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Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by Wound_Up, Apr 13, 2021.
Ordered a couple of 3PDT footswitches and some LED bezels so I can swap a 3pdt footswitch and led indicator into my wah pedal.
Was hoping my JCM800 Key Hanger was going to be here this week but it doesn't look like it'll make it.
Also order a new pair of flush cutters from Hakko. I have one pair, the CHP-170's and just ordered a better model, TR-58-R.
The 170s are made of 2.5mm thick carbon steel and these are made of 3mm carbon steel. They'll also cut larger wire gauge(12ga) vs the CHP-170(16ga). I started to go up to their next size(TRR-58) that cuts 10ga wire but they're a bigger cutter overall than the CHP170 or TR58 so I passed and bought the TR58's
The bigger TRR-58. These seem to be more of a full size cutter.
Just ordered 15 Rean blk/nickel pancake connectors to replace the pieces of crap I bought last week.
These are replacing some nickel pancake connectors that have intermittent open circuits and very high resistance. It seems that they work fine when new but as soon as you put any heat to them when soldering, they go to crap. The resistance goes up and the plug shaft gets loose where it attaches to the body so the shaft spins almost freely, with no friction whatsoever.
I've already emailed the seller in hopes that they'll issue me a refund but not require me to take all of the cables back apart and send these crappy connectors back. If I do have to return them, I'll likely just cut them all off instead of unsoldering them. Losing 0.5" of cable won't matter.
Sold 3 guitars. Bought 5 used pedal related objects.
Ordered a Behringer UC200 Ultra Chorus Stereo pedal. I listened to enough of them on YouTube to realize it'll work for what I need. Sounded a whole lot like the Boss CH-1 Super Chorus that it's based on/a copy of.
That a lot of yard sales.
I just ordered a chrome locking nut to replace the black chrome ("Cosmo Black" in the Ibanez world) one on my PIA-style partscaster. I think I've had it with black chrome, it's just the worst-wearing finish of all. Even gold seems to endure better, for me at least.
Anyone have any luck polishing black chrome back down to the chrome underneath? I've seen a couple of mentions elsewhere of folks doing this but I'm not sure whether it's worth the effort (as opposed to just buying replacement parts in chrome finish). I might give this a try if anyone has had good results and can offer pointers.
Garage sale items
2 amps for $10
Buck a piece for thiese.
New from Sweetwater.
Temple Audio DUO 34 Templeboard, Gunmetal & connecting pplated, etc.
They are really comfortable, and super cheap, 24 bucks, Can't lose. They aren't as stretchy as Bucket heads, but they do have a couple inches of stretch if you push down on them
What a deal for those amps.
2021 Fender Duo-Sonic
He sold the unknown model Black Squier for $25 before I got there....
Go look on Squier Talk. Ken Rose just got a 1965 Fender for free from a lady that threw away a 10g. He tried to take it back because it was worth so much and she told him to keep it. I think he ended up giving her as much $ as he could afford to, IIRC.
That ain't all. She said they still have guitars and would call him when they pulled them out. Getting rid of her dads old stuff I believe. He's thinking they'll likely be vintage guitars, as well.
Just ordered a StewMac Fret End Dressing File. They're 10% off right now so I figured why not? It's the lowest price I've seen it listed for. I'll definitely get some use out of it. I don't have any bad frets but I wouldn't mind rounding off my Silvertone frets a little more.
I also realized that if you order StewMac products from anywhere except directly from SM, they hit you for $10 shipping on EVERYTHING you order because they claim they offer free shipping at these other distributors but the shipping is included in the price, which is why all of their stuff costs $10 more on ebay, reverb, Amazon, etc...
So if people are buying more than 1 thing, they're purposely ripping them off for $10 shipping on every single item. And they're doing it on purpose. That's why they don't just charge $10 for shipping no matter what you order like they do on their website. There's no way you could set your prices that way in multiple locations and not realize it. Order 3 Stewmac products on eBay and you're technically paying $30 in shipping alone to ship what would cost $10 to ship at SM.com
Nut files! All 10 of them...
Ordered a few things and my StewMac Fret End Dressing File came in. Had to clean it up just a bit with another file. It had an obvious hook on the edge on the side opposite the safe edge andit also had some issues right at the edges of the safe edge, where it transitioned from file to safe edge.
16 feet of Mogami W2314 cable @110pf/m capacitance
1 - 10 pack of veroboard strip boards(73mm x 100mm)
1 - can of rosin flux paste
1 - set of multimeter leads that include the following: sping loaded hooks, alligator clips that plug into the jacks instead of attaching to the probes, and probes with interchangeable tips.