DIY

How I Built My First DIY Pedal

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Building a pedal from a DIY kit was my christmas project. After carefully wishing I got a BYOC Ping Pong Delay kit. Although the instructions were good (mostly really good, but a little obscure in two places) and the BYOC forum is amazing with really helpful people I figured out a few things on my […]

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Build Your Own Pedal

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Feeling handy for the coming holidays? One of my long-term ideas for a summer or christmas holiday projects is to build a guitar from parts. I think I’m going to start with a smaller project though – building an effects pedal (aka stomp box). There are a bunch of companies selling complete kits with metal […]

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Bands: Sell Us Multitrack Backing Tracks

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In a perfect world you’re in a band, and you are playing your own songs. In a not perfect world sometimes you’re in a band that plays covers. In the real world, sometimes you’re not even in a band… I’ve just started rehearsing with another guitarist. It’s a lot of fun, and we’re looking for a […]

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Amazing Blog About Guitar Wiring

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Sometimes you stumble upon something that really catches your eye because it’s so specialized and so nerdy – in a good way. The Guitar Wiring Blog is just such a thing. How about this Buckethead Les Paul Signature wiring: This and numerous other wiring layouts can be found at http://guitarwiring.blogspot.com/. Not really rewiring any of my […]

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Make a Backtrack from a Guitar Pro File

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There are numerous sites for backtracks (like http://www.guitarbackingtrack.com and http://guitarbt.com), i.e. songs with no guitar tracks that allow you to jam over them yourself or make a cover of a known song. The best backtracks are originals with all other tracks, even vocals. These are quite hard to come by as no artists (at least […]

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Another New Pickup

I bought an SD59 to put in the neck of my Cort a few months ago. To much other stuff to do, so I haven’t mounted it yet. I saw a comment on a forum where someone said it’s a bit bassy and rumbling… We’ll see. Right now I’m actually more into buying another Duncan […]

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New Pickup

During my vacation it suddenly dawned on me what I should do to reinvigorate my guitars – new pickups of course! Both the Cort and the Ibanez have been equipped with stock pickups all along. I started with the Cort since it presumably has the worst pickups. It’s also the one I’m tuning down so […]

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Furniture Guitars – Literally

Two months since the last post – busy, me? Oh well: With two kitchen countertops from the IKEA bargain department for about $10 you can build great guitars: More about the project: http://ikeahacker.blogspot.com/2010/05/numerar-guitars.html Notes: this is not my project, just found it on IKEA Hacker. Also, the term “furniture guitar” is used on Swedish guitar […]

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