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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...

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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...

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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

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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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)...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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    03-07-2012, 05:40 PM Go to last post
  1. Started a pedal board need some advice  

    Well I had scrap wood left from making my studio table so...... 11" x 30" oak barn board plus two pieces of MDF with maple finish cut to be 3"...

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    09-26-2015, 03:45 AM Go to last post
  2. Built my own studio/computer table!  
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    Okay my friend gave me the idea of using MDF board, threaded rods, nuts and washers to make shelves. I created a shelf that holds my center channel...

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    09-25-2015, 04:29 PM Go to last post
  3. Fender HM Strat modding time!!!!!!!  

    I just got my HM Strat back from buyer who never paid me so I'm fucking stoked to get this fucker going!!!! When I sold it I had already started...

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    09-24-2015, 11:41 PM Go to last post
  4. Woop Woop Bars F'ing Suck  
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    Kid just brought in an LTD of some sort for a restring. He goes "can you do string changes?" Yeah, absolutely. Then he pulls the guitar out of the...

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    09-24-2015, 05:20 PM Go to last post
  5. recommendatuons for website regarding taking guitars apart etc  

    I have three cheap super strat guitars. One needs a new pot. One has a busted tremelo. One has a dead jack. Since they have no value i was...

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    09-17-2015, 11:45 PM Go to last post
  6. Am I thinking this is harder than it sounds?  

    *Edit, Was supposed to say harder than it sounds... I was thinking, I have some stompboxes that are not MIDI controllable, but I sure would like...

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    09-10-2015, 06:10 PM Go to last post
  7. Weird white-ish streak in rosewood fretboard?  

    Does anyone know what this white-ish color streak in my fretboard is, and how to get rid of it? Will a simple lemon oil fret condition/rub do the...

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    09-10-2015, 01:53 AM Go to last post
  8. Article on setting up a guitar  

    This is good for people that are just getting into setting up guitars. The 12-Step Guide to Electric and Acoustic Guitar Setup | GuitarPlayer

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    09-09-2015, 10:58 PM Go to last post
  9. This is Why You Suck at Guitar: Your Neck Finish Sucks! (oil and wax finish tutorial)  

    Hey kids!!! Uncle Ben here with a brand new episode of This is Why You Suck at Guitar. Typically on this series, i've been giving you the straight...

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    09-07-2015, 10:08 PM Go to last post
  10. Tru Oil and wax neck finish, thoughts ?  
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    Just saw this vid on yt. Seems like a good and simple project for my old 6 string Ibby. Has anyone ever did this on one of their necks ?...

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    09-07-2015, 07:05 PM Go to last post
  11. how to pull trem stud mounts?  

    What's an easy way to do this at home with tools I might have laying around? OFR and strem studs. not overly worried about the finish of the...

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    09-05-2015, 11:47 PM Go to last post
  12. Best Headstock Camera Mount for iPhone 6?  
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    I have an iPhone 6 and would like to start experimenting with headstock-mounted camera angles (for playthrough and demo videos). I've seen a lot...

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    09-05-2015, 08:21 PM Go to last post
  13. Put guitar parts in dishwasher, what to expect?  
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    Had the tailpiece and bridgepiece from my explorer soaking in baths of coke/wd40 in the kitchen because they were still a bit grimy. Went to wash...

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    09-03-2015, 08:47 PM Go to last post
  14. DIY: a tale of two builds at once  
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    There were number of firsts on these builds; some good, some not good, one that made me physically ill and nearly caused me to walk away from...

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    08-29-2015, 08:16 PM Go to last post
  15. NPD some stuff I've been working on  

    Wirelessly posted So I have been building pedals a lot lately and thought I'd throw up the two most recent things I've done. The first is a mad...

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    08-29-2015, 06:26 AM Go to last post
  16. Pictures of floyd shelf router jigs??  
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    Does anybody have any photos or pictures of jigs made for cutting a floyd shelf on a (for example) strat neck? I'm thinking of do this one of my...

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    08-28-2015, 06:53 AM Go to last post
  17. DIY Pedals  
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    Anyone here ever build there own stompboxes? Been getting the itch to try it out again. Found a couple of cool books online that I'll be reading over...

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    08-26-2015, 04:12 PM Go to last post
  18. How to lower floyd nut without making it shit like I do?  
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    I have tried to lower a floydnut on a Kramer neck I have, but it turned out shit. This have happened everytime I try this, so I don't know how to...

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    08-26-2015, 07:09 AM Go to last post
  19. Built my first amp over the weekend  
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    Well I wanted to start building and designing amps since forever and a few months back there was an add for an amp building school coming up. So I...

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    08-25-2015, 05:53 PM Go to last post
  20. Knockoff Flying V Project  
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    So as the story goes I was talking to a guy I work he said he had a guitar that belonged to his brother and his brother died years ago and would like...

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    08-21-2015, 10:07 PM Go to last post

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