April 2019

Mod Garage

Mod Garage: A Flexible Dual-Humbucker Wiring Scheme

September 25, 2015
Get five sounds from your H/H guitar.
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Mod Garage: The Bill Lawrence 5-way Telecaster Circuit

August 14, 2015
Get convincing “in-between” Strat sounds from Teles and other two-pickup guitars.
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Mod Garage: Les Paul Master Wiring #1

July 17, 2015
This simplified scheme for dual-humbucker guitars frees up two control positions for other uses.
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Mod Garage: The Trouble with Tribbles

June 18, 2015
Potentiometers are small and cute, but it pays to know their anatomy.
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Mod Garage: Cleaning Up an Acoustic from the Inside

May 15, 2015
You won’t believe some of the debris found in old acoustic guitars. Here’s how to get rid of it.
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Mod Garage: Telecaster Series Wiring

April 17, 2015
Get meatier Tele sounds without changing your pickups.
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Mod Garage: Trad Strat and Bridge 'Bucker Tones

March 27, 2015
A standard Strat pickup set—and—a switchable humbucker.
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Mod Garage: Humbucker Height Adjustment

February 27, 2015
What’s the ideal pickup height? And how do you adjust the pole pieces?
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Mod Garage: Conquering Classical Guitar String-Changing Terror

January 29, 2015
Faster, easier ways to install nylon strings.
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Mod Garage: A PRS-Style Pickup Selector for Dual-Humbucker Guitars

December 26, 2014
Unlock new tones with Paul Reed Smith’s rotary switching scheme.
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Mod Garage: Varitone Wiring, Reloaded and Extended

November 28, 2014
Cool variations on Gibson’s multi-cap tone control.
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Mod Garage: The Original Eddie Van Halen Wiring

October 31, 2014
The simple circuit that rocked the world.
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Mod Garage: The Dick Dale Wiring

October 9, 2014
The unique wiring scheme behind the definitive surf sound.
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Mod Garage: Inside Brian May's Red Special

September 5, 2014
Ever wonder what’s so special about the Queen guitarist’s custom guitar?
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Mod Garage: Decouple Your Les Paul’s Volume Controls

July 18, 2014
Ever been frustrated by how the two volume controls interact on a dual-humbucker axe? Here’s how to make them work independently.
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Mod Garage: Adding an Out-of-Phase Switch to a Telecaster

June 27, 2014
Ready to coax out-of-phase sounds from a Tele?
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Mod Garage: The Infamous Telecaster Neck Pickup

May 16, 2014
Let’s face it: Few Tele players actually like the sound of the stock neck pickup. If you’re thinking of swapping it for something else, here are some time-tested options.
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Mod Garage: 7 Tele Bridge Pickup Alternatives

April 18, 2014
Tired of twang? Inject your T-style with new life.
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Mod Garage: Exploring the Tele Pickup Palette, Pt. 2

March 14, 2014
Before you replace your Telecaster’s bridge pickup, it’s important to understand the commonly available designs, how they differ, and what sonic purpose each serves.
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Mod Garage: Exploring the Tele Pickup Palette

March 7, 2014
If you decide to replace your Tele pickups, first do some homework and research the venerable model’s broad tonal palette.
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