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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. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
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    12-30-2015, 12:15 PM Go to last post
  14. 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
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    12-28-2015, 02:17 PM Go to last post
  15. Using an unlocked floyd rose nut neck with a fixed bridge  
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    Is it Ok to do this? I have a Zion neck that I am going to get a new body for here soon. I would like to get rid of the floyd rose and go with a...

    7deadlysins
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    12-27-2015, 02:43 AM Go to last post
  16. Jim Root Wiring Diagram  
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    Hi there guys, I have a quick question, wondering if someone knows or have a EMG diagram like the one used on Jim Root's guitar? I mean, 2 humbuckers...

    arturocivit
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    12-23-2015, 01:36 PM Go to last post
  17. Daemoness Guitars vlog coming soon.  

    Posting this here since I'm sure this will interest some of you. The bossmen behind Daemoness Guitars are releasing their first Vlog in just over two...

    BStobart
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    12-21-2015, 04:20 PM Go to last post
  18. Ibanez Rg 7420 brought back to life  
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    So a couple of years bacj, I bought a first gen Ibanez RG7420 . Or pieces of it, I should say. One of the problems was that the wood around the Floyd...

    Waltheer
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    12-17-2015, 10:15 PM Go to last post
  19. Ibanez partsmutt  
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    So, my (almost finished) latest project: Ibanez RG partsmutt Its a early 450 body I bought from someone through here a couple of years ago. The...

    Waltheer
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    12-17-2015, 06:10 PM Go to last post
  20. Custom airbrushed old jackson  
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    I airbrush/paint for a living and finally found the time to paint this old body i've had laying around. its an old low end jackson im pretty sure,...

    thedownside
    • Replies: 34
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    12-16-2015, 05:32 PM Go to last post


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