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Jazz Bass Guitar Kit from GuitarWorx

Jazz Bass Guitar Kit from GuitarWorx

| February 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

Here’s a video highlighting the new jazz bass guitar kit available from Morris Guitar Kits at www.guitarworx.com.au in the style of the Fender Jazz Bass. The Jazz Bass (or J Bass) was the second model of electric bass created by Leo Fender. It is distinct from the Fender Precision Bass in that its tone is […]

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Volume Pedal Modification with Redeemer Circuit Buffer

Volume Pedal Modification with Redeemer Circuit Buffer

| February 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

If you use a volume pedal and find that it effects the tone of your guitar, this modification may be just what you need. It uses a handy module made by the folks at Creation Audio Labs. This module, named the “Redeemer Circuit” is a buffer amplifier circuit that eliminates tone loss caused by the […]

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Tips to Extend the Life of Vacuum Tube Guitar Amplifiers

Tips to Extend the Life of Vacuum Tube Guitar Amplifiers

| February 16, 2011 | 1 Comment

Here are some time-tested tips on how to avoid causing damage to, and for extending the life of, your vacuum tube guitar amplifier: SAFETY 1. There are dangerous high-voltages inside the amplifier that can cause shock, injury or death. Due to capacitors which store an electrical charge, these voltages can be present even when the […]

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Using Magnets for Guitar Repair Projects

Using Magnets for Guitar Repair Projects

| February 11, 2011 | 0 Comments

Luthiers Mercantile International has created a nice video (below) demonstrating how handy magnets can be for doing repair work. Not surprisingly they also sell a Guitar Repair Magnet Kit. As featured in the video, repair guru Dan Erlewine demonstrates that magnets are tools and have lots of uses. For example, magnets can be attached to […]

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Boss SD-1 Super Over Drive Pedal Modification

Boss SD-1 Super Over Drive Pedal Modification

| February 11, 2011 | 0 Comments

The BOSS Super Over Drive SD-1 pedal was designed, according to BOSS, to “exactly replicate the sound of an overdriven tube amplifier when used in any amplification setup.” The design was intended as an advancement from prior overdrive devices to be highly touch-sensitive and to respond to delicate playing techniques. The overdrive can be varied […]

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Mockingbird Guitar Kit from Morris Guitar Kits

Mockingbird Guitar Kit from Morris Guitar Kits

| February 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

Here’s an overview video of the Mockingbird Guitar Kit offered by Morris Guitar Kits of Australia.

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How to Replace Tuning Machines on Les Paul Guitar

How to Replace Tuning Machines on Les Paul Guitar

| February 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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Build an Acoustic Guitar Kit from Waldron Instruments

Build an Acoustic Guitar Kit from Waldron Instruments

| February 6, 2011 | 0 Comments

Waldron Guitars and Instruments is a relatively new maker of ready-made and kit guitars and other acoustic instruments. They began building guitars in the Spring of 2009 when the downturn in the economy led these home builders and cabinet makers to turn their attention to musical instruments. Their approach is to integrate modern technology, such […]

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How to Bend the Sides of an Acoustic Guitar

How to Bend the Sides of an Acoustic Guitar

| January 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

This is nice video by Erick Waldron of Waldron Instruments and Guitars showing how to bend the mahogany sides for a 000 acoustic guitar using a guitar mold and heat blanket, including book-matching the ends.

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Guitar PCB.com

Guitar PCB.com

| January 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

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