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  1. 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, 08:54 AM Go to last post
  2. 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, 10:23 AM Go to last post
  3. 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, 09:10 AM Go to last post
  4. 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, 08:06 PM Go to last post
  5. 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, 08:42 PM Go to last post
  6. 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, 11:02 AM Go to last post
  7. 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, 03:04 AM Go to last post
  8. 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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    06-22-2014, 07:47 PM 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, 11:08 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, 01:41 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, 08:02 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, 05:48 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, 06:10 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, 05:40 PM Go to last post
  1. 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, 07:50 PM Go to last post
  2. Only the manliest spring silencers will do  
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    :flex:

    Mattayus
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    07-06-2015, 02:29 PM Go to last post
  3. Redoing my PRS SE 22  
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    So, my wife bought me a PRS SE22 a few years ago and it was my main instrument for quite awhile until I got my ibanez prestige. Well, I've decided to...

    asmegin
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    07-01-2015, 08:44 PM Go to last post
  4. Upgrading my RG7421  

    I have an old 2000 MiJ RG7421 that's been sitting around the house for a while now, I figured it's time I put a little effort into it and make it a...

    NovaLion
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    06-30-2015, 11:18 PM Go to last post
  5. ESP Eclipse wiring help - Coil spilt - Blending - 2 Vol 2 Tone 1 Push-Push  

    Today i swapped out my JB for a SD Custom, while i was at it i removed the bridge from the push pull, leaving the neck connected so when pushed, it...

    spilla
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    06-26-2015, 08:22 AM Go to last post
  6. Allparts Strap locks  
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    Hello! I've got an NGD on the way soon and like with most of my guitars, I want to put Dunlop Strap locks on it. Problem is that I don't want to...

    BStobart
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    06-25-2015, 03:27 PM Go to last post
  7. Moved: NPD: Vintage "JBJ" Duncan JB  

    jacksonplayer
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    06-21-2015, 02:12 AM Go to last post
  8. Pickup output level problem  

    I bought an Ibanez JPM100 P2 and P3 recently, and the P3 (which is very beaten up) sounds drastically different to the P2. It sounds like single...

    Cassidy
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    06-19-2015, 06:57 PM Go to last post
  9. I cannot remember a year where I had to do so much Trussrod tweaking  
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    damn, it seems like every one of my necks are moving like crazy this year. Even my painted necks (which never seem to move) you guys in the North...

    kmanick
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    06-19-2015, 04:55 PM Go to last post
  10. Bleeding Problem in EMG 57/.66  
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    Hey folks - I noticed something in my EMG 57/66 setup on the Dark Mistress (Schecter Hellraiser Solo 6) - when the switch is on the opposite...

    Assault Bacon
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    06-10-2015, 12:54 AM Go to last post
  11. Previous owner stripped bridge springboard screw  

    So, I had purchased a used RGT42DXFM, and just put in a set of Pegasus/Sentient pickups (holy fuck the amount of solder i had to take off),...

    Larfox
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    06-06-2015, 02:11 PM Go to last post
  12. Wiring help  
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    Alright, so I'm modding my crybaby to hell and back. I've got it set up with a mini toggle to swap between two different inductors, and I was trying...

    beneharris
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    05-28-2015, 10:10 PM Go to last post
  13. Some of the worst wiring over ever seen in a guitar  
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    So I picked up a Tele that is a Baja neck with a Road Worn body. There was some shitty rail pickup in the bridge and when I opened the guitar up I...

    Version_6
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    05-27-2015, 11:13 PM Go to last post
  14. Aaaaand another Kahler problem  
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    Hey all, I've got another problem with my Kahler :ugh: There seems to be a buzz coming from the bridge when I play the low E string. It hasn't...

    BStobart
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    05-25-2015, 07:33 PM Go to last post
  15. cavity shielding, is it worth it?  

    Long story short, is it worth shielding your cavity? Been considering doing it to my RG, I play with high gain and was thinking maybe it will help...

    Angrychair
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    05-22-2015, 06:37 PM Go to last post
  16. Schecter Tuners replacement  
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    Hi guys, I have for some time a low end Schecter (the Omen 6 old version from 2009) and im deciding to try to bump her a bit, i already put a Tone...

    mpexus
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    05-16-2015, 07:50 PM Go to last post
  17. Filler product for maple after repairing a cracked neck  
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    Well I've clamped and glued the neck for the Ibanez RG6CSD2 and due to how it's broken there are some small little slivers of wood missing and micro...

    Version_6
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    05-16-2015, 03:46 AM Go to last post
  18. Bros! Need your help. Cracked neck  
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    I didn't even notice this until my friend played my guitar tonight, but after his discovery i remembered that it did take a pretty hard fall a couple...

    geoffshreds
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    05-13-2015, 05:54 PM Go to last post
  19. What kind of FLoyd, OFR7 or licensed?  
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    I got a this old FLoyd 7 string unit (missing some parts) and I'd like to id the whole unit. Is it an OFR7 like I am under the impression it is, or...

    Suho
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    05-12-2015, 10:07 PM Go to last post
  20. Removing Sharpie Ink From Back of Headstock  
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    The GAS is serious for an olympic white reverse headstock strat at the moment. I found one on Reverb but some dickweed signed his name on the back of...

    jmeezle
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    05-12-2015, 09:23 PM Go to last post


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