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DIY How to Pick Your Pick

DIY: How to Pick Your Guitar Pick

February 26, 2021
Heavy, medium, light … tiny and pointy or big and chunky … plastic, stone, or steel? Here’s how to make sense of the confusing array of plectrum options.
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Electric Guitar Intonation

DIY: How to Adjust Electric-Guitar Intonation

February 15, 2021
Gruhn Guitars' setup guru Nathan Golliher shows how to easily make your Strat, Les Paul, and Telecaster ring true up and down the fretboard.
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DIY: Relic’ing Metal Hardware

February 5, 2021
Our series on how to age a guitar, piece by piece, continues. This month we tackle the bridge and strap buttons.
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DIY Acoustic Transducer

DIY: How to Install a Soundboard Transducer

January 15, 2021
Watch Gruhn Guitars' in-house guru David Kriesel walk you step-by-step through the process of making your flattop amp- and DI-friendly.
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Truss Rod DIY

DIY: How to Adjust a Truss Rod

December 15, 2020
Is neck bowing making your favorite instrument harder to play with each passing season? This comprehensive video shows how to easily get it just right on all your acoustic, electric, and bass guitars.
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DIY Relic’ing Tuners, Part 2

October 23, 2020
The Mod Garage guitar-aging series continues. Try these easy steps to get a vintage look on your plastic tuners.
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When Exactly Did "Boutique Pedals" Become a Thing?

September 17, 2020
Travel back in time 30+ years and meet the circuit-tweakers who started a stompbox craze.
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How to Get the Most out of Hum-Sing-Hum Wiring

September 11, 2020
This circuit lets you get HSH and SSS-like tones from a single guitar.
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DIY: All About Your Electric Guitar's Knobs and Switches

DIY: All About Your Electric Guitar's Knobs and Switches

July 15, 2020
Confused by the wide variety of controls on your heroes’ favorite guitars? Watch this quick video to see how to get the most out of Strats, Les Pauls, Teles, and more!
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How to string an acoustic diy

DIY: How to String an Acoustic Guitar

June 8, 2020
Got a steel-string flattop? This quick video demos the easiest, smartest, fastest way to keep ’em fresh!
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DIY Relic’ing: Break the Shine

May 29, 2020
When aging a project guitar, it’s best to take it apart and start small. First, we focus on the metal.
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Do It Yourself - How to String a Floyd Rose

DIY: How to String a Floyd Rose

May 15, 2020
Metal's most famous whammy system takes a few extra steps to get ready for action, but this short demo makes it a cinch.
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No-Brainer Mods 2020

April 14, 2020
Three bold projects for DIY-ers tired of the tame.
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Gibson Stringing DIY

DIY: How to String a Gibson-Style Electric Guitar

April 2, 2020
Got a guitar with a Tune-o-matic-style bridge and three strings on each side of the headstock? Here’s a fast, easy video demo of how to get it ready for stable-tuned action.
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DIY: How to String a Fender-Style Electric Guitar

March 17, 2020
A fast, easy video demo of how to replace strings on any standard electric with all six tuners on the same side of the headstock.
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Zeppelin

Zeppelin Design Labs Announces the VPM-1 Volume Pedal Mod for Ernie Ball VPJR

March 16, 2020
A DIY mod that buffers the audio signal and offers up to 14 dB of gain.
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The DIY Relic Job—Fantasy or Reality?

February 28, 2020
Yes, it is possible to age your instrument. But there are pitfalls to avoid and techniques to master.
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How to Get Big Tones on Small Stages

February 25, 2020
Find the sweet spot between volume, sanity, and sonic happiness with classic-style Fender amps.
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Rock the 5-Tone Tele

January 31, 2020
Here’s how you can squeeze five different sounds from Fender’s iconic 6-string.
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korg

Korg Nu:Tekt OD-S & HA-S Headphone Amplifier Demo | NAMM 2020

January 18, 2020
If you can build with Legos, you can build these easy DIY overdrive pedal and headphone amp kits …no soldering required.
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