DIY Workshop

DIY Workshop: Build your own fuzz pedal

How to build a basic Fuzz Face clone from scratch and turn it into a ‘boutique’ version with precision biasing, transistor switching and more.

DIY Workshop: Easy pickup mods anyone can try, part two

After covering humbucker and P-90 mods last time around, this time we take a look at how you can improve the tone of classic Fender and Gretsch-style pickups.

DIY Workshop: Easy and affordable humbucker and P-90 pickup mods

Unhappy with your tone? Before you throw money at the problem and install a new set of pickups, try these simple modifications first. You may find your existing pickups can be tweaked to sound better than you’d ever imagined.

DIY Workshop: How to spray a 1950s-style cherry sunburst finish

Nothing beats the look of a late 1950s Les Paul Standard. Find out how to mix your own colours and spray your own sunburst using period-correct materials – and the best thing is you don’t even need specialist equipment.

Tech Talk: How to shield your guitar

Is your single-coil electric plagued by noise? We can help.

How to set up Filter’Tron pickups

To get the best from Filter’Trons, you need to set them up properly and ensure that the accompanying electronic components are present and correct.

DIY Workshop: Build your own Klone pedal

On lockdown and looking for a DIY project to keep you sane? Why not try building a clone of the legendary Klon Centaur with a Centura kit from Ceriatone.

Tech Talk: How to fix loose-fitting tuner bushings

Find out how an improvised solution can remedy a frustrating tuner-bushing issue.

Tech Talk: How to intonate your guitar

In the latest instalment of his column, Michael James Adams attempts to demystify the murky world of intonation.

DIY Workshop: How to make old guitars play and stay in tune

We show you how to tackle two of the main offenders when it comes to tuning woes: the infamous Bigsby vibrato and the tuners themselves.
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