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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. Looking for SSS pickguard for Ibanez RG2550  

    Where do you get a custom part like that? A search on ebay turned up SSS pickguard for RG550. Will that work on my 2550?

    frankcastle
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    09-25-2016, 09:46 AM Go to last post
  2. NKD: New Kit Day - Box of Krunch  
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    Just picked one of these up after too long spent pondering the JHS Charlies/Timmons... Box of Krunch It appears to be based on the MI Box of...

    astrocreep
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    09-20-2016, 08:35 AM Go to last post
  3. 1/4" Covers  
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    I finally got around to putting some of these in... It's a bit hard to see, but they are little 1/4" jack covers. They pop into 1/4" jacks,...

    Leon
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    09-15-2016, 08:29 PM Go to last post
  4. For those with chained pedal power. A solution.  

    So i had an issue at practice a few weeks ago with my volume cutting out. (At least that's what i thought it was.) In diagnosing this problem i...

    kenshi
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    09-09-2016, 04:38 PM Go to last post
  5. PRS - Tremolo setup  

    Is there a video (hell even a set of instuctions with pics would do) that explains how to setup a tremolo on a PRS? Im mainly looking at how to...

    spilla
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    09-09-2016, 04:35 AM Go to last post
  6. My octavia project  
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    So I really, really like the Octavia circuit. So I built one on vero with a few mods that I thought might be fun. I was going to just keep it on a...

    beneharris
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    09-06-2016, 10:09 AM Go to last post
  7. The Banana Fret Leveling System  
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    Let me just start this by saying this beats the SHIT out of the file-and-sharpie leveling system. Compared to the sharpie and file method, this is...

    petarkablam
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    09-01-2016, 11:14 AM Go to last post
  8. Customized truss rod covers, poker chips, etc  
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    This is where I've been getting my customized truss rod covers and poker chips... Truss Rod Covers - Custom Engraved - Page 1 - Philadelphia...

    Leon
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    08-31-2016, 09:36 PM Go to last post
  9. New dumpster power amp day - how to wire this to a cab?  

    So I literally found this Crown XLS 402 power amp next to a dumpster yesterday. No idea if it works, but it does power up. The only use for it I...

    BaptizedBurning
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    08-21-2016, 05:31 PM Go to last post
  10. Thinking of modding my RG, is this a stupid idea?  
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    Some of you may remember the RG2020X I got earlier this year... Well, I don't think I included this in the NGD thread, but upon arrival, I found...

    BStobart
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    08-20-2016, 12:13 PM Go to last post
  11. Cheapest place to find an OFR-7?  

    Just as the title says I'm looking around for an OFR-7 and tend to find them in the $250-ish range and was wondering if there is anywhere cheaper...

    HamBungler
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    08-11-2016, 05:33 PM Go to last post
  12. In the distant future... REFINISH WARS dum dum da dum da da dum da da dum  

    I'm researching the notion of refinishing my flying V - not today or tomorrow, but when I have the disposable funds and the urge becomes...

    Assault Bacon
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    08-08-2016, 04:34 PM Go to last post
  13. got an old gibson RD, one fret is weird  

    when i play it, it kinda frets out and kinda plays two notes at once. i's really weird. is it being caused by the frets themselves or is the neck...

    Professor Squidbeard
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    08-02-2016, 02:55 PM Go to last post
  14. Buffered Y-splitter/DI box  

    Whilst recording some DI tracks earlier I realised that I hate VST amp sins. I have no DI box so I thought that I should remedy the situation. ...

    Toe-Knee
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    07-31-2016, 10:15 PM Go to last post
  15. I present to you the Overlord of Music  
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    :lol: Rhythm in Jump Dancing Close to You https://reverb.com/item/2628096-ibanez-style-overlord-of-music-low-pro-edge-style-2002-chrome-mik

    Cameron
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    07-27-2016, 11:01 PM Go to last post
  16. Odd wiring issue... volume pot not doing anything?  

    As the title says, it's a bourns pot I have in a LTD. Everything works but the volume pot does nothing. The pickups are always on. It was working...

    7deadlysins
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    07-25-2016, 06:08 PM Go to last post
  17. Action Height? ......C'mon Rocka, this has got you written all over it !!! :)  

    So after a wonderful set up and a little bit of filing the base of my locknut i have got my action height really low with no fretbuzz. Woo Hoo. ...

    Stryder
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    07-24-2016, 02:18 PM Go to last post
  18. Upgrade to Gotoh Floyd ?  
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    My Jackson came with a Floyd Rose Special and it's very special, just not in any good way ! It's black and the replacement i want is also gloss...

    Stryder
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    07-23-2016, 11:39 AM Go to last post
  19. Big Thank you for excellent work on my guitar - Mattayus.  

    I just wanted to say a massive thank you to Mattayus for the work he did on my Jackson Soloist SLX. I asked Matt to to a general set up and fret...

    Stryder
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    07-23-2016, 08:45 AM Go to last post
  20. Lets make a tube screamer  
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    First lets order a fucking ton of parts. This was $20 shipped from Tayda electronics with a 15% off code I found on their facebook page, took a...

    Swyse
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    07-15-2016, 08:31 PM Go to last post


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