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  1. 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, 08:54 AM Go to last post
  2. 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, 10:23 AM Go to last post
  3. 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, 09:10 AM Go to last post
  4. 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, 08:06 PM Go to last post
  5. 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, 08:42 PM Go to last post
  6. 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, 11:02 AM Go to last post
  7. 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, 03:04 AM Go to last post
  8. 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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    06-22-2014, 07:47 PM 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, 11:08 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, 01:41 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, 08:02 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, 05:48 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, 06:10 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, 05:40 PM Go to last post
  1. 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, 08:03 PM Go to last post
  2. 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, 06:13 PM Go to last post
  3. 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, 11:41 AM Go to last post
  4. "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, 02:10 PM Go to last post
  5. 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, 03:08 PM Go to last post
  6. 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, 08:56 PM Go to last post
  7. 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, 06:15 PM Go to last post
  8. 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, 08:37 PM Go to last post
  9. 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, 02:13 PM Go to last post
  10. For you beginners playing Gibson/LP style guitars.  

    There are some good tips in this vid. I know this is old hat for veterans, but for some just starting out there are a few great stringing and neck...

    Flexkill
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    10-23-2015, 04:02 PM Go to last post
  11. Toggle switch for EMG 18v mod  

    Can I use a regular on/on miniswitch for turning 18v mod on and off? I wanna have this for my HSS guitar for some versitility. And how would I...

    Rocka_Rollas
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    10-15-2015, 10:53 PM Go to last post
  12. Bridge/trem support/sleeve before or after painting?  

    I have an area51 guitar body I'm about to get painted but, I want to know if it's easier/better to place in the trem/bridge posts before or after...

    Peteus
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    10-13-2015, 12:12 PM Go to last post
  13. Where to source red pickup covers/switches/pots/tuner buttons?  

    Hi guys, I am planning to upgrade my completely black RG550 by putting red pickup covers, a red volume pot, red button on the blade switch and...

    Skadsson
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    10-13-2015, 11:53 AM Go to last post
  14. Scope out Uncle Ben's crazy new apocalyptic fallout finish!  
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    Hey guys!!! So after doing swirls for years now, my mind got restless and started wondering "but what else can i do to make a gigantic mess at my...

    BenEllerGuitars
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    10-13-2015, 03:46 AM Go to last post
  15. Best book for learning to do setups  
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    I know the basics, but I am looking for something that will give me insights into the details of doing setups. What out there is good?

    Matt C
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    10-12-2015, 04:15 PM Go to last post
  16. PSA: Buy some fret polishing erasers  
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    Fret Polishing Rubber Erasers 1000 Grit Set of 2 - Philadelphia Luthier Tools & Supplies, LLC These things are friggin' AWESOME. They're easier...

    noodles
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    10-06-2015, 10:53 PM Go to last post
  17. Ibanez Gio GRX40 Heavily Modded (Pics Heavy)  
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    Hi guys, Some months ago I got this Ibanez from a friend for 20Ä +/-. Yes I know firewood for all of you and i though the exact same when i got...

    mpexus
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    09-30-2015, 06:14 PM Go to last post
  18. Help! In tube H@*L. Oh the shame of it all....  

    Okay guys, bear with me please. You guys have way more experience with tube amps than I. :yesway: I have located the bad tube that caused me to lose...

    dlsmith976
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    09-29-2015, 08:04 PM Go to last post
  19. Verify (or not) my suspicion...Amp problem content.  

    Okay guys, I've got a Randall RD45H that has 3/12AX7 pre-amp, 2/6L6 power tubes, and one tube that appears to be slightly lager than the 12AX7s....

    dlsmith976
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    09-28-2015, 11:01 PM Go to last post
  20. How do you clean your guitar?  
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    So I have a Wolfgang Special that I haven't touched much since I bought it ages ago. It was really just a result of me trading in junk and the...

    frankcastle
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    09-27-2015, 06:08 AM Go to last post


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