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Res-O-Glas Guitar Kit Played By BluesBeaten Redshaw (also playing Diddley Bow)

Res-O-Glas Guitar Kit Played By BluesBeaten Redshaw (also playing Diddley Bow)

| November 28, 2010 | 1 Comment

Here’s a video of a 16-year-old British blues player who goes by the handle BluesBeaten Redshaw, playing a Res-O-Glas guitar kit. We previously featured this kit here. This video just gives another taste of the great blues sounds that come from this kit. After you’ve checked it out, see a second video below of BluesBeaten […]

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Featured Video: Pre-Wired Pickguard from GuitarFetish.com

Featured Video: Pre-Wired Pickguard from GuitarFetish.com

| November 28, 2010 | 0 Comments

Here’s a nice video demonstrating a $53 pre-wired pickguard from GuitarFetish.com that looks like a real bargain to us. This would be a great way to upgrade an inexpensive Squier or Mexican Strat with stock ceramic magnet pickups. The upgrade is Item ID # J26 – Pre-Wired Pickguard- in three-ply white pearloid with ALNICO pickups. […]

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D’LITE 22/33 Amplifier Kit from Brown Note Amplifiers

D’LITE 22/33 Amplifier Kit from Brown Note Amplifiers

| November 28, 2010 | 0 Comments

Brown Note Amplifiers (www.brownnote.net) of Fair Oaks, CA is a manufacturer of high-end amplifiers with an emphasis on hand-wired craftsmanship, custom-made transformers and premium components. Their D’Lite “22/33” ODE amplifier is convertible between 22 watts of power with 6V6 tubes, or 33 watts of power with 6L6 tubes. At a price of between $2185 (head […]

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Kit Building 101: Resistor Color Codes

Kit Building 101: Resistor Color Codes

| November 23, 2010 | 0 Comments

Here’s a quick reference on how to read the value of a resistor using the resistor color code. Give this video a quick watch, and then use the exhibit beneath as a reference until you’ve committed the color code to memory.

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Boss TR-2 Tremolo Pedal Mod from Monte Allums

Boss TR-2 Tremolo Pedal Mod from Monte Allums

| November 23, 2010 | 0 Comments

The musical instrument term “tremolo” means to rapidly vary the volume of the instrument up and down. On a guitar amplifier you can get this effect simply by rapidly turning the volume control up and down. Tremolo is sometimes confused with the term “vibrato” which means to rapidly vary the frequency up and down. For […]

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Johnny Ramone CBGB Mosrite Guitar Reproduction Kit

Johnny Ramone CBGB Mosrite Guitar Reproduction Kit

| November 20, 2010 | 0 Comments

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SG Style Electric Guitar Kit in High-Def

SG Style Electric Guitar Kit in High-Def

| November 20, 2010 | 1 Comment

This video is of an asian SG-style import guitar kit that is available through many dealers, but in this case from GuitarWorx (www.guitarworx.com.au) of Australia. The video features some nice close up photography and has been posted in 720p high-definition so you can see some clear detail on these kits.

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Jazz Style Bass Guitar Kit with Ash Body

Jazz Style Bass Guitar Kit with Ash Body

| November 20, 2010 | 1 Comment

Here’s a nice video of the DKJ02A Bass Guitar Kit available from the DIY Guitar Shop (www.diyguitarshop.co.uk) in the UK. This is a jazz-style bass with a three-piece unfinished Ash body that has belly contours for comfort. All drilling and routing of the body is done for you. It comes with a 34″-scale, 20-fret Maple/Rosewood […]

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Johnny Ramone CBGB Mosrite Guitar Reproduction Kit from Ed Roman Guitars

Johnny Ramone CBGB Mosrite Guitar Reproduction Kit from Ed Roman Guitars

| November 18, 2010 | 9 Comments

Today we’re featuring an electric guitar kit – the Johnny Ramone CBGB model Mosrite guitar reproduction kit – sold by Ed Roman guitars. To do the story of this kit justice we’ve got to integrate a few bits of rock guitar history, and the story of the dealer, Ed Roman. Please be sure to check […]

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Build Your Own Clone Digital Echo & Ping-Pong Kit

Build Your Own Clone Digital Echo & Ping-Pong Kit

| November 17, 2010 | 1 Comment

The Digital Echo and Ping Pong effect pedal from Build Your Own Clone (BYOC, www.buildyourownclone.com) uses the new generation of analog-voiced digital-delay chips to achieve the controllable delays of the digital world with the warmer analog delay sound favored by most guitar players. Before we listen to a video that demonstrates the capabilities of this […]

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