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  1. Those Stewmac tools look like they could be worth...

    Those Stewmac tools look like they could be worth a try, although you may end up needing to grind a little off the end, depending on what size the taper starts at. Mick's point about sharpening the...
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    They are potted with epoxy by the looks of...

    They are potted with epoxy by the looks of things. https://reverb.com/item/1534980-1983-1984-fender-telecaster-elite-pickups-rare-vintage-fullerton-fender-usa-part
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    I thought there might be some G&L pickups that...

    I thought there might be some G&L pickups that could fit, but now that I look I see that the corners are square on them. Those Elite covers would be easy to vacuum-form, and then mini-humbuckers or...
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    Just saw that Lee Valley has diamond-coated bits...

    Just saw that Lee Valley has diamond-coated bits https://www.leevalley.com/en-ca/shop/tools/hand-tools/screwdrivers/bits/56716-diamond-tip

    Made in Germany, so likely Wera brand as they do carry...
  5. Good points Enzo. I think mains is a British...

    Good points Enzo. I think mains is a British usage- at least that's where I first saw it- but it has become more common over here which is good as it quite unambiguous.

    Now, how can I stop...
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    Oops, the values (capacitances) get smaller, as...

    Oops, the values (capacitances) get smaller, as in parallel resistors.

    As for the other question, I think you could put two in series if you had to. 1kV and 2kV ceramic caps are very common and...
  7. Thread: Can caps?

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    Thanks Mick, I will give that a try one of these...

    Thanks Mick, I will give that a try one of these days.

    Andy
  8. Thread: Can caps?

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    Mick, I'm curious about your lathe technique for...

    Mick, I'm curious about your lathe technique for opening and closing the cans. Do you use a toolpost with two posts to lever against, as with sheet-metal spinning?
  9. Yes it looks like you'd be fine to use that...

    Yes it looks like you'd be fine to use that winding for bias.

    That transformer appears to have dual 100/110/120v primaries, so be careful with how you wire them.

    I tried to look it up on...
  10. StewMax service to Canada- experiences?

    Hi, I'm just wondering if any of our Canadian members have used Stewart-McDonald's StewMAX service, where you can get unlimited 'free' shipping, as well as other benefits, for a year for $39.95. It...
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    I don't know the specs but it is likely that is...

    I don't know the specs but it is likely that is won't have the extra capacity for the three preamp tubes. If there is room on the chassis you could always add an additional filament transformer to...
  12. Another option to get more gain with a 6SN7 would...

    Another option to get more gain with a 6SN7 would be to set it up as a cascode. Never tried it myself but there is some information here:

    http://www.valvewizard.co.uk/cascode.html
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    Sounds like the truss rod (or rods in the case of...

    Sounds like the truss rod (or rods in the case of Rickenbackers) needs to bee tightened. Rick bass truss rods are quite thin and I find it helps to manually force a bit of backbow into the neck as...
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    I wonder if the 6mm thick fingerboard on the plan...

    I wonder if the 6mm thick fingerboard on the plan is a misprint. Real Rickenbacker bass fingerboards (that I have experienced anyway) are much thicker, around 8mm. I don't have any around right now...
  15. Thanks guys, I think I will try the new release...

    Thanks guys, I think I will try the new release when it comes out in a few days. I might need a bit of help figuring it out.
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    I'm sure you're aware Justin but the caps are...

    I'm sure you're aware Justin but the caps are drawn wrong polarity in your sketches.
  17. Hi Terry, I just got a new refurbished laptop;...

    Hi Terry, I just got a new refurbished laptop; it's a Dell with i7 4600U. I'd like to run Ubuntu on it, do you know which version I should look for? Maybe the latest is fine but my old Mac has got...
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    ABS plumbing cement is very thick and goopy. I...

    ABS plumbing cement is very thick and goopy. I once tried some to repair an ABS part and it was very messy and softened much of the surrounding area. That being said, it might well be worth another...
  19. If you can get your hands on a centre drill such...

    If you can get your hands on a centre drill such as https://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/centre-drill-bits/4087938/, you'll find it helps a lot for starting holes. The small-diameter end is very short so...
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    I would think a good epoxy- not 5-minute, but...

    I would think a good epoxy- not 5-minute, but something slower that will penetrate better. If you could reinforce the hollow centre with some kind of pin or dowel that would help its chances of...
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    'My electrical solvents are now all IPA-based and...

    'My electrical solvents are now all IPA-based and I haven't had problems with those.'

    Isopropyl alcohol- that took me a minute. I guess I had beer on my mind.
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    I wonder if it is at least partly due to the...

    I wonder if it is at least partly due to the temperature causing the plastic to become more brittle. I've seen heavy-duty electrical cleaner which seems similar to brake cleaner that sprays out...
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    50/50 replaces two sections of the 40/40/40, and...

    50/50 replaces two sections of the 40/40/40, and then an additional capacitor for the other 40. The 30 uF would be another cap.
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    Here's one such switch that came to mind: ...

    Here's one such switch that came to mind:

    https://www.stewmac.com/Pickups_and_Electronics/Components_and_Parts/Switches/Switchcraft_Slide_Switches.html

    Likely also available from the usual...
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    Did anyone try the shellac? I would if I had a...

    Did anyone try the shellac? I would if I had a pot of wax but I don't.
  26. I'm not sure if you've already routed out the...

    I'm not sure if you've already routed out the back, but if you just need a bit more room in the cavity, here is an easy way to enlarge it from the top. Take a 3/4" straight router bit- preferably 1"...
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    There are several pages of them here, starting on...

    There are several pages of them here, starting on page 10.

    https://spaenaur.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Rivets-Pins-Rods-Keys-Retaining-Rings-Section-E.pdf
  28. If you have a ceramics/ pottery supplier nearby...

    If you have a ceramics/ pottery supplier nearby it could be worth a look. Some of them carry supplies for electric kilns such as nichrome wire and probably some hi-temp adhesives. They would likely...
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