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#271 Kai

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Posted 20 August 2005 - 04:51 PM

It looks like it has been struck by lightning.  Which is very metal!

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And it would go well with Emre's distressed-look FX boxes...

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Posted 06 December 2005 - 05:10 PM

does anyone know of a good electric amp schematic for a decent walk around amp like the smokey amp...?

Super duper gut ripping tone would be bonus...

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Posted 06 December 2005 - 07:02 PM

Hi K.

Try the Ruby or the Little Gem. Both are quite simple, and they do sound good.

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Posted 07 December 2005 - 01:51 PM

any one know a good cheap supplier of electronics parts apart from Maplin? (in the uk)
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Posted 07 December 2005 - 03:37 PM

any one know a good cheap supplier of electronics parts apart from Maplin? (in the uk)

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Don't tell me you've been barred from Maplin. Are Tandy / Radio Shack still going?

Apart from that its a yellow pages for local independents unless you have a friend with an RS account.

Cheap components can be a real pain, especially when they don't work.

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Posted 07 December 2005 - 03:55 PM

What's an RS account and how do I get one?

(I assume it has something to do with being a registered business?)

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Posted 07 December 2005 - 04:44 PM

What's an RS account and how do I get one?

(I assume it has something to do with being a registered business?)

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RS components: http://rswww.com

Huge selection of components in small quantities.

Tends to be expensive, plus factors are; good quality, fast delivery, well stocked.

Downside; tends to be expensive.

Just remembered another good one:

www.cpc.co.uk

+ve's: good range, cheap prices, lots of manufacturer's original spares

-ve's: items not always in stock, restocking charge if you don't like what you bought

Think you can order without a biz account, just phone up with credit card - this is recommended as if items are out of stock you can choose alternatives.

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Posted 08 December 2005 - 11:37 AM

I might be able to get a trade account- what with being in the trade an' all........
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Posted 23 March 2006 - 01:42 PM

do you think you would get a better sound out of an electric fretless if the fingerboard was thicker?

I have a really thick fingerboard as a replacement for the one a steamed off last week and it is about 50% thicker, any thoughs/ experiences...

Its Rosewood by the way...

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Posted 23 March 2006 - 01:49 PM

Try it! Some builders mention they use thicker slab fingerboards, I suppose it might be the reason.
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Posted 23 March 2006 - 01:58 PM

Try it! Some builders mention they use thicker slab fingerboards, I suppose it might be the reason.

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it was an option to use it at the present thickness because i dont feel like planing off 4mm of rosewood
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Posted 23 March 2006 - 02:02 PM

Mine is rosewood. A good epoxy finish couldn't hurt, though mine doesn't have that, just varnish.

One advantage to a thicker board could be not having to lower the nut slots and bridge action as much.
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