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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. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
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    12-16-2015, 05:32 PM Go to last post
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    12-10-2015, 11:16 PM Go to last post
  9. Floyd Rose Original 1000 Whammy Bar replacement  

    Does anyone know where can I get a Floyd Rose Original 1000 Whammy Bar replacement? I tried ordering from FloydRose.com and they're charging...

    Atomant
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    12-07-2015, 11:36 PM Go to last post
  10. Strat neck + knife = floyd shelf!!  
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    Behold! I actually did it! I found a cheap Squier Showmaster during the weekend (I bought it for the EMG HSS set for another guitar, but the Squier...

    Rocka_Rollas
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    12-02-2015, 09:27 AM Go to last post
  11. Step by step guide to fret polishing, pic heavy  
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    Well I got my new angelus and as it was a case queen, the frets were highly tarnished. Figured now would be a perfect time to do another how to. Make...

    Version_6
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    11-30-2015, 07:03 PM Go to last post
  12. Loose strap-pin screw.  
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    Hello all, thought I'd pick your collective brains of this one. One of the strap pins on my RG470 has drilled out and is now loose in it's hole...

    xUnsanex
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    11-24-2015, 05:13 PM Go to last post
  13. Possibly dumb question: power flickering while playing amp  
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    Today, I took a sick day (because I feel miserable), and decided to play a bit on my ROV. Whilst playing, the power flickered on and off a couple...

    Jeff
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    11-19-2015, 10:41 AM Go to last post
  14. "Blend" knob with a center detent?  
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    Backstory here - I have this old Indonesian-made Squier P-bass with two J-bass pickups in it that I've actually been having a lot of fun playing...

    Drew
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    11-18-2015, 01:10 PM Go to last post
  15. Attn: Toe Knee Plexi questions  
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    So I picked up a 59 plexi clone and I was wonder what you guys would do for mods to one? The thing sound really good but I wish it a bad an FX loop...

    Boots-Paul
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    11-15-2015, 02:08 PM Go to last post
  16. Kinda NAD: Seen as though the weather is getting colder.  
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    I figured I would fire up the soldering station. More to follow.

    Toe-Knee
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    11-14-2015, 07:56 PM Go to last post
  17. Attn: Guys who make your own cables  
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    What do you use? I've been using a solderless George L's cable for years, but for whatever reason periodically it gets a little scratchy and I...

    Drew
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    11-12-2015, 05:15 PM Go to last post
  18. Busted Sperzel Tuner, Salvageable?  

    The little tab/alignment thingy busted clean off (see photo) one of my Sperzel locking tuners during installation last night. Any chance I can still...

    webmaestro
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    11-07-2015, 07:37 PM Go to last post
  19. Sterling JP-70 Pickup Wiring  

    Hello Everyone! I am currently in the middle of a little project I am doing. Where I am swapping the pickups, Pots, and 3 way switch in my new...

    SPOOK0999
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    11-02-2015, 01:13 PM Go to last post


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