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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. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
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    04-27-2016, 08:04 AM Go to last post
  13. swap a lo-pro edge 7 for edge pro 7?  
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    Has anyone made the swap from lo-pro edge 7 to edge pro 7? I've never used the edge pro 7 but the lower profile seems nice. I read somewhere that the...

    fisemper32
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    04-27-2016, 02:52 AM Go to last post
  14. Recc: Stockwell Guitars Fretwork  
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    Just wanna throw a shoutout to Stockwell Guitars for killing it on my RG neck. It needed a pretty drastic fret level so I just decided to go all out...

    Jonathan20022
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    04-25-2016, 11:45 PM Go to last post
  15. Feedback at low volumes after wiring  

    Hi folks! Few days ago I've noticed that even though im using boss NS 2 , I can hear some feedback after palm mutes. I tried to increase threshold on...

    valodex
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    04-23-2016, 01:18 PM Go to last post
  16. This is Why You Suck at Guitar: The Secret to Changing Tunings and Gauges on a Floyd!  
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    True Believers and Floyd Rose Fanatics! The new episode of This is Why You Suck is just for you! Ever wanted to rip your hair out while trying to...

    BenEllerGuitars
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    04-21-2016, 05:53 AM Go to last post
  17. New Project guitar thinking Adrian Smith Clone  
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    Had this late 70s- early 80s strat body kicking around and lots of extra parts. So I decided im going to buy a new neck and black pick guard and...

    dbwells
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    04-16-2016, 06:56 PM Go to last post
  18. Turned a 2x12 combo into a head  
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    Had a Bugera 6262 2x12 laying around that I bought years ago at GC on clearance, was too cheap to pass on. Never really gets played, mostly...

    Slydawg
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    04-15-2016, 02:43 PM Go to last post
  19. Kramer Holoflash refinish  
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    In this thread I will catalog the refinish process of a Kramer Focus 1000, Boots-Paul is sending me soon. I have purchased the correct holoflash...

    Angrychair
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    04-15-2016, 03:38 AM Go to last post
  20. Let's try not to electrocute myself... Documenting my attempt at building an amp  
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    So I decided to build an amp, from parts. Partially due to the confidence gained from fixing a jcm800 and thinking "how hard can it be". Anyway,...

    7 Dying Trees
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    03-29-2016, 10:19 AM Go to last post


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