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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. Drop-in replacement for shitty Jackson tuners?  
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    Must be locking. Must come in black. Does this exist? Google has failed me. :scream2:

    ShawnF
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    06-04-2016, 01:48 PM Go to last post
  2. Installed EMGs in my favorite Warmoth + Rockas special battery cavity!!!  
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    Why change from passives?! My apartment has un-earthed wall sockets and I have noticed all passive pickups make a slight hum. I have no idea I why I...

    Rocka_Rollas
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    06-02-2016, 11:08 AM Go to last post
  3. Need some wiring help  

    I have no clue what is going on with this guitar. It's a Charvel, 2 humbuckers 1 volume, 1 3 way switch. This is a friends axe. I shielded the...

    7deadlysins
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    05-31-2016, 06:49 AM Go to last post
  4. I thought I found a guy that was as picky about wiring as I am...  
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    ...and then at about 38:00 he just stuffs all those wires into the cavity... :( :lol:

    Toshiro
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    05-30-2016, 07:23 AM Go to last post
  5. lacquer on the neck of my Yamaha is splitting-how to fix?  

    When I played it a few days ago the palm of my hand somehow rubbed along the edge of the fretboard and split the paint/lacquer loose on that spot....

    Santuzzo
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    05-29-2016, 10:07 AM Go to last post
  6. Redoing headstock  
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    I've always like matching headstocks and would like to try it out on a RG570. Is this a difficult process and where would I go about getting a new...

    fisemper32
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    05-25-2016, 10:59 PM Go to last post
  7. RG spontaneously going out of tune...  
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    Yo. I keep having a problem of one of my Ibanez fiddles often going on the piss and I've set it up right as far as I know so I'm beginning to suspect...

    BStobart
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    05-24-2016, 04:09 PM Go to last post
  8. Finish on KxK lifting  

    At least that's what I assume is happening. Anyone know how to fix this? I think Rob uses Poly instead of nitro so I don't think I can just use...

    JJ Rodriguez
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    05-21-2016, 12:11 AM Go to last post
  9. Another dumb thread title filled with caps and exclamation marks  
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    I was playing guitar today and I noticed some ugly smell. And then I ran around until I saw smoke coming from my toolbox!!! Apparently I had...

    Rocka_Rollas
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    05-20-2016, 08:18 AM Go to last post
  10. Mad Hatter Solderless Tone Shaping Systems - Anyone Tried Them?  

    So, this came across my feed the other day: Mad Hatter Solderless Tone Shaping Systems Maybe these have been around for awhile and I've just...

    webmaestro
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    05-12-2016, 06:25 PM Go to last post
  11. Blackout wiring question,bridge ground  
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    I need some help here. Do the seymour duncan blackout pickups require you to ground the strings like passive pu's? Emg active pu's do not. ...

    kevin
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    05-10-2016, 11:53 PM Go to last post
  12. Where to get LSR tuners  

    Hi guys So, I've just got a 96 Dave Mustaine KV1 :metal: however, one of the tuners is busted, it seems that the "luthier" that used to "take...

    Gamba
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    05-09-2016, 01:50 PM Go to last post
  13. New Project Day  
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    Finally getting things together to revive my Zion guitar neck. The body is junk (Not a Zion body, something someone had made) which is a shame since...

    7deadlysins
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    05-09-2016, 12:18 AM Go to last post
  14. NPBD: New Project Bass Day // Cort Curbow  

    I've been getting more serious about assembling the tools to get back into writing and recording lately, so I've been scouring eBay and Reverb...

    Randy
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    05-06-2016, 08:27 AM Go to last post
  15. Some minor rig mods and pics - because pics are cool! :)  

    I replaced the stock EVH Celestion speaker in my 5153 1x12 with a Celestion Classic Lead 80 - when "chugging" the notes, the CL80 has a more...

    CCCowboy
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    05-04-2016, 09:39 PM Go to last post
  16. BS' Acoustic build thread  
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    Yo, I study guitar making at the moment (since that's something I've wanted to do for ages) and at my college we're building acoustics at the moment....

    BStobart
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    05-03-2016, 10:26 PM Go to last post
  17. Question: RG570 Neck Repair or Ebay?  

    I inherited a neglected RG570 from my friend and it has been sitting in my closet for far to long! I strung it up and noticed that the neck had a...

    flaxfoot
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    05-02-2016, 07:50 PM Go to last post
  18. Ibanez RGD intonation problem  
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    Guys this my first time posting here. So I have a ibanez RGD7UC with a tight end r bridge. When I try to set the intonation I don't really see the...

    spityura
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    05-02-2016, 03:46 PM Go to last post
  19. stripped saddle screw  

    I was retuning my 570 because the trem was setting low. Upon doing this I also thought I'd check the intonation. So I ended up stripping the low e...

    fisemper32
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    05-01-2016, 05:53 PM Go to last post
  20. Neck polishing/finishing  
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    This one has a neck that was not finished and it's a factory 2nd. The wood feels dry and so I'd like to get it polished up to match the finish on the...

    fisemper32
    • Replies: 8
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    04-27-2016, 08:04 AM Go to last post


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