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Dale Ludewig
Sep-09-2005, 6:23pm
So I really have been encouraged to post this. I built 3 of these in the late 70's. I still have this one and haven't played if for many years. I hope it still works. Your basic little Strat. Hope the pic comes through.

Sep-09-2005, 6:40pm
Oh, COOL! Please tell us more.. What's the scale length? What kind of pickups? What do all the switches do? http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif


Dale Ludewig
Sep-10-2005, 7:44am
I'll measure the scale length today. I don't remember. Probably standard. There's a switch for each pickup, a volume control for each. The other two knobs are there for? Probably some effects circuitry I built into it. I'll have to find/ buy a small amp to plug it into to really find out. It's been too long.

Sep-10-2005, 8:40am
Were the other two the tone knobs? Pretty sweet looking emando there Dale!

Dale Ludewig
Sep-10-2005, 8:54am
Yes, probably. And the volume knobs go to 11.

Sep-10-2005, 9:37am
Dale, that's very cool! I plan to build one if I ever finish my A-style. I may just put one pickup in it though - neck pickup.

Ted Eschliman
Sep-10-2005, 10:46am
And the volume knobs go to 11.
Would that be inches or feet?...

Sep-10-2005, 1:31pm
Needs to be played through a Marshall (11). http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

Dale Ludewig
Sep-10-2005, 1:43pm
That would be yards, smart guy. As soon as I finish my burrito lunch here, I'm going to a local music store and pick up a little practice amp of some sort so I can figure out what everything is for. There's a little bitty toggle switch near the rear end of the thing- maybe built in reverb? I'll find out. What's funny is that with all the loss I had from the water damage at the shop, the schematic of what looks like how I wired this thing survived, albeit with blotched printing.

The scale length appears to be just a bit longer than 13 7/8". I would expect 14. Don't ask me why. It was the 70's.

Steve Davis
Sep-10-2005, 2:31pm
And the volume knobs go to 11.
Just like Spinal Tap. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

Sep-13-2005, 4:34pm
Yeah but can you play "Big Bottom"?