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  1. Guitar: Instrument Discussion
    NO TRUSSROD :pissed:
  2. Guitar: Tech, Electronics and DIY
    I've already found a few resources and it's very straight forward. You essentially just wire an old cry baby pot to a TRS jack and call it a day. Unfortunately, none of them explain how to wire the switch to toggle the wah on/off like the Mission pedals. I know it needs to be a momentary switch...
  3. Guitar: Gear Discussion
    Hey dudes, haven't been active in a while but I wanted to share this with you all. Whole bunch has happened since I last posted; graduated college, got a job as a quality control engineer at a steel mill, moved to Ohio, got a cat, bought a car; but anyway. I had an old Peavey practice amp that...
  4. Guitar: Gear Discussion
    I've been doing some brain storming about making my own pedal board. I have the overall layout thought up. I'm going to be using my current setup, with a little extra space to add a few new pedals in the future. I found this Warwick Rock Board MOD 1 patchbay for a fairly decent price. My big...
  5. Guitar: Tech, Electronics and DIY
    Seeing as there's a few people building pedals on here, I thought it might be an idea to post all results/reviews in one thread for people to see, and it'd be nice to do it in a format: Pedal Name: Supplier: Full kit (y/n): Kit contents (if a kit): Component Quality (out of 10): Difficulty...
  6. Guitar: Gear Discussion
    Yep..finally all done :yesway: It's made of 17mm MDF (HDF) with a 13mm ply baffle & a semi-open back. Speaker's an Emi Legend GB128. Had areal problem with the tolexing 'cause I apparently used the wrong glue & the stuff would'nt dry/bubbled like hell. Anyway, long story short I ripped...
  7. Guitar: Gear Discussion
    I'm looking to build a DIY overdrive. Likely some sort of tubescreamer clone or something. Does anyone have any personal experience with any kit, or be able to make a recommendation? The more knobs and switches the better. I need a project... I like this one but it's been out of stock for...
  8. Guitar: Instrument Discussion
    Been gassing forever for an iceman 7 and can't ever seem to score one. Found this DIY kit from China and wondering if anyone has ever assembled one? I'm assuming the quality won't be top notch, but for $200, might be worth doing to just to have. As long as the body/neck are solid, I don't...
  9. Guitar: Tech, Electronics and DIY
    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 than the original pickups that making a set for a seven string needed to happen. This is their story, already in progress… The bobbin bottoms...
  10. Guitar: Tech, Electronics and DIY
    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 everything. It was this board that started it all. Now for the voices in my head as I proceed…. That amazing figure and just the right...
  11. Guitar: Tech, Electronics and DIY
    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 the next few weeks. One is called "The Stompbox Cookbook", and the other is "Advanced DIY Pedals" by Brian Wampler. Thinking I will likely start...
  12. Guitar: Gear Discussion
    Hey Girls and Guys, I am new on this Forum. I am looking for people that would like to help me to improve my projects giving me some comments, tips and tricks (and who can do this better than Metalguitarist). I love building stompboxes and now I would like to show you something (maybe)...
  13. General Music Discussion
    We are a two man metal band who are making an EP DIY style. This is a diary. (Note before main topic: I wasn't sure if this belonged in the recording section or not because 99% of this thread will contain pictures or video of the process of recording, not actual recordings.) snip HELLO! This...
  14. Guitar: Tech, Electronics and DIY
    Not sure why, but lately I've gotten the bug to try building my own overdrive pedal. For starters I'd want to do a simple Tube Screamer clone and then over time get a little further into tweaking existing designs, etc. Are there any good TS clone starter kits one of you guys would recommend...
  15. Guitar: Tech, Electronics and DIY
    I'm currently looking to redesign the electronics of a cheap schecter Blackhawk I bought a while back. I've pretty much decided what I want to do but I'm still torn between putting 1 vol and 1 tone pot or 1 vol pot for each humbucker and building a simple Brian May style treble/mid/bass boost...
  16. Guitar: Tech, Electronics and DIY
    Here's my DIY for making your own simple channel switcher for the 11R (It may work with others, I don't know.) What you'll need: ) Soldering iron & solder (optional: Heat shrink) ) Hand drill/Drill press ) 2x Single Pole, Double Throw (SPDT) *Momentary* stomp switches. Make sure these have...
  17. Guitar: Tech, Electronics and DIY
    I bought this guitar a few months ago and finally got around to finishing it This was my first upgrade and re-finishing
  18. Guitar: Tech, Electronics and DIY
    This guitar did not want to be built. There were more problems on this one than any other guitar I have done. For example, one of the last major steps is gluing on the bridge, so of course, the bridge slides off the guitar and lands on the floor… Quite appropriate. I strung it up last...
  19. Music: Recording Studio
    Disregard the expected audience of this article and focus on the awesome ideas. http://blog.dubspot.com/ikea-studio-hacks-build-creative-space-budget/ I needed to get a new desk and such for my new place and am now on my way to Ikea to get some of it and Professional Audio Equipment...
  20. Guitar: Tech, Electronics and DIY
    Just got the pups for the Epi im buying (tomorrow) i got them from Dragonfire guitars and the Pickups i ordered were the cream Phat Screamers,they should look good on the Scottish flag im doing on it. I will Post pictures of before and after on this thread if anyone is interested
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