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Building a Custom Hollow-Body Guitar

Building a Custom Hollow-Body Guitar

| January 6, 2011 | 0 Comments

Nice slide show video by Ryan Mier of Santa Fe, New Mexico, on the building of a custom hollow-body guitar with Bigsby tremolo.

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Build a Mad Professor Snow-White AutoWah Non-Clone

Build a Mad Professor Snow-White AutoWah Non-Clone

| January 5, 2011 | 0 Comments

Mad Professor Amplification Ltd. is a Turenki, Finland-based maker of amplifiers and effect pedals owned by Harri Koski. The company’s products use designs by Bjorn Juhl, the “Mad Professor” in this operation. Bjorn is the designer of the BJFE (Bjorn Juhl Forstarker Elektronik) line of pedals. Bjorn began building guitar effects as early as 1981 […]

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Building the 5E3 Tweed Deluxe Kit from TubeDepot.com

Building the 5E3 Tweed Deluxe Kit from TubeDepot.com

| January 5, 2011 | 4 Comments

Nice slide show video of building the 5E3 Tweed Deluxe kit from TubeDepot.com, at a total cost of $650.

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Lamington Cake Tin Guitar Amplifier

Lamington Cake Tin Guitar Amplifier

| January 4, 2011 | 1 Comment

Here’s a low-cost vacuum tube guitar amplifier designed by Grant Wills of Valve Heaven in Sydney Australia. Valve Heaven offers professional guitar amp repair and restoration of all types of amplifiers, specializing in the repair of valve amps. Grant designed the Lamington Cake Tin Guitar Amplifier for the person who has basic soldering skills and […]

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FindChips.com Making it Easier to Find Electronic Parts

FindChips.com Making it Easier to Find Electronic Parts

| January 3, 2011 | 1 Comment

If you’ve ever spent a lot of time searching for electronic parts on websites such as Mouser, Digi-Key and other retailers, checking on who’s got what in stock and who’s got the best price, you’ve probably thought that there must be a better way to do this. If so, give FindChips.com a try. We think […]

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Build Your Own $25 Guitar Pedal Board

Build Your Own $25 Guitar Pedal Board

| December 29, 2010 | 0 Comments

Build your own guitar pedal board using a thrift-shop Samsonite suitcase.

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Marshall Guv’nor Distortion Pedal Clone Kits

Marshall Guv’nor Distortion Pedal Clone Kits

| December 29, 2010 | 1 Comment

Launched in the 1980’s, the Marshall Guv’nor distortion pedal became a classic effect known for high quality distortion tones. The Guv’nor was designed to create a full-featured overdrive pedal worthy of its Marshall heritage. Personally named by Jim Marshall himself, “The Guv’nor” is British slang for “The Leader,” or a musician’s expression in the UK […]

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Build a Marshall Guv’nor Clone

Build a Marshall Guv’nor Clone

| December 28, 2010 | 0 Comments

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Homemade Electric Guitar-Ukulele

Homemade Electric Guitar-Ukulele

| December 28, 2010 | 0 Comments

This video features a homemade electric guitar-ukulele made from an old nail box and other scrap wood. It is tuned A-D-G-C from 4th to 1st string. The pickup is direct wired to the output jack.

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Dr. Boogey Emulation of the Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier Solo Head

Dr. Boogey Emulation of the Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier Solo Head

| December 26, 2010 | 0 Comments

The “Doctor Boogey,” also sometimes referred to as the Dr. Boogey or Dr. Boogie, is a do-it-yourself circuit emulation of the Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier Solo Head amplifier. It was designed by Chris Ntaifotis who goes by the handle “electrictabs” in various DIY forums. In this article we’ll cover how you can create your own […]

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