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Title: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: tobyjenner on March 30, 2016, 08:33:00 pm
I’ve been meaning to post a Roadcase entry for a while, so I can come back in a few years from now and see if I’ve made any progress. Probably more than the normal Roadcase inaugural entry but at my age if you don’t note things down you  forget.

So put the kettle on, make a brew, open a beer or roll a big one, let see who’s here at the end.

Today seems an appropriate day as it’s my 60th birthday and I got my first guitar – a Fender Squier Strat – 20 years ago for my 40th. I should therefore be celebrating being a guitar player for 2 decades but that would be far from the truth, so today marks 20 years of guitar ownership……………….big difference, And apart from lots of consolidating I can happily say I’ve now completed the Intermediate Modules, my 60th being the target I set when starting April last year.

So where did it all go wrong? Well I was one of those beginners who thought they could learn everything from a few books and playing songs from tabs in the early days of the internet. Yes I could play bits of songs but really didn’t have a clue what I was doing. None of the books I used really covered to fundamentals of rhythm guitar, despite showing strumming patterns and all seemed to end up with an expectation of the student reading music, so I never really go it. Add to that the year before my 40th I’d just restarted martial arts, after a short break and went back to the beginning so I could train with my daughter. This consumed most of my leisure time and we ended up running our own Karate School for 6 years. Despite this I’d pick up the Strat or my Encore acoustic now and then and noodled a few songs I could remember but it was really just stagnation..

Fast forward to 2011 early retirement at 55 and a move from the UK to France………………

To kick start my guitar ‘career’ I got hold of a set of Dummies books (Guitar, Rock and Blues) and my retirement present from work was my Washburn HB30 (Tabaco sunburst ) but.2011 was a hectic year - as not only did I retire but my father passed away, the house sold quicker than we expected and by October we were renting an old French presbytery in Lower Normandie as a base for house hunting, whilst all our belongings including the guitars, were back in storage in the UK.

Mid winter and bored my wife bought me a cheap (35 euros) ‘classic’ guitar from Lidl of all places and I started learning again as I had the Dummies books as pdfs on my laptop. After a few weeks of nylon strings I bought a cheapo Rock Star Academy acoustic from Amazon for £60 but hey it sounded good. Playing wise I rushed through the books to refresh what I thought I knew but more importantly to see if I was capable of playing things, especially specific licks and thought I just might be able to finally play!! We moved into our own French home Feb 2012 and that then became the priority. Playing resumed late autumn.

Then late 2012 I found Justin’s website and got stuck into the Beginner’s Course early 2013. The rest as they say is history. I’ve learnt more in the last 3 and a bit years, than in any of the previous 17 and feel I’m on my way to finally becoming a guitarist. Still not sure what I would call myself at the moment…………not quite good enough to say Intermediate so maybe Advanced Beginner if there is such a thing. Who knows who cares as I can now play a good few songs and been known to record the odd one. Just need to get over the singing hurdle but when you’ve a voice like mine……………….

So I’m here 20 years on and moving into proper Intermediate territory. I just hope that I develop at the rate at which I’ve done in the last 3 years or more while I’ve still some time on this planet.

Strange things started happening last year, when I became sort of creative. Where that sprung from I ain’t a clue but I’ve got 4/5 projects at various stages that I can now take another look at now I’ve ‘finished’ the IM. So watch this space. I’ll list these here in the not so distant future so I can track their progress.

I would like to say that the forum has been a great help and support since I first logged on – never really did forums much before and was getting peeved with Facebook. I’d like to think I’ve made some good friends here and hope I’ve not asked too many inane questions along the way. But it’s been fantastic to have folk to share things with, people to seek assistance from and a kind of peer group/contemporises who started around the same time as me, who I can measure my progress. Some have gotten ahead of me as I stumbled through the BC and have made great progress. Rossco springs to mind as we’ve kinda been parallel for a while and you’ve always been supported and “Hey \m/ Joe”  Jesper as well. Good to see them and others making great progress. And thanks to all those who’ve provided feedback on the recording I’ve posted over the last year. Oh yeah and a few fellow bikers to boot.

Apart from Justin I’ve got to add a special thanks to 4 of the people that I’ve found the most helpful and who given me inspiration to try different things.

Stitch – For showing me the world of yellow boxes and the fretjam website. My world is now full of intervals and my eyes are now open to so many things. Seeing those little yellow patterns have really help my impros and awareness of notes around fretboard and a new appreciation of Julie Andrews !! |Doe A Deer with max gain and chorus / flanger anyone ?

Shadowscott – For always being there with constructive and in depth comprehensive answers to not only my questions but others, who in turn help me learn and understand more than I ever could by following the courses alone. May your mileage always vary.

Close – My go to guy in the early days when I needed to navigate the forum and another knowledgeable member always willing to help and share what he knows. Take his harmonising scales post the other day, top stuff. Now if only I abided to his mantra. Plays songs, play songs, play songs, play songs, play songs, play songs, play songs, play songs and the play more songs!!

TB-AV – Man I used to think this guy was talking Swahili ! None of his replies made sense and then things started to slowly sink in. His suggestions to try certain things and think about why or how they work, of leaving more answers to find, made me think outside the box. Or he’d lead you out of the box – like he did with some chromatic patterns and a few other pointers – leave you there so you could find you way back in. Truly inspirational, so thanks TB. Our own musical Yoda.

So where next ?

Ambitions
Complete the following :
Consolidate the IM
Transcribing – must get my ‘stuff’ together with ear training………..pants at the moment!
CAGED
Blues Rhythm and Lead Courses
Fingerstyle Courses
Rock and Awesome Licks Modules

Find a jam buddy here in Normandie/Bretange

Ultimately to hear something, transcribe it, play it – but reincarnation may have to be a factor in this one!

Play all the songs on my bucket list and more.

My Gear (in order of acquisition - pics to follow)

Fender Squier Strat Black
Marshal Lead 12 Amp
Encore W265 acoustic
Zoom GFX707 multi effect pedal
Behringer GX110 Ultraroc Amp
Washburn HB30 TSB
RSA cutaway acoustic
Washburn HB32 DM
Fender Deluxe Roadhouse Strat TSB (MiM)
Fender Mustang III V.2 and 2 & 4 way footswitch
DAW – Reaper

Oh and an old Banjo up the loft which I must dig out one day.

Bucket List – Songs To Learn/Play – so many many more than these but guess you need to start somewhere. Ok was going to list 20 but could cut these down any further! Too many songs not enough years.

Those marked * I’ve dabbled with in a previous life, way back in Tab World

Lynyrd Skynyrd
Freebird *
Sweet Home Alabama
Born To Run
The Last Rebel                             plus many more

Fleetwood Mac/Pete Green
Man Of The World *
Albatros
Oh Well Parts 1 and 2
Green Manalishi
Black Magic Woman

Deep Purple
Strange Kind Of Woman (MiJ)*
Smoke On The Water (MiJ) *
Highway Star
Child In Time – replace keys/organ with guitar piece

Pink Floyd
Wish You Were Here
Shine On You Crazy Diamond

Hendrix
Red House *
All Along The Watchtower
Hey Joe (full version)

Led Zeppelin
Stairway To Heaven 
Ramble On                                     so many I just had to start somewhere.

Iron Maiden
Afraid To Shoot Strangers *
Clansman *
Fear Of The Dark *
Holy Smoke  *           
Seventh Son of A Seventh Son          plus way too many to list here!!!!

Metalica
One
Nothing Else Matters
Mama Said *
Unforgiven

ACDC
Back In Black
Thunderstruck
Whole Lotta Rosie
Highway To Hell         a starter for 4.
 
James Taylor
Fire and Rain
You’ve Got A Friend

Robin Trower
Bridge Of Sighs *
Long Misty Days *

Gary Moore
Parisienne Walkways * oh and the changed name version
Still Got The Blues

Groundhogs
Cherry Red

Iron Butterfly
In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida – yes all 17 minutes worth !

Staind
Its Been A While
Outside

Black Crowes
She Talks To Angels
Twice As Hard


I could go on and on.

Well If you still here, thanks for listening to the ramblings of an old man and see you again soon.


Cheers

Toby
 8)
Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: stitch101 on March 30, 2016, 10:07:59 pm
Glad I could help and looking forward to hearing your new found creative projects.

Quote
My world is now full of intervals and my eyes are now open to so many things.

Those yellow box are to open your ears  ;) to new things.

Cheers and Happy Bday.
Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: LievenDV on March 30, 2016, 10:11:36 pm
Yes! I -love- a good story and this sure is one!

Kudos for your guitar bravery; holding on to the dream and restarting despite everything.

Really nice of you to use this opportunity to decorate those who booster your journey.
I'm pretty sure they'll feel the same about you as well as you have been a growing yet always constructive and positive vibe for this community.

Some cool songs on that bucket list; biggest smile for "oh well" :)
"Hey Joe" will give you a lot of room for your creativity and practicing "sweet home alabama" will boost your picking. (only recalling what I experienced in these songs ;) )

doing great, now keep up that good work! ..and thank -you- for the cool story, you're a great contributor.
Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: close2u on March 31, 2016, 12:35:01 am
Great story Toby
Retired at 55 to France ... living the dream right there.
I too learned more here than I had in 25+ years of strumming fron folk song / buskers books.
Keep on keepin' on.
As Neil Young might say:


Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: Shaolindelt on March 31, 2016, 02:22:01 am
Awesome Toby!  Just really joined the forum a few weeks ago so glad to see some successes!

Just curious - what martial arts?


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Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: Joerfe on March 31, 2016, 10:52:09 am
Toby, what can I say other than what a great story. There could very well be one or two songs in there.
Rock on, my fellow ex-karate ka. I did Shotokan for 7 years before wearing out!
\m/
Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: tobyjenner on March 31, 2016, 02:44:57 pm
Thanks for all the positive comments guys and support. This forum's kept me sane on many occasion when things have not been working or sitting right, so recognition duly honoured. I'm also glad I've been able to help others with what little knowledge I have!

As to my MA time bar a few years break 22 years of Wado Ryu and the dying style of Muchindo (brought to the UK mid 60s....think my old association are the only ones teaching it these days) Kobojutsu and a little Jujutsu. Not one to tout belts and grades but I graded folk to Instructor level at Wado and taught Muchindo and Kobojutsu.

Lieven yep quite a few challenges on that list but I think Oh Well Part 2 is a pipe dream. Part 1 maybe once I improve my embryonic lagato skills.

Will upload some pics this evening as I've just reorganised my 'studio' to accommodate the new gear  :)

Cheers

Toby
 8)
Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: Shaolindelt on March 31, 2016, 06:44:05 pm
Awesome ... Been doing martial arts (kenpo) for 30 years.  My guitar expertise is much lower ... :)


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Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: tobyjenner on March 31, 2016, 08:00:08 pm
Ok pics as promised. My Gear  :)

My trusty 20 year old Squier Strat Affinity - never been set up and always played brill.

(http://i1368.photobucket.com/albums/ag167/tobyjenner/1_zpsxx21m2p3.jpg)

Encore W265 which I've had for about 15 years. Set up last year now plays like butter - even barres  ;D
(http://i1368.photobucket.com/albums/ag167/tobyjenner/2_zpsyboaodzh.jpg)

Washburn HB30 - My retirement present from work after 38 years service. Nice ES335 clone.

(http://i1368.photobucket.com/albums/ag167/tobyjenner/3_zpsjz8y7l4x.jpg)

Cheap and cheerful Rock Star Academy acoustic. Kept me ticking while house hunting in France and way better than the LIDL Nylon Classic which does not grace a picture!

(http://i1368.photobucket.com/albums/ag167/tobyjenner/DSC_0278_zpspfgyvvdy.jpg)

Washburn HB32 Dark Mahogany - a xmas pressie from my wife 2014. Its grown on me and feels great.

(http://i1368.photobucket.com/albums/ag167/tobyjenner/5_zps8owxigiy.jpg)

Fender Deluxe Roadhouse Strat (MiM). TSB finish with pearl effect guard and 'antique' knobs. Lusted after a proper TSB strat for an eternity and now its mine, all mine. Ha Ha Ha Ha (fiendish lafter).  8)

(http://i1368.photobucket.com/albums/ag167/tobyjenner/6_zpsrwbeiwsd.jpg)


(http://i1368.photobucket.com/albums/ag167/tobyjenner/7_zpsgcmwarmg.jpg)

Fender Mustang III V2 - 100 ferkin W and additional 4 way switch to go with the stock 2 way (still in box)   ;)

(http://i1368.photobucket.com/albums/ag167/tobyjenner/8_zpsb8sl5rb0.jpg)

Behringer GX110 Ultraroc Amp 30W 99 effects, owned for about 12 years I think ?

(http://i1368.photobucket.com/albums/ag167/tobyjenner/9_zps67ktfv7s.jpg)

Behringer Xenyx Q802 USB AI. Nice piece of kit, two mic and jack inputs and dovetails with Reaper on the PC.

(http://i1368.photobucket.com/albums/ag167/tobyjenner/10_zpsohwt3jeh.jpg)

My trusty old Marshal 12 Lead practice amp that I've had for 20 years and it was old then. Still sounds good and gets dusted off now and then..............but now sitting behind the Behringer but accessible.

(http://i1368.photobucket.com/albums/ag167/tobyjenner/11_zpsftecezru.jpg)

Zoom GFX707 effect pedal. Loads fun with this puppy  :) :) :)

(http://i1368.photobucket.com/albums/ag167/tobyjenner/12_zpsbbevbmdh.jpg)

AI close up.

(http://i1368.photobucket.com/albums/ag167/tobyjenner/Behringer%20Xenyx%20Q802%20USB_zpsivwyp53q.jpg)

New 'studio' set up with everything accessible from my desk. Ain't I one happy bunny ? Oh yes  8)

(http://i1368.photobucket.com/albums/ag167/tobyjenner/DSC_0275_zps9lt3gney.jpg)
(http://i1368.photobucket.com/albums/ag167/tobyjenner/13_zpsfflkhf8d.jpg)

And that's about it for the interesting stuff. Bye for now  8)
Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: Rossco01 on April 02, 2016, 08:31:09 am
Great story Toby and you're definitely living the dream! Only just read your roadcase as weve been away camping. Congrats on finishing the IM I reckon Ive got another month at it if I focus on it.... songs are just too distracting for me but I do need to press on. Thanks for the name check its a pleasure learning alongside you. Youre diligence to mastering things keeps me in check from moving on too quickly.
Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: tobyjenner on April 02, 2016, 03:56:05 pm
Rossco

Thanks for that, hope you had a nice Easter break.

Yep its been good taking this journey together, so thanks for your support. You always remind me I should be learning more song and finally start friggin singing !! Shame I'm not still in the UK as it it would have been good to hook up but never say never.

Now get on and get that IM boxed off  ;D

Cheers

Toby
 8)
Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: tobyjenner on April 06, 2016, 07:57:36 pm
Well I have a good few days messing with my new Fender products but have just realized that despite learning quite a few songs over the last 12 months, I've not posted a recording (of me playing) for 5 months !! Looks like too much focus on the IM, so I've been learning Poprocks & Coke the last couple of days and hope to get a recording posted soon. Nice work out for barres and 16th strumming  :) also a bit fast for me so a good challenge.  8) 
Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: KasperFauerby on April 07, 2016, 08:30:19 am
Wow, nice setup - that's a proper man cave! Congrats again on the new strat, it looks awesome.
I need to show my wife those pictures, she's convinced I'm having too much gear and too many guitars in my little basement studio ;)

Next on your list should really be a decent set of studio monitors, unless you're ok with headphones only during recording/mixing.
Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: tobyjenner on April 07, 2016, 05:01:36 pm
Kasper

Thanks for that, it was supposed to be my wife's craft room when me moved in but I kinda took over. I've told her the strat is probably the last guitar I'll "need" but neglected to say "want"........as the cheapo acoustic (black) needs to be replaced at some stage.

As the lounge is next door its headphones for me, as she's normally watching tele when I'm playing/practicing. Monitors would be good in the long term but the black item on the desk is a somewhat loud iPod dock (think it puts out about 50W or so with EQ). That's fed by both the PC (for music) and the AI (so I care share with folk if required). I've 80 sq metres of loft space that I'd love to convert at some point and 1/3 or so of that would be a sound studio  :)

 
Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: Rossco01 on April 07, 2016, 07:47:28 pm
When you get that studio converted we can all have a road trip to jam out in it and christen it properly!!
Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: tobyjenner on April 07, 2016, 08:09:52 pm
When you get that studio converted we can all have a road trip to jam out in it and christen it properly!!

Sounds like a great idea. I've been look for some pics of it but can't for the life of me find them - will have to take some more.  8)
Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: suzidownunder on April 07, 2016, 11:50:34 pm
Great read Toby! Well done and happy birthday. Rock on! X

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Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: tobyjenner on April 11, 2016, 07:36:32 pm
Just sat down and went through areas I need to focus on when consolidating the IM. Also had a look at the Master The Major Scale lesson pdf and I'm really excited about starting that alongside consolidation.

So with a need to restart both PMT and JUSTIN Method Exercises and learn some new songs, my new schedules is going to look like this for a good few months.

Master The Major Scale
Major Scale with metronome 8ths @ 110 bpm   

Min Pentatonic & Blues Scales Impro    
Major Pentatonic Scale Impro
   

JUSTIN Method BC then IM = BC158   

IM Consolidation
One Minute Changes Barres & Triads
Triad Grips
Legato
Picked Fingerstyle
RUST - Percussive Hit & Chips Spread Splangs, Muted strumming, Bending Strings
Notes On The Neck

New Songs - BSB 1 & 2, RSB & Bucket List

Practical Music Theory
   

Total Practice Session Time   60-75 mins
Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: tobyjenner on August 02, 2016, 07:30:20 pm
Well after my collaboration with the Schlaffwagen crew (Roman and Leo) I've been meaning to update my Roadcase to share not only the experiences of working with others but a few other things I picked along the way. However, with the family here on holiday things are hectic and it will have to wait for now but hopefully there may some info that might help others new to the recording/mixing game.

So instead here's a video that seemed fitting for the Ascension Day backing track. The tracks creators Third World War are nowadays seen as proto-punk but back in the day in the early '70s would have been seen as just rockers. The group were a true working class outfit and given what was happening in those days, you can see where the lyrics for the song came from. So anyway fast forward 10yrs or so and Thatcher acts to bury socialism once and for all during the 1984 miners strike. Now I'm not wishing to politicize the forum but this is just how it was at the time.





So hopefully you'll enjoy this for now and my update will follow asap.  8)
Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: tobyjenner on September 03, 2017, 04:47:17 pm
Been a while since I updated my Roadcase but after a rainy day in Normandy I finally started some initial work on upgrading my 21 year old Squier Affinity. So here's some pics. Soldering to be done later this year when I'm more confident.

Project Affinity & Beyond

Nervously took a hand drill to the scratch plate for mounting the coil splitting mini toggles :

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Mini Toggles in place :

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(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/UC6k_0ULUOGKtxsBDxg3LfWJDC03UeoOb3REAIJR0u0eAhv42zDJJpxLFzNaF5dYrxrcFuYTbYWk_o7gFS6mZVnvCBPELlCfskqq3SLjVm3I9OcervTMbIixfegA4tktiIIyBHcKRZx34SzcIwf717X9LP0X64cNGXoG_qME-nPtjOg1xPUX9QI9G3Pnbsb9-5FQgu41cpWdl-fVDNhe7aW1hi22in7e1ga0ZyYJhAz-s4DE5tsgyqOcd1Z7pas6fvgxgmr9DHG54SFd2aJonxxSZqpiYcwydDPCbjcfGwA_quZspGmSq30SsC95_m94XNNtMjCyW6D8DvTfP7MGou2ZKlC0PxMSlOFVSsnaQba1Ki4pTmYoBFuE4bcKRYOANSPMYzt6reX0khjbJ0UxEP2eGh1ka12tnFIOEuQfsQb1b19RN70el7dnSviraeNSF_I3yzl9tK06TlmnZ-eYsE5RTb6-Za7nvSJcSsLOJkcX1V_Nc2lfWWs9o5BLb3gV0N5-OmxBJhy1_kelUYU78rH5VyaABYe7To3eDnyB0Xf0iG2Z29GSakrcqI5EorbkyW1pYabk2BWI5nnQRZyfbUZU4pPnrXlemlrtIVoh6BEoaa5-e8R6=w840-h630-no)

Pots and 5 way added next :

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/NJpPdlIhMbiKM3QyHm4HQL5bXrwoVf4N-xRAX1SX7gU92DpSUB7f4d6hWWW1q7QNiu2q-7hiQgLZf-uPtobr4UUojZq8610krXrxSsUwVfJoXYoougETZbZnJ_X9UdsthnAiYe77wFgcauJ1znPRWbUt_O87SApWFG28orO0JB5AEZNJ7Euuz3u_QHvJdBPty6CxV_FjtcwQw3kF0588IhuXwS0OSTvLN-JV-1U-kLx2lnQ89z0DS0jJvFwAGoJrpon3io1otfJGjziyZ1ZQ2uBeG1h785g-6jIqrBtkfUMn4eqwDFOWQZ5jPyrXXG1w5zwOWKRZ3RrAXtIRDYADQ6H1Tcg2P-Y12PRU6nELlRD9aJBOwwsUFp3jwjZctVNGZ5yl9CryzWsgQu_5ylA06pwgSxp92_HEHechWe6ftyYkB4O-8hmgi50EKwpY09d6pIWy_5AUSIkEzC7osijnGTXz6wLetSO7kdNIM0VreYLLyMhBedwd9AVKUZoB9_GzaoQxbQWuQLykYFBHDZ3UQQEjn04xbRiRmWAbHnmSlXa-dfEhmxvlrshHOSJuwBLg7YmRoBLPT9aRLJbk0V7EISknOnUOeoXH1ZsiwBrkQW93TWzRDwGg=w840-h630-no)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/vZ3KP7iM5fBdXgtdF88nAD60LFutL6Xk0sTL4oi_i1piWjL_c6_fttjUGeWj35pV4ZtfXmP-of2z21Leqw9pwQb483Ovq3f7qHJzhKI18TmyH2wqZ8XqdKfAVfJg26O6ozN2Elv_NA-2fZ7RGQaWda1PG7sn0-JQM2A0VTlgAQr5wlv8o-bpk5oV_UcIsGW3caPc-5npoZtNBcIPgrbfHtUNHiRsQVPwdxmvZSHYa6DoNwRg-QTLSDUof-h5FvXXcgMQ9cKc1wBpqjDPumb7iLCHC3Xk3KWn3JkXnMz0N5UI3V1meBq2M0TVyRfAp-ptvcsI75zGAagPuYBVLRuC3vMdfTKtMvPsj3yLpFF28Y_bcArcDA-Q2FI7TXorIxnVJB3t8K6MWVGhZ9e92YOcn0TyhzLVga-nQeAIY_jWBTg0RKdsmp5DJxd9lhcMlepibu1QfRCF_agyKXf7ldop4nbqiudsyvM81QafdSbyr7x0BUPvu_K157s05pz6CFEWAauJBppKbvGdQRMWqovvc-IUhZ-D3CXEjKpyDEX3W7WWYrFi9VJ2xagBns5zy-b-25dUSZ7iJhIopnJn9OsCQAmg1Ws5-ruigzj6ZTK9hp8_bm8bIYJF=w840-h630-no)

Then finally the HSH Pups - Iron Gear Hammerhead HBs & Smoke Stack II single

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/CmUyQ_haPwkWykqkwJueP21enmJKpvfSF3bzatuftB5AK_q2IqmP5UUqaDPAQcgrPFXml5WYxjSRgChTogFNPzLI9igNWN-0wq0toewM929Ff8Tuix4c20Xaf6Uh8JtftMtDzWSrfKzuj11XcT0LT_0aZMk3-OHZxO68rcbQzfZ2F831qALudnWyS1NTkDtbDBqCufaRxQPsa9bw-jrztaF37e9g0QqiEoa3GDOVmLaS5KgErxM-hjLvTm9ZW597Z0yZFYJj4sX1vNQThRugqZQa6huHiiyVVK4IdPPyj4L5GgbQ31BNEA15j45WdhvGqldKZj_Kdk_ArVX3sK0UuH8HoRvZaNIkvJz-YvFX-0H4Youv-ITix1yoI8BouYUjW7KBdpK9iC3-2mn-_h-aL3uNuXe0SWOWW5LI4zhMFCUeViZDuVXMTI-lGNi6Y-UC0VwcaKpLs8wNcUT93D6-vB4yvPHCeMU97dxAyQ56Vz8uYnDSLqIZU7yYvc7gptTnH_rOFpB7s3Jcw302t63Te9rql_QMZOhJDUGsropTTnGl-QlIayK55mM0fyEhYSyCA586JkPc-Sn34hR6Wo9gvYU91R1Mq_e6nQ5qO2y5pRxGiwqz-e5A=w840-h630-no)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/HzmqaV2hHnNrIHS6HAt5LVwUfL_EamrQiHlW-0aBgN0wa1GYjWxr_GrHGehJbNdMHhAoMfBQxX06fIfuKADslgBfoONsqCvahX98F4kXuSgg2_AUQNdl1y_Wsp_3jSwtDEs2iTiLabohAex2iFXXzn_v0aGV7o5hS98LvQ4A5GMKACL-V94NoSr-Ni6dyIiZyrj-Gx-Et6SysEFbqXy-QFfDsVhPijNht8MI3BTSLuCBr_wVnEw7syL2bEqkE4owbd6tEpg0h-0X1Q6lvb_42mfSEjLk_XArwfGSWB9Uj8vba2hlPKtWmdOzjnICNH4gFKHQiGoSrb9ySDm-8lNRbjidY9Q3j-pYK6aCWehlHq0Yxq79W8j1OBrr3vdohqrhlgtXUBiv1bVVj53vhy3gTc9T-Zi23Jg7-6ZAqIr9T5sm86Jh052qDaDDERyQY9JMsOqt3v4Y2q0dChbOHQ7Yrb_LPEmBgwP2soNZHShh_Dairl4fCjwXS8S38wAoBcmFaG-HIQdVYKkN2YdkqR2xPw397LNr2poMqxjRZxXmvrnPG6uZ5_8PHDWwFvTuOBvfkgYuBLJsBoskkH_9bv1z8aQXTHSyBN9zVDfHFc3HUJ-qvZ7QkmpR=w840-h630-no)

Next step - dismantle the Affinity and offer up the new plate to check clearances, before soldering. Going to use the old wiring rig for experimenting and testing. Once that's been de-solder and re-solder to a good standard, I'll wire this all up.

Cheers

Toby
 8)
Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: tobyjenner on September 03, 2017, 04:50:29 pm
Forgot to add, the bottom Tone knob will be a dummy and used as a blend pot, so both HBs can be used at the same time.

Big thanks to TB and Dan, for advice and answers to all the dumb questions I was asking a couple of months back. Without their input I don't think I'd would have the confidence to take this on. Cheers guys  8)
Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: close2u on September 03, 2017, 05:21:10 pm
Watching with interest. I recently acquired an Affinity Strat and am unsure what - if anything - to do with it.
Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: Joerfe on September 03, 2017, 08:22:50 pm
Very exciting!
I'd love to being able to pimp my own guitars, but I know myself well enough to not to.
Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: tobyjenner on January 26, 2018, 06:22:55 pm
Thought I'd let folks know that I'm finally making some progress on the ancient Squier upgrade. Its been a few months now but every time I reach for the soldering kit, I start bricking it (quaint English colloquialism) and decide to put it to one side for a bit. Mind you I've been busy with other things but the French Monsoon season has kinda forced my hand, so I've made a start on a few connections and am typing while the iron heats up for round two !!

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/p2FubOmuMsGN5Q2n4rM42puL3d-OXX4nJQi0g--7FqxNnAme9WdD9UHLt1SxcQQzij0Wy7VGiGBMTzLWhZtcoCMnlUMvIJ4NFWfuy94k53ca27KRFOOiHR5ETCl9JrwdsA2gnt6cr9rLZzB7LfEpBRB8R6Yp_bG6hVHP2H0Llr2Wt3YhLDtdEq4uN4YrbYJ4oS4bFLbu7F9yuCgoolwqWoRh-_66dfONgrnAEUfakg3v68UQDmuaypU8C3PQ18rhkXZo3petFBnHeABl-NINY9GHiv8ii-_XhvMfWDfTcNfiItAFwIvye_crknR5GV9z2_E67j5SbY-70XQ1RLYiA1llpyAriPQkMkx-lZ4pOzlEwOseyV7e_litxJIQD1iWuFPyID--eraRDue2Lcofw-RKBGwKFg2xUD6RtBzNRJJh1wtuTAbGw8hxYI0H_GXD74u4c4Ivak8oPhaM23Ocgf9avrlYWlkkHNdhQmvMAvQ3woBesIJ7BcELP1EfmGZb7HCFXwdljlSG7uSE6HB2TWiuyolLGEL2vLr7YiqmnHaNkveNczHBw79xq_cECHbK_JBh5gh_OBKow4nlJzSAX0wi7pi8n9X-s1v1bIAIYUl6OVexWGuIXc1F1WrweTPA_ezPcwx98mw9ll5x8wAfNOZyGOeLIvwi=w1116-h629-no)

If there's an award for neatest wiring and soldering, I'd be asked "are you kidding?" but hopefuly function over form will win the day. Biggest ball ache was soldering the micro switch to split all 3 pups but now that's done I'm hoping its plain sailing from here.

If this guitar picks up a signal when I'm done, I'll be friggin amazed but you live in hope. As I seem to be on a roll, I'll keep you posted.

Cheers

Toby
 8)
Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: DavidP on January 26, 2018, 07:26:56 pm
Slow, steady and methodical, Toby. Then sure you'll get it right.
Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: MrBumble on January 26, 2018, 10:15:34 pm
I'm glad you've found time to get on to something practical - it's very rewarding.

Your soldering is nothing to be ashamed of. I've seen worse from supposed professionals!
Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: close2u on January 27, 2018, 09:33:21 am
Aha - back to the DIY Toby.
Nice one.
Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: tobyjenner on January 27, 2018, 01:07:26 pm
Thanks guys. Looking more like Spaghetti Junction now  ;D

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/fQgGLUF9XIxAlWT32jatv2h2zmARrI5h_54JYRjvPCcjd9bM_4WLDKs-lYSiwjhxudit_CPqGyBBs_caGh1dlQknYynZGkaHeOnkTV2ws7A0a70eFQfWgfCTIUIPSDLyra6KQ6xET88pqAs9QqHf5c0md-qdtYfBsUP6hLwR_xm883QFX46wrYLuTC2KM2t4eH5NE4FdEqjEMWlegCIHUAsvI1iGGOyD9XuwXW_73mgu8TvteeogRWrmNNYx4MyV0IFiBZ6zeDcU1HKPX5iupeHlw0OvZoXCRVFJMIIjH0tK_2M2SLUzppgM0_GsG1uttqSAmprb-hr7DMMJKn5UydAvYXOLlj1NwNjcUbep8UIBiYkjuwRRCr-c4fiq5BzMC0PSLHvSSZDct6kVkoD6lOuyV6LNFfOX-_CcNHQQmU8CxjCfNnW4tQBTNld49oEBX-zDGPkXs9aX1WLwaNsRARNxlibedCRpJh1LsMcoKfQDq1h5_1eZ1TBOu2HVIx-uWwYCJz36EobSRpE7YI6S9OirFZOg-XbVd7vC1SG45sakw824jlsld0D-od6gNlV4nIV9UFEJrjBJynZdRAhhjwOzd0hU-_YVmDnTDBc=w355-h629-no)

Just need to solder new jack to vol pot and add grounds for it. Then its strip and shield the "strat" solder the grounds and test. All being well if I get sounds it will just be a case of reassembly, restring, adjust and play. Or if it goes to rat's pooh, back to the beginning.

Toby
 8)
Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: tobyjenner on January 27, 2018, 07:56:40 pm
Well another step nearer to completing this project. Body needs a good clean before shielding and I may need to trim a small section - neck pup to 2way etc a bit tight.

Pic below is just temporary to see everything went in.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/29VcqVIiMcqGXAjon1uSq4gVmeSoudGN93-8vZt1l6xYNFzn7780gjWhU87T-8OBevKbjo4PPTDHspoHifLX7VliwuFM-zcX3m_qv-lEyeK61B5SFmRdb98XB1x53trYe99Im4ZH8UKij6pUF2tF9sqWs8WGepIClJMoGtTb9i96GpEdshoOLS5LZ9xD5tyBobuCT6yFnANV9d4TdMsFi4T0HoIN7GiST3Qf7L2R5zeQ4CEB5bJ2BJ11RTwSqHUtkJO_K5xXmmhjc0GxsgZxSVqDD4iQwAIk-VGE65oaXh6ukf-py7ENbVJv92gvRJcXOoHKWhuEJmv_0IUfGn9Z2jIIJer8MFcG8BQ3phMLVVJHJyR64-Rqwwf29ZKcXdzejGQOWR3chYYsFQmd7xyZid5pEuIfV2VrEFRBKYG7IOi4bI2xvJTzRTHyJUEpyrxfwnWJeIXYPrlPSFQ5JBppusTvUMyp8O1FbzKrYmkAmQdAnkjS0QH106YgFUianzH3TEtZkJYRV-aOwrH5jgVD0pnjX1yZSrBBwKdayO_zdp7qJac-0wL4WOPfEHC2lRpAoYYA42dshe6GuRqZKsHplhANPtZFZKmXSIjzUlLk48qwGN0gtMnU-jnxdJS-wJz-pJIMhYEKN7fGvnpRas-meEeRC-d9cLkb=w1116-h629-no)

Good news is I have sound after plugging in and taping the pups with a screwdriver blade, even the 2 way coil spliters  seem to be working ! Bad news I attached the jack before realising the wires needed threading through the body first. Doh, first boob so far.

Anyway more testing tomorrow and I'll take my time on the last few stages. How the pro's knock this work out in a few hours I'll never know. But can't wait to play the damn thing now.

Cheers

Toby
 8)
Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: DavidP on January 27, 2018, 09:03:26 pm
That's fine work, Toby, and a fine looking guitar.

As for the pros...when you've done 10, 20, 100s of these jobs then you'll do the similar.

Now we can start looking forward to hearing it  ;)
Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: MrBumble on January 27, 2018, 09:50:25 pm
Bad news I attached the jack before realising the wires needed threading through the body first. Doh, first boob so far.

If I had a fiver for every time I've spent ages soldering up a multipin plug only to realise the cover is still sitting on the bench, or even worse part of the cable clamp, I'd have been able to retire earlier!

It's looking good.
Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: tobyjenner on January 30, 2018, 07:47:58 pm
Finally the last few steps.

Shielding completed though maybe unnecessary.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/Y39Mh9d3M9zs1G0WPm9Y211GWXbT7tgw7bOJUjXQmmA2U2Bb6fSupmvJ2D12uamFZufoUa2AHi6L4-Tc8cub_xUk0l56WEu65KZ294j06GkoG-iZ3H4tzuKz-Qf9xeNpAVIU12RNHGNU_jAcpn7oAYrZ8VzpCGjgAqeoGCUceqhuc7zv3utwdKjY8EkmGHLpGybzJdTC5Uv7Yy-Rf4zYuhRTu-S5tSmv5v5yX2_4H-AW0GIfNRiZA-o9KJCsijuvQAN93hCCH0biKEXrB60nDeqpMsLuHwDHWN7NQpl4OufOz2EC15vXjqfti8Tb2TvlS5mG4t-r4C2vyfKxzf9Bj-qCWYgKy9XSuwKgCmdAIUQr2R5qdV8cFEFJsuT1V1E7wNZaH6srEVh94ealcTEwJtcp6JAC4R5Bq8pkJYtvDwP0JWNwzBZ1DYSKy74PZ3rD8IGbLzQD8Z1CoU0TjlhpNBVkQxXUb7qhoRSRluyZYtw72g4mU4tGyLte8ZJIAeO0FdFX-1hIWA-a15g072ye8F_GHGi4YRUCYznIEGperNxpq36LPEUPSFTWajsbx0z9svOtsC6-MR-ileSQ9U6yc_ghIouwUhB2KUgQrhI=w355-h629-no)


After replacing the jack plug leads again and lacing them through, then putting the scratch plate rig back in position, I found the height adjusters for the HB pups were too long.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/SKZjl42dr1nV1K8ZpjC_Wn60xs1ibfI1JGsnlkAHEsV9TVMT1QatKrdU2z5_0M7Tm6Q20BNqb1HRkAIsmwPcse78xOANgeM8CWyvJH0M7vUZ4kfu1UXAO_qOl0rFQIdau8t0SAwsCMgZ_mOh0W5WzO8okUjLX7sRSn2RXv1aThCX4M9fEPShxVuJjRekVKnqFT4CQS4koEPaJrem_Qv0Y8ie-qhWavVMvfUf2PuNu9kmaDXqW3B4OsSZV6b-Abeum7jfMEPCLMpPi12_wq19_yAShC0LjcGTGeBnnFq1WKs-W_LA3R17erdRVMe9a3kP-BX_O3an9WvxJfFYnUwkMVB9brX__uU5Y2ucR0sY7NuIUpBcWFjP7Ug2ctGYWjg-wbuPdWn3t--3CpRC-FUjb9yLB-YykuNAhrOV2-EYoSnJhR6nkGCIPSHmzfv-lZ5-Dr4zdKH0XuQi2gXmkNRk2U4ruCFQN711prWlkfcKap4LBmGmfebgwgm77VabzfiepoJ-2cRI4ZNysjHSZ0EWwcQSLH8m7GwucjTLHikJUCquijQDcoylvEb1hCV1fUN8GI1jMKXoOSA7vEjU2S2LrKtWtRPb7e7CPu0ZoHw=w355-h629-no)

Some tentative hand drilling for the HB pup screws .......

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/PqmFCvoj_keq9_OQPhT2YF-CNd-Oac5yjcrFLrqZfcrfRPzfGe06NbmdjOjRZHOJE2hsR8TaLg8njBHKhswBpGI1CUFmgTX1cED8VQZ8-cLMQsCDYjgj9Cz458yk3HWg1ScgCCTr12DjNNQjyQ2AoAFb_DVl7eGBTx-Uya15MjbOCvnk7mgO3Jr52mbQunMO7gzNF9JUStcweh-y_AmeYI6qsXI1_e6frx8OGWu84pXJAOc74Gv5tA7OhlksnN0W7lIK0Dj3U_4hmCJDV3_DsVW0RFKEnBzWH3_gWtpuvPbJ7oS4cpA5Agd_PUk3byhDIaWQADEp7sxDQtuYeN31WNR7rici5Ku5WPAOs-8MhYfhfyqEX2g1stlIpohkaecpF5jzvKu4FpIcYFSDpa0G27MFVUvFl51rpwjdYDyt2Q4ClnOomJJR6kNXdlyo8GXF1wADxS_Ef_OXA1ZfrpG138-rD2ZEryqZeopSxvKesXMg1fcC0OqARtlymniRqYJLmjuLOZi0oIVB9Oj5XrCzXY_J_4PCT1VviEDXAmc4_3avpLmXI6_IC8P5hm8YZmPsfytuZ5L_-h_jaiznRqttGqmyoyoO6o9TAEliSxc=w355-h629-no)

And everything slotted nicely into place .............. although back plate and scratch holes where slightly off, so the bradl came out.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/8AB8i1_u2INl2HzeJQnMWqjMvRxNHoa9lhVr0QpFHUyPxMSsDy-NyJgv-uIzp2rcBJVZXFKtY9peLNyXZKPfZHcZ4KQPOAs4nRbsERjyO20RoxpmpX-d69rlaFGUy3lea6dNch6BCFdLgYS7ul9HXRP1gVfWsARPhjyDY3VVpMt6iq3Sf2tGfEnnUJtB0S5xHZ-3BZOwTuBBfMUQk0P0teodAHBxLr7wdR3zOc0XTSVmagWAOsEvEPadgSeia1X4P4yJAnd9PzAvagCk70kmKJkgSIIR4G_SGUwQ-HHcCPs0ALtqs_D_b0Cmi9CYU-xp6GOZc2Rer6ryBgKj_ZGc3rPvKdfl6YfcCTK9hUFb0H5joLZtNb49n5C2vEP7rXVS2EXr-HjGhlCiXGIXq1XqhPxgwe8Ob_79u-MTFrVbQpgrcjCTT5PCZ8kJfY5ywatn32aNyftTxZx1H0HoiLNxIvuRwO7x0TJAVoeERbQaTBEaw3eW2aqRi6ypSw19k33yYYe6zRaNRzI3s4aac2Xz5jiHtE_tm6eAUlvuMW-o1gPLHjakkidBu4VctTN8Z7T7ZwfkMGD9VIJR39gHS4sd92cxr0EXLRPQvV2TIC4=w355-h629-no)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/FdFWWPJATTQb_DyobA0VrEfucydzf7Dmwefc5iPgi5vKbBt78rEVQyZ10gjXl2GlekpzaUa-0u5WvSjFKDVRfABh8nLbrmIDXPrnDc8zRoWoBh10pAIYliW1kigiNrcDI532_aUq3NbQt-6fHqUmnXhdUZWFRGHq0kbRnQph4O3cIFZUauCJjdhQBchrdtw6jv-o9DsWPyB-Jbj-Q7MbyAvju-3U39jjl8JT_4sYVHz2LYeYlbMABJ3U1_C_wK_LkM2nhDT8OMRjG7FcHA2d5IrjKqWQ5oBWFsBiEZ-sGr_sv95-h3gC7DmFCpu2n1t7z9BmANftH0rpw7p6v5g9hTtpkQeZ7ozz9vfOzgFyFIEqAJPSUiHmc3VcS97W6T5gmAqmQs7M_EmYZNXS1m3Lnn5bG-Y4MkOC2QIU-fhjMA8LEPzRarWKtLOiz3MAXoaSA1yEF0wIi_7iym4T9W9nc_HP_xBa-eZzrbGMEuVzPny1mmSnnjw2LnyAJKWdxIvn0ruciIgO8kcmEpsDE9ZVE_Hz8rEwjG3F3x3hjor1hwm59KP5iVeRMYlPuuZ15fBmt3Sx1Spz4lHWQLRXdOM64IW19vmZhneymk_sZOE=w355-h629-no)

So just a case of resoldering the jack plug leads.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/2XsJnV84BepQH8InXth0SAtoTq3lAYM1BKIgrN04kp06Zz15MLZrf_oykiOlp3DOdtMluU7ax_kMa4pEreC2m8LzSzYjF0AvFxXF47dBloT-OKPcmxNBgXBynvpot7OOd2n3weALuownbopwhb4JPXyX9lj4HGKwIVhCMbtgj-hn-q_7_B4Q3w-4nsEodL65KuHo6w0tGP9GDns7IN_2Oe_0Iqvx0SoipEFsGl-kOVb_i4Ak1wxktPQ1itrHUCP4ceupN3QoSURvFL8zOqBayMgDaHEKK8yUVMUiRNeTY0q7lLO4OXlBOK3FUHge9d2aQWG2TfnBgXagvYGZIdYE_czRPbe55O2YoXf4mBqtAncXKW1MCS3bQhG54piKgUcvPkW2QAY6fv8PRh7xj9W_lv3EOggJKwOGlQ6rFDfe5ASc8LnQhl_YMrG1aiRZeWvQlZGjBZAVJ7piAMm6v0uZQPv8ErQ-6BChRan7t_ug5tEM_bF36h-rmFVqXYygdw_qKl_UYw4dTjZBRcQ6e0tSDjcosJwIomq8ef6E8Ia_mqPel3f7ssdSkFxeoyHXLF1l73-BiGOnbQImndfpg-V41-Hf1UGQlJyCB1Txd3E=w355-h629-no)

And then restringing.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/34v4FWfLAiCFW780Y76Zp0OmObNqw2HLWJqp3NNOqMB-L3ncwK72w4LLVZnNUoOWmzPKbDJAVk_G9d-mWdhoY8BCqf6q2jBUVO7ib03IsVmb4jvCd0OBz0B5lWQ9cUlGZeujQoeAfHlvlGN5hf1KQr99qrdXC_ecoqXrS3eB6A9EKI7pRgsw9REhfMIV0aYbrv_6nsp--4PTxBX87AMUI5vEbW-x5tvKpIGc3MEFm2_ozcVVbPKlaMfCtEKVY9forIYLJphHHvQgH_CEZ1RyGYa31YblxMor9khoaDelMGhw-fUjcvCex3_rOoLNTQKpRCSt9699FdYKo8p7h-cYxeypQPpEim4twcNZfipuuEizAKRhuzOZGXejlQlaxXdTci1gSv1gjdFu57hMnfL312MYELRIUsCC9Hykx3Qo4YB-78dhJSxKG5TI9SptSW1HdRCrpj0xc3bYFq1OgWrgfzArNybc7VZ3f5vl45s9ICIN70F4HLjzEH9hcSdXyYvLug-xUh3M3SiVuFLinDyedE3Zv3dKopyPE3p943qIB3F6mIaM-k6qRMN7uRzGxMbEzWY_3NxCaOkn4fTDePfAGvEXb46a34wpotQwAwo=w355-h629-no)

And a well earned beer

So after nearly 22 years of ownership there's life in the old dog. HB sound great and the split coils and may just need some height adjustments. Middle pup sounding a bit weak but maybe just over awed but as my first wiring project I'm pretty made up - surprised it plays - but made up all the same.

So after messing around for what seems an eternity but likely two weeks, its time to get back to playing.

Big thanks to TB-AV and Dan Graves. Without their input and advice this project would probably never got off the ground. Cheers guys!

Toby
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Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: tobyjenner on February 01, 2018, 12:57:30 pm
Well everything is now cooking on gas !!

The Hammerhead HBs are hammering and the Smoke Stack II is now smoking hot.

After much thinking about the lack of SSII volume, I sacrificed the new strings to check connections again and found the ground had disconnected. Re-soldered to the volume pot, put everything back together and checked out with a spare Super Slinky 42 - and the mid pup was screaming like a stuck pigs. Relaced a full set of strings and set all three pups to about 4mm.

Sounding good and ready for Justin's latest ACDC lessons. Cushty  8)
Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: close2u on February 01, 2018, 01:00:36 pm
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Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: LievenDV on February 01, 2018, 02:14:16 pm
Now we need audio samples Toby :)
Thanks for sharing, love this kind of stories :)
Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: DavidP on February 01, 2018, 02:31:31 pm
Good for you, Toby ... have enjoyed following the story.

As Lieven says ... now for some sounds to go with the words and pictures.

BTW, I'm not seeing the final set of pictures.  No idea if that is my local issue or something general.  Would appreciate if other confirm the pictures are visible or not.
Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: tobyjenner on February 01, 2018, 04:50:29 pm
Now we need audio samples Toby :)
Thanks for sharing, love this kind of stories :)

Thx Lieven / David / Close

Yes I'll get some sound bites out once I get back into the swing of things. Just a bit rusty, what with working on this project and a few other things ticking away in the background. But looking forward to applying MTMS and Blues Rhythm modules with the "new" toy. Will most like record a few  "comfortable" tracks for your delight (?), the ones that just fall under the fingers.

Watch this space. NGD ? OGD !

Cheers

Toby
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