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DIY

Stratocaster with Individual On/Off Switches

Stratocaster with Individual On/Off Switches

August 19, 2009
How to add individual on/off switches for each pickup to your Strat
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Tube Amp Troubleshooting 101

Tube Amp Troubleshooting 101

July 22, 2009
Diagnosing a dead Blues Junior with universal troubleshooting tips
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Stratocaster Auto-Split Mod

Stratocaster Auto-Split Mod

July 22, 2009
If you have a humbucker in the bridge of your strat and want to get a traditional mid/bridge position sound, this mod is for you.
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Gibson ‘50s wiring on a Stratocaster

Gibson ‘50s wiring on a Stratocaster

June 17, 2009
Wire your Strat up like an early Gibson guitar for a whole new world of tone from your instrument
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Tube Amp Building Seminar: Specimen/Chicago School of Guitar Making

Tube Amp Building Seminar: Specimen/Chicago School of Guitar Making

May 28, 2009
A first-hand account of the Chicago School of Guitar Making''s Tube Amp Building Seminar
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Stratocaster Tone Split Mod

Stratocaster Tone Split Mod

May 20, 2009
Splitting Strat tone controls into two different ranges with separate caps
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Orange Upgrade, part 1

Orange Upgrade, part 1

April 30, 2009
Tim Schroeder digs into a stock Orange AD200. He details stripping the amp to its chassis and turning it into a point-to-point handwired amp with high-quality components.
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Electro-Harmonix Russian Big Muff Pi Pedal Mods

Electro-Harmonix Russian Big Muff Pi Pedal Mods

April 21, 2009
How to make your Russian Big Muff Pi deliver tones from Queens of the Stone Age to David Gilmour
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How To: Pot Your Own Pickups

How To: Pot Your Own Pickups

March 17, 2009
Nip microphonic pickups in the bud and dispose of those smelly gift candles in one fell swoop.
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Negative Feedback, Fender Bassman 10

March 17, 2009
A look at negative feedback and hum balance
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The Anatomy of the Stratocaster 5-way Switch, Part III

The Anatomy of the Stratocaster 5-way Switch, Part III

March 17, 2009
Wrapping up our primer the Stratocaster 5-way switch
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The Anatomy of the Stratocaster 5-way Switch, Part II

The Anatomy of the Stratocaster 5-way Switch, Part II

February 16, 2009
Discussing standard installation of the Strat 5-way switch
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Tackling Treble Trouble

January 15, 2009
Jeff tries to tame some out-of-whack treble on a 1983 Marshall JCM 800 4210 Combo
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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Output Tubes

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Output Tubes

January 15, 2009
Dave Hunter gets down to business with the tone generating clan of tubes: output tubes.
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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Preamp Tubes

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Preamp Tubes

December 16, 2008
Dave Hunter kicks off a two-part primer on tubes with some general history on our glowing glass friends and an in-depth look at preamp tubes.
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Controlling Speaker Breakup

Controlling Speaker Breakup

December 16, 2008
How speakers break up, and what you can do to control the noise.
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Stratocaster Master Tone Configuration

Stratocaster Master Tone Configuration

December 16, 2008
A 10-minute Strat mod from Dirk Wacker
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MXR Distortion Plus Mods

November 26, 2008
Mods that will take your MXR Distortion Plus to a bigger, meaner level
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Building A Stingray Clone on the Cheap

November 24, 2008
Learn how to make a Stingray clone for under $200
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Boss BD-2 Mods

October 13, 2008
The Boss Blues Driver is one of those pedals that everybody has owned or at least played through once. I’d venture to say it’s nearly as popular as the
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