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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. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. acoustic top neck-body bow  

    I busted out my acoustic, and noticed the action was cheech and chong high. the body is noticeably bowed in where the neck hits. I've...

    Angrychair
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    07-27-2015, 04:24 PM Go to last post
  8. Colouring/coating bridge saddles, swirled 8 string ibby!  

    I bought a RG8 a while back with the intent of using the neck with a area51 custom body, handles and lion claws etc... So I have the body sorted. I'm...

    Peteus
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    07-25-2015, 04:10 PM Go to last post
  9. Old School Floyd style trem info??  
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    My friend has a guitar he made with mutt parts from several guitars, and after messing with it the other day I said hey it would be cool to find a...

    bigdave
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    07-23-2015, 02:01 PM Go to last post
  10. Replacing a ZR with a normal knife edge trem - feasible?  
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    So I'm not a big fan of the ZR in my S - I just don't like the feel, and only having 2 springs is annoying at best. Do you think it's feasible to...

    oneblackened
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    07-22-2015, 04:20 AM Go to last post
  11. Ibanez S7420 Rework  

    Since i have nothing better to do at this point i decided to completely rework my ibby S 7 string. Always been pretty happy with the guitar and as...

    shredfreak
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    07-21-2015, 02:39 PM Go to last post
  12. Push/Push pot - Clicking noise  

    Just replaced a push/push pot (old one wasnt popping up smoothly). But the new pot makes a clicking noise when ever its pushed. Unless im not playing...

    spilla
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    07-20-2015, 07:40 PM Go to last post
  13. Transforming a guitar with a vinyl wrap  
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    I've had this guitar since I was a kid. I haven't played the guitar in a while and wanted to do something to freshen it up and make it interesting...

    Vince
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    07-20-2015, 01:50 AM Go to last post
  14. A few tricks to remove old stickers from gear  

    It's been a while since I did a feature like this so here's something some of you might find of use if buying used gear. So when I got this KH1 to...

    Version_6
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    07-19-2015, 03:54 AM Go to last post
  15. How to make long straight cuts  
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    Okay so my wife has some really nice looking barn board (9 ft x 13 inches x 1.5 inches) The boards are flat but the sides are wavy. It's like a...

    frankcastle
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    07-13-2015, 01:07 AM Go to last post
  16. Peavey 412MS - conversion project?  
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    So here's a strange Idea I have. I've been trying to sell my Peavey 412MS cab (haven't been trying very hard) but it's basically purely made for...

    Soopahmahn
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    07-12-2015, 09:06 PM Go to last post
  17. Trial and error gets ugly  

    But it works! I was inspired by the other MG member's thread showing a window lock to block the tremolo on my circa 90ish charvel. I now have a...

    Magilla
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    07-12-2015, 06:58 PM Go to last post
  18. The Transformation Begins.... do you see?  
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    I love my RG7, but I could tell it had something inside that needed to get out. I loved the look of the plain oiled mahogany but there where a few...

    bigdave
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    07-12-2015, 02:57 AM Go to last post
  19. Pickups for my PRS Baritone  
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    So, after playing it a while and really kinda digging it, I've decided I'm keeping my PRS SE Baritone even if it's just to have fun with once in a...

    Assault Bacon
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    07-06-2015, 06:50 PM Go to last post
  20. Only the manliest spring silencers will do  
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    :flex:

    Mattayus
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    07-06-2015, 01:29 PM Go to last post


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