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Looking for our latest mods? Find all of our guitar mods, pedal projects, amp DIY, upkeep and repair, and more right here.



 



Acoustic Soundboard: Just Say No to Cracks

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 06:00:00 -0400

A crack on your prized guitar might feel like the end of the world, but it can be remedied if you follow a few easy guidelines.


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DIY: No-Brainer Mods!

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 17:30:00 -0400

How to transform four affordable axes—a Gretsch Jet Club, an Epiphone Les Paul SL, and a Squier Vintage Modified Jag and Precision bass—into absolute gems.


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Ask Amp Man: Tone Tweaks for a Carvin Series III X

Fri, 06 Apr 2018 06:05:00 -0400

Bolstering an amp that boogied its way alongside the ’80s competition from Petaluma.


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Mod Garage: Meet Göldo’s Double Wafer 3-Way Switch

Fri, 30 Mar 2018 14:00:00 -0400

When it comes to 3-way pickup selectors, there’s a new kid in town. Would you like an introduction?


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Ask Amp Man: Revisiting the Dawn of the Sundown Artist

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 08:00:00 -0400

An ’80s amp that displays the singular perspective of player/builder Dennis Kager, with multiple effects loops and unique tricks.


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State of the Stomp: Reflections on an A/DA Flanger

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 06:00:00 -0500

What a great vintage stompbox can tell a contemporary pedal builder.


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Mod Garage: How to Shield Single-Coil Pickup Covers

Fri, 02 Mar 2018 14:35:00 -0500

Can you get benefits of shielding without sacrificing high-frequency shimmer? Where there’s a will, there’s a way.


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Cheap Thrills! 12 Hacks Under $12

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 15:00:00 -0500

It’s easy to repurpose everyday items to help you maintain your equipment and play better. Just learn to think sideways.


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Mod Garage: The Sound of Silence

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 06:00:00 -0500

Here’s how to adapt the cool humbucker coil-splitting scheme found in Fender’s Select Carved Top Jazzmaster to your guitar.


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Bass Bench: The Mystery of Aging Strings

Sun, 11 Feb 2018 06:00:00 -0500

What causes our strings to lose their upper frequencies over time?


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On Bass: Low-End Life Hacks, Part 2

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 06:00:00 -0500

Even good habits can be hard to break, but if you occasionally try, you might discover a better bass modus operandi.


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