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Offline Paul Marossy

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« Reply #15 on: July 21, 2011, 08:55:39 AM »
Yeah, there's some scary stuff out there. Depending on what it is, if you don't get it right, people's lives can be endangered too. Your house can burn down, etc.

Here in Las Vegas, when KB Homes was building 3,000 tract homes a year and every other builder was building 1,500-2,000 homes a year, they would literally not do something if they could save 50 cents per home. Of course, it still had to meet code, but the homeowner was the one who got cheated. I used to hate "value engineering" meetings with the homebuilders, where as a co-worker once put it, "they engineer all the value out of the project". Now everyone is paying the price. My home in the next year will probably be worth 1/3 of what I bought it for in 2006. There's hundreds of thousands of foreclosed homes here now and they are expecting more still in the next year.

Anyway, what concerns me the most is when people screw up the grounding, have poor grounding or try to defeat it for whatever reason. I'm sure that is a much bigger problem back east. There's hardly any old buildings here. 70% of the city was built after I moved here in 1980.


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« Reply #16 on: July 21, 2011, 01:52:04 PM »
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Originally posted by Paul Marossy

Yeah, there's some scary stuff out there. Depending on what it is, if you don't get it right, people's lives can be endangered too. Your house can burn down, etc.

Here in Las Vegas, when KB Homes was building 3,000 tract homes a year and every other builder was building 1,500-2,000 homes a year, they would literally not do something if they could save 50 cents per home. Of course, it still had to meet code, but the homeowner was the one who got cheated. I used to hate "value engineering" meetings with the homebuilders, where as a co-worker once put it, "they engineer all the value out of the project". Now everyone is paying the price. My home in the next year will probably be worth 1/3 of what I bought it for in 2006. There's hundreds of thousands of foreclosed homes here now and they are expecting more still in the next year.

Anyway, what concerns me the most is when people screw up the grounding, have poor grounding or try to defeat it for whatever reason. I'm sure that is a much bigger problem back east. There's hardly any old buildings here. 70% of the city was built after I moved here in 1980.


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I completely understand. Grounding can be horrible on some buildings and it's very important to use exothermic welding as this is best ground connection you can have. Also using green grounding nuts in the boxes limits the risk of having shorts or nuisance GFI tripping. Some of the houses I had redone because they were using aluminum wiring for standard circuits and of course they are a high fire hazard and home owners don't realize there is a chemical reaction that takes place if you bond copper to aluminum. You need special components and paste to do it correctly. I tell home owners this but what do I know? I'm just a 26 year old kid that's a licensed electrician with industrial training because I decided to work during college instead of playing video games all day and answering questions with a one word responses like today's generation. Kids today embarrass me and my generation. All I can say is I'm glad I have my guitars and my awesome inspiring father who is also an electrician :-)   Check me out playing here! http://youtu.be/OpspxRudNEc
 

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« Reply #17 on: July 21, 2011, 02:41:37 PM »
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I completely understand. Grounding can be horrible on some buildings and it's very important to use exothermic welding as this is best ground connection you can have. Also using green grounding nuts in the boxes limits the risk of having shorts or nuisance GFI tripping. Some of the houses I had redone because they were using aluminum wiring for standard circuits and of course they are a high fire hazard and home owners don't realize there is a chemical reaction that takes place if you bond copper to aluminum. You need special components and paste to do it correctly. I tell home owners this but what do I know? I'm just a 26 year old kid that's a licensed electrician with industrial training because I decided to work during college instead of playing video games all day and answering questions with a one word responses like today's generation. Kids today embarrass me and my generation. All I can say is I'm glad I have my guitars and my awesome inspiring father who is also an electrician :-)   Check me out playing here! http://youtu.be/OpspxRudNEc


Oh yeah, aluminum wire. I remember in the early 90s that was used quite a lot around here. That's right, aluminum and copper will have a reaction in an electrical circuit if special precautions aren't taken. Reminds me of electrolysis in water piping - if you don't have a dielectric union where those steel pipes come out of the water heater and join the copper pipe into the house, those steel pipes will have a hole eaten thru them very quickly! But the house won't burn down. Unless there is an electrical fire caused by the leaking water heater piping. [:D]

Anyway, very nice playing. Nice to put a face with the user name. I'd give you a link to one of my videos, but I don't want to embarass myself. [;)]

Good for you, be someone that other people can aspire to be like.

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« Reply #18 on: July 22, 2011, 10:06:49 AM »
basic chemistry also, 2 dissimilar metals + any acid in the atmosphere/oxide = hey look my circuit is a battery. LOL. I think they guy who monkeyed with my house wiring use solely a faith-based system. He just put wires together and prayed it was right. Not sure who he was praying to, but it mostly did not work. Perhaps one of those Mayan gods? A month after moving in I went to fix one switched and ended up pulling every receptacle/switch in the upstairs to figure out whiskey tango foxtrot was going on. When I win the lottery can I fly you both out to re-wire/air condition my house?

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« Reply #19 on: July 22, 2011, 05:43:20 PM »
You're a crack up doombilly. [:D]

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« Reply #20 on: July 29, 2011, 02:01:00 PM »
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basic chemistry also, 2 dissimilar metals + any acid in the atmosphere/oxide = hey look my circuit is a battery. LOL. I think they guy who monkeyed with my house wiring use solely a faith-based system. He just put wires together and prayed it was right. Not sure who he was praying to, but it mostly did not work. Perhaps one of those Mayan gods? A month after moving in I went to fix one switched and ended up pulling every receptacle/switch in the upstairs to figure out whiskey tango foxtrot was going on. When I win the lottery can I fly you both out to re-wire/air condition my house?

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I'm up for any rewire! I love figuring out the mess the hacks made so I can fix it. Keeps me working [:D]
 

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« Reply #21 on: July 29, 2011, 02:02:49 PM »
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Originally posted by joedreamliner787
I completely understand. Grounding can be horrible on some buildings and it's very important to use exothermic welding as this is best ground connection you can have. Also using green grounding nuts in the boxes limits the risk of having shorts or nuisance GFI tripping. Some of the houses I had redone because they were using aluminum wiring for standard circuits and of course they are a high fire hazard and home owners don't realize there is a chemical reaction that takes place if you bond copper to aluminum. You need special components and paste to do it correctly. I tell home owners this but what do I know? I'm just a 26 year old kid that's a licensed electrician with industrial training because I decided to work during college instead of playing video games all day and answering questions with a one word responses like today's generation. Kids today embarrass me and my generation. All I can say is I'm glad I have my guitars and my awesome inspiring father who is also an electrician :-)   Check me out playing here! http://youtu.be/OpspxRudNEc


Oh yeah, aluminum wire. I remember in the early 90s that was used quite a lot around here. That's right, aluminum and copper will have a reaction in an electrical circuit if special precautions aren't taken. Reminds me of electrolysis in water piping - if you don't have a dielectric union where those steel pipes come out of the water heater and join the copper pipe into the house, those steel pipes will have a hole eaten thru them very quickly! But the house won't burn down. Unless there is an electrical fire caused by the leaking water heater piping. [:D]

Anyway, very nice playing. Nice to put a face with the user name. I'd give you a link to one of my videos, but I don't want to embarass myself. [;)]

Good for you, be someone that other people can aspire to be like.

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Thanks for your kind words Paul. You would not embarrass yourself. To me guitar is not a competition but just for the soul and love of playing.

P.S I just posted a new crazy finger tapped arpeggio run on you tube. It's not with my parker but an Ibanez I modified with a Quija graphic and laid shelac over it. Check it out!

http://youtu.be/0ONHCvvvNO8
« Last Edit: July 29, 2011, 02:04:02 PM by joedreamliner787 »
 

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« Reply #22 on: July 30, 2011, 06:20:55 PM »
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Thanks for your kind words Paul. You would not embarrass yourself. To me guitar is not a competition but just for the soul and love of playing.

P.S I just posted a new crazy finger tapped arpeggio run on you tube. It's not with my parker but an Ibanez I modified with a Quija graphic and laid shelac over it. Check it out!

http://youtu.be/0ONHCvvvNO8


Dang, that's crazy dude. [:0]

I know it's not a competition. Everyone is different and has a different measure of talent. I really used to beat myself up years ago over that stuff, but I'm over that now. Well, mostly. [;)]

OK, here's one video of me goofing around with an Al Di Meola-ish thing I want to do with a band someday.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2qYHPmXnWU

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« Reply #23 on: July 30, 2011, 08:47:15 PM »
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Originally posted by joedreamliner787
Thanks for your kind words Paul. You would not embarrass yourself. To me guitar is not a competition but just for the soul and love of playing.

P.S I just posted a new crazy finger tapped arpeggio run on you tube. It's not with my parker but an Ibanez I modified with a Quija graphic and laid shelac over it. Check it out!

http://youtu.be/0ONHCvvvNO8


Dang, that's crazy dude. [:0]

I know it's not a competition. Everyone is different and has a different measure of talent. I really used to beat myself up years ago over that stuff, but I'm over that now. Well, mostly. [;)]

OK, here's one video of me goofing around with an Al Di Meola-ish thing I want to do with a band someday.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2qYHPmXnWU

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Paul those are some cool rhythm ideas man! I could write some killer solo's on those! It sounds like the stuff I come up with. I have a few ideas I will be posting soon. Nice stuff!
 

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« Reply #24 on: July 30, 2011, 10:09:21 PM »

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« Reply #25 on: August 02, 2011, 11:18:14 AM »
Hey guys more youtube links! One is crazy train solo cover on the majik blue fly and other is a solo cover from symphony X dressed to kill
with my 89 Charvel Jackson in Desert Crackle.

http://youtu.be/ePF1V15mabw
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« Reply #26 on: January 19, 2012, 01:40:01 PM »
This is such a great post.  Many thanks to the OP.  I am considering this for my 95 Fly Deluxe.

Now that graphtech has ghost saddles specifically for the Parker (I don't think they were available when you did this), do you think you would use them if you were to do this again now?  I would be using this setup for variax type processing of the hex output (i.e. RackVax), so the signal quality of the hex out might be more of a concern than if I was just going to do midi conversion with it.

My other question is did you consider using the power from the 13-pin side to power the parker electronics (battery-less!)?  If that would work I would then consider running the unpreamped mag outs to the 1/4" out so the guitar would still work in the absense of a 13-pin connection.
 

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« Reply #27 on: January 20, 2012, 02:25:18 PM »
Just an update to the original steps in this post.

Calling Graphtech you will not get Morgan on the phone as he has left.
 

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« Reply #28 on: March 12, 2012, 12:51:08 PM »
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Originally posted by Dolphran

This is such a great post.  Many thanks to the OP.  I am considering this for my 95 Fly Deluxe.

Now that graphtech has ghost saddles specifically for the Parker (I don't think they were available when you did this), do you think you would use them if you were to do this again now?  I would be using this setup for variax type processing of the hex output (i.e. RackVax), so the signal quality of the hex out might be more of a concern than if I was just going to do midi conversion with it.

My other question is did you consider using the power from the 13-pin side to power the parker electronics (battery-less!)?  If that would work I would then consider running the unpreamped mag outs to the 1/4" out so the guitar would still work in the absense of a 13-pin connection.



Good afternoon! Sorry for the delay. Thank you for your kind comments!
Personally I would not purchase the Ghost saddles because then come with connector pins last I saw and the problem is you will either need to route out a channel from the electronics cavity to the trem cavity because you will not be able to fit all those connectors through a hole such as I did. I was able to drill a very fine hole and I would not want the wires sitting on the top the paint or in a channel because I know some people will end up pinching the wires between the cover plate and guitar body.
I did think of running the power off of the 13 pin however I did end up using the preamp board from the original being it does need to pre amped with 9v battery.
 

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« Reply #29 on: May 25, 2012, 05:35:20 AM »
Hi, Thanks for the awesome pictures and explanation! I'm also thinking of installing the hexpander board in my guitar (Music Man JP). However i dont feel i will always be using the midi board, therefore i wonder if i can still use my piezo when the hexpander has no power. Does the hexpander still give the piezo sum output when it doesn't have power?

If the unpowered hexpander board does not give piezo sum, i wonder if something like the following is a possible solution:
(note: im not an electrical engineer, so i expect the schematics to be wrong, it's just to show you my idea)

The diodes in the schematic would allow me to create a piezo sum while still providing the separate signals to the hexpander board.

Thanks for your input!