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Water Song...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cigar Man Mike Dec 20, 2021. 3 Replies

 I can't seem to post this directly so I uploaded it to YouTube... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ViScpW9uNFMIf you're not a fan of Hot tuna…Continue

Gitty Psycho Knob Static

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Saraceno Feb 13, 2021. 11 Replies

I just put together a Gitty Psycho Knob. When I turn it on using my Peavey amp it adds a ton of background static. The 5th Heavy Metal setting is especially loud. It sounds like a very bad case of…Continue

Single coil vs. Humbucker pickups...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Saraceno Nov 4, 2019. 7 Replies

I've been playing with a cheap Fender Squire Strat. It has 3 single coil pickups and a  5 position switch. Position 1 is the bridge pickup, 2 is bridge and center pickup, 3 - center pickup, 4 -…Continue

Pass the biscuits, Mirandy

Started Jan 23, 2019 0 Replies

Here's an old tune by Spike Jones. About a minute into the song, watch what the guy and the end of the table is playing...  …Continue

 

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Water Song...

 I can't seem to post this directly so I uploaded it to YouTube... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ViScpW9uNFMIf you're not a fan of Hot tuna you may have never heard this before. It's the Water Song.See More
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Jim Saraceno replied to Jim Saraceno's discussion Gitty Psycho Knob Static
"Good idea, thanks!"
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Paul Craig replied to Jim Saraceno's discussion Gitty Psycho Knob Static
"I just put Seymour Duncan Quarter Pound PBass pickups in my Avatar CBG and I'm having to rewire it because of noise issues. It had twisted wires in most places, but it just wasn't enough. Going back with coaxial wiring."
Feb 13, 2021
BrianQ. replied to Jim Saraceno's discussion Gitty Psycho Knob Static
"That’s exactly why pedal manufacturers use shielded wire & metal enclosures on high gain circuits, they turn into the worst antenna for outside interference. "
Feb 13, 2021
Paul Craig replied to Jim Saraceno's discussion Gitty Psycho Knob Static
"I've been wiring everything with coaxial wire lately. I buy those 3 wire DVD hook up cables and cut off the RCA plug ends. Then I have enough wire for 3 or more guitars."
Feb 13, 2021
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Jim Saraceno replied to Jim Saraceno's discussion Gitty Psycho Knob Static
"BTW... I ende up replacing the twisted pair cable to the jacks with shielded cables and cut them short (only long enough to reach where they were going). That pretty much took care of the problem."
Feb 12, 2021

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At 5:42pm on February 26, 2017, gary herget said…

Great to have you for a friend Jim, maybe we will see you at the club someday.

At 6:04am on January 13, 2017, dave price said…
Usually amp designs have safety factor in the output impedance they can handle. What you have to remember is if you connect a lower impedance speaker your amp will be drawing more current. The output stage (transistors /ic ) will be running hotter, and without sufficient heat sinking could cause the output stage to fail during long periods of use. Higher impedance usually means lower output power.
At 9:22pm on October 30, 2015, john w said…

Jim -  I saw your comment re back angle on the neck.  My purpose is to give me enough height at the bridge to fit my adjustable bridge (I posted a little article on that awhile back - although others have come up with much more refined designs) and ease the tediousness of set up.  Its not necessary if you can use a lower bridge.

 
 
 

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