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Offline philjynx

Some of the bits I made to make my GK internal
« on: June 28, 2017, 06:48:51 AM »
 For some reason I thought it would be nice for the Guitar/Synth mix switch to look like the pickup switch, so I modded a three way as in the pic.





 
 
 
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Offline philjynx

Re: Some of the bits I made to make my GK internal
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2017, 06:50:16 AM »
 I wanted a recessed (to avoid snapping things) 25 way connector for the power/signal lead. Couldn't find one I liked so made this out of brass, perhaps it adds sustain!:
 
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Offline philjynx

Re: Some of the bits I made to make my GK internal
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2017, 06:51:26 AM »
 To bury the GK controller circuit within the body required a decision about the 13 pin connection. Either remove the socket from the board and solder direct. Nope, I could see that going pear-shaped very easily. Or, put a 13 pin connector onto my wiring loom. Easier said than done! Din plugs suck, they really do - you only have to look at them and they melt. So I removed all the pins from a new plug - yep, by melting them out. Then it's really easy to solder each pin individually to its wire. You then cover a spare 13 pin socket with polythene and plug them all into their correct locations through the polythene and encapsulate in epoxy. Wait for it to cure and voila, an ugly but compact and robust plug!
 
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Offline philjynx

Re: Some of the bits I made to make my GK internal
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2017, 07:00:52 AM »
So for independent use the Pandora Mini helpfullly supplies a headphone output. Buried under the pandora is the board from a Nano Pi - ruined the first so that turned out to be quite expensive, a sort of inverted two for one offer. I paid for two but ended up with one :(
I know, not the neatest by a long shot but this is a view of all the bits more or less complete:
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Offline philjynx

Re: Some of the bits I made to make my GK internal
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2017, 07:05:10 AM »
How those bits look from the top:
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Offline philjynx

Re: Some of the bits I made to make my GK internal
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2017, 07:11:46 AM »
This is more or less the result, there have been modifications since this pic. And, this is the wheel of the truck I live in. Nearly all this work has been done off-grid on a very restricted budget.
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Offline gumbo

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Re: Some of the bits I made to make my GK internal
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2017, 07:28:13 AM »
Some really good hacks there!   Love it!!

...had the same problem with "making" a 13-pin plug to convert an External to Internal..
...here's what I ended up with after a few tries..  epoxy filled like yours.

Hey!  How about a pic of the TRUCK??   ;)
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