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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. Tung Oil = \m/  
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    One of my roommates picked up an unfinished wood stepstool, and in the past month and change it had begun to show some wear and oxidize a bit and...

    Drew
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    10-12-2010, 07:00 PM Go to last post
  2. Paint or stain this body?  
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    I've got this tele body, and it'll be a while before I have a neck and parts for it, but I figure I can go ahead and figure out what I want to do...

    7deadlysins
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    10-09-2010, 10:13 PM Go to last post
  3. Would this be sacrilege?  
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    I'm thinking of doing the following to my Sherman-restored Ibanez UV777GR. 1. adding a set of Schaller mini-locking tuners (to facilitate quicker...

    shannon
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    10-07-2010, 12:59 AM Go to last post
  4. Faulty Selector Switch (Gibson Les Paul Studio)  

    I have been searching around for any good input on this issue. I'm curious if anyone else has had this issue: Gibson Les Paul Studio (Stock) ...

    warheed
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    10-03-2010, 08:51 PM Go to last post
  5. Timmeh - guitar build picstory  
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    Iíve wanted to build another cherry guitar for a while now, so, on the most recent trip to the lumber yard I picked up a medium figure board that had...

    robanomoly
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    10-03-2010, 04:17 AM Go to last post
  6. Tung oil  
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    Has anyone tung oiled a guitar body? I'm thinking about a Warmoth parts-o-caster, and just oiling the body instead of having it painted. My...

    ‹berschall
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    10-02-2010, 03:01 PM Go to last post
  7. Need some help finding parts. 3/8 inch solderless EMG pots,Long Shaft EMG Stereo Jack  

    I would really appreciate it if someone could tell me where to get either of these parts. It seems like all the solderless jacks are the smaller...

    Greg McCoy
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    10-02-2010, 01:12 AM Go to last post
  8. Painting Emg's question  

    I know you can spray paint emg's with out an issue BUT Anyone know if I used the textured stone finish paint, being thicker will it cause a problem...

    Jason
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    10-01-2010, 07:21 PM Go to last post
  9. Graphtech Piezos  
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    Ok, i'm just trying to get my shit together before I buy stuff I don't need. With the Graphtech Piezos, do I have to have the acoustiphonic preamp...

    7deadlysins
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    09-26-2010, 02:11 PM Go to last post
  10. Staining vs. Transparent Finish  

    So I'm not sure which way to go here. I'm gonna do my warmoth up in red. Normally i would stain it red, and do a clear, but i want a super glassy...

    Reverend 7 Strings of Hate
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    09-23-2010, 01:57 PM Go to last post
  11. Alumitone S-S-S for the Strat, thoughts?  
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    Thoughts on this? Buy Lace Alumitone Pre Loaded Pick Guard S/S/S | Prewired Pickguards | Musician's Friend It should fit my Mexi, correct? I...

    Chris
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    09-22-2010, 03:33 PM Go to last post
  12. Guitar Setups for Dummies  
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    Or perhaps newbies is a better description. I'm about to setup my strat. I do a decent enough job on trems (Drew just does it a lot better, haha),...

    Chris
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    09-22-2010, 03:12 PM Go to last post
  13. Mesh, or anyone else that's active-d a double edge piezo setup  

    I'm with one of the uber-engineers at work who solders crazy bomb stuff for a living, and we're going to reset the pots/caps in my 2027 to the proper...

    Chris
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    09-21-2010, 09:06 AM Go to last post
  14. Low Friction Volume/Tone Pots  

    I have some amazing uber low friction pots of some kind in my jackson but they are 25k for the emg 707s. I'm swapping the 707s out and want to get...

    mesh
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    09-20-2010, 05:18 PM Go to last post
  15. Pups for a 28.5 scale 7?  

    So my baritone warmoth is almost here. I just cant decide what pups to go with. I want clarity and mass. This guitar is going to be set up for...

    Reverend 7 Strings of Hate
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    09-18-2010, 11:40 PM Go to last post
  16. Loose straplock buttons  

    I've got a set of Schaller Straplocks on my strat, but the bottom button keeps loosening itself. I'm looking for a solution other than matchsticks...

    Lyle
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    09-18-2010, 07:19 PM Go to last post
  17. Tone/Volume Caps  
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    I'm looking at these: STEWMAC.COM : Capacitors And this: I have a 331 for the volume, but not a 223 for the tone, and I can't find via...

    Chris
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    09-17-2010, 11:40 AM Go to last post
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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


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