like a purposeful machine, tuned to the nth degree and ready for a…
  • Yep, we need new photos! A lot of things to like about that guitar, I suspect you picked a good one there. Remind me, did you buy that one new, or acquire it some other way?
    in Old plastic. Comment by Megi August 7
  • I sympathize Mark - with electric guitars, I basically think it's possible to get something that does everything one could want in terms of sound and playability - for under a grand certainly. You can spend much more of course, and I don't blame any…
  • WOW - a three page thread to catch up with - you have been busy the last few months while I've been elsewhere having "fun". I've just arrived in time for the completion of the project, and it took a bit of time to read through it all, and I have no…
  • Lovely job Megi. All together the finish and choice of plastics is fantastic. Gorgeous! I was interested to read your review of the sounds. Have you narrowed it down to two or three faves yet? How much do you adjust the series knob, or do you le…
  • Thanks @Megi Thats really cool how it worked out for you, I would love to make some cennections like that and find guys to play with... I am too much of a perfectionist... The thought of trying to just wing my way through standards with those guy…
  • Along the lines of a Bluesy Jazz I had a go playing over Miles Davis's "All Blues" chord progression earlier in the week, trying to stick with the style of the tune. View on YouTube Lovely stuff that man!
  • Just caught up with this. Wonderful work there young man. I think like all guitars, you tweek as you go and find what it is about that particular guitar that stands out (they all have thier special tone IMHO). After a few months playing, it will b…
  • Looks nice. I, however, would have gone for a screened connection to the jack. You wouldn't use a twisted pair from the jack to the amp! Thanks Jocko - perhaps you're right, I guess I thought it's only an inch or so from control cavity to jack, and …
  • In the end, I could not be bothered to run shielded cable from the jack socket into the control cavity - so I just took Roman's tip, and twisted the earth and hot wires to provide a shielding effect that way. Invented by Alexander Graham Bell no les…
  • The wiring job: Connect earth wire to trem claw to make sure the strings and all that metal stuff is earthed - the other end of this wire is just soldered to a suitable spot on the copper shielding, which makes life easier if I'm doing any furthe…
  • Great stuff, enjoy and keep it going!
  • Sounds great Rea, get yourself out there I say - you're way more than good enough to be honest. I went to a "Jazz Player's Evening" put on by the local jazz promoting organisation, about 8 or 9 years ago (after having music on the back burner for 1…
  • Just some more pickup pictures - lovely purply-brown plain enamel wire. Also they look meticulously well made, which really gives confidence, and the whole package is very well presented, which helps give a good feeling too. Soldering begins tomorro…
  • I've finally done me nut... Have been playing the guitar acoustically for a couple of days, and it's a good 'n', you can tell with these things. I guess with the alder body, rosewood board neck, and vintage wind pickups, this build will be more o…
  • Thanks for that effort. Dire strats. Apologies to JRR Tolkien and yourself KP...
  • I have been catching up with posts on this forum and am wondering what happened with with the Blue Tele, Megi? Perhaps you decided eventually it was not worth the effort with the body? In that case, I fully support you - sometimes that is the best w…
  • Ah, I misunderstood the intention! Are you screening the signal wire going from the main cavity to the jack cavity? Or twisting it with ground wire is sufficient? It must have been you who told me that braided copper sleeve is used in drilled tunn…
  • ...made by Chris Hernandez in the USA, and not Ben Fletcher in the UK. Thanks for this correction! What a job on screening there! I notice how you are earthing the screws with strips of foil. That must be to block hum when you accidentally touc…
  • The tantalizing drip feed of images continues (really am desperate to get hold of the Edis pickups now): Copper shielding - I will add a few blobs of solder around the seams to ensure electrical continuity later (when it gets to soldering time). …
  • Once in a long while I decided to come and check how you guys are doing. Roman, the Ukrainian. I joined about 5 years ago but have a habit to disappear for many months. At some point I built a walnut tele using wisdom of this forum, particularly in…
  • I will never have one. Because there were no strings on it originally I took 2 and a bit hours to restring and tune it. Whammy bars in general I tend to regard as the work of the devil, I have to admit - take a nice guitar, then: "let's cut a big h…