"Not sure if you ever got your amp working? Ive built this circuit a few times and thought I would give my 2 cents.
The cap values you listed are correct. One problem Ive come across a lot with this circuit is unwanted distortion and a crazy squeal.…"
"thanks for the advice guys, also good idea with the clamps C#Merle.
I just need to get the cuts at a right angle, and I think I'll be good.
What is a good method for reshaping the frets after they've been leveled?"
"The ends of the frets are only slightly lower than the middle, and on a scrap piece of fretboard (which is mahogany) the frets were pretty tight in there.
the problem was I don't have a good mitre box, so the cuts were a little sloppy but…"
"In order to give you a playable fretboard the frets all need to be set in as consistently as possible. The fretwire is very accurately engineered to be hammered or pressed into the fretboard to an accuracy of a few thou, so leaving it standing proud…"
I'm about to start my first fret job and the wire I have is slightly bent.When I press it into the slots I cut, the ends are sligthtly lower than the middle.If that abnormality was consistent with all the frets, would it be a problem?See More
"is the second question about whether it would work with the pups wired with 2 volumes and no switch?
yes it would work just like a jazz bass.
you should probably restate the particular question you want answered.
would it be constantly humbucking?…"
"yes - if you swap the wires over and turn the pickup upside down, you have indeed 'reverse wound reverse polarised' your pickup, and if the 2 pups were identical before, they are now hum cancelling together, in series or…"
"to reverse the polarity of the single coil pickup...
in short, you need to turn your magnet(s) over so the other pole faces the strings.
if the pickup is one of those cheap ones with steel slugs in the coil and a ceramic bar glued to the bottom -…"