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  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. Darkglass Tone Capsule preamp installation  
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    I'm putting a tone capsule in my Spector. Components used are two 25k volume pots, one of the 50k tone pots it comes with for bass, and one 50k...

    Angrychair
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    03-18-2016, 09:58 AM Go to last post
  2. Question: Drilling a Newer Ibanez Neck for Rear-Mount Locking Nut  
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    I have an '07 RG1527RB that's pretty beat up, frets and fretboard played to hell, etc. so I'm having a local guitar builder give it a complete...

    webmaestro
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    03-09-2016, 01:41 PM Go to last post
  3. EMG 81 wiring help  

    I'm wiring an 81 into a friend's guitar. It's nothing new to me, but this one is giving me trouble for some reason. Ive wired it according to this...

    geoffshreds
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    03-09-2016, 07:18 AM Go to last post
  4. storage solutions?  

    i'm about to convert some of my paint studio into a little music corner, playing and recording. currently the only place i have to play is in the...

    thedownside
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    03-02-2016, 11:35 PM Go to last post
  5. What do you do if you suspect your house is not grounded properly?  
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    So after tinkering around with my modded marshall I've found that while it produces some noise. A large portion of it disappears when I touch the...

    frankcastle
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    03-02-2016, 07:24 PM Go to last post
  6. Question on push/pull coil tap (attn: Cam)  
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    I want to setup a two humbucker guitar so that I can coil tap both coils at one. The diagram I found shows them tapped when the push pull is up,...

    Matt C
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    02-25-2016, 11:13 PM Go to last post
  7. BBE Sonic Maximizer sound gets wonky after a few minutes of on time  
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    Hey guys, I've got a BBE sonic maximizer that i like to run in the effects loop on my setup. It does this weird thing after a few minutes where...

    brian
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    02-25-2016, 05:09 AM Go to last post
  8. Line 6 Relay Intermittent issue.......fixed?  

    I've been running a Line 6 Relay G90 for a long time, always loved it but run into the same issues as other users have described, intermittent...

    Lozek
    • Replies: 4
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    02-23-2016, 05:18 PM Go to last post
  9. Charvel 475 Deluxe Exotic wiring issue?  

    So I'm normally pretty good about these kinda things, but I'd like a second (or third, fourth, etc) opinion before I just go for a total teardown on...

    Zero
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    02-19-2016, 09:47 AM Go to last post
  10. I've set myself a new challenge.  

    I love my Yeti but I want a King Kong. Nik wont do it in kit form so i'm going to buy one prebuilt as the price is awesome. However I am not a fan...

    Toe-Knee
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    02-18-2016, 11:24 AM Go to last post
  11. Gorgomyte...  

    This shit rocks. My RFR I just got was dirty like the top portion of the picture all the way down the neck. It picked up all this crap...

    beneharris
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    02-17-2016, 11:38 PM Go to last post
  12. Is shielding necessary?  
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    I've never put any in any of my builds. Is this something i should be putting in?

    Dana
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    02-17-2016, 12:37 PM Go to last post
  13. Sudden tuning stability issues. Can't work out why.  
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    My Jackson SLAT3-6 (OFR) has gone to shit as of last week. It's been one of my most solid guitars which I've used live every week since I bought it...

    Mattayus
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    02-17-2016, 01:04 AM Go to last post
  14. Iceman 7 string dimensions?  

    I'm a bit reluctant about my initial idea for my next solid body build and would like to build a 7 string Iceman but I can't find dimensions for...

    BStobart
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    02-15-2016, 12:49 PM Go to last post
  15. Powder coating guitar saddles  

    I'm converting a RG2228 to a swirled green and black version. I want powder coat the saddles. I've chatted to a company about getting the saddles...

    Peteus
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    02-12-2016, 02:15 PM Go to last post
  16. Incoming Project - Have some painting questions  

    I have a project body coming soon that I will be painting and I have a few questions. I plan to use ReRanch products unless you guys have a better...

    7deadlysins
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    02-12-2016, 06:01 AM Go to last post
  17. Kramer single action truss rod: VICTORY!  

    I did my first ever truss rod adjustment and mod at the same time. The neck on my Kramer Forum 1 had too much relief and the truss rod was already...

    Angrychair
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    02-11-2016, 05:30 AM Go to last post
  18. New Pedal Build  
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    So this is a utility pedal more than anything. One of the guys over on madbean designed this, and I thought it was a really cool idea. I kind of took...

    beneharris
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    02-09-2016, 05:29 AM Go to last post
  19. SOLVED! Static Electricity - Les Paul neck  
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    Okay, guys - This is something I don't run into with any other guitar. Somehow, running my hand down the neck of my Les Paul Studio creates...

    Assault Bacon
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    02-09-2016, 01:11 AM Go to last post
  20. Evertune tuning  
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    Hi:-) I hope theres a Evertune expert here. I have a 25,5 scale lenght guitar setup with Evertune in standard tuning. The other day i wanted to...

    Thrane
    • Replies: 11
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    02-03-2016, 07:46 PM Go to last post


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