Homebrew Esquire Clips

Discussion in 'Member Video and Sound Clips' started by refin, Aug 16, 2006.

  1. refin

    refin Member

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    Hi all!
    Been tweaking my homebrew Esquire (I call it my Messquire) and did some tracks with the results.The first is a jam using just one position--
    http://www.soundclick.com/bands/son...&songID=4317903

    The other track is switching between different caps that I added to try and squeeze more tone out of a one pickup guitar.
    http://www.soundclick.com/bands/songInfo.cfm?bandID=330460&songID=4309597

    (1) Front position of switch,.022 cap to trim pot
    (2) Mid postion,tone on 10,then rolled back a little with .047 cap
    (3) Mid Position,distorted,tone on 10,then with .0047 "cocked wah" cap kicked in
    (4) Rear position---the high E is too dominant here,gotta fix that
    (5) All postions clean--a.front b.middle,no tone c. middle,.047 cap d.middle,.0047 cap e.rear position
    (6) middle distorted,going between no tone and .0047 cap




    Please excuse the rawness---:)
     
  2. fig

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    Hi refin -
    Clip 1 sounds great! Really nice playing!! The second clip said file is "not found" . .

    Greg
     
  3. Sub-D

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    I just checked out the first link, but that was just killing!
    Nice relaxed bluesy playing and tone for days...
    Great listen......
     
  4. refin

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    All the samples sound great. And your playing is really nice!


    Greg
     
  6. refin

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    Thanks again for the kind words....!
     
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    The samples sound great. I'm most impressed by your playing............it always blows me away.
    Greg
     
  9. BMF Effects

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    Would you be willing to post a diagram of the wiring? Thanks.
     
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    Liking that tone of that Tele. I've always liked your playing.
     
  11. fabiomayo

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    Great playing in both clips! Wonderful tones...

    I agree that the high E is too dominant in the rear position.
    Really liked the .0047uF middle pos clean sound... Ear candy!

    I'd also be interested in that wiring, with those cap selections...

    What were you playing through? Sweet breakup...

    And please, let us know a bit about the guitar... Woods, hardware...

    Congrats!
     
  12. johnfindlay

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    dang! & damned nice on all accounts-your phrases are superb!
     
  13. bigroy

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    Sweet! I could listen all day!
     
  14. Cussion

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    Man! your playing is just brilliant!!
    you play exactly the phrases I want to hear :)

    and that guitar sounds great! what kind of pickup is that?
     
  15. BMF Effects

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    Bump it up!

    Hopefully refin will see this and answer some of the questions.
     
  16. refin

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    Wow,thanks everyone for taking the time to listen and the kind words...sorry,I've been away from the forum and didn't know that there were so many replies!
    I don't have a way right now to post the wiring,but I hope to fix that soon.Basically,I took a small trim pot and hooked it up with an .022 cap,so I could determine the treble rolloff on the front switch position.I then super glued that sucker and taped it off.:)
    Between the 2 tele pots I installed a mini SPDT switch.The hot center lug from the tone pot went to the center lug on the switch....the other 2 switch lugs sent seperate caps to ground,a standard .047 and a .0047 (I hope I have all this right).
    The guitar is an old Fender Foto-Flame body,don't know the wood (probably basswood,real light)---the neck is a Musikraft (sp) that I bought on ebay,with a fat V profile that tapers into a C shape.
    I can switch between the two seperate caps and roll off to taste---the "front" position also has access to the tone pot.Of course,position 3 is full pup,no tone circuit.
    BTW,I used a Johnson J-Station direct inject instead of an amp.
    Thanks again for listening and being so nice,from players of your caliber!
     
  17. Unburst

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    I thought it sounded great before you posted the gear, now I'm really impressed!

    Sweet playing too, very musical.
     
  18. refin

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    Thanks you,Unburst!
     
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    mmmmmm... 'das sweet man! tone and playin'

    HJ
     
  20. refin

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    Thanks for the kind words,Harry J!
    Recently while waiting for a custom wind pup I stuck a run-of-the-mill stock MIM Standard bridge unit in the Esquire....it still has a nice sound!
    I think the cheaper basswood bodies have a certain upper mid resonance or something....the DiMarzio VV that I was using went into a noiseless tele setup.
     

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