Monday, September 23, 2019

DIY Workshop

DIY Workshop: Rift Amp Modifications Part Two

In the second instalment of our Rift project, we get deeply tweedy with cathode-bias switching, negative feedback modifications and more.

DIY Workshop: Rift Amp Modifications Part One

We like tweed, brownface and blackface amps, but can one amp do it all? We find out if three goes into one with G&B’s Rift PR18…

DIY Workshop: Gretsch Anniversary to 6120 conversion (Part Five)

As our project to convert a well-worn Gretsch Anniversary into a 50s-style 6120 nears its conclusion, Huw Price re-veneers the body – with a little help from his friends.

DIY Workshop: Gretsch Anniversary to 6120 conversion (Part Four)

In the latest instalment of our Gretsch conversion project, Huw Price tackles the headstock, finishes the neck and reshapes the f-holes.

DIY Workshop: ’59 Fender Bassman

Like a fine wine, tweed amps often improve, aesthetically at least, with age. Huw Price takes a ’59 Fender Bassman housed in a reproduction cabinet and finds out if he can give it some much-needed vintage vibe…

DIY Workshop: Gretsch Anniversary to 6120 conversion (Part Three)

In the latest instalment of his conversion of a vintage Gretsch from a single-pickup Anniversary model into his dream 6120, Huw Price fearlessly tackles the restoration.

How To Relic A Guitar Body With A Nitro Finish

There’s something uniquely alluring about the finish of a genuine vintage guitar, but we can get close via artificial means. Huw Price shows you how to relic a swamp ash T-style guitar body…

DIY Workshop: Gretsch Anniversary to 6120 conversion (Part Two)

Our Gretsch conversion project gathers pace as Huw Price separates the fretboard from the neck, strips the headstock veneer and readies the body for the next step.

DIY Workshop: How to build your own attenuator

Why the ‘Elevenator’? Because this is the attenuator that goes down to 11. Huw Price shows you how to build a simple passive attenuator with impedance switching and treble response adjustment, all for less than £40.

DIY Workshop: Gretsch Anniversary to 6120 conversion (Part One)

Huw Price finally fulfils a long-held ambition as he takes a well-worn vintage Gretsch Anniversary and turns it into a 50s-style 6120 dream machine.
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