Instructables: exploring - play - guitar - popular http://www.instructables.com Sun, 14 Feb 2016 04:55:32 PST BLOX v1.01 The ValveLiTzer: Low-voltage Tube Booster http://www.instructables.com/id/The-ValveLiTzer-Low-voltage-Tube-Booster/
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Sun, 25 Jan 2009 15:49:22 PST
Ebonizing a Rosewood Guitar Fretboard http://www.instructables.com/id/Ebonizing-a-Rosewood-Guitar-Fretboard/
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Wed, 3 Feb 2010 20:01:24 PST
Build an Acoustic Guitar http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-an-Acoustic-Guitar/
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Sun, 14 Apr 2013 18:02:43 PDT
Homemade Guitar Slide http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Guitar-Slide/
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Sat, 12 Jan 2008 01:45:35 PST
How to play Guitar Hero/Rock Band http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-play-Guitar-HeroRock-Band/
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Sun, 14 Jun 2009 08:42:43 PDT
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
Poor Man's Fret Job http://www.instructables.com/id/Poor-Mans-Fret-Job/
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Thu, 5 Feb 2009 10:15:06 PST
How to convert your DS-1 to Keeley All seeing eye and ultra mods http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-convert-your-DS-1-to-Keeley-All-seeing-eye-/
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Sun, 11 Feb 2007 08:15:58 PST
DIY Guitar effect http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Guitar-effect-using-Raspberri-Pi/
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Tue, 1 Apr 2014 17:08:50 PDT
How to make a custom game controller http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-custom-game-controller/
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Mon, 30 Jul 2007 14:09:20 PDT
DIY Rat Clone Distortion Guitar Effect Pedal - The Dead RAT http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Rat-Clone-Distortion-Guitar-Effect-Pedal---The/
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Sun, 10 Feb 2008 19:10:36 PST
Guitar Amp "power soak" http://www.instructables.com/id/Guitar-Amp-power-soak/
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Wed, 3 Aug 2011 12:35:44 PDT
Build a flightcase pedal board http://www.instructables.com/id/Flightcase-pedalboard-for-a-multifx-guitar-process/
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Tue, 16 Aug 2011 14:03:18 PDT
Connecting Your Guitar Hero or Rock Band Controller to Frets on Fire http://www.instructables.com/id/Connecting-Your-Guitar-Hero-or-Rock-Band-Controlle/
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Mon, 27 Jul 2009 11:40:53 PDT
Tennis Rock-it http://www.instructables.com/id/Tennis-Rock-it/
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Mon, 2 Nov 2015 14:49:47 PST
Make your guitar's humbuckers switchable to single coils http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-your-guitars-humbuckers-switchable-to-single/
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Tue, 20 Mar 2012 07:40:03 PDT
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
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
Guitar Pickups - Swapping or replacing humbuckers http://www.instructables.com/id/Guitar-Pickups-Swapping-humbuckers/
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Sat, 5 Feb 2011 17:55:12 PST
Acoustic Guitar Pickup http://www.instructables.com/id/Acoustic-Guitar-Pickup/
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Wed, 8 Mar 2006 22:54:58 PST
Guitar wall hanger http://www.instructables.com/id/Guitar-wall-hanger/
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Sat, 23 Sep 2006 21:00:56 PDT
Guitar Pedal Board UNDER $40!!! http://www.instructables.com/id/Guitar-Pedal-Board-UNDER-40/
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Fri, 3 Aug 2012 01:46:14 PDT
Hotrod Your Guitar - Lower the Action http://www.instructables.com/id/Hotrod-a-Cheap-Guitar---Lower-the-Action/
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Sun, 9 Dec 2007 14:56:15 PST
Worn Again: Making a relic Surf Green 50's Strat http://www.instructables.com/id/Worn-Again-Making-a-relic-Surf-Green-50s-Strat/
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Sat, 9 Jul 2011 14:40:30 PDT
DIY Guitar Capo http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Guitar-Capo/
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Sat, 13 Dec 2014 13:39:30 PST
Guitar Killswitch http://www.instructables.com/id/Guitar-Killswitch-Strat.-design/
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Sun, 4 Nov 2007 18:12:40 PST
Distortion/Overdrive Effect in Audacity http://www.instructables.com/id/DistortionOverdrive-Effect-in-Audacity/
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Wed, 28 Jul 2010 11:51:07 PDT
How to Build a Guitar Case http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Build-a-Guitar-Case/
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Sat, 3 Jan 2009 19:47:23 PST
Modify Your Wah Pedal http://www.instructables.com/id/Modify-Your-Wah-Pedal/
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Tue, 3 Jun 2008 02:00:45 PDT
How to Play guitar tabs on piano http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Play-guitar-tabs-on-piano/
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Mon, 1 Dec 2008 11:13:30 PST
How to ground shield your guitar (removing the buzz with a Faraday Cage) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-ground-shield-your-guitar-removing-the-buz/
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Wed, 1 May 2013 11:49:14 PDT
Build A Power Supply For Your Guitar Pedals http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-A-Power-Supply-For-Your-Guitar-Pedals/
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Sun, 31 Jan 2010 19:08:13 PST
How to Tune a Guitar in Drop D http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Tune-a-Guitar-in-Drop-D/
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Mon, 24 Nov 2008 19:21:52 PST
Make a Guitar with CNC http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Guitar-with-CNC/
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By: Drunken Woodworker

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Mon, 27 Jul 2015 08:40:42 PDT
Replacing the Pickups in Your Guitar http://www.instructables.com/id/Replacing-the-Pickups-in-Your-Guitar/
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Fri, 12 Jun 2009 12:56:56 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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By: koalabacon

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Sat, 18 Jul 2009 23:07:31 PDT
Cheaply Record Studio-quality Music http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheaply-Record-Studio-quality-Music/
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By: OptimumAlliance

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Tue, 26 May 2015 04:28:23 PDT
The Strummer http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Strummer/
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Thu, 26 Mar 2015 03:35:29 PDT
How to Play a "Power" Chord http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Play-a-Power-Chord/
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Tue, 19 May 2015 16:05:47 PDT
Build a Semi-hollowbody Electric Guitar http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Semi-hollowbody-Electric-Guitar/
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Sat, 16 May 2015 15:20:36 PDT
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Maintaining a Guitar (But Were Afraid to Ask) http://www.instructables.com/id/Everything-You-Ever-Wanted-to-Know-About-Maintaini/
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Maintaining a Guitar (But Were Afraid to Ask) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRF/UAQI/I941D4WA/FRFUAQII941D4WA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRF/UAQI/I941D4WA/FRFUAQII941D4WA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRF/UAQI/I941D4WA/FRFUAQII941D4WA.SMALL.jpg jmacfarlane Guitar maintenance can be a frustrating and expensive business. This instructable aims to help with that. If I missed something you think should be included, let me know; likewise, if you've got a question, put it in the comments and we'll see if we can't get you squared away. Know Your Instrument...
By: jmacfarlane

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Thu, 30 Apr 2015 22:25:15 PDT
Guitar amp footswitch http://www.instructables.com/id/Guitar-amp-footswitch/
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Sun, 26 Apr 2015 20:30:46 PDT
Building a Kit Guitar http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-a-Kit-Guitar/
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Thu, 16 Apr 2015 13:06:41 PDT
Make an 8-String Ukulele From your Normal Ukulele http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-an-8-String-Ukulele-From-your-Normal-Ukulele/
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By: jonny boxmonkey

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Sat, 4 Apr 2015 12:49:24 PDT
Create a 3D Steampunk Guitar Decal http://www.instructables.com/id/Create-a-3D-Steampunk-Guitar-Decal/
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Sun, 5 Apr 2015 02:27:00 PDT
Electric Cigar-Box guitar w/ Built in amplifier http://www.instructables.com/id/Electric-Cigar-Box-guitar-w-Built-in-amplifier/
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By: OptimumAlliance

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Sat, 21 Mar 2015 10:31:20 PDT
The 'Jam Stand': A portable, custom Guitar Amplifier & Stand http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Jam-Stand-A-portable-custom-Guitar-Amplifier-S/
The 'Jam Stand': A portable, custom Guitar Amplifier & Stand - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4I/9T5G/I78VJLL0/F4I9T5GI78VJLL0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4I/9T5G/I78VJLL0/F4I9T5GI78VJLL0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4I/9T5G/I78VJLL0/F4I9T5GI78VJLL0.SMALL.jpg themortalphoenix I am a music fanatic and I love to play my electric guitar. Unfortunately though, I also need an amplifier but carrying one around is very cumbersome. Apart from the bulky amplifier, I also need a guitar processor and a stand for my instrument because leaving it to lean against a wall could ben...
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Sat, 14 Mar 2015 04:10:54 PDT
The Hero Guitar http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Hero-Guitar/
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Fri, 13 Mar 2015 04:27:23 PDT
Easy 5 Minute XBOX Rock Band Guitar Down Strum Fix http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-5-Minute-XBOX-Rock-Band-Guitar-Down-Strum-Fix/
Easy 5 Minute XBOX Rock Band Guitar Down Strum Fix - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1B/EYVJ/FUVSGZYW/F1BEYVJFUVSGZYW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1B/EYVJ/FUVSGZYW/F1BEYVJFUVSGZYW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1B/EYVJ/FUVSGZYW/F1BEYVJFUVSGZYW.SMALL.jpg stunami This is my first instructable ever, so please be nice! My buddy was too lazy to look online for solutions, and actually fix his rock band guitar - so I stole it, the game, his other guitar, and his mic. It wouldn't register down strums, and as you know, up strumming an entire song is just no fun. I ...
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Wed, 27 May 2009 18:55:40 PDT
2x4 Guitar http://www.instructables.com/id/2x4-Guitar/
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By: Arx

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Sun, 22 Feb 2015 17:05:01 PST