Jerry-caster-ization!

Jerry-caster-ization!

Postby JustinJohn » Sun Aug 07, 2011 11:01 pm

I'm gearing up to Jerry-fy my strat (Tiger-style), and I'd really like some info on exactly which components I need to get, and where I should get them online... in particular the pots, switches, and the Super 2's. I plan on grabbing one of waldo's TPC1s, and a suitable pickguard from Warmoth, but I'm not really sure which kinds of pots and switches I need, or if I need to order the pickups with some kind of special feature (other than being F-spaced). Also, I would like to know the best place to order all this online - hopefully from some cool folks who know what I'm getting at...

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Re: Jerry-caster-ization!

Postby hippieguy1954 » Mon Aug 08, 2011 5:12 am

JustinJohn wrote:I'm gearing up to Jerry-fy my strat (Tiger-style), and I'd really like some info on exactly which components I need to get, and where I should get them online... in particular the pots, switches, and the Super 2's. I plan on grabbing one of waldo's TCP1s, and a suitable pickguard from Warmoth, but I'm not really sure which kinds of pots and switches I need, or if I need to order the pickups with some kind of special feature (other than being F-spaced). Also, I would like to know the best place to order all this online - hopefully from some cool folks who know what I'm getting at...

Thanks!!

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If you do some research here, and on Waldo's web site, you can find out everything you need to know. To get you started...

http://www.wald-electronics.com/tiger.html

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As far as where to buy stuff, there are many, many sites. I usually use amazon just to get the lowest price, lowest shipping etc. Make a list of what you need and go shopping! Again, If you search this forum, you can find out anything you need to know! :smile: :smile: :smile:
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Re: Jerry-caster-ization!

Postby JustinJohn » Mon Aug 08, 2011 5:42 am

Thanks for linking all that stuff hippieguy! I have seen the info on Waldo's site and the "Pickup Wiring" diagram before. From all the info Ive gathered, I can guess I need a 25k volume pot and a 500k tone pot - but I don't know which one's would be the best, what type of 2-way switches I need, and most importantly, where to get this stuff from the best place online.

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Re: Jerry-caster-ization!

Postby hippieguy1954 » Mon Aug 08, 2011 8:39 am

JustinJohn wrote:Thanks for linking all that stuff hippieguy! I have seen the info on Waldo's site and the "Pickup Wiring" diagram before. From all the info Ive gathered, I can guess I need a 25k volume pot and a 500k tone pot - but I don't know which one's would be the best, what type of 2-way switches I need, and most importantly, where to get this stuff from the best place online.

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Yes, (1) 25K volume pot,( 2) 500k or 250k tone pots (personal prefference) I use 500K pots for tone. CTS pots are very good. (3) DPDT mini switches...I like dimarzio. (2) switchcraft stereo input jacks, (3) Dimarzio super 2 pickups, wire, solder, soldering iron and patience. As far as where to get the stuff, there is always StewMac and like I said....many other sites. Just do a Google search for "guitar electronics" and you will see! :smile: :smile: :smile:
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Re: Jerry-caster-ization!

Postby waldo041 » Mon Aug 08, 2011 2:18 pm

the mini toggle switches for the pickups and the OBEL are On/On DpDt. for the pickups, if the neck and bridge are going to share one switch a DpDt On/On is needed, however for the single middle switch a SpDt On/On can be used for spce, but a DpDt On/On can absolutely be used as well, only one set of lugs will not be used. this is for single/series wiring of course.


Here are some places i use for parts, for guitars and effects without listing the big name mouser, allied electronics, etc....

http://www.smallbearelec.com/home.html

http://www.effectsconnection.com/oscommerce/

http://pedalpartsplus.com/

http://www.mammothelectronics.com/

http://www.stewmac.com/

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Re: Jerry-caster-ization!

Postby Pete B. » Mon Aug 08, 2011 3:01 pm

Are all Super II's the same?.. or are they neck/bridge specific?
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Re: Jerry-caster-ization!

Postby JustinJohn » Mon Aug 08, 2011 3:45 pm

Awesome!! Thanks for the replies Waldo, hippieguy, and pete!! =) helps a ton!

Pete: I'm keeping my neck pickup - love the sound of it - I'm gonna put a super 2 in the middle and bridge - I didn't know I had to specify which position each pickup is going in - I don't recall those options on the dimarzio website...
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Re: Jerry-caster-ization!

Postby hippieguy1954 » Tue Aug 09, 2011 4:45 am

JustinJohn wrote:Awesome!! Thanks for the replies Waldo, hippieguy, and pete!! =) helps a ton!

Pete: I'm keeping my neck pickup - love the sound of it - I'm gonna put a super 2 in the middle and bridge - I didn't know I had to specify which position each pickup is going in - I don't recall those options on the dimarzio website...


I've never seen any options for neck or bridge when purchasing super 2's. They are all the same. :smile: :smile: :smile:
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Re: Jerry-caster-ization!

Postby WilliamC » Tue Aug 09, 2011 6:15 am

Hmmm. I'd been thinking of building up an Alligator, but this sounds like a cooler possibility. How do you plan to lay out the body routing and pickguard (and the second jack)?
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Re: Jerry-caster-ization!

Postby hippieguy1954 » Tue Aug 09, 2011 6:34 am

WilliamC wrote:Hmmm. I'd been thinking of building up an Alligator, but this sounds like a cooler possibility. How do you plan to lay out the body routing and pickguard (and the second jack)?


There are a few Jerry-casters here. viewtopic.php?f=309&t=8607&hilit=jerry+inspired+guitars

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Re: Jerry-caster-ization!

Postby hippieguy1954 » Thu Aug 11, 2011 5:03 am

I'm using 3 super 2's, per amp/buffer and OBEL.
Neck and bridge pickups will share a DPDT on/on for coil splitting. The middle pickup will have it's own DPDT on/on for coil split.
The only other switch (besides the 5 way selector) will be the OBEL switch, also DPDT on/on.
I don't use series/parellel or phase switching, so no reason to have those switches. (Have had them and never seem to use them).
Also, the neck and bridge pickups will share a 500k tone controle and the middle pickup will have it's own 500K tone control. Besides that there will, of course, be the 25K log volume control pot.
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Re: Jerry-caster-ization!

Postby JustinJohn » Mon Aug 22, 2011 1:36 pm

Anyone know where to find a new dimarzio sd-1? If not, what would be a good alternative?

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Re: Jerry-caster-ization!

Postby keirweir » Thu Aug 25, 2011 7:35 am

I'd check in with a few local music stores.

They have access to warehouses and catalogs that should solve your problem.
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Re: Jerry-caster-ization!

Postby JustinJohn » Thu Aug 25, 2011 8:06 pm

Im pretty sure its a discontinued item, and the places ive looked seem to reflect that (mostly online)...

Please say it aint so!
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Re: Jerry-caster-ization!

Postby Jon S. » Thu Aug 25, 2011 9:34 pm

For my newest J-caster, I went with Super IIs for the neck and middle but a Super Distortion for the bridge and am glad I did. The SD is thicker and punchier - I don't believe a 3rd Super II would sound as good or blend as well with the other PUPs.
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