Hey everyone, last classes of the year coming up fast! Visit the registration page or contact us for more details.
Oct. 18, 2015 Edmonton @ Avonmore Hall: Electric Guitar Setups w/ Nut Filing (optional)
Nov. 7, 2015 Saskatoon @ Aden Bowman Collegiate: Electric Guitar Setups
Nov. 8, 2015 Regina @ Lakeview School: Electric Guitar Setups
Nov. 14-15, 2015 Calgary @ University of Calgary: Fretworks (*LIMITED SEATING LEFT)
Nov. 28, 2015 Calgary University of Calgary: Electric Guitar Setups w/ Nut Filing (optional)
I was asked recently, "If I turn my pickup around 180' degrees (treble side moved to bass side), so it's out-of-phase, will it affect my tone at all when used by itself?"....
To answer, the position itself won't change if it's in-phase or not - the wiring does. Think reverse polarity or reversing the ground and hot wires. If we reverse the current flow on one pickup only, and two are selected, one will be out-of-phase from the other. The results of this are usually major bands of frequency cancelling each other out- creating a thin and nasally tone. But when just one pickup is selected, it sounds normal and full range.
Learn tips like this and more at our Wiring Class Feb.1 in Edmonton and May 24 in Calgary.
How do you get the solder to stick to that tremolo claw? If you read our last post, it explains the process of 'tinning' the wire. Once you do that, you'll need to repeat the process on the tremolo claw itself. Grab some sandpaper and scratch off the plating on the tremolo claw, it will help the solder stick. If your solder iron is light-duty, somewhere around 25watts, you'll probably have some problems heating the claw enough for the solder to adhere. Remove the springs, they will act like a heat-sink otherwise. You may also need to remove the adjustment screws for the same reason. With those two things out of the equation, you should have a more effective process in melting some solder onto the claw. Learn tips like this and more at our Wiring Class Feb.1 in Edmonton and May 24 in Calgary.
Does your soldering look like this? Big globs o solder? The trick is to 'tin' the wire and the component first. Using your solder iron, heat the wire then melt the solder onto the wire. Same goes if you are soldering on to a jack, pot or switch. Learn tips like this and more at our Annual Wiring and Electronics Class - Feb.1, 2015 Edmonton & May 24 Calgary.
Thanks to all who attended our Precision Electric Guitar Setup Class - What a great group of guys!
We'll be back soon Calgary.