Tuesday, July 23, 2019

DIY Workshop

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DIY Workshop: Converting a 1989 Greco into a 1954-style Les Paul Goldtop

An eight-part series documenting a worn single-cut’s journey to becoming a relic’ed Goldtop.
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DIY Workshop: Converting a Gretsch Anniversary into a 6120 beauty

A six-part series on how to transform a vintage Gretsch Anniversary into a 50s-style 6120 model.
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How to replace a guitar nut

A quick guide on making some vital adjustments to a drop-in replacement nut.

DIY Workshop: 60s Stratocaster pickguard project

A two-part series on how to assemble and design a Stratocaster pickguard that's reminiscent of those from the early 60s.
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How to replace an electric guitar potentiometer

Got a scratchy pot? Or you're keen on trying a different value? Here's an easy guide on how to do it yourself.
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How to replace an output socket

Here's what you can do to fix an intermittent guitar signal.

How to eliminate nut pings

If your guitar pings or clicks when you tune up, here's how to solve the issue without nut files.
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How to install a Bigsby on a Gibson ES-335

They fell out of favour for a long time, but these days, having a Bigsby on a vintage-style Gibson is a cool as it gets. Here, we show you how it’s done and make a few other tweaks along the way in pursuit of the ultimate ES-335.
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How to replace electric guitar pickups

Learn how to wire, solder and set up new pups.
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DIY Workshop: Bell & Howell Filmosound Amp Conversion (Part Three)

We return to our Filmosound projector amplifier-conversion project for a third instalment – and things suddenly take an unexpected twist…

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