Paul, so moving to Nashville? I live 28 miles from off I-40 going west in Fairview. Sorry about heart transplant. We have a lot of great hospitals for such. Keep in touch. I'm literally home bound right now. Have developed seizures and till they get meds right I'm on driving and work restrictions. You cannot tell by looking at me when I have them, but they cause me to momentarily loose touch with things, actually had a wreck and did not know it.
Paul, I glue a support piece under the lid, and screw up through this into the lid and neck piece on the ones where the neck is on the top [outside] of the lid. Here is a question for you, love your builds, saw the banjo build, where can I get a pattern for the neck? I have a cookie tin and want to use it to build a banjo but cannot find a good template.
Hi Paul, I found this info on guitarnuts.com regarding your question about tone capacitors.
"The higher the resistance of a tone pot, the higher the value of the capacitor must be to achieve the same tonal response. Capacitors also carry a voltage rating but in guitar circuits the voltage rating is only significant for the isolation capacitor because the normal operating voltages in a guitar are miniscule."
This, according to the website, is different when dealing with capacitors in amplifiers, because amps deal with very high dc voltage.
They also suggest the following... " ceramic disk capacitors which are cheap but electrically noisy, to metal film capacitors which are more expensive but "leak" less DC current and are therefore quieter, to electrolytics which are available in very large values -- but which are very noisy and tend to become worse with age."
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