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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. DIY/kit Amp wiring/building tips/resources  
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    I'm looking at building an amp from a kit sometime in the next few months. I have plenty of experience soldering and wiring up guitars, pedals,...

    Josh
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  2. I'm building a Explorer/Flying V hybrid with Gotoh Floyd!  
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    A few weeks ago I found a dirt cheap ($70) 3-piece mahogny paddlehead neck (Allparts I think) on a swedish auction site, and the seller was actually...

    Rocka_Rollas
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  3. 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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  4. no no no no no  
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    envoev

    Rocka_Rollas
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    06-06-2017, 01:14 PM Go to last post
  5. Stew-Mac Nitro in a can. Anyone use it?  
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    Decided to grab a can of it and give it a shot. So far I'm fairly sold on it. Goes on pretty thick. Way different from anything else in a can. And...

    DonBot
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    06-05-2017, 10:38 PM Go to last post
  6. TRS-101/Floyd String-Through Mods?  
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    Hey Guys, Are there any good mods for trems to have a string-through design? The kind that eliminate the need for graphite blocks. I know that the...

    Frost
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    06-05-2017, 06:58 PM Go to last post
  7. Ibanez intonation  

    Yo, The intonation on my Ibanez RG920qmz is flat, but the saddles are adjusted to their limit (I can't make the strings any shorter). What do I...

    LemonPledg97
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    05-29-2017, 07:16 PM Go to last post
  8. In this thread, I build a neck.  

    Been wanting to build one of our(USACG) new 24 fret, 25.5" scale necks for a while now. Finally getting around to it since I have had one of the...

    DonBot
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    05-27-2017, 06:52 PM Go to last post
  9. Charvel SoCal 2016 Wiring  

    Does anyone has an image schematic on the wiring of the these Six Pack of on the 2016 models? Getting horrible buzz and noise especially on the...

    mpexus
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    05-19-2017, 03:59 PM Go to last post
  10. Arsestick - my girlfriends guitar build  
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    Today some of the first materials for my girlfriends guitar got delivered! She's going to build it mostly by herself (because unlike me she can...

    Rocka_Rollas
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    05-17-2017, 10:46 AM Go to last post
  11. Good Gibson style 3 way switch?  

    The mag/piezo switch on my Parker broke. The wiring in these are pretty complex so I just want to buy a good one and not have to open it up again....

    Reverend 7 Strings of Hate
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    05-15-2017, 12:50 PM Go to last post
  12. 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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    05-12-2017, 06:08 PM Go to last post
  13. Guitar refinishing project  
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    Ever since getting an HVLP spray gun setup Iíve been wanting to apply a hard, glossy clear coat to an Alder guitar I had previously finished with...

    robanomoly
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    05-10-2017, 02:45 AM Go to last post
  14. 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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    05-04-2017, 03:26 PM Go to last post
  15. Hmm... Mesa Solo to FX switch mod?  
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    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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    04-28-2017, 02:44 PM Go to last post
  16. Getting out of the "mud"  

    moved

    thedayidied
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    04-27-2017, 05:40 PM Go to last post
  17. 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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    04-25-2017, 09:27 PM Go to last post
  18. 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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    04-24-2017, 04:48 PM Go to last post
  19. 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
  20. 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


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