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  1. Sticky: DIY: pickups  
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    Since I posted a pic-story about making a pickup winder, I guess it's about time to post a pic-story about making pickups. Most of the stuff...

    robanomoly
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    01-28-2017, 03:11 PM Go to last post
  2. Sticky: The 'Tight' control - simple passive bass cut  
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    *This is a huge edit of the original post* The typical guitar tone control doesn't get used a lot. A lot of players disconnect it in search of...

    dpm
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    11-17-2016, 07:54 AM Go to last post
  3. Sticky: Converting and Edge/Edge variant to an Schaller/OFR arm  
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    I dont have an issue with the Edge bars like alot of people have, but i live in a desert, and they dont move around on me much. But the one on the lo...

    Max
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    10-10-2016, 09:23 AM Go to last post
  4. Sticky: Free radius gauge  
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    Found this looking for a cheap radius gauge and thought you guys would think it was useful as well... Radius Gauge

    7deadlysins
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    06-24-2016, 08:10 AM Go to last post
  5. Sticky: Your soldering iron probably sucks.  
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    So in this thread, let's recommend some good ones, and assorted bits to accompany it. :yesway: Hakko FX888D-23BY Digital Soldering Station FX-888D...

    Chris
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    05-17-2016, 07:06 PM Go to last post
  6. Sticky: How to rebuild dead and rusted hardware and trems (pic heavy)  
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    If you find yourself with a horrendously rusted bridge, screws, trem, locking nut or most any guitar hardware it can be rebuilt quite easily with the...

    Version_6
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    07-16-2015, 07:42 PM Go to last post
  7. Sticky: [Tech] Foam String Dampening  
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    If you play any kind of staccato stuff on the guitar, you probably notice a slight HRRRNNNG after the notes. This, in addition to foaming the...

    Ryan
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    12-31-2014, 10:02 AM Go to last post
  8. Sticky: How to make a kill switch box  
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    Today I'm going to show you how to make a kill switch box so you can toy around with a kill switch without the commitment of drilling holes in your...

    Tom
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    12-26-2014, 02:04 AM Go to last post
  9. Sticky: [Tech] Swapping an Ibanez LoPro Edge for an OFR  
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    Swapping an Ibanez LoPro Edge for an OFR Ask ten metal guitarists what their favorite trem is, and you'll probably get ten different answers....

    Drew
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    06-10-2014, 10:08 AM Go to last post
  10. Sticky: DIY: Acoustic 7 string build "Gloria" (lots of pics)  
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    Well, this will be a bit different from my usual build pic-stories. Aside from it being my first acoustic build, Iím going to post the pictures more...

    robanomoly
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    12-12-2013, 12:41 PM Go to last post
  11. Sticky: [Tech] How to swap a Lo-TRS7 for an OFR7  
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    As you guys may have seen in this past thread, I recently scored a black OFR7 on the cheap. The Lo-TRS7 in my Ibanez RG7420BP (dubbed Blackbeard)...

    Ryan
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    06-24-2013, 07:02 PM Go to last post
  12. Sticky: DIY: Making a bone nut  
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    A while back, I cut a string slot too deep, ruining the nut, and didn't have another nut black. In the midst of tearing the house apart in seach of...

    robanomoly
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    06-10-2013, 04:48 PM Go to last post
  13. Sticky: Simultaneous volume and tone, plus bass cut circuit  

    Thought I'd post up this cool little circuit I've been trying, partly to ensure I don't lose the diagram :idea: This is kind of stolen from...

    dpm
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    03-20-2013, 05:10 AM Go to last post
  14. Sticky: DIY: pickup winder  
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    As with many hobbyist pickup makers, I used a sewing machine as the basis for my winder. The foot controller for this one was controlled by air...

    robanomoly
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    03-07-2012, 04:40 PM Go to last post
  1. This is Why You Suck at Guitar: Your Neck Finish Sucks! (oil and wax finish tutorial)  

    Hey kids!!! Uncle Ben here with a brand new episode of This is Why You Suck at Guitar. Typically on this series, i've been giving you the straight...

    BenEllerGuitars
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    09-07-2015, 09:08 PM Go to last post
  2. Tru Oil and wax neck finish, thoughts ?  
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    Just saw this vid on yt. Seems like a good and simple project for my old 6 string Ibby. Has anyone ever did this on one of their necks ?...

    konekoangel
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    09-07-2015, 06:05 PM Go to last post
  3. how to pull trem stud mounts?  

    What's an easy way to do this at home with tools I might have laying around? OFR and strem studs. not overly worried about the finish of the...

    Angrychair
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    09-05-2015, 10:47 PM Go to last post
  4. Best Headstock Camera Mount for iPhone 6?  
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    I have an iPhone 6 and would like to start experimenting with headstock-mounted camera angles (for playthrough and demo videos). I've seen a lot...

    webmaestro
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    09-05-2015, 07:21 PM Go to last post
  5. Put guitar parts in dishwasher, what to expect?  
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    Had the tailpiece and bridgepiece from my explorer soaking in baths of coke/wd40 in the kitchen because they were still a bit grimy. Went to wash...

    Greg McCoy
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    09-03-2015, 07:47 PM Go to last post
  6. DIY: a tale of two builds at once  
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    There were number of firsts on these builds; some good, some not good, one that made me physically ill and nearly caused me to walk away from...

    robanomoly
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    08-29-2015, 07:16 PM Go to last post
  7. NPD some stuff I've been working on  

    Wirelessly posted So I have been building pedals a lot lately and thought I'd throw up the two most recent things I've done. The first is a mad...

    beneharris
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    08-29-2015, 05:26 AM Go to last post
  8. Pictures of floyd shelf router jigs??  
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    Does anybody have any photos or pictures of jigs made for cutting a floyd shelf on a (for example) strat neck? I'm thinking of do this one of my...

    Rocka_Rollas
    • Replies: 15
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    08-28-2015, 05:53 AM Go to last post
  9. DIY Pedals  
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    Anyone here ever build there own stompboxes? Been getting the itch to try it out again. Found a couple of cool books online that I'll be reading over...

    metalheadpunk
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    08-26-2015, 03:12 PM Go to last post
  10. How to lower floyd nut without making it shit like I do?  
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    I have tried to lower a floydnut on a Kramer neck I have, but it turned out shit. This have happened everytime I try this, so I don't know how to...

    Rocka_Rollas
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    08-26-2015, 06:09 AM Go to last post
  11. Built my first amp over the weekend  
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    Well I wanted to start building and designing amps since forever and a few months back there was an add for an amp building school coming up. So I...

    Version_6
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    08-25-2015, 04:53 PM Go to last post
  12. Knockoff Flying V Project  
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    So as the story goes I was talking to a guy I work he said he had a guitar that belonged to his brother and his brother died years ago and would like...

    guatemalan_taco
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    08-21-2015, 09:07 PM Go to last post
  13. action question  
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    I picked up a Jackson , and the bridge sits really high. The action is too high because of it. Can I lower the bridge while its under tension from...

    MidasKnight
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    08-18-2015, 04:56 PM Go to last post
  14. RGA121 and EMGs  
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    Hey guys, I got an RGA recently and I immediately got down to changing the pups out to an 85/81. The problem is these EMGs came out of an older...

    nicktao
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    08-17-2015, 01:24 AM Go to last post
  15. 5 unit rack shell  

    Got bored the other day and built this with some cedar planks I had kicking around and the corners and handle from an old cheepo line 6 20 watt amp...

    dbwells
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    08-11-2015, 01:04 PM Go to last post
  16. Yo dawg we heard you like inlays...  
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    So I was getting a bit bored of my stock RGA32. It's a nice playing and great sounding guitar, but it's not sexy enough. So I bought some vanson...

    Cobra Commander
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    08-05-2015, 12:49 AM Go to last post
  17. Repairing loose trem stud?  

    Hey everyone! So I was playing one of my guitars today and one of the studs for the trem suddenly lifted up. I took everything apart to see what...

    cev
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    08-02-2015, 07:09 PM Go to last post
  18. Turns out I like a treble bleed volume circuit without a resistor  
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    I've still been tweaking the wiring on my Strat now that it's SSS, and after trying the "50's wiring" approach that doesn't require the traditional...

    Drew
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    07-31-2015, 09:14 PM Go to last post
  19. Gonna tame this Mad Dog of a trem.  

    THANK GOD FOR WAMMI WORLD FOR SUPPLYING ALL YOUR DIFFICULT TO SOURCE KAHLER PARTS. It was fine in D, but Eb was too hardcore. Way too hardcore.

    Greg McCoy
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    07-28-2015, 01:22 AM Go to last post
  20. Closeout specials at StewMac  

    Closeouts | stewmac.com They have some nice-looking Strat and Tele bodies, and Jackson-style necks if anyone is looking to throw together a...

    darren
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    07-27-2015, 06:24 PM Go to last post


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