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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. 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, 11:37 AM Go to last post
  2. 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, 12:04 AM Go to last post
  3. 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, 11:49 AM Go to last post
  4. 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, 01:15 PM Go to last post
  5. 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, 05:01 AM Go to last post
  6. 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, 04:30 AM Go to last post
  7. 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, 04:29 AM Go to last post
  8. 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, 12:11 AM Go to last post
  9. 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
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    02-03-2016, 06:46 PM Go to last post
  10. Interested in building your own 25.5" scale 7 string?  
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    Musickraft makes necks and bodies as standard items. Crooks also emailed them and they'll do 24 3/4" scale 7 string conversion necks, too. So a...

    Mike
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    02-03-2016, 01:17 PM Go to last post
  11. Electronics experts Ė help required!  
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    Iím trying to make my bandmateís 5153 100W head midi switchable. Iíve found the schematic (here) and knocked up an adaptor box to convert the TRS...

    James
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    02-03-2016, 09:09 AM Go to last post
  12. Wiring Help: 2 Hums, 5 Way, coil split, and blower switch.  

    I need a bit of help figuring out the best way to do this. It's been a while since I wired anything other than 1 pickup with 1 volume knob and i'm a...

    7deadlysins
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    01-27-2016, 05:46 PM Go to last post
  13. Binding an Ibanez neck/headstock? (Adam Elysian can you help?$  

    Hi guys, Ibanez RG maple/rosewood neck, has anyone added binding to one of these? Thinking you may be interested Adam? I foresee it being quite...

    samark
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    01-23-2016, 11:39 PM Go to last post
  14. Pro Tools is now my bitch (with some shiny pics too)  
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    So I was in need of a MIDI controller for Pro Tools to help me when tracking guitar and bass when I'm alone in my studio room. I didn't want to spend...

    cadenhead
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    01-22-2016, 12:27 PM Go to last post
  15. Rewiring my Carvin...suggestions?  

    So I've got 90's Carvin DC400, might be a 200, I don't really know. Either way, its got two passive humbuckers, 4 pots, 3 mini-switches and a 3-way...

    ChainOfThought
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    01-13-2016, 02:36 PM Go to last post
  16. Shutting your floyd up  
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    I'm sure everyone has a trick. My floyd has been chirping and generally making some noise due to the fact that the springs are stretched way out. For...

    Dana
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    01-13-2016, 01:50 PM Go to last post
  17. Types of grounding wire for bridges  
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    For my RG2228 project I have to insert the new posts which when inserted will trap a ground wire in the hole. So I wanted to grab a tough wire such...

    Peteus
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    01-12-2016, 05:47 PM Go to last post
  18. Jackson DK2M trem sucks.  
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    What fits the route?

    Toe-Knee
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    01-07-2016, 01:30 PM Go to last post
  19. New Pedal I'm working on  

    I found the guys over at FSB had traced and put together a perfboard layout for this circuit. I really like the videos, and its a simple circuit, so...

    beneharris
    • Replies: 7
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    12-30-2015, 12:15 PM Go to last post
  20. Upgrading electronics in a pre-CBS Tele  
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    My dad wants to upgrade the electronics in his old Tele, and replace the pickups, for which he's looking at the Texas Specials. For the wiring, he...

    Leon
    • Replies: 43
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    12-28-2015, 02:17 PM Go to last post


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