rukind.com

Grateful Dead Music Forum

A place to talk about the music of the Grateful Dead 

 #97370  by BDI
 Mon Apr 25, 2011 7:58 am
So, I'm modding a strat to be a mashup tribute to my two favorite guitar players, Jerry Garcia and David Gilmour. I've ordered Waldo's buffer, and I have lots of awesome little switches to install when I get my new pickguard (series/parallel, OBEL, standby, etc). For right now, however, I've just routed out the cavity that the buffer and battery are going in and fashioned a cover for it. The rest of my stuff would be here within the next week or two I hope!
Attachments
IMG_0973.JPG
IMG_0973.JPG (20.17 KiB) Viewed 3204 times
IMG_0972.JPG
IMG_0972.JPG (17.05 KiB) Viewed 3204 times
IMG_0971.JPG
IMG_0971.JPG (23.35 KiB) Viewed 3204 times
 #97412  by BDI
 Mon Apr 25, 2011 8:05 pm
Got the majority of the wiring done.
Attachments
IMG_0978.JPG
IMG_0978.JPG (26.88 KiB) Viewed 3124 times
IMG_0977.JPG
IMG_0977.JPG (28.12 KiB) Viewed 3124 times
 #97419  by RiverRat
 Mon Apr 25, 2011 9:28 pm
Is that the Gilmour "stealth switch" installed between the 5 way switch and the volume pot? Are those Fender Custom Shop pickups? Ditch the tone cap for a .05uf ceramic disc.

Even upside down, the Gilmour pickup height setup is pretty plain to see.

Here something for inspiration... Black Strat and 0001 clones:

Image
 #97424  by BDI
 Tue Apr 26, 2011 3:44 am
Yeah they're CS '69s. I'm in love with these pickups. And yes, that is the neck-on switch. Good eye. It also has a series/parallel switch (mid & bridge), OBEL switch, momentary killswitch and a standby switch to disconnect to battery to waldo's buffer. I like that you went with a rosewood neck for your black strat, as that's what he had in the 70's making all that killer music. You really nailed that 0001, too. I was going to build one but couldn't find a left-handed anodized pickguard.
 #97475  by bdhact1
 Tue Apr 26, 2011 6:29 pm
I just tried coupling an external Alembic blaster that directly followed the unity gain buffer in the Effects loop. It gives an awesome kick to the effects. A very unique overtone is added to the over all sound.
 #97479  by BDI
 Tue Apr 26, 2011 7:09 pm
I'm actually planning on getting some stacked pots, a Blaster, and installing a switch to to choose between passive/buffer/blaster. That'll be another day, though.
 #97516  by bdhact1
 Wed Apr 27, 2011 9:38 am
BDI wrote:I'm actually planning on getting some stacked pots, a Blaster, and installing a switch to to choose between passive/buffer/blaster. That'll be another day, though.



That's going to be a great setup. Choose you era with the flip of a switch.
 #98238  by BDI
 Sun May 15, 2011 2:18 pm
Ok got everything all put together. Waldo had an understandable delay but the TPC-1 arrived a few days ago and it was certainly worth the wait. I'm so happy with the way this project turned out (and that everything worked right the first time). Sounds fantastic. Now all I need is to save up for my SMS Classic Pre...
Attachments
IMG_0987.JPG
Secret Sauce!!!
IMG_0987.JPG (21.89 KiB) Viewed 2783 times
IMG_0985.JPG
IMG_0985.JPG (25.72 KiB) Viewed 2783 times
IMG_0984.JPG
IMG_0984.JPG (25.89 KiB) Viewed 2783 times