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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. Has anybody tried putting a Jackson neck on a RG body?  
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    I know they have different neck pockets and shapes, but how different are the width?

    Rocka_Rollas
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    Today, 07:26 AM Go to last post
  2. Lo TRS to OFR  

    I read the stickies post on this. Looking to swap out the trem on my RG7420. It has the stock Lo TRS and I want to put an OFR on it. Is it necessary...

    maggotspawn
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    01-19-2017, 04:05 PM Go to last post
  3. LOK-N-ROLL Compensated Locking Nut  
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    Saw this just now on FB Charvel Page that it will be shown at Namm... now... I went to check video etc and I found this: and

    mpexus
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    01-16-2017, 03:41 AM Go to last post
  4. Jackson SDX High E string  
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    I almost got an Adrian Smith SDX this weekend for a nice deal... but upon some questions and made sure it was already the Indonesian Made one I...

    mpexus
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    01-15-2017, 08:19 PM Go to last post
  5. Les Paul wiring with push/pull SPST Pots  

    I'm redoing the wiring in my Epi LP, and I have these SPST Push Pull pots I'd love to use to coil tap my pickups. Does anyone know how the...

    man jerk
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    01-12-2017, 10:13 PM Go to last post
  6. 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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    01-12-2017, 01:30 PM Go to last post
  7. 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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    01-12-2017, 01:03 PM Go to last post
  8. Ibanez Volume Pot size  

    The volume pot in my RG2610E is frozen. Can anyone tell me what size shaft I need to buy? I had an american sized one and it's too big.

    man jerk
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    01-11-2017, 05:28 PM Go to last post
  9. 3 Way Lever Switch Question  

    I bought this switch and had some questions about it. All the wiring diagrams I've seen have the tabs in 2 rows of 4. This one has 8 in one row. Do...

    maggotspawn
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    01-11-2017, 04:42 PM Go to last post
  10. 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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    01-09-2017, 02:27 AM Go to last post
  11. Supergluing Nuts On Is Officially Legit  
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    Recommended by none other than German boutique hardware manufacturer ABM. Source:...

    petarkablam
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    01-08-2017, 01:48 AM Go to last post
  12. 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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    01-03-2017, 01:34 AM Go to last post
  13. Suicide And Redemption - Ebonizing fretboard  

    I'll be the first to admit it, I did something retarded. I tried darkening my rosewood fret-board with sharpie markers. Visually, I actually...

    DeathMetalWill
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    12-31-2016, 11:13 PM Go to last post
  14. Ibanez SC Series  

    I am looking for this guitar but cant find a pic for it or the correct model for sure? Any help would be appreciated. I looked on Ibanez.com and went...

    harleyguy1976
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    12-31-2016, 06:47 PM Go to last post
  15. Schaller 4201, Thougths?  

    So in my surfing of the internet, I happen to come across this top mount tremolo, that could be fitted to a guitar without routing or without needing...

    DeathMetalWill
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    12-31-2016, 02:44 AM Go to last post
  16. ATTN: King V owners  
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    Hi lads, if anyone has a Jackson King V, could you please measure the width across the ends of the wings for me? I'm hoping to build something in...

    BStobart
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    12-23-2016, 06:39 PM Go to last post
  17. what to do  
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    Original crap i wrote being drunk: i just found a B 1M pot on my junk, it reads well so it works for sure, but here comes the thing, what to do with...

    EDX
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    12-22-2016, 07:54 PM Go to last post
  18. Stuck saddle in a Ibby ZR Trem  

    While in the process of re-stringing and cleaning up an Ibby S that I'm going to list FS for a buddy, we found that we couldn't get the E or A bridge...

    Leon
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    12-22-2016, 11:53 AM Go to last post
  19. What type of sealant for this sort of finish?  
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    This was my red Charvel San Dimas body. I stripped it back in the hopes of having an oil finish, but the alder underneath was paint-grade (duh) not...

    Mattayus
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    12-21-2016, 08:29 PM Go to last post
  20. Jem- refret or just level and dress?  
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    Hi guys, just wondering if you could share some opinions on this? I've been meaning to get my Jem's frets sorted out as they're ridiculously small...

    BStobart
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    12-19-2016, 10:21 AM Go to last post


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