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Tech articles, how-tos, wiring, fretwork, soldering, refinishing, switching and any other DIY.

  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. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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, 07:44 PM Go to last post
  15. 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, 10:18 PM Go to last post
  16. 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, 07:22 AM Go to last post
  17. 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, 02:27 PM Go to last post
  18. Moved: NPD: Vintage "JBJ" Duncan JB  

    jacksonplayer
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    06-21-2015, 01:12 AM Go to last post
  19. 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, 05:57 PM Go to last post
  20. 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, 03:55 PM Go to last post


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