Rearranging pot/control layout: Need ideas/materials advice



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Rearranging pot/control layout: Need ideas/materials advice

Postby Faldoe » Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:32 am

I have this LTD Baritone that I love but a big issue is the controls layout. In the pics I've already kind of rearranged the controls - the pickup selector used to be in the bottom right hole.

I think I want to make a 2 Vol/2 Tone layout. I'll also have to deal with the pickup selector in that area. I'd love to try and put it in the upper horn like a Les Paul layout but I don't think that is possible in terms of layout. What I want to do is make a play/cover for the old holes. I was hoping I could make it look cool looking. I'm not sure what material I could use. Note that the body isn't flat like a Tele. The material - metal of some sort, likely - will need to be flexible so I can bend it to fit the contour of the body.

The little toggle is for coil splitting of the neck pickup. In the new layout I'll go with push/pull pots. Any ideas? Thanks.

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Re: Rearranging pot/control layout: Need ideas/materials adv

Postby calfzilla » Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:34 am

It's tough for me to give you a great answer since something flexible enough to contour but strong enough to not tear is a weird line... You'll also have to do some work to keep the edges from slicing you (or maybe clear it, fugly AF)...

https://www.mcmaster.com/#shim-stock/=1bw7sun

I would get one of the "sets" on there. Copper or brass might be your best bet. They will both end up with a nice patina and aren't as strong as the steels. Some of that shim stock will be waaayyy too thin for what you what, but .025" or .031" might be too thick... Those sets aren't too pricey and then you've always got some left over. If you get the copper, you can even shield the cavities (hehehehehehehehe) with the super thin stuff.
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Re: Rearranging pot/control layout: Need ideas/materials adv

Postby Faldoe » Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:19 am

This is a good start, thank you.
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Re: Rearranging pot/control layout: Need ideas/materials adv

Postby ibarakishi » Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:23 am

calfzilla wrote: If you get the copper, you can even shield the cavities (hehehehehehehehe) with the super thin stuff.


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Re: Rearranging pot/control layout: Need ideas/materials adv

Postby calfzilla » Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:38 am

ibarakishi wrote:
calfzilla wrote: If you get the copper, you can even shield the cavities (hehehehehehehehe) with the super thin stuff.


i picture your avatar saying everything you type/post, which in posts like this is really funny for some reason :picard:

Probably because you're picturing one of my eyes pointing at copper while the other eye points at the brass as I talk about the respective pros/cons
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Re: Rearranging pot/control layout: Need ideas/materials adv

Postby ibarakishi » Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:48 am

you seem like a cool guy to hang out with regardless, clean white napkin always under your chin and all
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Re: Rearranging pot/control layout: Need ideas/materials adv

Postby ibarakishi » Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:50 am

and Faldoe, i have nothing to help you with your topic. but i am interested to see how it is finished in the end
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Re: Rearranging pot/control layout: Need ideas/materials adv

Postby Mudfuzz » Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:14 pm

ibarakishi wrote:you seem like a cool guy to hang out with regardless, clean white napkin always under your chin and all

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Re: Rearranging pot/control layout: Need ideas/materials adv

Postby calfzilla » Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:28 pm

I wish I could meet some of you all IRL... cuz.... IIIIIIIIIIIIIII AIN'T GOT NO BODY, AND.. NO BODY.. HAS GOT.. A-ME!
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