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Tech articles, how-tos, wiring, fretwork, soldering, refinishing, switching and any other DIY.

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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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    06-22-2014, 07:47 PM 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. 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, 07:13 PM Go to last post
  2. 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, 04:27 PM Go to last post
  3. 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, 11:08 PM Go to last post
  4. 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, 07:16 AM Go to last post
  5. 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, 10:36 PM Go to last post
  6. 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, 09:56 PM Go to last post
  7. 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, 02:00 AM Go to last post
  8. 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, 05:57 PM Go to last post
  9. 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, 06:17 AM Go to last post
  10. 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, 02:38 AM Go to last post
  11. So I'm tryin to make a guitar see..  
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    I really haven't a clue what I'm doing; this will be my first build ever:metal: Any advice would be much appreciated :D specs: walnut neck thru...

    Empryrean
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    07-03-2011, 03:12 AM Go to last post
  12. RG7620 w/ OFR7  

    I am just bringing this over from SS.org where I did it almost 3 years ago Hope this helps for anyone

    Cameron
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    07-02-2011, 05:50 PM Go to last post
  13. Instrument quality wood, where do you get it?  

    Online I guess. I'm trying to get some places with quality lumber online because I don't know any places in the WI/ILL area. Is stuff on eBay...

    Nyarlath
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    07-02-2011, 03:32 AM Go to last post
  14. Boogie Rail Trem  
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    Their page seems a little... kitchy, but it seems like an interesting idea Boogie Rail

    Max
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    06-27-2011, 09:47 PM Go to last post
  15. I AM HAVING A WOOD  

    Made my way over to woodworkers source today, and snagged some cool stuff Rosewood neck through blank :wub: Black Korina Body coming up (Orange...

    Max
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    06-19-2011, 08:36 AM Go to last post
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    06-16-2011, 07:23 PM Go to last post
  16. is this guitar worth fixing up? is it worthless "as is?"  
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    here's some photos: jeffreyjamesmusic.com/GUITAR/index.html There exists only two of these guitars. They were made by someone in the fox valley...

    pixeltarian
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    06-14-2011, 09:54 PM Go to last post
  17. Unusual pickup advice request.  
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    Ok, so, I see a lot of people asking advice on pickups that will bring out the tonal intricacies of their setup. I mean, when you have £2k worth of...

    InTheRavensName
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    06-13-2011, 08:13 AM Go to last post
  18. So ABM seems to be making a piezo floyd  

    So ABM seems to be making a piezo floyd. Go to their page (ABM- High Quality Guitar Parts), and click on new products, and you get a few pictures and...

    Max
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    06-12-2011, 03:14 PM Go to last post
  19. intonation - shorter scale guitars  
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    is the phenomina of guitars being less in tune when chording shapes in higher registers more drastic on guitars with shorter scale lengths?

    Oogadee Boogadee
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    06-09-2011, 02:24 PM Go to last post


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