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Design It Yourself On A Beavis Board

Design It Yourself On A Beavis Board

| October 31, 2010 | 4 Comments

The Beavis Board from Beavis Audio Research is one of those gadgets that’s hard to fully describe. It’s part guitar pedal kit, part effects design lab and part electronics learning course. With the Beavis Board you build classic pedal circuits and then have an easy way to tinker with the circuit and create your own […]

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Featured Video: Weber 5E3 Guitar Amplifier Kit Build in Timelapse Photography

Featured Video: Weber 5E3 Guitar Amplifier Kit Build in Timelapse Photography

| October 31, 2010 | 2 Comments

Interesting timelapse video of the building of a Weber 5E3 amplifier kit.

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Featured Video: Guitar Wood Differences and Tone Factors

Featured Video: Guitar Wood Differences and Tone Factors

| October 31, 2010 | 0 Comments

Video discussion on the differences in tone created by various woods used in guitar making.

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Featured Video: Stewart-MacDonald Guitar Kit

Featured Video: Stewart-MacDonald Guitar Kit

| October 31, 2010 | 0 Comments

Nice 10-minute video slideshow video of a Stewart-MacDonald guitar kit project.

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Guitar-Building Classes in Your Area

Guitar-Building Classes in Your Area

| October 29, 2010 | 5 Comments

We maintain this list of guitar kit building and guitar-making workshops as a service to our readers. We have no information on the quality or customer satisfaction of these sources. If you’d like us to list your program, please send us the program name and website to editor at guitarkitbuilder.com AUSTRALIA The Luthiers Lot BELGIUM […]

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Kit-Building 101: The Triode Vacuum Tube

Kit-Building 101: The Triode Vacuum Tube

| October 28, 2010 | 5 Comments

Vacuum tube amplifiers are prized by many guitar players for their characteristic tone, and many players will only use a tube amp. Many tube enthusiasts have very little knowledge of how the vacuum tube operates or why it glows. That’s fine for most, but if you’re going to be building an amplifier kit, or modding […]

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MXR 45 Phaser Pedal Reproduction from General Guitar Gadgets

MXR 45 Phaser Pedal Reproduction from General Guitar Gadgets

| October 26, 2010 | 1 Comment

Founded in 1973, MXR Innovations entered the effects market as a pioneer with the development of tough and rugged stomp boxes, simple utilitarian designs, and small sizes. The first MXR effects pedal was the M-101 MXR Phase 90, widely used on the first two Van Halen albums. A milder version of the effect was also […]

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Res-O-Glas Electric Guitar Kits

Res-O-Glas Electric Guitar Kits

| September 7, 2010 | 6 Comments

Back in the 1960s, between ’62 and ’67, an outfit called the Valco Guitar Company manufactured fiberglass guitars under various names including their own product lines Supro, National, Atlas and Valco as well as several house brand names including Airline (Montgomery Ward) and English Electronic’s Tonemaster. These Res-O-Glass guitars have graced the hands of some […]

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Featured Video:  Saga LC-10 Guitar Kit Build

Featured Video: Saga LC-10 Guitar Kit Build

| July 31, 2010 | 0 Comments

Nice video walk-through of the building of a Saga LC-10 guitar kit.

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The Repair Bench: Marshall Valvestate 8200 Amplifier Head

The Repair Bench: Marshall Valvestate 8200 Amplifier Head

| May 30, 2010 | 13 Comments

INTRODUCING “THE REPAIR BENCH” Learning how to troubleshoot electronic circuits is one of the handiest skills anyone can have if they are building or modifying amplifiers or effect pedals. At some point you’ll power-up a circuit and find that it doesn’t work, and then what? For this reason we write “The Repair Bench” section of […]

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