ThePearDream's Talman Projects

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Re: ThePearDream's Talman Projects

Post by ThePearDream » Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:17 pm

Do you like mockups?
I sure do. If you don't, kindly see your way out of my thread.

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Re: ThePearDream's Talman Projects

Post by milkypostman » Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:39 pm

What’s with the extra switch?

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Re: ThePearDream's Talman Projects

Post by ThePearDream » Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:23 pm

milkypostman wrote:
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What’s with the extra switch?
bass cut (strangle) switch.

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Re: ThePearDream's Talman Projects

Post by ThePearDream » Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:37 pm

Just finished drawing up the wiring diagram
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It is essentially the Schaller diagram, but updated to show the strat pickups and the strangle switch.
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Edit: updated wiring diagram
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Re: ThePearDream's Talman Projects

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:57 pm

That is really fantastic. The UHMW guard with the white witch hats is epic 8)
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Re: ThePearDream's Talman Projects

Post by Rgand » Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:33 pm

Shadoweclipse13 wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:57 pm
That is really fantastic. The UHMW guard with the white witch hats is epic 8)
I agree with this wholeheartedly.

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Post by ThePearDream » Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:13 pm

Thanks guys.


Awww yeaaaah, blasting that glitter 8)
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Post by ThePearDream » Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:35 pm

It's a beautiful day for spraying clearcoat. Mid 80s and 18% humidity. This Krylon clear is going on very nicely. I have 4 or 5 coats down so far, with one of four cans used. Sparkly finishes are hard to photograph, but it's mesmerizing to see it in the sun.

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Re: ThePearDream's Talman Projects

Post by ThePearDream » Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:22 pm

So, I got all of the electronic bits soldered up and plugged in to test everything out. I couldn't get sound from the neck coils in any position and the bridge coils only worked in two positions. I broke out my multimeter to track down the issue. The pots and jack are wired right and I have the pickup leads right. It seems to be an issue with the switch. The pad for the neck series link is connected to ground in every switch position. The neck lead connects to ground in the neck position as well. No wonder there is no sound from the neck. Bridge series link also grounds in positions that it shouldn't. >:(

It looks like I can take the switch apart. Maybe there will be an obvious problem, but I doubt it. Time to start researching alternatives. I definitely don't have room for a big super switch, but may be able to fit the narrow super switch that Toneshapers sells. If nothing else, I can always use a normal 3 way lever switch.

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Re: ThePearDream's Talman Projects

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:29 am

OHMW guard with that purple sparkle is gonna be absolutely tits ;D :D :?
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Post by ThePearDream » Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:15 pm

Thanks man. The more clear I put on, the more awesome it gets. I may have to do a gif or short video to capture it in all it's glory.

This morning I took the switch apart and figured out the problem almost immediately. The mini circuit board told me that it was an EYB switch, not a Schaller. And apparently, the EYB uses completely different pad assignments. I had ordered Schaller megaswitches years ago from the same vendor and just assumed they were the same still. I was totally at fault here. Of course, while taking the switch apart, the contacts that follow the lever came flying out, since they are spring loaded :fp: . I found two contacts, but I'm not sure if there are one or two more that are missing, or if I have them all :fp: . Well, I had a $20 ebay voucher, so I went on there and found an actual Schaller switch for $20.20.

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Re: ThePearDream's Talman Projects

Post by Rgand » Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:37 pm

Doncha love it when things just pop apart for you when you aren't expecting it? Good that you have a Schaller on the way.

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Re: ThePearDream's Talman Projects

Post by ThePearDream » Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:45 pm

Rgand wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:37 pm
Doncha love it when things just pop apart for you when you aren't expecting it? Good that you have a Schaller on the way.
I'll probably never learn to expect it. At least I've learned to start doing wiring ahead of time. Having these things happen during assembly is just the worst.

Still needs level sanding & buffing & the finish on the sides/back, but I couldn't help sharing this sneak peak. :-*

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Re: ThePearDream's Talman Projects

Post by mackerelmint » Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:54 pm

Oh maaaaaannnn... :?
This is an excellent rectangle

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Re: ThePearDream's Talman Projects

Post by Rgand » Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:15 pm

That's frikkin' cool!

The UHMW pickguard is outstanding.

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