#126671  by Ddavis510
 Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:38 pm
Hey folks,
I'm looking for switches and pots for a Rosebud build I'm about to start. I'll be building on this platform.Image
I built that one for a friend back home and its been so long since I built anything for myself. I've always wanted one so here we go. This isn't neck through but the neck tenon runs deep, clear to the bridge.

I'm going to set the neck at 22 as opposed to 19. That should give me the room south of the bridge so the OBEL and CB1 or some manner of preamp.

Honestly...I'm up in the air on the preamp does anyone have suggestions? cb1,cb2,stratoblaster?

I know its not a tradional 'Jerry' shape but I dig it.

Any help with parts or input on the preamp conundrum would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Dan
 #126677  by Ddavis510
 Fri Apr 12, 2013 8:25 am
Yeah the gut I designed this for wanted a Tele-esque build. I loved the shape so well I decided I had to have one. I've been sitting on a some special wood for a while. I'm pretty excited to be starting this. I post some photos of the wood and sourced parts in the next week or so. The maple top is really nice. I'll do a carved top as opposed to the flat top on this.

I went to Wald electronics and thats a great sounding preamp. Thanks for that. Does that seem to be a consensus opinion around here?

Thanks,
Dan
 #126678  by rugger
 Fri Apr 12, 2013 8:33 am
Ddavis510 wrote:I went to Wald electronics and thats a great sounding preamp. Thanks for that. Does that seem to be a consensus opinion around here?
Waldo is active on this forum and has earned a lot of trust and respect amongst forumites with both his product and his knowledge of Jerry's gear.

john in san diego
 #126684  by TI4-1009
 Fri Apr 12, 2013 10:25 am
forum/viewtopic.php?f=426&t=13209

Waldo buffer is the go-to around these parts. I have one in my Tiger.
 #126757  by jenkins
 Tue Apr 16, 2013 5:32 pm
The next guitar I get modded I'm definitely going with a blaster with an adjustable gain knob, IMO that's the best option. That gives you a UG buffer and the option of increasing your gain if you want to push your preamp a little harder for a little more dirt when you want it; I don't think it gets much better than that.

Wolf had a blaster correct? Did Jerry Ever use a blaster agan after wolf or did he just use the buffer?

In my guitar I went with just a buffer and it sounds great but I would love to have the option to boost my gain. Before I had a buffer I used a CAE line driver first in my chain to boost my signal throuh all my pedals, now that I have the buffer I have it set to about 7db of gain and put it on for clean solos where I want just a little more dirt. I want a knob on my guitar where I can adjust that gain so bad, that just seems ideal, you got your gain right at your fingertips.

Jmo and ymmv but it's something to consider putting in, I know it's not exactly Rosie but its a great option nonetheless.

And btw, I love the shape of that guitar, it's totally badass; shit will look awesome with a carved top.
 #126758  by Ddavis510
 Tue Apr 16, 2013 7:03 pm
I think its going to be a stunner as well. I'm going to carve the top and back. Parts are ordered through Leo. He's a great guy. A fount of knowledge and willing to share it.
 #126760  by waldo041
 Tue Apr 16, 2013 8:07 pm
jenkins wrote:The next guitar I get modded I'm definitely going with a blaster with an adjustable gain knob, IMO that's the best option. That gives you a UG buffer and the option of increasing your gain if you want to push your preamp a little harder for a little more dirt when you want it; I don't think it gets much better than that.
great option for sure! just to let you know though, the blaster is NOT unity gain. with the trim pot set at zero it still has around a 3dB gain.

~waldo