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Design and Construction of Tube Guitar Amplifiers

Design and Construction of Tube Guitar Amplifiers

| January 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

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Build a Do It Yourself Guitar Pick Holder with SUGRU

Build a Do It Yourself Guitar Pick Holder with SUGRU

| January 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

Sugru is a great new product for do-it-yourself applications, or what the sugru folks call “hacks.” Sugru comes in a small packet and feels initially like modeling clay, but once it’s exposed to air, it cures to a tough flexible silicone overnight using the moisture in the air. You can work it for about 30 […]

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Install a Variable Voltage Regulator in Guitar Amplifier

Install a Variable Voltage Regulator in Guitar Amplifier

| January 11, 2011 | 1 Comment

As guitar players we always want to operate our amplifier at its “sweet spot,” that combination of volume, drive and other controls where it has the sound that we crave. Unfortunately that “spot” is often louder than local conditions, such as your home or apartment, will permit. This leads us in search of a solution […]

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Positioning the Bridge on a New Bass Guitar

Positioning the Bridge on a New Bass Guitar

| January 10, 2011 | 0 Comments

This video isn’t quite as authoritative as we usually like to feature in Guitar Kit Builder for hardware installation work, but we like the examples given, and we think this will be useful for anyone looking to place the bridge on a guitar or bass kit.

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Pedal Builder’s Vector Art Pack

Pedal Builder’s Vector Art Pack

| January 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

Here’s a handy and free resource for the pedal builder – The Effects Pedal Builder’s Vector Art Pack. GuitarPCB.com forum member “powerpopguy” has created vector illustrations drawn to exact size, sometimes from several angles, as vector art. He’s illustrated all of the most common pedal parts – knobs, enclosures, switches, potentiometers, LEDs, etc. These illustrations […]

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Making a Printed Circuit Board with Positive Coating Photo Process

Making a Printed Circuit Board with Positive Coating Photo Process

| January 6, 2011 | 0 Comments

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.

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Building a Custom Hollow-Body Guitar

Building a Custom Hollow-Body Guitar

| January 6, 2011 | 0 Comments

Nice slide show video by Ryan Mier of Santa Fe, New Mexico, on the building of a custom hollow-body guitar with Bigsby tremolo.

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Build a Mad Professor Snow-White AutoWah Non-Clone

Build a Mad Professor Snow-White AutoWah Non-Clone

| January 5, 2011 | 0 Comments

Mad Professor Amplification Ltd. is a Turenki, Finland-based maker of amplifiers and effect pedals owned by Harri Koski. The company’s products use designs by Bjorn Juhl, the “Mad Professor” in this operation. Bjorn is the designer of the BJFE (Bjorn Juhl Forstarker Elektronik) line of pedals. Bjorn began building guitar effects as early as 1981 […]

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Building the 5E3 Tweed Deluxe Kit from TubeDepot.com

Building the 5E3 Tweed Deluxe Kit from TubeDepot.com

| January 5, 2011 | 4 Comments

Nice slide show video of building the 5E3 Tweed Deluxe kit from TubeDepot.com, at a total cost of $650.

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Lamington Cake Tin Guitar Amplifier

Lamington Cake Tin Guitar Amplifier

| January 4, 2011 | 1 Comment

Here’s a low-cost vacuum tube guitar amplifier designed by Grant Wills of Valve Heaven in Sydney Australia. Valve Heaven offers professional guitar amp repair and restoration of all types of amplifiers, specializing in the repair of valve amps. Grant designed the Lamington Cake Tin Guitar Amplifier for the person who has basic soldering skills and […]

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