So for once I’m going to use my blog to sell you guys something.
I’m selling an electric guitar.
This guitar is a project for the Adelante social center in Sofia, Bulgaria. I organized a free attendance seminar on repairing and improving electric guitars.
Here you can see the bunch of people who worked on it. Each one of those people made a little part of the guitar. I’m the guy in the white t-shirt.
We shielded and grounded the guitar properly to eliminate all the parasite noise and added a Dohn security circuit, so you can’t get killed if the sound technician does a poor job grounding the amps. Also a treble bleed circuit that avoids the guitar’s tone going lower when you don’t play at full volume.
This is a treble bleed circuit, a 1pf capacitor in series with a resistance half the value of the volume potentiometer. The volume pot is 250k ohms, so the resistance is half that.
Soldered in parallel to the shunt arm of the volume pot and the output, it lets high frequencies pass slightly, when turn the volume down. That’s done because of how impedance. In a normal circuit, when you lower the volume the treble frequencies go away first, and you get a more growly guitar sound. This circuit keeps the tone constant even at low volume.
This picture and the next are from a similar project, for illustration. More here.
The bridge pickup has a 0.022uF capacitor and the neck one a 0.047uF one.
On top of that we drilled the pickguard and installed a new switch to it, to switch on the neck pickup independently.
That way you can get two sounds regular stratos don’t get: all three pickups at once (I personally don’t care for it) and neck and bridge pickups (really cool sound).
Oh and we decorated it.
We named her “Gergana Adelantova”, and so it’s engraved in the back. I’ll have a pick next week.
We’ve had a lot of fun making it and now we want someone to play the hell out of it.
We are selling it for 200 euros plus shipping, meaning using an economic option of an international courier service. We’ll send it well packed in bubble wrap. The cost, minus the 70 I paid for the original guitar second hand, will go to the activities of the social center.
Ask any questions!