October 2016

DIY

Mod Garage: The Fender Greasebucket Tone Circuit

February 15, 2011
Many pro players swear by this tone circuit, and it indeed produces a different effect than the standard tone circuit we all know.
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Restoring an Original: Potentiometer Restoration

February 15, 2011
Bringing a ''54 Les Paul back to 100 percent original by restoring its single pot
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Ask Amp Man: Bringing A Gibson Duo-Medalist Back to Life, Pt. 1

February 15, 2011
Raising the cool factor and tone of a lackluster Duo-Medalist
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First-Time Amp Restoration, Pt. 2

January 17, 2011
Continuing the overhaul of a mid- to late-1950s Supro combo
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The Fender Delta Tone System, Pt. 2

January 17, 2011
Let’s take a closer look at no-load pots.
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The Fender Delta Tone System, Part 1

December 21, 2010
This month, we’ll begin a two-part series on Fender’s Delta Tone system, which includes so-called “no-load” pots.
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First-Time Amp Restoration, Part 1

December 21, 2010
A vintage Supro in need of a tune-up
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The Fender Eric Clapton Active Mid-Boost

November 16, 2010
The active boost circuit favored by Eric Clapton and how to install it
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Souping Up a Bassman 10

November 16, 2010
Some easy tricks to make a sweet Fender Bassman super
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Tech Tales: Soothing Single-Coils

October 28, 2010
Swap a cap or a cable to tame the treble on your Tele
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Resurrect Those Old Tuners!

October 20, 2010
Replacing tuners with properly aged replacements
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The Fender TBX Tone Control Mod, Part 2

October 20, 2010
Experimenting with tonecaps and resistors on the TBX tone control
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Build Your Own Clone Analog Chorus Pedal Review

October 20, 2010
An interpretation of the Boss CE-2 that you build yourself
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The Fender TBX Tone Control, Part 1

September 21, 2010
One of Fender''s oldest factory mods features a stacked potentiometer
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More Twin-Taming Techniques

September 21, 2010
Digging deeper into impedance issues and capacitor leakage
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The Fender "Passing Lane" Stratocaster Mod

August 17, 2010
This mod bypasses the volume and tone controls and engages the bridge pickup with the push of a button
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Jonny Lang’s Dual-Channel Deluxe Reverbs

August 17, 2010
How does Jonny Lang combine two Deluxe Reverbs without getting out-of-phase, thin sound
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A Tale of Two Ludwigs

August 17, 2010
A Ludwig without its "yoy"
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Weekend Warrior Luthiery, Part 3

August 6, 2010
It''s been 14 long weeks, and Steve Ouimette has finally completed his classical acoustic.
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The Vintage Coiled-Cable Simulator Mod

July 20, 2010
How to make your Strat sound like it''s running through a coily cable
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