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Unread 09-13-2007, 07:00 AM   #46
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As in a stereo input jack instead of mono? Or two input jacks?

What purpose would two volume knobs serve?
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As in a unique input jack. It comes with the unit.


If you don't like that idea, here's another...

Get some sort pf piezo system, and wire a blend pot into the tone knob.
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As in a stereo input jack instead of mono? Or two input jacks?

What purpose would two volume knobs serve?
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A stereo jack.

The purpose of two knobs...I dunno...whatever you want the purpose to be. Maybe you have a "master volume" knob for all the pickups and a secondary volume for a pickup that's "always on" so you can kick it into the mix at any volume level whenever you want.
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Unread 09-13-2007, 12:14 PM   #49
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A stereo jack.

The purpose of two knobs...I dunno...whatever you want the purpose to be. Maybe you have a "master volume" knob for all the pickups and a secondary volume for a pickup that's "always on" so you can kick it into the mix at any volume level whenever you want.
That's kinda cool. I'm going to keep reading up and see what kinda things I could do with this extra knob.
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Maybe a locking neutrik cable jack. My bass has one and I've come to appreciate it.
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Maybe a locking neutrik cable jack. My bass has one and I've come to appreciate it.
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It's a socket that locks your cable into your instrument so it's not accidentally unplugged.
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It's a socket that locks your cable into your instrument so it's not accidentally unplugged.
Expensive? Normal jacks are about $1. I just loop my cable through my strap and it's never been a problem. But extra protection is always a plus.
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Expensive? Normal jacks are about $1. I just loop my cable through my strap and it's never been a problem. But extra protection is always a plus.
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My question is whether or not they make one that will work for a front mounted, or in this case, a front angle mounted jack position. All of the ones I've seen look too bulky to go on a Strat.
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Expensive? Normal jacks are about $1. I just loop my cable through my strap and it's never been a problem. But extra protection is always a plus.
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Yeah, it may not be necessary. I think they're around $10.
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What do you think of the 'phases' i'm working towards:

Phase 1: Restore all original parts to working order.
Phase 2: Buy and install pickguard, knobs, and straplock.
Phase 3: Buy and install saddle, nut, and string retrainers.
Phase 4: Buy and install locking tuners.
Phase 5: Buy and install pickups and onboard overdrive.

Should I maybe use a different order?

Any other comments? I'm trying to really get some good opinions and advice (I mean, i've never done this before!) before I really dig in.

School and work has been rough this week. I should get a chance to finish phase 1 this weekend.
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Ok, my wife is out shopping for the afternoon which means I get to work on Phase 1. Prepare for lots of questions! I'm a little scared to actually dig in..

I'm going to start with the electronics and bridge. I'll have a lot of questions about the bridge in a few. I'll post pics as I go.

I've got my MIM strat next to me to do side by side comparisons as I go. Well, here we go!

Observation #1: The art table I bought my wife is the perfect guitar tech station.

Observation #2: I forgot to pick up electrical tape. Any other options?

Observation #3: I thought it would be easier to remake the few connections that I had undone. But it looks as though it will be easier to just desolder everything and start fresh. Is this the way to go?

I'm trying to get my camera to work so I can post a pic so that you can see what i'm talking about.
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Observation #2: I forgot to pick up electrical tape. Any other options?
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none that I can think of...of course, what are you using electrical tape for?

and I don't see any issues with starting from scratch vs. remaking a few connections...totally up to you.
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To hold the input jack wire together after it's soldered.

*Sorry about the pseudo-double post above. I think we were editing at the same time and you won.
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To hold the input jack wire together after it's soldered.

*Sorry about the pseudo-double post above. I think we were editing at the same time and you won.
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ha. no problem.

is the input jack wire split in half or something? any chance you can just remake the wire and not need electrical tape?
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