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From Our Mailbag: Repairing a Roland Cube 80XL

From Our Mailbag: Repairing a Roland Cube 80XL

| December 21, 2011 | 2 Comments

“Hi GKB, I know you are featuring work on the micro cube but wonder if you would have a thought regarding a problem I’m having with the COSM switch on my Roland Cube 80XL. The switch doubles as a tuner which works just fine, but after a bumpy ride to a gig, the amp model […]

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From Our Mailbag: Where to Buy Guitar Amplifier Chassis Boxes

From Our Mailbag: Where to Buy Guitar Amplifier Chassis Boxes

| November 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

A GKB reader wrote to ask the following: “Hello, I have a question for you guys, I visit GKB often. Can you please tell me where I can find blank aluminum chassis like the one you used in the guitar amplifier chassis layout build? I’ve been searching for blank chassis for too long. Thanks! D […]

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Gibson Guitar CEO – “…if you bought a guitar from us, and you resell it, YOU are criminally liable”

Gibson Guitar CEO – “…if you bought a guitar from us, and you resell it, YOU are criminally liable”

| October 23, 2011 | 3 Comments

If you are not already following the federal raid of Gibson Guitar’s Nashville and Memphis facilities, it may be time to start tuning in. I say that because of the following quote from Henry Juszkiewicz, Chairman and CEO of Gibson Guitar Corp., at 3:09 into the video below: “According to this law, if you bought […]

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Rangemaster Treble Booster Kit from Vintage Pedal Workshop

Rangemaster Treble Booster Kit from Vintage Pedal Workshop

| October 22, 2011 | 3 Comments

Here’s a nice video demonstrating the construction and use of a Dallas Rangemaster Treble Booster Kit clone sold by the Vintage Pedal Workshop (VPW) in the UK. The treble booster was originally a 1960s effect that tightened up distortion sounds by emphasizing higher frequency sounds. The VPW Rangemaster Kit by Vintage Pedal Workshop allows the […]

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From Our Mailbag: Question on the MOD 102 Amp Kit

From Our Mailbag: Question on the MOD 102 Amp Kit

| September 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

GKB reader Dave F. wrote to ask the following about our review of the MOD 102 amp kit and the modification made by Casey4S: “Wow that is really cool how you made the chassis and the fantastic building skills. My question concerns the use of the grounding jack where you stated … “I used a […]

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Mojo Marshall Style 18 Watt Amp Kit Review

Mojo Marshall Style 18 Watt Amp Kit Review

| September 25, 2011 | 1 Comment

The increased popularity of smaller amps means more interest in small amp kits, such as the 18 watt amp kit we review here from Mojo. Smaller amps, such as the Marshall 18 watt, can be cranked for great saturated tone without entirely drowning out one’s bandmates or for studio use where higher volume levels aren’t […]

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Kit Review: The Trill Tremolo Pedal

Kit Review: The Trill Tremolo Pedal

| September 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

I was in the market for a two knob Tremolo kit and was about to suggest to MOD kits that they offer one. It was only a few days later that Guitar Kit Builder was asked to try out the brand new Trill Tremolo, so this worked out perfectly for me. In my guitar playing […]

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From The Mailbag: Marshall Valvestate VS265 Repair

From The Mailbag: Marshall Valvestate VS265 Repair

| August 25, 2011 | 4 Comments

GKB reader Lucas B. from Lima, Peru wrote us to ask for some help with his Marshall Valvestate VS265. If you’re not familiar with it, the Valvestate VS265 is a two-channel 65-watt combo amplifier with reverb and chorus. Here is Lucas’ question: Hello! I have a Marshall Valvestate VS265 and I’ve opened it to replace […]

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Video Review of the Cozart Guitar Kit SG Doubleneck Electric

Video Review of the Cozart Guitar Kit SG Doubleneck Electric

| August 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

This nice video review of the Cozart Guitar Kit SG Doubleneck is from The Gospel Guitarist.

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Building and Finishing a Saga TC 10 guitar kit Telecaster

Building and Finishing a Saga TC 10 guitar kit Telecaster

| August 22, 2011 | 1 Comment

Nice video here on the finishing and assembly of a Saga TC 10 guitar kit Telecaster.

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