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    Completed it a few months ago. I built the...

    Completed it a few months ago. I built the circuit on a perfboard with a halo inductor from Small Bear & a 1590 Hammond enclosure.
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    How to Question/Potentiometer

    When substituting a fixed resistor (where one end is attached to a transistor & the other end is grounded) with an external potentiometer, which of the three lugs are used?

    #3 to transistor with...
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    Necessity of Output Buffer on Wah Effect

    Is a wah outboard buffer recommended only if the wah is used simultaneously with a fuzz pedal? If the fuzz effect is OFF while the wah is ON with the fxs chain hypothetically & initially going from...
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    The diffused LED was the culprit. Had to...

    The diffused LED was the culprit. Had to incorporate the inline AMZ 4K7 resistor/10uf capacitor delay to eliminate the pop. LED is slightly dimmer now but no big deal.
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    Most of the DIY schematics in reference to this...

    Most of the DIY schematics in reference to this sort of project seem to utilize an IC & a small transformer serving as the inductor. To me, the traditional Fasel/Halo inductor sounds more organic & I...
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    Cool. How critical is a level control & can that...

    Cool. How critical is a level control & can that be accomplished by simply adding a JFET or MOSFET booster circuit to the overall layout?
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    DIY Fixed Wah Effect?

    Outside of the timeless duct tape method of setting a wah pedal to a fixed position, is it feasible to simply put a wah PCB & necessary hardware into an enclosure using the potentiometer to manually...
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    3PDT Switch Popping

    If you've got your 1M5 pulldown resistors properly in place, a beefier resistor on the LED + a ground wire on your 3PDT & there is still an audible pop when activating the effect, is this simply par...
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    I suspect that the 'clean' output is about 1/4...

    I suspect that the 'clean' output is about 1/4 watt while the 'dirty' (or overdriven output is roughly 1 watt.

    Just a hunch.
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    Anyone Ever Build a 1/2-2W Gilmore Jr.?

    Just curious as to how it sounds + its overall versatility (variety of tonality).

    Is the Gilmore Jr.'s 6n1p output tube a practical one in terms of overall availability (both present & future)?
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    Actual Output Wattage of a Pignose 7-100?

    They're advertised as putting out 5 (SS) watts. That seems a bit inflated. At first I figured maybe about 3 watts maximum but I somehow suspect that in reality (as well as practical terms) it's...
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    Peculiar how the diagonal bridge pickup on a...

    Peculiar how the diagonal bridge pickup on a Stratocaster usually lines-up quite well but the alignment starts to gradually fall-off with the 'straight' middle & neck pickups until on some, the high...
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    Thanks David...your replies/responses to this &...

    Thanks David...your replies/responses to this & my other queries have always been straight foreward & directly to the point.

    In the case of the misaligned string/pole pieces on various Fender...
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    Pole Piece/String Alignment

    Just curious...how critical is it for the individual string(s) to rest directly over their respective pole pieces?

    Reason for asking...I've seen quite a few Stratocasters where this is not...
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    Blame it on the MBA's who are simply looking for...

    Blame it on the MBA's who are simply looking for their ROIs (aka the Nike Business Model)...build cheap (oftentimes overseaS0 , then overcharge stateside while relying on name recognition & past...
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    Solid Stete vs Tube Rectifier

    Solid State (sp)

    Realize that this is a fundamental kind of query & I have read several articles to date on it. Most simply imply that it is dependent on the age/original design of the amplifier...
  17. Different Brands of Guitar Cable Actually Sound Different

    I never really paid that much attention to guitar cable figuring that as long as one stayed away from the really cheap stuff you were probably doing OK (providing the leads remained soldered-on). ...
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    Flat Poles vs Staggered Poles

    Is it essentially true that on a fretboard radius of 9.5"+ staggered poles are relatively unnecessary?

    I've heard that they were originally designed for a 7.25" radius & are little more than...
  19. Appreciate the feedback. Aside from stock...

    Appreciate the feedback. Aside from stock production/cost-effective protocols (aka 'the cheapness factor') it's interesting to learn that bobbin material also plays a major role in the inherent tone...
  20. In Need of a Good Stratocaster Neck Pick-Up Replacement...Any Suggestions?

    Here's what we've got to work with...a 2004 MIA Stratocaster with stock Delta Tone pick-ups. I'm OK with the bridge & middle pick-up(s) for the time being.

    The neck pick-up has always annoyed me...
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    Solder vs Solderless 1/4" Plugs

    Just curious what the pros & cons are on these two types of 'connections'.

    I have to replace some patch cable & while I've always opted for soldered-in Switchcraft or Neutriks, the George L and/or...
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    Distortion/Fuzz with Octave Effect

    A couple of questions were raised the other evening & having no experience with these particular combinations of fxs, I need some clarification from the more knowlegeable effects users/builders here...
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    They've got the Fender logo 'blurred-out' on the...

    They've got the Fender logo 'blurred-out' on the thumbnails David (e.g. the white 'American Standard' model at the bottom of the first page of that URL).

    The folks at Fender are probably aware of...
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    Fender of China?

    Everyone's heard of MIA/MIJ/MIM Fenders et al...didn't realize that there was a MIC line-up offering unheard of prices...anywhere from around $50.00 for genuine 'USA Standards' & upwards of $200.00...
  25. Ain't that the truth...& perhaps one of the...

    Ain't that the truth...& perhaps one of the reasons why walking into one of the countless Guitar Center stores usually amounts to a deafening roar of nothingness.
  26. Mystery solved...sort of. Ran two different tube...

    Mystery solved...sort of. Ran two different tube amplifiers (an Emery Superbaby & a Gilmore Ardmore, both about 4-8 watts) into this speaker/enclosure & everythings sounds OK...pretty much par for...
  27. Good points...think I'll have this guy have...

    Good points...think I'll have this guy have someone else check it out *L*
    Way too many variables for me to be spending/wasting my time on it.
    The sides are of 3/4" knot-free, #1 pine, the baffle &...
  28. Diagnosing/Eliminating Speaker Rattle (or Buzz)

    While I realize there can be many sources & causes for this common problem/occurance, just thought I'd run it by in hopes of a 'quick fix'.
    An acquaintance dropped a small enclosure off & asked me...
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