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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. 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
  2. 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
  3. [PicStory] LSR Locking Tuners ~20pics  
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    I had some LSR tuners sitting around in a ziplock bag, and I decided that they are way too cool not to have on my RG7. So here's the patient: ...

    Ryan
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    07-23-2011, 04:15 AM Go to last post
  4. Line 6 pod Studio GX  

    ok i know i probably shoulda asked before i made the purchase but i couldnt pass up the $50 us dollar price tag :rofl: so now that i done made the...

    hellrazr66
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    07-20-2011, 01:12 PM Go to last post
  5. Everything Multimeter.  

    What functions or features would one want in a multimeter to cover anything guitar and amp related? Capacitance, temperature, amperage, ratings? ...

    child as audience
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    07-17-2011, 06:11 AM Go to last post
  6. Tremstops  
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    Work great. :yesway: Products Just slapped one in my Carvin. "Install" time was about 9 seconds, and 3 of that was switching from the drill bit...

    Chris
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    07-16-2011, 12:31 AM Go to last post
  7. Takeuchi TRS-101 Floyd Rose  

    does anyone know anything about these floyds? and have you played around with one?

    hellrazr66
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    07-15-2011, 09:22 PM Go to last post
  8. Drop D question.  
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    k im sure this has been posted/asked a million times but is there some way i can drop my e string down one step and back up as i need to with out...

    hellrazr66
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    07-15-2011, 04:35 AM Go to last post
  9. Charvel so-cal snow white and some issues....help  

    I received a new guitar for my birthday, a charvel pro-mod snow white. the setup from this guitar was not done properly and the 6 and 5 string buzz...

    Kayhen
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    07-13-2011, 03:10 PM Go to last post
  10. Truss Rod Shim?  

    So after all the electronics/hardware mods to my tele I'm trying to get the action nice and low and noticed buzz problems on the middle of the neck. ...

    Flak
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    07-12-2011, 09:22 AM Go to last post
  11. Pickup under pickguard  
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    Just got this idea. I love the look of a single pickup guitar (as one of my V's are) but I sometimes miss having a neck pickup for clean tones. I...

    7deadlysins
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    07-11-2011, 06:13 PM Go to last post
  12. Soldano SLO clone build in progress  
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    I wasn't really sure where to post this and finally decided to place it here. So far i have all the PCB's populated and the Chassis drilled and...

    Toe-Knee
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    07-11-2011, 03:27 PM Go to last post
  13. Telecaster Upgrade  

    I liked the MIM Tele in natural ash that I got at the beginning of July so much I figured I had to put some loving into it. For my first foray...

    Flak
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    07-09-2011, 10:08 PM Go to last post
  14. Instrument Care  
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    What does everyone use? What do you like? I've used some of the Ernie Ball wonder wipes. I actually like their fretboard conditioners. I've...

    jaxadam
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    07-09-2011, 06:16 AM Go to last post
  15. N00b question...  

    I'm looking to re wire my strat and get new volume and tone pots and a new switch. I'm gonna get the proper Fender 250k vol pot. Do I get the...

    Joel
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    07-08-2011, 09:36 PM Go to last post
  16. Installing Sperzel tuning pegs on an Ibanez RG headstock  
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    Just making it's own thread for this, since I definitely Googled like hell to try and find someone else that did it. :lol: This is a total repost of...

    Chris
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    07-08-2011, 08:56 PM Go to last post
  17. Oversized cab dimensions?  

    So the guitar player in my band has the idea to replicate something like a Mesa Recto Oversize or Orange PPC style cab in his spare time, however...

    HamBungler
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    07-06-2011, 01:00 AM Go to last post
  18. Feeler Gauges?  

    I'm wondering which feeler gauges to get for doing set-ups. Are these a good set? Spark Plug Gauge 0.004 to 0.027 Inch | eBay

    Nyarlath
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    07-05-2011, 04:57 PM Go to last post
  19. Need tech help... Engl humming(with video)  

    Hey! I bought a Engl Savage 60 this past weekend and while it sounds great it has this really annoying hum that I haven't experienced before going on...

    Ola Englund
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    07-05-2011, 05:17 AM Go to last post
  20. A Paisley Stratocasater: How to go about making one?  
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    I've got a Stratocaster body that's been sitting in my closet now for ages waiting for me to decide on a finish. I'm a big fan of the look of the...

    Buzz
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    07-04-2011, 01:38 AM Go to last post


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