guitar modding/repair (5/5)
next part is to check the neck position/angle and make a shim for it and after that drill the holes for the bridge. that probably won't happen before the next week.
and the reason for tune-o-matic bridge is that i have a really cool looking one with a "V" stoptail from my gretsch guitar (before i installed bigsby on it)
guitar modding/repair (4/5)
forgot the pics...
guitar modding/repair (4/5)
i actually started working on this. first thing, in order to mount new bridge, is to fill the huge hole in the body. i had a piece of hard beech which i cut, sanded and dremeled into shape. first i thought i'll be sanding it for days but then resorted to using dremel with which i made it in under an hour (not perfect but easily fixable with filler). this would be much easier if i had an access to some workshop instead of doing it in my room/office :)
guitar modding/repair (3/5)
so, this is the list of things to do:
- tune-o-matic bridge instead of standard strat one (just because :))
- custom 3D printed pickguard to cover all the drillings and to look cool
- use two original pickups together like bridge humbucker (slightly slanted)
- dimarzio fasttrack2 on the neck (i don't really like it but i have it so...)
- various switches
- some embedded FX, probably something like i've done here but never finished: https://hackaday.io/project/157580-hgsynth
guitar modding/repair (2/5)
rather than just restoring it i wanted to keep the main parts (and spirit :)) and also add some interesting changes to it. first plan (some 5-6 years ago) was to include some onboard FX or just a midi controller) so i already started carving out the place for touch panel. BTW i cut out the biohazard logo out of some vinyl tape by hand more than 15 years ago and it's still in very good condition inspite of everything it's been through
guitar modding/repair (1/5)
i decided to restore and mod my first electric guitar which i bought in 1998/99. it's squier strat and it's nothing special as guitars go but it has a huge sentimental value. i dissasembled it long time ago but haven't done anything else as i didn't want to start anything without changing the frets first as the original ones were quite worn out. so i finally took the neck to luthier last week to re-fret it and got it back few days ago.
for anyone who has active speakers connected to computer which go into a powersave mode after some time of inactivity and wake few seconds after getting some stronger signal (and you don't like that) i've made a small script which plays high pitched (unhearable) sound every minute (triggered by systemd timer) while the monitor is on to prevent them from going to sleep: https://bitbucket.org/igor_b/speakerwake
new flipper zero update: https://blog.flipperzero.one/review-and-producing-plan/
it's amazing how they managed to include so many things in that awesome little device
Retro Terminals Bring Some Style to Your Desktop
It wasn’t so long ago that a desktop computer was just a beige box with another, heavier, beige box sitting next to it or maybe perched on top. They’re a bit more visually exciting these days, with even m… https://hackaday.com/2021/01/11/retro-terminals-bring-some-style-to-your-desktop/
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/hackaday/status/1348561834169786370
got a psion revo+ today (impulse buy on ebay). funny how this 20 year old device still feels much more high tech than a bunch of modern stuff. i planned to reuse the keyboard and case and upgrade it with new display and SBC but i'm hesitant as it's a really cool thing. now to find a way to transfer files to it...
- after calibration, verify the calibration
- after soldering a component, verify it's properly soldered
- knowing some RF theory really makes a difference
- do it in small steps (and verify everything)
- RF is black magic...
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