Instructables: exploring - play - guitars - electric http://www.instructables.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 05:19:15 PDT BLOX v1.01 stock Fender Stratocaster PCB http://www.instructables.com/id/stock-Fender-Stratocaster-PCB/
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Sun, 8 Sep 2013 22:59:13 PDT
Electric Guitar Pedal Board http://www.instructables.com/id/Electric-Guitar-Effect-Board/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FM8/JPH7/HJKBY170/FM8JPH7HJKBY170.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM8/JPH7/HJKBY170/FM8JPH7HJKBY170.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM8/JPH7/HJKBY170/FM8JPH7HJKBY170.SMALL.jpg TheSteamer71 A pedal board that I made to organize my electric guitar effect pedals. Entirely made of recycled parts. Enjoy !
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Thu, 25 Jul 2013 16:53:34 PDT
Making a 1:1 scale cardboard guitar model http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-11-scale-cardboard-guitar-model/
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Wed, 10 Jul 2013 20:15:09 PDT
Guitar technique: tapping http://www.instructables.com/id/Guitar-technique-tapping/
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Mon, 10 Jun 2013 02:42:42 PDT
Custom Electric Guitar http://www.instructables.com/id/Custom-Electric-Guitar/
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Thu, 24 Jan 2013 10:19:59 PST
Reading and Writing Guitar Tablature http://www.instructables.com/id/Reading-and-Writing-Guitar-Tablature/
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Sat, 13 Oct 2012 17:36:30 PDT
Fixing My Tele's Input Jack http://www.instructables.com/id/Fixing-My-Teles-Input-Jack/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F8J/9R1I/GY4ROOVL/F8J9R1IGY4ROOVL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8J/9R1I/GY4ROOVL/F8J9R1IGY4ROOVL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8J/9R1I/GY4ROOVL/F8J9R1IGY4ROOVL.SMALL.jpg freeza36 The little piece of plastic that protects and holds in place the input jack on my tele has been broken since I bought it. Just today I decided to go about replacing it. I didn't want to buy anything, so I just cut some plastic off of a potato salad container and fashioned a replacement from that. Th...
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Sun, 22 Jul 2012 13:45:50 PDT
Modifying Your Guitar http://www.instructables.com/id/Modifying-Your-Guitar/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FII/MLCP/H0OJ624Z/FIIMLCPH0OJ624Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FII/MLCP/H0OJ624Z/FIIMLCPH0OJ624Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FII/MLCP/H0OJ624Z/FIIMLCPH0OJ624Z.SMALL.jpg freeza36 Many guitarists eventually find themselves making modifications to thier guitars, be it the electronics, the hardware, or the guitar itself. It can be to make the guitar sound better, look better, or just feel better. Here, I put together a few instructables that caught my eye. Take a look! The Pr...
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Sun, 8 Apr 2012 19:22:28 PDT
My Guitar Collection (so far, that is...) http://www.instructables.com/id/My-Guitar-Collection-so-far-that-is/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F14/4M96/GY4ROPCT/F144M96GY4ROPCT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F14/4M96/GY4ROPCT/F144M96GY4ROPCT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F14/4M96/GY4ROPCT/F144M96GY4ROPCT.SMALL.jpg freeza36 Here are all of my guitars. -Fender Squier Affinity Series Telecaster -Fender Starcaster Silverburst -Dean Evo XM -Lanikai Lu-11 Ukulele -Grenada Acoustic -Takamine GS 330s Acoustic The Takamine does not have a pickguard. It sells new for exactly $324. The Grenada is the acoustic with the pickg...
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Tue, 7 Feb 2012 17:55:17 PST
Guitar Maintenance; The Complete Guide http://www.instructables.com/id/Guitar-Maintenance-The-Complete-Guide/
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Wed, 1 Feb 2012 18:44:38 PST
Guitar Project http://www.instructables.com/id/Guitar-Project/
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Wed, 1 Feb 2012 12:43:49 PST
My Multiple Guitar Stand http://www.instructables.com/id/My-Multiple-Guitar-Stand/
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Mon, 23 Jan 2012 17:14:30 PST
A Poor Person's Guide to Buying a Guitar http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Poor-Persons-Guide-to-Buying-a-Guitar/
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Sat, 14 Jan 2012 18:59:14 PST
Using a Guitar Capo http://www.instructables.com/id/Using-a-Guitar-Capo/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FO4/YJI2/GWKKNNC6/FO4YJI2GWKKNNC6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO4/YJI2/GWKKNNC6/FO4YJI2GWKKNNC6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO4/YJI2/GWKKNNC6/FO4YJI2GWKKNNC6.SMALL.jpg freeza36 A capo is a tool that most guitarists should have. It raises each string a half step, making the pitch higher. It also makes the music you are plaing sound better to sing along with. It is essential for every guitarist to have once he/she has gone pro. I show how to use two types in this instructabl...
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Tue, 3 Jan 2012 16:32:03 PST
ELECTRIFY your Acoustic Guitar http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-an-acoustic-guitar-BAD-ASS-Acoustic-Guitar/
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Tue, 1 Nov 2011 18:13:10 PDT
Electric Cigar Box Guitar http://www.instructables.com/id/Electric-Cigar-Box-Guitar/
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Fri, 1 Jul 2011 18:55:49 PDT
Simple Guitar Pedal Board http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Guitar-Pedal-Board/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FDZ/0J8Q/GOW3YKUG/FDZ0J8QGOW3YKUG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDZ/0J8Q/GOW3YKUG/FDZ0J8QGOW3YKUG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDZ/0J8Q/GOW3YKUG/FDZ0J8QGOW3YKUG.SMALL.jpg robives Rather than blowing the price of a new pedal on a pedal board I decided to make my own and put the money I saved towards a new DD-7. The board is made from pieces of pine from our back shed. The thin pieces are 18 x 45mm the wide piece at the bottom is an off cut from a shelf and is 18mm x 140mm. Th...
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Thu, 16 Jun 2011 02:59:22 PDT
Mini Coffin Guitar Amp (on battery) http://www.instructables.com/id/Mini-Coffin-Guitar-Amp-on-battery/
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Tue, 16 Nov 2010 12:43:02 PST
Guitar chords http://www.instructables.com/id/Guitar-chords/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F0U/BTZ0/G1O4HXVZ/F0UBTZ0G1O4HXVZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0U/BTZ0/G1O4HXVZ/F0UBTZ0G1O4HXVZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0U/BTZ0/G1O4HXVZ/F0UBTZ0G1O4HXVZ.SMALL.jpg JAZ97
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Fri, 6 Nov 2009 14:45:57 PST
Guitar stand out of a cardboard box http://www.instructables.com/id/Guitar-stand-out-of-a-cardboard-box/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FUM/NCG2/G145R8G7/FUMNCG2G145R8G7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUM/NCG2/G145R8G7/FUMNCG2G145R8G7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUM/NCG2/G145R8G7/FUMNCG2G145R8G7.SMALL.jpg clemens94  How to make a simple and very cheap guitar stand with a cardboard box and an hot glue gun (or white glue).
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Fri, 23 Oct 2009 11:42:27 PDT
A Guide to the Guitar http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Guide-to-the-Guitar/
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Fri, 28 Aug 2009 15:12:15 PDT
Scratch Built Electric Guitar http://www.instructables.com/id/Scratch-Built-Electric-Guitar/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F6M/HIB2/FXP6ODBX/F6MHIB2FXP6ODBX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6M/HIB2/FXP6ODBX/F6MHIB2FXP6ODBX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6M/HIB2/FXP6ODBX/F6MHIB2FXP6ODBX.SMALL.jpg benthekahn The final for a music class I took was building an instrument. So I built this. Wood: Maple-Neck Paduak-Body, headstock Unknown-fretboard Walnut-inlay The electronic components were purchased as a set and then soldered together. The pickups were purchased separately. I added another switch to sele...
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Wed, 29 Jul 2009 00:47:56 PDT
Fixing your guitars truss rod and string action http://www.instructables.com/id/Fixing-your-guitars-truss-rod-and-string-action/
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Sat, 18 Jul 2009 23:07:31 PDT
Homemade Diddley Bow Electric Slide Guitar (a la Jack White) http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Electric-Slide-Guitar-a-la-Jack-White/
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Fri, 19 Jun 2009 10:11:23 PDT
Led electric guitar pickup mod *** Updated with schematic for blinking leds and video! http://www.instructables.com/id/Led-electric-guitar-pickup-mod/
Led electric guitar pickup mod *** Updated with schematic for blinking leds and video! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBJ/TB7Y/FVOEZAUI/FBJTB7YFVOEZAUI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBJ/TB7Y/FVOEZAUI/FBJTB7YFVOEZAUI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBJ/TB7Y/FVOEZAUI/FBJTB7YFVOEZAUI.SMALL.jpg adem70 Ever wanted your guitar to be unique? Or a guitar that made everybody jealous of it? Or are you just tired of the plain old look of your guitar and want to spruce it up? Well,in this very simple Ible I'll show you how to illuminate the pickups on your electric guitar. The process is very simple, and...
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Tue, 9 Jun 2009 13:26:13 PDT
Change Floyd rose Guitar's String http://www.instructables.com/id/Change-Floyd-rose-Guitars-String/
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Sun, 31 May 2009 18:00:23 PDT
My Electric Stick Bass (but with a G-string) http://www.instructables.com/id/My-Electric-Stick-Bass-but-with-a-G-string/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FGD/5RSL/FROAGBDD/FGD5RSLFROAGBDD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGD/5RSL/FROAGBDD/FGD5RSLFROAGBDD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGD/5RSL/FROAGBDD/FGD5RSLFROAGBDD.SMALL.jpg tudgeanator I made an electric stick bass using instructions from two instructables-The electric stick bass, and the altoids tin guitar.I used elements from both and came up with a plan for this.It's does the same as the electric stick bass but is alot higher, and has a cut-of switch (toggle on-off) and a cut-o...
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Fri, 27 Feb 2009 11:17:34 PST
How to improvise great solos on a guitar http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-improvise-great-solos-on-a-guitar/
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Sun, 22 Feb 2009 01:56:03 PST
How to make your old guitar look brand-new http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-your-old-guitar-look-brand-new/
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Fri, 24 Oct 2008 21:53:56 PDT
Electric guitar bridge post removal/installation tool http://www.instructables.com/id/Electric-guitar-bridge-post-removalinstallation-t/
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Wed, 15 Oct 2008 06:23:38 PDT
Simple overdrive effect pedal http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-overdrive-effect-pedal/
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Mon, 14 Jul 2008 17:33:12 PDT
build a custom electric guitar http://www.instructables.com/id/build-a-custom-electric-guitar/
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Mon, 28 Apr 2008 14:36:39 PDT
How to Make a Pedal Board Out of an Old Briefcase http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Pedal-Board-Out-of-an-Old-Briefcase/
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Sun, 30 Mar 2008 21:10:59 PDT
killswitch no drilling or soldering EASY!!!! http://www.instructables.com/id/killswitch-no-drilling-or-soldering-EASY/
killswitch no drilling or soldering EASY!!!! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFQ/96N5/FE28DMTD/FFQ96N5FE28DMTD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFQ/96N5/FE28DMTD/FFQ96N5FE28DMTD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFQ/96N5/FE28DMTD/FFQ96N5FE28DMTD.SMALL.jpg jdthedj THE KILLSWITCH WITH DRILLING AND SOLDERING SCARE YOU this is for you!!! this cost 2.99$. you need a normally open switch!!!!! a killswitche is a momentary switch, that when pressed, stops signal from going out of the guitar and going into the amp. Basically, when the button is pressed, there is no...
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Thu, 20 Mar 2008 10:50:22 PDT
Make A Guitar Pickup http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-A-Guitar-Pickup/
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Thu, 17 Jan 2008 20:05:49 PST
Tube Amp Rebuild (and Mod) http://www.instructables.com/id/Tube-Amp-Rebuild-and-Mod/
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Mon, 17 Dec 2007 10:20:30 PST
Build Your Own Electric Guitar! http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-Your-Own-Electric-Guitar!/
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Wed, 31 Oct 2007 16:16:17 PDT
Acoustic Guitar Pickup http://www.instructables.com/id/Acoustic-Guitar-Pickup/
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Wed, 8 Mar 2006 22:54:58 PST