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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. Need diagram for single pickup and volume pot only  

    Where can i find something like this?

    Professor Squidbeard
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    Today, 05:08 AM Go to last post
  2. Electric build II  
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    ONE BUILD AT A TIME IS NOT ENOUGH. I have these planks for the body (16.5x49.5cm each) as well as a Seymour Duncan Nazgul which I've had lying about...

    BStobart
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    Today, 04:29 AM Go to last post
  3. Refret, Fret Level or?  
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    So, I've noticed thi9s evening that my old trusty PWH has issues when fretting the first fret, messed about with action, and much the same problem,...

    7 Dying Trees
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    Yesterday, 06:36 PM Go to last post
  4. Gotoh Locking Nut replacement  

    I want to start changing the Chrome Hardware on my LTD ST 203 FR to Black and later on replacing the crap FR Special by a Gotoh one. Starting slow...

    mpexus
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    11-27-2016, 12:04 PM Go to last post
  5. Locking Tuners - High E Post Won't Grip, String Slips Out  
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    I have locking tuners, and for some reason the post on the high E will not grip the string. I poke it through, crank the hell out of the thumbscrew,...

    webmaestro
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    11-26-2016, 12:46 AM Go to last post
  6. Scotch-Brite pad + back of guitar neck = WOW  

    This technique may be old news to a lot of you. I've known about it for quite some time as well, but never actually tried it--until a few nights ago....

    webmaestro
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    11-24-2016, 08:48 PM Go to last post
  7. Locking nut upgrade  

    Recently, I bought a Gotoh top-screw nut, but the mounting screw hole spread is 2mm wider on the Gotoh. Are toothpicks & superglue fine to fill...

    petarkablam
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    11-23-2016, 09:23 PM Go to last post
  8. DIY: P90 pickups for seven string  
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    It's been a while since I've built anything guitar related, so, here we go... The P90 pickups I made for the eight string sounded so much better...

    robanomoly
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    11-16-2016, 10:41 PM Go to last post
  9. Satin finish - finger grease stains  
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    My Jackson DKMG with satin black finish, is now only part satin and a lot of fingergrease black finish. It was my main live guitar for about 4...

    Gregory
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    11-05-2016, 08:49 PM Go to last post
  10. Extreme shapes and dimensions?  
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    I want to make something pointy and angry with a big body blank I have. Anyone got dimensions on something like a Jackson Warrior or Charvel Star?...

    BStobart
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    11-05-2016, 02:01 PM Go to last post
  11. Coloring roasted maple?  
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    I was thinking about if I got for example an all roasted maple neck but want a sort of "ebony look" Can I just dye the maple with anything I would...

    Rocka_Rollas
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    11-02-2016, 02:46 PM Go to last post
  12. NODD: BYOC Classic Overdrive Kit  
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    Ok, so I've been slowly working on this for a while now (did the PCB board in one go, and then the rest of it on Sunday night, finishing minutes...

    Drew
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    10-27-2016, 06:04 PM Go to last post
  13. Removable dive-only blocker for ZPS tremolos  

    Here's something I made a week ago and it's still holding up so I feel okay with posting it. The amounts of wood and the big holes in them make this...

    petarkablam
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    10-11-2016, 12:20 PM Go to last post
  14. First run at modding an RG  

    So i bought an RG120 off Crgslst for $80 to hack on while the band is on hiatus. Figured i'd post up Stainless frets re-levelled fretboard...

    kenshi
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    10-07-2016, 06:12 PM Go to last post
  15. Building laminate necks  

    On my Les Paul build, I've made a neck that I'm not very happy with as it has come out pretty messy in general, with the whole thing being too thin,...

    BStobart
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    10-03-2016, 09:10 AM Go to last post
  16. Paint  

    I know next to nothing about finishing guitars. Is this something I can use, and then seal it with something? I'm shooting for a uv reactive blue,...

    NovaLion
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    10-01-2016, 02:16 AM Go to last post
  17. Tolexing a guitar body?  
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    So, the box of UV parts, kind of thinking about not selling it on and actually doing a different finish on it, so looking into tolexing it. Now, not...

    7 Dying Trees
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    09-26-2016, 09:15 PM Go to last post
  18. Looking for SSS pickguard for Ibanez RG2550  

    Where do you get a custom part like that? A search on ebay turned up SSS pickguard for RG550. Will that work on my 2550?

    frankcastle
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    09-25-2016, 10:46 AM Go to last post
  19. NKD: New Kit Day - Box of Krunch  
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    Just picked one of these up after too long spent pondering the JHS Charlies/Timmons... Box of Krunch It appears to be based on the MI Box of...

    astrocreep
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    09-20-2016, 09:35 AM Go to last post


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