SoloDallas.com | House of Rock
SOLODALLAS.COM IS YOUR SITE FOR GUITAR, GEAR, TONE, AND ALL THINGS ABOUT CLASSIC ROCK. FIND AND SHARE INFORMATION BY JOINING OUR WORLD-WIDE LEGION OF GUITAR PLAYERS, BROUGHT TOGETHER BY A COMMON PASSION FOR GOOD OLD ROCK’N’ROLL.
Classic Rock, Schaffer, Guitars, Angus Young, AC/DC, Guitar Tone, Tutorials, Schaffer Replica, Rock or Bust
1815
blog,paged,paged-147,,qode-theme-ver-6.5,wpb-js-composer js-comp-ver-4.4.3,vc_responsive
 

House of Rock

28 Feb Making Your Amp YOURS (D.I.Y. Part 1)

So if some of you out there are anything like me you customize or fix things to make them YOURS. Here I’ll attempt to show you how to build your own amp/speaker cabinet.  This will be part 1 of 2. The second part will deal with the covering (tolex) of the box. Keep in mind, also, that this is just my way of doing things. It’s not the only way. This will be a to the basics article. (more…)

Read More

25 Feb Angus Young’s Bridge Humbucker Pickup Considerations (UpDated)

March Update: Issue “solved”. It was a wiring issue. Guitar is now excellent sounding.

 

Update as of 25th of Feb 2011

Yesterday I received a Rio Grande BBQ pickup, supposedly around 12-13 kohms DC resistance, and installed it into blackie’s bridge position. Surprisingly, no big change. I’m thinking that either the circuit or harness wiring (which looks odd) or even some of the components of the circuit itself (pots and/or caps) may be only partially working. I compared blackie on the bridge position with other SG Standard’s (late ’60s) and the latter seem to give a higher output. I tried this up late last night, and blackie sounded simply almost clean, just on the edge of break up while the others sounded in well driven territory. So I am sending blackie to the shop to have the electronics checked. The BBQ pickup “seems” to be a good choice, but I also ordered two Riff Raff’s directly from Tim (Bareknuckles owner) to go into either blackie itself and/or into another ’68/’69 that seems to have a weak bridge pickup. Also for other experiments that I have in mind.

A few images for you of work done/pending

[singlepic id=424 w=1024 h=768 float=] (more…)

Read More