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by racetruck1
May 23rd, 2017, 5:43 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: LP properly grounded but still buzzing
Replies: 2
Views: 640

Re: LP properly grounded but still buzzing

If no problem with guitar, I would suspect the amp itself. possibly bad caps in the amp. try another amp known to be good. also check your cords and jacks in the amp and guitar. Lastly, it could be a problem with your house wiring, esp. if you have florescent lighting or dimmers.
by racetruck1
April 13th, 2017, 8:07 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Awful directional buzz and hum with PRS Vela.
Replies: 2
Views: 663

Re: Awful directional buzz and hum with PRS Vela.

Looks like a broken ground wire at the bridge/pickup pocket. Reconnect to the back of one of the pots and that should do it.
Actually, connect to the bridge or ground of the pickup.
by racetruck1
April 10th, 2017, 8:32 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Need info how to replace sel switch on GiB es135 semi no f holes
Replies: 2
Views: 737

Re: Need info how to replace sel switch on GiB es135 semi no f holes

Without having seen it, chances are that you must remove the bridge pickup to access the wiring. Kinda cool guitar, reminds me of a byrdland with 335 construction details. Guitars of this design are a pain to work on. I highly suggest you tie string to all controls and jacks if they need to be remov...
by racetruck1
March 28th, 2017, 8:42 am
Forum: Live Sound
Topic: What Amp Are You Using Now?
Replies: 9
Views: 2247

Re: What Amp Are You Using Now?

68 blackface Super Reverb, 78 Ultralinear Super Reverb, Traynor Mark III, Traynor Custom Reverb. All WAY too loud but in rehabbing amps it is what I have ended up with. They sound great with my G&L legacy and my friends Zelinskis Imperial, but I have to try to tame them somehow......
by racetruck1
May 4th, 2016, 11:42 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: zo-3 needs a part.. whst is it???
Replies: 4
Views: 986

Re: zo-3 needs a part.. whst is it???

It is an audio amp chip, alternate part number is ECG1465. Get it here, http://www.mcmelectronics.com/product/D ... M-/ECG1465 Ali express is a pita to deal with and MCM is pretty good to deal with.
by racetruck1
March 20th, 2016, 12:34 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: zo-3 needs a part.. whst is it???
Replies: 4
Views: 986

Re: zo-3 needs a part.. whst is it???

Should be identifiying marks on the chip. Usually anything with a "C" in front of it means a capacitor but it does look like an IC chip, probabily the transistor array for the amp. I'm not familiar with the fernandes circuit but you may be better off getting a replacement circuit board unless you ar...
by racetruck1
December 8th, 2015, 8:42 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Classical Guitar Luthier
Replies: 2
Views: 1701

Re: Classical Guitar Luthier

Gruhn Guitars, Nashville. Does appraisals and is extremely well respected.
by racetruck1
December 8th, 2015, 7:56 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: what paint to take
Replies: 2
Views: 1460

Re: what paint to take

Nitro has it's pluses and minuses, toxic and or smelly fumes, some learning curves with finishing, surface prep can be problematic! On the plus side, finished product is almost too nice to play! Older and more expensive guitars have this finish on them and on acoustics it is the go-to finish for som...
by racetruck1
October 4th, 2014, 7:38 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: CAN'T FIGURE OUT PROBLEM: shim, nut, truss bar, etc
Replies: 3
Views: 1644

Re: CAN'T FIGURE OUT PROBLEM: shim, nut, truss bar, etc

By going bigger you want to slightly TIGHTEN the truss rod! not a lot, just a tinch. People get themselves in more trouble messing with the truss rod than almost anything. Check relief by putting a capo at the first fret and another one about where the body and neck meet, check relief by measuring s...
by racetruck1
June 15th, 2012, 7:52 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Have I fried my amp beyond repair?
Replies: 1
Views: 826

Re: Have I fried my amp beyond repair?

I would try a new fuse first, remember to plug into 110v when you try it again. Did you see any smoke? Any funky smells? I looked at the schematic, if the fuse replacement doesn't work then suspect the power transformer but the fuse should a fast blow fuse to protect the trans. Remember to replace t...
by racetruck1
June 12th, 2012, 10:15 pm
Forum: Live Sound
Topic: The right amp for me?
Replies: 18
Views: 4487

Re: The right amp for me?

I seriously doubt that you need concern yourself with the filter caps on a Jet City amp. It usually takes years of neglect and actually NOT playing an amp to be concerned with them. There is an alternative to dealing with OLD caps in OLD amps that involve something called "reforming" that sometimes ...
by racetruck1
June 3rd, 2012, 5:05 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Using .008's
Replies: 89
Views: 10494

Re: Using .008's

First off...Race...HOW the ^&%$%^ do you know the weighted tension on your strings? I am in total awe...as are the rest of the world! I used an ancient and tried and true method, I read the back of the package of D'Addario phosphor bronze EJ17 medium acoustic strings! :mrgreen: It lists the guage i...
by racetruck1
June 3rd, 2012, 12:04 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Using .008's
Replies: 89
Views: 10494

Re: Using .008's

Time to throw a new monkey wrench in! Is there such a thing as a standard "span" between all the strings in a pack in relation to the guages? I noticed some players like to make up their own sets while others just go with the flow and use a pack the way they come. Cantankerousd waits for his .009 to...
by racetruck1
May 30th, 2012, 3:57 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Using .008's
Replies: 89
Views: 10494

Re: Using .008's

I like a string thats as thick as possible, I learned on heavy strings and did the going lighter route. I can hear a real loss of tone on both acoustic and electric. My custom Buckel guitar has a set of vintage Dimarzio super distortions on it. (circa 78) It just doesn't sound as biting or get the o...
by racetruck1
March 28th, 2012, 8:41 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Earl Scruggs dead at 88
Replies: 2
Views: 963

Earl Scruggs dead at 88

http://www.cnn.com/2012/03/28/showbiz/obit-earl-scruggs/index.html?eref=mrss_igoogle_cnn One of the greats, bar none. I'm not a big bluegrass or country fan but you cannot deny his contribution to music. How many people can you name who have INVENTED a style of playing singlehandedly? I actually try...