Friday, August 23, 2019

DIY Workshop

DIY Handbook replacing pickup hero

How to replace electric guitar pickups

Learn how to wire, solder and set up new pups.
DIY Workshop Bell & Howell Conversion Part Three feature

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…
DIY Truss Rod Adjustment Hero

How to adjust a truss rod on your electric guitar

Learn how to perform this vital adjustment in under 10 minutes.
26 Offset mod tips jazzmaster jaguar

26 essential mods for Jazzmasters, Jaguars and other offset guitars

Here are our essential tips for squeezing every last drop of performance out of your Jazzmaster, Jaguar or other offset guitar – covering everything from new bridges and pickups to vibrato fixes and supercharged electronics…
DIY Complete Guide to Soldering feature

How to make your own guitar cable

Put your basic soldering skills to the test with this simple project.
how to solder

The complete guide to soldering for guitar players

Knowing how to solder opens up a world of money-saving DIY fun, but there’s an art to doing it well.
DIY Bell & Howell Filmosound Amp Part 2 feature

DIY Workshop: Bell & Howell Filmosound Amp Conversion (Part Two)

Our conversion of the movie-projector amp gets underway, and we show you how to get a vintage amplifier up and running safely.
Bell & Howell

DIY Workshop: Bell & Howell Filmosound Amp Conversion (Part One)

Looking for vintage tone on a budget? Converting a movie-projector amp may be the answer. Find out how here...
Greco Goldtop DIY

DIY Workshop: Greco to Les Paul Goldtop conversion (Part Eight)

Find out how to simulate lacquer checking and to convincingly age metal and plastic Les Paul parts, as our Greco Goldtop conversion project reaches its conclusion.

DIY Workshop: Greco to Les Paul Goldtop conversion (Part Seven)

With the gold lacquer sprayed, it’s time for top coats and polishing up – but first we need to take care of the binding and start relicing some parts.

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