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 Guitar Kit Builder about […]
This short video gives a good overview of the steps needed to replace the tuning machines on an electric guitar. The example guitar is an Epiphone Les Paul, however the approach shown should apply well to most similar instruments. The steps covered include removing the old tuners, drilling holes for the tuning machine shaft and […]
Well made video showing the process for how to etch a printed circuit board using positive-coated sensitized copper-clad boards with a photo-fabrication process. The light used is a standard 100-watt light bulb.
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 […]
Nice video explaining grounding and shielding related to guitar amplifiers.
Guitar amplifiers today are prized for the tonal characteristics of their distortion – the way they change the pure signal from the guitar pickup. The primary method of creating that distortion is to increase the levels of the signal to a point that exceeds the amplifier’s ability to reproduce cleanly. This results in a clipping […]