One of the ways in which I hope to build a zero-hum guitar is by shielding all the electronics. What does this mean? Electromagnetic shielding is used to block radio frequency electromagnetic radiation using barriers made of conductive materials. Shielding is typically applied to enclosures to isolate electrical devices from the outside world, which in my case… Continue reading Shielding

Day Zero

New Year’s Day 2016. Today. This will be Day Zero for the Frankencaster. All the parts are here and it is time to start assembling, tuning, tweaking. Looking at this photo, it doesn’t look too complicated. The complications lie in the adjustments and settings. The main complication, the neck, arrived very recently from Warmoth. It… Continue reading Day Zero

Wiring the Frankencaster #1

I was trying to think about how to discuss the guitar wiring. I know wiring diagrams and electronic components can be rather opaque to many people but they really aren’t that hard. I decided not to go into any kind of theory but just to look at my wiring diagram/proposal to see how things will… Continue reading Wiring the Frankencaster #1