I just put together a Gitty Psycho Knob. When I turn it on using my Peavey amp it adds a ton of background static. The 5th Heavy Metal setting is especially loud. It sounds like a very bad case of…Continue
I've been playing with a cheap Fender Squire Strat. It has 3 single coil pickups and a 5 position switch. Position 1 is the bridge pickup, 2 is bridge and center pickup, 3 - center pickup, 4 -…Continue
"I just put Seymour Duncan Quarter Pound PBass pickups in my Avatar CBG and I'm having to rewire it because of noise issues. It had twisted wires in most places, but it just wasn't enough. Going back with coaxial wiring."
Usually amp designs have safety factor in the output impedance they can handle. What you have to remember is if you connect a lower impedance speaker your amp will be drawing more current. The output stage (transistors /ic ) will be running hotter, and without sufficient heat sinking could cause the output stage to fail during long periods of use. Higher impedance usually means lower output power.
Jim - I saw your comment re back angle on the neck. My purpose is to give me enough height at the bridge to fit my adjustable bridge (I posted a little article on that awhile back - although others have come up with much more refined designs) and ease the tediousness of set up. Its not necessary if you can use a lower bridge.