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9Volt Distribution Question

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lazylefteye Jul 16, 2018. 3 Replies

Hi everyone,I have three devices that each require a 9volt.  Amp, Donner Delay Pedal, Donner lopper.I experimented with chaining all three to one lithium 9volt battery.To my surprise it worked.I do…Continue

Gluing Frets

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brendan deVallance Oct 13, 2017. 4 Replies

The first fretted CBG I pressed the frets into the cuts and they mostly held just fine.  Over time two fell out and once they did they continue fall out despite firm re-hammering of them.So I tried…Continue

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Magnetic Slide Holder

Started this discussion. Last reply by JL Sep 5, 2017. 3 Replies

I use a metal slide and I was thinking about using a rare-earth magnet to secure it to the inside of my cigar box.I am curious if you think that is a bad idea?  Obviously the slide will become…Continue

Screw Sizes

Started this discussion. Last reply by bigmcgiv Jul 29, 2017. 6 Replies

I am constantly stripping those little screws for tuners and such.I want order more but not sure if these are #2, #4, or #6.Can anyone advise?Continue

 

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Lazylefteye replied to Phil Gershwiin's discussion 9Volt Distribution Question
"I have this Boxking rechargeable power supply. It's really compact and has 8 x 9v, 1 x 12V and 1x 18/24v outputs. I have it powering Vox Stomplab, Mooer Blues Mood, Electro Harmonix Pitch Fork,Boss RC-3 Loop Station and my Roland Mobile Cube…"
Jul 16, 2018
JL replied to Phil Gershwiin's discussion 9Volt Distribution Question
"check the RC car store/sites, there are a lot of toys that run on 9.6v which ought to be close enough, and you can get a recharger that matches..."
Jul 16, 2018
BrianQ. replied to Phil Gershwiin's discussion 9Volt Distribution Question
"Separate batteries would be best, you’ll drain one battery a lot quicker. Really if you’re running 3 or more pedals then you’re best bet is a dedicated power supply if u want them all to sound good. A quickly draining battery will…"
Jul 14, 2018
Phil Gershwiin posted a discussion

9Volt Distribution Question

Hi everyone,I have three devices that each require a 9volt.  Amp, Donner Delay Pedal, Donner lopper.I experimented with chaining all three to one lithium 9volt battery.To my surprise it worked.I do not know how long it will last, or it doing this will damage the electronics.What I really would like to do is buy a large rechargeable battery to power everything, which could be added to the inside of the AMP.  But all I can find is 6volt and 12 volt.I want to relay free of needing access to an…See More
Jul 14, 2018
Brendan deVallance replied to Phil Gershwiin's discussion Gluing Frets
"I have also read many tales of fret gluing on this site, but I have never needed to use glue. I just use a fret saw (stewmac) and hammer them or press them in place. Ive never had them fall out as they usually fit pretty snug in place. But if I did,…"
Oct 13, 2017
Taffy Evans replied to Phil Gershwiin's discussion Gluing Frets
"Just to give a different view but more related to my full size guitars and refretting jobs. I use glue for two reasons, one is to secure the fret better, the other to fill the void in the slot so I have a more solid a fretboard as I can get. I do…"
Sep 7, 2017
Grandpa replied to Phil Gershwiin's discussion Gluing Frets
"Phil, I have had the same CA experience in the past....more glue outside than in. My solution, after diggin' around in CBN, Stew Mac, etc, was to purchase some "water thin" CA. It's available from many sources. I bought some…"
Sep 5, 2017
JL replied to Phil Gershwiin's discussion Magnetic Slide Holder
"I don't think a glass slide would work with a magnet either, LOL how about a clothes pin to hold the slide?"
Sep 5, 2017
Phil Gershwiin posted a discussion

Gluing Frets

The first fretted CBG I pressed the frets into the cuts and they mostly held just fine.  Over time two fell out and once they did they continue fall out despite firm re-hammering of them.So I tried just a dot of CA glue (thick) and it oozed on to the fret board which was unsightly.Is there a specific glue and/or gluing technique I need to use/follow?See More
Sep 5, 2017
Timothy Hunter replied to Phil Gershwiin's discussion Magnetic Slide Holder
"depends if the slide is made from a ferous metal. if its brass it wont stick to a magnet.."
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Paul Craig replied to Phil Gershwiin's discussion Magnetic Slide Holder
"A magnetized slide would be sticking to your strings and frets (if you have them) and that might be problematic for playing. If a magnet is close to a pickup, it will interfere with the pickup's magnetic field. That could be a bad thing or a…"
Sep 2, 2017
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Magnetic Slide Holder

I use a metal slide and I was thinking about using a rare-earth magnet to secure it to the inside of my cigar box.I am curious if you think that is a bad idea?  Obviously the slide will become slightly magnetic over time and could interfere with metal strings.  Plus not sure if magnets will cause any negative impact to the pickups?See More
Sep 1, 2017
bigmcgiv replied to Phil Gershwiin's discussion Screw Sizes
"I have a old grader I use and a bar of soap. I grade it into the box like parmesan cheese and shake it up. "
Jul 29, 2017
Grandpa replied to Phil Gershwiin's discussion Screw Sizes
"Phil, I have always used a 1/16" drill bit to make pilot holes, rubbed the screws through a soft was bar, and screwed in the probably less-than-average screws that come with the tuners. No failures over 50 git builds. Pilot holes and lube are…"
Jul 25, 2017
Paul Craig replied to Phil Gershwiin's discussion Screw Sizes
"Coating the screws and predrilling are great ideas. I had same problem even after doing the before mentioned steps, I went to my local hardware store and bought good quality replacement screws. Economy priced hardware like tuners bolts and neck…"
Jul 24, 2017
JL replied to Phil Gershwiin's discussion Screw Sizes
"I predrill the holes for them, using a drill bit gauge card, the hole is just big enough the valleys between threads touch wood."
Jul 24, 2017

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