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Zendrive Pedal Clone  Kit From MEK UK Electronics

Zendrive Pedal Clone Kit From MEK UK Electronics

| December 8, 2010 | 2 Comments

The Zendrive overdrive pedal made by Hermida Audio Technology is renowned for low-to-medium gain overdrive that recreates the tones of premium guitar amplifiers. Four knobs control the overall volume, gain, tone and voicing of the pedal. At lower settings, the pedal offers light overdrive sounds reminiscent of tube amps set near the “sweet spot.” At […]

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Telmaster Guitar Kit

Telmaster Guitar Kit

| December 8, 2010 | 0 Comments

Here’s another nice high-def video from GuitarWorx (www.guitarworx.com.au) of Australia, this time featuring their Telmaster guitar kit.

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How to Wire a Guitar Pedal Footswitch

How to Wire a Guitar Pedal Footswitch

| December 8, 2010 | 0 Comments

Nice video demonstration of how to wire a 3PDT switch as commonly used in a guitar effects pedal.

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Zeygot Fuzz Kit from Moody Sounds

Zeygot Fuzz Kit from Moody Sounds

| December 8, 2010 | 0 Comments

Moody Sounds is a supplier of guitar effect pedals, parts, and kits, based in Malmo, Sweden. We recently came across a video demo of their Zeygot Fuzz pedal kit with some great tone. By the way, don’t ask us what “Zeygot” means in Swedish. The online translators didn’t tell us anything and it isn’t an […]

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Martin Guitar Kit Project Build – Part Two

Martin Guitar Kit Project Build – Part Two

| December 4, 2010 | 1 Comment

This is Part Two of Guitar Kit Builder’s series on building the Martin Guitar Kit by Bob Moore. See the series from the beginning at Martin Guitar Kit Project Build – Part One. Before I get into the construction details, I want to bring something to the reader’s attention. Humidity can play havoc with wood. […]

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Big Muff Pi Mod for More Mid-Range Tone

Big Muff Pi Mod for More Mid-Range Tone

| December 2, 2010 | 3 Comments

The Big Muff Pi is a fuzzbox/sustain pedal made by the Electro-Harmonix company. It was introduced around 1970 and came to prominence as it was used by major guitar artists such as David Gilmour. (If you’re not familiar with the Big Muff Pi, see the demonstration video at the end of this article.) While many […]

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Featured Website: The Strat Monger

Featured Website: The Strat Monger

| December 1, 2010 | 0 Comments

We’d like to highlight an “old school” website with a lot of great information for the kit builder and do-it-yourselfer alike. The site is the The Strat Monger and we recently thought of it when we went looking for a good single-tube practice amplifier for an upcoming project. We found it in The Squirrel Monkey, […]

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Boss DS-1 Tube Driver Mod from PedalDoc

Boss DS-1 Tube Driver Mod from PedalDoc

| December 1, 2010 | 1 Comment

The Boss DS-1 distortion pedal has been made by the Roland Corporation under the brand name Boss since 1978. Given its longevity and simplicity it is one of the more common pedals in the guitar community. With one tone knob, one level knob, and one distortion knob it can produce distortion from thin, light and […]

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Book Review: Teach Yourself Guitar Repair & Maintenance – Alfred Publishing

Book Review: Teach Yourself Guitar Repair & Maintenance – Alfred Publishing

| November 30, 2010 | 19 Comments

Alfred Publishing’s “Teach Yourself Guitar Repair & Maintenance” is billed as the ultimate beginner’s guide to guitar maintenance and that is an apt description of it. In short, it’s a high quality guide on how to setup and adjust a guitar. However it’s not a guide to the repair of guitars, so the title is […]

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Kit Building 101: How Potentiometers Work

Kit Building 101: How Potentiometers Work

| November 29, 2010 | 0 Comments

This is a very well done video that shows how potentiometers (variable resistors) are constructed, how manufacturers differ, how to measure, and differences in linear and audio tapers.

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