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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. Jackson Dinky Cleanup (Some pics)  
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    A drummer friend of mine brought a guitar around yesterday, his kid is looking to start playing and his brother donated this Jackson to him a few...

    Demeyes
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    09-01-2011, 04:18 AM Go to last post
  2. Attn Builders: Reshaping Headstocks?  

    I'm considering a build based off an existing neck, but I'm wondering about reshaping the headstock to be "pointier", say from an inline Fender-ish...

    James
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    08-25-2011, 02:03 PM Go to last post
  3. intonation problems?  

    I can not for the life of me get my low b to sound quite right, I've intonated using the 12th fret harmonic and 12th fret perfectly, but the low b...

    drache713
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    08-24-2011, 03:50 AM Go to last post
  4. Fret sprout?  
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    While playing one of my guitars last night, I noticed that one fret (the 21st) was raised on the treble side, causing a pleasant but completely out...

    elq
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    08-23-2011, 05:24 PM Go to last post
  5. Some ideas to toss around  
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    I've been trying to spec out a custom that I'd like to build at some point with the help of my dad and a different local guy(:lol:). I just had a...

    Nyarlath
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    08-22-2011, 08:02 AM Go to last post
  6. A screw loose. No, really.  

    Hey chaps, just a quick question. I just bought a new 4 string and I love everything about it, it feels great, and it sounds like the devil, which...

    98HondaCivic
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    08-22-2011, 04:14 AM Go to last post
  7. Locking Tuners for 7421  

    Hey gentlemen, I recently scored $200 gift card from a relative for a music store, now this isn't really enough money to buy a new guitar (worth...

    stealthtastic
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    08-16-2011, 06:36 AM Go to last post
  8. Lo-Pro Edge and Floyd Rose trem blocks interchangeable?  

    Does anyone know if it's possible to use a Floyd trem block on an Ibanez Lo-Pro Edge trem? Somehow, after a few years of having the guitar set up...

    WarriorOfMetal
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    08-16-2011, 06:13 AM Go to last post
  9. Let's discuss the Tremsetter  
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    Vai uses them, and I think it's safe to say that he uses his bar more than most of us. Vai.com: All About EVO Anyone running this setup?

    Chris
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    08-16-2011, 12:55 AM Go to last post
  10. hydrographic printing  

    Dudes and dudettes,if there are any on here. I do remember one that was defending the left side toan tool. Has anyone tried using this Alsa Corp |...

    StrangeWings
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    08-15-2011, 05:29 AM Go to last post
  11. Guitar builders: Is this a stupid idea?  
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    In the spirit of manly-unskilled-DIY :flex: I was thinking I could improve the upper fret access on my cheapo acoustic by removing a small section of...

    Rich
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    08-12-2011, 06:17 PM Go to last post
  12. Locking tuners for my Ibanez SZ???  
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    I want to put a set of locking tuners on my SZ720. Any suggestions on brand or models? Preferably a brushed nickel or brushed chrome look. Send it!

    NJJK
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    08-11-2011, 05:38 AM Go to last post
  13. Body Blank question  

    How thick do I want the blank to be if I want to make an RGA style body and mount a Schaller Hannes to it. I'm finding most claro walnut blanks are...

    Nyarlath
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    08-08-2011, 07:41 PM Go to last post
  14. Man, I love setting up trems.  
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    Just kidding, 5 minutes to dive only is much better. :yesway:

    Chris
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    08-08-2011, 02:45 AM Go to last post
  15. Fender Strat mod  
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    I ran across this link today and remembered it. Very good site. GuitarNuts.com - Shielding a Tele(tm) I did this mod about 10 years ago and...

    Jumbicat
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    08-07-2011, 02:18 AM Go to last post
  16. Tusk XL(Black) or Bone Nut?  
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    I'm looking to replace the nut on my RGA121 and I wanted to weigh the options and opinions of people on the two materials. What is the general...

    Nyarlath
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    08-06-2011, 03:24 AM Go to last post
  17. Volume pot; need a new one  
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    The volume pot started crackling today when you turn it up and down. so i figure i need to replace the pot in my bass, its a warwick corvette $$. ...

    Angrychair
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    08-02-2011, 07:29 PM Go to last post
  18. Drill press  

    Which of these would you buy? Amazon.com: Rockwell RK7032 10-Inch Drill press: Home Improvement Sears: Online department store featuring...

    Max
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    07-30-2011, 01:00 AM Go to last post
  19. HELP: kahler 2327 rust damage  
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    anyone unfamiliar with my situation should perhaps view a summary on this thread, and please note that i am not wanting to start a flame-war on...

    halsinden
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    07-27-2011, 05:05 PM Go to last post
  20. Parallel to series loop mod on Mesa?  
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    So my rectoverb has the parallel effects loop. I'v got a boss delay and reverb pedals in the loop. It sounds pretty good, but there are some quarky...

    Reverend 7 Strings of Hate
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    07-23-2011, 09:50 PM Go to last post


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