first of all thanks for engaging us on this. your guitars look great and i bet play and sound the same! nice work!
when you were with wolf, did you open up the tape or foam around the preamp? if so, was it a stratoblaster? larry craig stated that the "transistor based preamp is ucky poo!" or something like that. he also stated that it is at about a 10Db boost, which would be needed to drive that extra cable. the single transistor based circuit is not as efficient at driving cable as an opamp based buffer, which came later in tiger. did you happen to snatch the ceramic cap values?
any info would be great!
also, it would be pretty cool if you let dozin throw that cavity shot up on the schem!
oh, and i almost forgot, what tunes did you play on wolf?
My pleasure, guys, and thanks for the kind words Waldo! Hopefully you'll all dig the ones I'm working on. I'm especially excited about building this Rosebud...full on inlays, synth and everything. I'll try to throw some pics of the process up, but I can't promise anything!
First off, I was vibrating all day knowing that Wolf was showing up, having just been sold at the auction. Secondly, that thing was ALIVE. It may be partially because I've held that guitar on a pedestal all my life, I knew what it had been through over the years (especially some of my absolute favorite years of the Dead), and the countless hours that Jerry put into it, but I've never experienced a guitar to really feel alive like that. Without really noticing it, I was playing Sugaree within seconds of getting it in my hands. I think I played Eyes too, but to be honest, it's all quite a blur. There's a pic in Paulinc's Wolf thread of me looking scared shitless with Wolf. It was totally surreal. And man was it beat up.
Anyway, I'll get that picture up soon, and I'm cool with it going to Dozin, for sure. I had the cap values at .022s. And Waldo, it's interesting that you asked about the Stratoblaster, but you're questioning my memory of it now. I knew it was one originally, and I remember it being one when we had it open, but then the guy we were building the copies for wanted to go to the UGB so I think we bailed on the Blaster. So now I'm wondering if I remember it correctly...it was 7 years ago. From the picture, it sure looks like an old Blaster, but you'd probably know better than I would.