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by Lucifer
23 Sep 2015, 11:52
Forum: Electric Guitar Rewiring
Topic: Three position rotary wiring for series/coil spli/parallel
Replies: 4
Views: 5556

Re: Three position rotary wiring for series/coil spli/parall

Hi Bobby, As Phil (Phatt) states, you can’t achieve the switching that you want, but there are still things you could do with that switch to get a range of sounds from your pickup. Connect the ‘wiper/common’ to the junction between your coils (ie, the ‘tap’ point) and connect one of the other switch...
by Lucifer
10 Jul 2015, 14:15
Forum: Parts Sourcing & Trading
Topic: Jacks with N.C. Tip and Sleeve, N.O. RIng
Replies: 3
Views: 2666

Re: Jacks with N.C. Tip and Sleeve, N.O. RIng

You should be able to pull the ring tab ‘inner’ contact from under its corresponding ‘outer’ tag and leave it hanging above said ‘outer,' so that instead of ‘breaking’, it ‘makes’ when a jack is inserted. I think that is what has been done here (ie, in the picture). It also looks like the leg of the...
by Lucifer
20 Apr 2015, 18:39
Forum: Electric Guitar Rewiring
Topic: SC coil neck / HB Bridge with coil tap on HB
Replies: 4
Views: 5454

Re: SC coil neck / HB Bridge with coil tap on HB

Following on from Pietro_Moog’s post, I could agree that SOME humbuckers might not sound too good when split (although I’ve always used quality pickups and never heard a bad-sounding split). My preference is, rather than splitting the humbucker, to rewire the two coils in parallel rather than in ser...
by Lucifer
14 Apr 2015, 15:10
Forum: Electric Guitar Rewiring
Topic: SC coil neck / HB Bridge with coil tap on HB
Replies: 4
Views: 5454

Re: SC coil neck / HB Bridge with coil tap on HB

There are loads of diagrams available at a simple web search.

Here’s a site that offers loads of wiring possibilities - you should find something that suits you http://www.guitartechcraig.com/techwire/diagindx.htm

Good luck.
by Lucifer
09 Apr 2015, 22:16
Forum: Capacitors
Topic: Confused with capacitor color bands
Replies: 30
Views: 29299

Re: Confused with capacitor color bands

As per my previous post, black in the fourth band signifies 20% tolerance.

The fifth band is maximum working voltage: Red = 250v; Yellow = 400v, therefore, a GREY band would suggest 800v (grey = 8 in the normal colour scheme, therefore 8 x 100v = 800v).

Hope this helps.
by Lucifer
05 Apr 2015, 13:28
Forum: Capacitors
Topic: Confused with capacitor color bands
Replies: 30
Views: 29299

Re: Confused with capacitor color bands

The picture examples from Tip142 are great - thanks for those, Tip142. The top three bands are the value - same as for three-band resistors. Note, however, that for values such as 22nF, the top two bands will just appear as a thicker red band. This can get confusing, as the bands are not separated l...
by Lucifer
04 Apr 2015, 19:54
Forum: Capacitors
Topic: Confused with capacitor color bands
Replies: 30
Views: 29299

Re: Confused with capacitor color bands

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by Lucifer
04 Apr 2015, 17:07
Forum: Capacitors
Topic: Confused with capacitor color bands
Replies: 30
Views: 29299

Re: Confused with capacitor color bands

Colour coding seems to be quite well established and standardised across the world, so I think it would be reasonably safe to assume that you can read the values correctly as long as (as pointed out in the previous reply) you start at the correct end. One possible difficulty is in the precise identi...
by Lucifer
21 Jan 2015, 20:38
Forum: Electric Guitar Rewiring
Topic: Curious:on board "selective" clean boost sync'd w/Tele 5 Way
Replies: 8
Views: 7864

Re: Curious:on board "selective" clean boost sync'd w/Tele 5

Why not try the simple option(as per my previous post) first.

And if that doesn’t float your boat, then try MicTester’s suggestion.
by Lucifer
17 Jan 2015, 20:50
Forum: Electric Guitar Rewiring
Topic: Curious:on board "selective" clean boost sync'd w/Tele 5 Way
Replies: 8
Views: 7864

Re: Curious:on board "selective" clean boost sync'd w/Tele 5

If you’re into onboard circuits and batteries, then fine. My way of balancing the pickups, however, would be to switch the neck pickup from a series humbucker to parallel humbucker (The Super D is a 4-wire pickup, so this mod is easy). Again, I would use a pull switch on one of the pots. There are p...
by Lucifer
28 Nov 2014, 19:32
Forum: DIY Stompbox designs
Topic: Floor based switcher
Replies: 15
Views: 8415

Re: Floor based switcher

I would like to make a relay switcher as well, too bad i suck at programming :D You can build a switcher just using relays, with no programming. I built a simple 4-way unit where, when a relay is activated by a footswitch, spare contacts on that relay disconnect any previously-connected relay. Any ...
by Lucifer
10 Jun 2014, 08:40
Forum: Circuit Blocks
Topic: Input Output Impedence ?'s
Replies: 5
Views: 10089

Re: Input Output Impedence ?'s

Dan,
I love the mattress analogy !
I wish I had heard it before I started teaching electronics to reluctant apprentices (now I know why I couldn’t transfer knowledge into their soft heads !)
Cheers,
Lucifer
by Lucifer
03 Jun 2014, 14:49
Forum: Switching & Wiring
Topic: Modifying a Effect Loop
Replies: 2
Views: 6431

Re: Modifying a Effect Loop

What do you want the momentary switch to do ? If you want it to do the whole 3PDT switching, I doubt very much that you will find a momentary switch of that complexity - I’ve certainly never come across one. You could, however, use a single pole momentary switch to pull in a 4-pole change-over relay...
by Lucifer
02 Jun 2014, 10:56
Forum: DIY Stompbox designs
Topic: Programmable bypass looper on a budget?
Replies: 30
Views: 12914

Re: Programmable bypass looper on a budget?

Hi Dark Rain. Thanks for the diagram. Yes, mine was very much like that, but I had my footswitching system a bit different, not involving any chips at all. Mine relied on capacitor timing delays to allow each of the 8 footswitches to knock out the others when pressed - known in ‘logic’ circles as ‘r...
by Lucifer
02 Jun 2014, 08:54
Forum: DIY Stompbox designs
Topic: Programmable bypass looper on a budget?
Replies: 30
Views: 12914

Re: Programmable bypass looper on a budget?

I started designing an 8-loop system some years back, using steering diodes. Basically, you use mini-DIP switches to select what loops are engaged when each footswitch is engaged. It’s basically a matrix, and the diodes are needed to stop cross-channel interference. It can all be built on a longish ...
by Lucifer
29 May 2014, 22:12
Forum: Parts Sourcing & Trading
Topic: Making your own Capacitors
Replies: 11
Views: 5055

Re: Making your own Capacitors

Thanks, FiveseveN I’m still laughing my socks off !! That’s the funniest thing I’ve read in years. Pedals are getting smaller every day - then you suddenly bung in one of these wooden monsters - and there’s no room for anything else ! I know ! Let’s build all the components right into the pedalboard...
by Lucifer
29 May 2014, 17:41
Forum: Parts Sourcing & Trading
Topic: Making your own Capacitors
Replies: 11
Views: 5055

Re: Making your own Capacitors

I had to make a capacitor or two on my university course. It’s not easy, believe me, but it can be done. The ones we made in class weren’t as close in value as the theory suggested, plus they were 'unsealed' and therefore prone to moisture ingress and instability. And trying to get caps as compact -...
by Lucifer
28 May 2014, 11:07
Forum: Amplifiers
Topic: Looking for a Blues Junior III control panel
Replies: 0
Views: 1307

Looking for a Blues Junior III control panel

Hi guys, I’m trying to get my hands on a BJ III control panel - the black one, with the writing the correct way round (when you’re standing in front of the amp). I’ve got a BJ, completely stripped and re-built (properly) by Vyse Amps (previously Torres UK) as a hand-wired boutique amp - called the B...
by Lucifer
20 May 2014, 19:49
Forum: Software Room
Topic: Stock Vector Illustrations of Guitar Stomp Boxes
Replies: 2
Views: 9761

Re: Stock Vector Illustrations of Guitar Stomp Boxes

Wow ! Really nice graphics !

Not sure if I have an immediate use for them, but I have bookmarked your web-page for future reference.

Good luck. :thumbsup
by Lucifer
14 May 2014, 16:58
Forum: Multi-Effects
Topic: 2 effects in 1 box: How do I power them from the same 9V?
Replies: 22
Views: 32845

Re: 2 effects in 1 box: How do I power them from the same 9V

Why don’t you draw it how you think it should be, then we can tell you if it’s correct or, if it’s wrong, how to correct it ?