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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. I got a package in the mail.  

    The mailman arrived with a package. Ohh goody, I like getting stuff in the mail. :D Time to open it. Will this do... HELL NO!

    HaGGuS
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    09-17-2010, 12:49 AM Go to last post
  2. No straplocks = RG1527 Refinish  
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    So just because you don't play live with a guitar doesn't mean that you shouldn't have straplocks. Lesson learned. Guitar go boom. Anyway, time...

    Seanbabs
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    09-16-2010, 06:38 PM Go to last post
  3. RG2027 Mini 500k Pots  

    These guys here: STEWMAC.COM : Specialty Control Pots #3477 - those are the correct replacements for this guy right? I have fullsize pots, but...

    Chris
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    09-13-2010, 10:17 PM Go to last post
  4. DIY Microphones?  

    Anyone have any details on how to make a mic or anything like that?

    Professor Squidbeard
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    09-12-2010, 05:42 PM Go to last post
  5. Submitting tech articles  

    Welcome to the new tech/article forum! Anyone can post, please be as descriptive as possible and include pictures if applicable. Once approved, your...

    Chris
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    09-10-2010, 03:44 PM Go to last post
  6. New-ish forum  

    This has been here a while, but buried under the Articles tab where it was by and large ignored. Instead of articles, please use this for things...

    Chris
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    09-09-2010, 04:36 PM Go to last post
  7. The Ibanez EX Overhaul Thread  
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    Since I'm doing a bunch of shit to my favorite axe, I figure I'll do some before/after/durings. I've had this since I was young enough to think that...

    Chris
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    09-08-2010, 10:32 PM Go to last post
  8. Ibanez RG2027 Wiring Diagram  
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    I had one from Shannon/Mesh when I got the guitar, but I've no idea what the hell I did with it and don't want to hose my piezo, or trace wires for...

    Chris
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    09-05-2010, 09:51 PM Go to last post
  9. Best site for replacement RG switches?  
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    I need a 3 and a 5 way, and the local shops only have Strat style switches in stock. These are for a pair of RGs. Where does an aspiring...

    Chris
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    08-22-2010, 01:26 AM Go to last post
  10. Jackson Stealth project begins...  
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    And immediately I'm confronted with something infuriating; the trem posts are not standard, from what I can tell. I already own a fully working...

    Stitch
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    07-01-2010, 10:39 AM Go to last post
  11. Wiring gurus...would this be feasible?  
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    OK, you may recall that wiring arrangement I came up with a while ago... Well, after mulling it over further, I've refined the idea a little, and...

    distressed_romeo
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    06-23-2010, 03:42 PM Go to last post
  12. Workbench question: What if it's a Satin finish?  

    I know that if you wanted to refinish your axe, you need to remove the gloss and paint job to get to the bare wood. But what if it's a satin...

    sami
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    06-16-2010, 03:54 PM Go to last post
  13. Rewiring my SLSMG (Grounding? Potentiometers? Where to find a three way oak grigsby?)  
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    So I ordered a calibrated set of Bare Knuckle painkillers (from nick) and they should be here soon. I'm putting them into my jackson slsmg, the old...

    Greg McCoy
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    03-07-2010, 11:00 PM Go to last post
  14. Poll: Should I refinish my V-250? (again)  

    Prompted by Drew's stripping thread I was like natural looked okay on this, lol. Anyway...

    Kagami
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    02-07-2010, 06:26 PM Go to last post
  15. JPM wiring?  
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    OK, so I've been trying to wire up a JPM style wiring in my RG6CSD, which came equipped with a 4PDT switch in it. I'm wiring a Bareknuckle VHII on...

    Lozek
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    02-05-2010, 06:48 PM Go to last post
  16. Nostalgia Blue build picstory (many pics)  
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    It was over a year ago when my best friend told me about this pear tree in his back yard. Tall, feeble, painfully arching and giving way under its...

    robanomoly
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    12-17-2009, 08:21 PM Go to last post
  17. Best place for a refinish?  

    Title pretty much sums it up. I've just traded my RG370DX for a Star (shaped) axe from a no-name company, but the kid wanted $225 shipped for it and...

    MFB
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    06-21-2009, 01:11 AM Go to last post
  18. Staining A Guitar Body  
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    This thread is in relation to my S7420 refinish project, but I decided to start a new thread for it since it may become useful to others in the...

    zepp
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    06-15-2009, 07:34 PM Go to last post
  19. Guitar refinishing and rebuild project!  
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    I've been planning for a while to refinish the body from my first electric guitar, and slap some better parts onto it to create a Parts-O-Caster of...

    zepp
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    06-13-2009, 12:56 AM Go to last post
  20. RG350 : What to do, what to do?  
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    Cross-posting for best results :lol: So, I'm sitting here with the my Ibanez RG350 that was free from the Rockstar Mayhem Fest giveaway, and it...

    MFB
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    06-03-2009, 05:43 PM Go to last post


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