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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. Need Help with a Schematic  

    https://app.box.com/files/0/f/0/1/f_163484884717 Here's the schematic for a 5150 II which is supposed to be the same as the 6505+. Can anybody tell...

    maggotspawn
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    Today, 09:27 PM Go to last post
  2. bass frets lifting off the fretboard  
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    Ok, this is an odd one - I have a Warwick 5-string bass that I generally like and for the most part plays pretty well, but two of the frets are...

    Drew
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    Yesterday, 04:48 PM Go to last post
  3. Hmm... Mesa Solo to FX switch mod?  

    The guy I sold my Splawn to mentioned that he saw a Recto that had its "Solo" function modified to be an FX Loop on/off. Anyone heard or witnessed...

    Leon
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    Yesterday, 04:33 PM Go to last post
  4. Floyd rose restring and balance  

    What are your guys methods for a complete restring and balance. I just restringed and the closest i can get the bridge to balance is still shifting...

    Jumpintofinity
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    04-23-2017, 07:12 PM Go to last post
  5. Any recommendations for fretwork tools?  
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    I'll be getting some tax money back in the next month or so :yesway:, so I thought now would be a good time to get the tools I need to start working...

    Tibernius
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    04-21-2017, 02:57 PM Go to last post
  6. Nut slots and larger string gauges  

    So let me preface this by saying I am a bit OCD about things (and by a bit I mean a lot) and have a weird thought process. I have done pretty much...

    drache713
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    04-13-2017, 09:57 PM Go to last post
  7. Plasti-Dip and the Rectifier Faceplate  
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    That sounds like a bandname from the 90s :rofl: My bassist Jason and I got together this last weekend and customized the faceplate of my Triple...

    Vince
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    04-06-2017, 07:46 PM Go to last post
  8. Electric Build III  
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    Why wait until you've finished a project to start another one? I know what I'm doing here, you don't ;) you'll have to work out what's going on...

    BStobart
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    03-30-2017, 06:26 PM Go to last post
  9. WTB(orrow): Sperzel jig  

    Anyone have one that I could borrow? I will PayPal you for shipping back and forth and throw in enough for a six pack.

    Chris
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    03-26-2017, 03:19 PM Go to last post
  10. SHIELDING: Where can I get electromagnetic shielding pads?(instead of shielding tape)  
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    Hi, I was wondering if it was possible to buy shielding pads somewhere, like 12"x12"? Something that would be used as a removable shield that would...

    Divebombs
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    03-25-2017, 09:03 PM Go to last post
  11. Suggest me a project  
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    Ok, I'm feeling the itch to build something again. The last two: *Warmoth partscaster. Loads of fun, learned a lot, Josh now owns it. ...

    Drew
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    03-22-2017, 04:41 PM Go to last post
  12. I think the pot in my KM7 is bad. Question for push/pull guys  
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    I've never owned a push/pull pot before and I think that the one in my KM7 is faulty. I noticed the first few days after I got it that the signal cut...

    Nemesis9K
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    03-17-2017, 03:18 PM Go to last post
  13. Project: If an Ibanez DSY RG550 & RG1527 Made a Baby...  
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    Project Overview I've always wanted a 7-string version of a DSY Ibanez RG550... right down to the maple fretboard. It's a project I've been...

    webmaestro
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    03-11-2017, 12:40 AM Go to last post
  14. Socal neck profile templates?  
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    Is there anywhere that sells Charvel Socal neck profile templates?

    spilla
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    03-10-2017, 01:55 AM Go to last post
  15. Sanding knife edges?  

    Since switching between a Gotoh and Floyd Rose trems, a guitar wasn't staying in tune as well. Some fettling was done: - cleaned studs and...

    petarkablam
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    03-01-2017, 02:12 PM Go to last post
  16. Point me to some fretboard cleaning videos  
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    One of my guitars has sat in its case for far too many years and I need to clean the fretboard and the frets. The frets seem worse off than the...

    scole
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    02-20-2017, 12:54 AM Go to last post
  17. Channel switching pedal question (Peavey & Mesa)  

    Hey guys. I have the Mark 5:25 and I also have the 6505MH. Both of them utilize a 2 button footswitch. I'd like to be able to use the same footswitch...

    metalheadpunk
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    02-19-2017, 07:22 PM Go to last post
  18. Swapping preamp tubes on mini head  
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    Ok folks, I don't knot if I'm posting this in the right section but here it goes; I recently purchased a mini head (Blackstar HT metal 5H) and...

    kingyopapa
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    02-06-2017, 08:59 PM Go to last post
  19. Ibanez RGD grounding issue  
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    Hi all, my RGD has always had a bit of an issue with grounding as it has always buzzed except for when touching the bridge, knob, switch or strings...

    BStobart
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    02-05-2017, 01:59 AM Go to last post
  20. Reverse Head-stocks: Lower tuning  

    So on my "normal" guitars (All inline, 25.5 scale necks) I use Ernie Ball Skinny Top Heavy Bottom (10-52 gauge) strings, and they work well for...

    DeathMetalWill
    • Replies: 7
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    01-30-2017, 03:03 AM Go to last post


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