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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, 04:11 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, 08:54 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, 10:23 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, 09:10 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, 08:06 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, 08:42 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, 11:02 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, 03:04 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, 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. Ibanez SC Series  

    I am looking for this guitar but cant find a pic for it or the correct model for sure? Any help would be appreciated. I looked on Ibanez.com and went...

    harleyguy1976
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    12-31-2016, 06:47 PM Go to last post
  2. Schaller 4201, Thougths?  

    So in my surfing of the internet, I happen to come across this top mount tremolo, that could be fitted to a guitar without routing or without needing...

    DeathMetalWill
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    12-31-2016, 02:44 AM Go to last post
  3. ATTN: King V owners  
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    Hi lads, if anyone has a Jackson King V, could you please measure the width across the ends of the wings for me? I'm hoping to build something in...

    BStobart
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    12-23-2016, 06:39 PM Go to last post
  4. Stuck saddle in a Ibby ZR Trem  

    While in the process of re-stringing and cleaning up an Ibby S that I'm going to list FS for a buddy, we found that we couldn't get the E or A bridge...

    Leon
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    12-22-2016, 11:53 AM Go to last post
  5. What type of sealant for this sort of finish?  
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    This was my red Charvel San Dimas body. I stripped it back in the hopes of having an oil finish, but the alder underneath was paint-grade (duh) not...

    Mattayus
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    12-21-2016, 08:29 PM Go to last post
  6. Jem- refret or just level and dress?  
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    Hi guys, just wondering if you could share some opinions on this? I've been meaning to get my Jem's frets sorted out as they're ridiculously small...

    BStobart
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    12-19-2016, 10:21 AM Go to last post
  7. Need diagram for single pickup and volume pot only  
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    Where can i find something like this?

    Professor Squidbeard
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    12-12-2016, 07:36 AM Go to last post
  8. Refret, Fret Level or?  
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    So, I've noticed thi9s evening that my old trusty PWH has issues when fretting the first fret, messed about with action, and much the same problem,...

    7 Dying Trees
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    12-03-2016, 06:36 PM Go to last post
  9. Gotoh Locking Nut replacement  

    I want to start changing the Chrome Hardware on my LTD ST 203 FR to Black and later on replacing the crap FR Special by a Gotoh one. Starting slow...

    mpexus
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    11-27-2016, 12:04 PM Go to last post
  10. Locking Tuners - High E Post Won't Grip, String Slips Out  
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    I have locking tuners, and for some reason the post on the high E will not grip the string. I poke it through, crank the hell out of the thumbscrew,...

    webmaestro
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    11-26-2016, 12:46 AM Go to last post
  11. Scotch-Brite pad + back of guitar neck = WOW  

    This technique may be old news to a lot of you. I've known about it for quite some time as well, but never actually tried it--until a few nights ago....

    webmaestro
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    11-24-2016, 08:48 PM Go to last post
  12. Locking nut upgrade  

    Recently, I bought a Gotoh top-screw nut, but the mounting screw hole spread is 2mm wider on the Gotoh. Are toothpicks & superglue fine to fill...

    petarkablam
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    11-23-2016, 09:23 PM Go to last post
  13. DIY: P90 pickups for seven string  
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    It's been a while since I've built anything guitar related, so, here we go... The P90 pickups I made for the eight string sounded so much better...

    robanomoly
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    11-16-2016, 10:41 PM Go to last post
  14. Satin finish - finger grease stains  
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    My Jackson DKMG with satin black finish, is now only part satin and a lot of fingergrease black finish. It was my main live guitar for about 4...

    Gregory
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    11-05-2016, 08:49 PM Go to last post
  15. Coloring roasted maple?  
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    I was thinking about if I got for example an all roasted maple neck but want a sort of "ebony look" Can I just dye the maple with anything I would...

    Rocka_Rollas
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    11-02-2016, 02:46 PM Go to last post
  16. NODD: BYOC Classic Overdrive Kit  
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    Ok, so I've been slowly working on this for a while now (did the PCB board in one go, and then the rest of it on Sunday night, finishing minutes...

    Drew
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    10-27-2016, 06:04 PM Go to last post
  17. Removable dive-only blocker for ZPS tremolos  

    Here's something I made a week ago and it's still holding up so I feel okay with posting it. The amounts of wood and the big holes in them make this...

    petarkablam
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    10-11-2016, 12:20 PM Go to last post
  18. First run at modding an RG  

    So i bought an RG120 off Crgslst for $80 to hack on while the band is on hiatus. Figured i'd post up Stainless frets re-levelled fretboard...

    kenshi
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    10-07-2016, 06:12 PM Go to last post
  19. Building laminate necks  

    On my Les Paul build, I've made a neck that I'm not very happy with as it has come out pretty messy in general, with the whole thing being too thin,...

    BStobart
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    10-03-2016, 09:10 AM Go to last post


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