Instructables: exploring - play - guitar - popular http://www.instructables.com Thu, 25 Aug 2016 15:10:13 PDT BLOX v1.01 How to Write and Understand Guitar Tabs http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Write-and-Understand-Guitar-TABs/
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Fri, 25 Dec 2009 15:04:59 PST
Combo amp to Speaker Cabinet For under $40 http://www.instructables.com/id/Combo-amp-to-Speaker-Cabinet-For-under-40/
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Sun, 2 Jun 2013 16:20:07 PDT
Wooden Guitar Stand http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-Guitar-Stand/
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Fri, 11 Dec 2009 19:34:54 PST
How to Make a Bass Pickup http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Bass-Pickup/
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Thu, 24 Apr 2008 02:17:44 PDT
The ' Little Gem ' - Mini Amplifier / Guitar Amp - http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Little-Gem-Mini-Amplifier-Guitar-Amp-/
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Sun, 19 Sep 2010 20:48:20 PDT
Refinishing / Rebuilding a Bass Guitar http://www.instructables.com/id/Refinishing-Rebuilding-a-Bass-Guitar/
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Thu, 24 Oct 2013 11:52:24 PDT
Refinish and reshape a solid body electric guitar http://www.instructables.com/id/Refinish-and-reshape-a-solid-body-electric-guitar/
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Fri, 7 Jan 2011 13:33:48 PST
Other uses for Rock Band instruments http://www.instructables.com/id/Other-uses-for-Rock-Band-instruments/
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Fri, 17 Oct 2008 23:17:22 PDT
Isolation transformer upgrade for old guitar amps http://www.instructables.com/id/Isolation-transformer-upgrade-for-old-guitar-amps/
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Thu, 29 Oct 2009 07:22:57 PDT
How to intonate your guitar. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-intonate-your-guitar/
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Thu, 16 Jul 2009 21:12:35 PDT
Infinite Guitar Sustainer http://www.instructables.com/id/Infinite-Guitar-Sustainer/
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Mon, 23 Nov 2015 09:10:51 PST
DIY cheap solid-state amplifier (from salvaged parts) http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-cheap-solid-state-amplifier-from-salvaged-par/
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Mon, 26 Mar 2012 17:57:11 PDT
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
How To Paint A Ukulele http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Paint-A-Ukulele/
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Mon, 1 Dec 2014 12:49:57 PST
DIY Guitar with my diy cnc router http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Guitar-with-my-diy-cnc-router/
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Wed, 18 Apr 2012 19:00:32 PDT
Guitar: Locking a floating bridge http://www.instructables.com/id/Guitar-Locking-a-floating-bridge/
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Thu, 10 Sep 2009 03:24:05 PDT
Acoustic Guitar to Acoustic Bass Conversion http://www.instructables.com/id/Acoustic-Guitar-to-Acoustic-Bass-Conversion/
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Wed, 24 Nov 2010 21:22:24 PST
Make a Rainy Day Tissue Box Guitar! - Great for Kids http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Rainy-Day-Tissue-Box-Guitar!---Great-for-Ki/
Make a Rainy Day Tissue Box Guitar! - Great for Kids - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FI0/C83Q/MUUEYVZE9J6/FI0C83QMUUEYVZE9J6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI0/C83Q/MUUEYVZE9J6/FI0C83QMUUEYVZE9J6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI0/C83Q/MUUEYVZE9J6/FI0C83QMUUEYVZE9J6.SMALL.jpg Weissensteinburg I'm going to show you how to make a guitar with your kids out of a tissue box, paper towel roll and some rubber bands! My mom and I used to make these all the time when I was little - They're really fun! Tools & Supplies The stuff that you need is pretty simple... Empty tissue box (the long ki...
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Sat, 10 Mar 2007 11:22:35 PST
How to make a A/B box http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-AB-box/
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Tue, 31 Mar 2009 18:12:26 PDT
Passive Guitar Overdrive (Black Ice) http://www.instructables.com/id/Passive-Guitar-Overdrive-Black-Ice/
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Mon, 14 Nov 2011 00:57:53 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
Make Custom Guitar Cables on The Cheap http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Custom-Guitar-Cables-on-The-Cheap/
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Sat, 19 Jan 2008 20:14:14 PST
How to be a better "Jam" musician http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-be-a-better-Jam-musician/
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Sat, 28 Jun 2008 12:10:51 PDT
Amp Footswitch http://www.instructables.com/id/Amp-Footswitch-1/
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Mon, 21 Jun 2010 12:38:08 PDT
How to add Custom Songs to Guitar Hero 3 (Wii) Part 1 http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-add-Custom-Songs-to-Guitar-Hero-3-Wii-Par/
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Mon, 16 Nov 2009 15:56:21 PST
Making a Through-Neck Bass Guitar From Scratch http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-Through-Neck-Bass-From-Scratch/
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Fri, 19 Aug 2011 14:30:59 PDT
How to Find the Right Guitar http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Guide-to-Buying-a-Guitar/
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Sun, 16 Jan 2011 14:42:26 PST
Paint an Acoustic Guitar http://www.instructables.com/id/Paint-an-Acoustic-Guitar/
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Tue, 10 Feb 2015 10:55:53 PST
The ValveLiTzer: Low-voltage Tube Booster http://www.instructables.com/id/The-ValveLiTzer-Low-voltage-Tube-Booster/
The ValveLiTzer: Low-voltage Tube Booster - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQH/EREV/FQ6EBKK7/FQHEREVFQ6EBKK7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQH/EREV/FQ6EBKK7/FQHEREVFQ6EBKK7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQH/EREV/FQ6EBKK7/FQHEREVFQ6EBKK7.SMALL.jpg gmoon Here's a little tube booster project for guitarists. It colors the sound with some tube distortion (although it's more an overdrive than a distortion pedal), a little compression, and it boosts the signal, too. It's a "dirty boost," with the flavor of tubes, and can really spice up an amp (and it do...
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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/
Tube Amp Rebuild (and Mod) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FG9/KVBC/F9T401OU/FG9KVBCF9T401OU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG9/KVBC/F9T401OU/FG9KVBCF9T401OU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG9/KVBC/F9T401OU/FG9KVBCF9T401OU.SMALL.jpg gmoon Striving for that old school sound, you purchase a 'vintage' guitar amp. But it doesn't sound quite right. Well, any amp more than 20 years old is gonna need work...What's the deal with tube amps? Why all the fuss?Yes, they do have a special sound, one that digital 'modeling' can't quite get right.....
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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-/
How to convert your DS-1 to Keeley All seeing eye and ultra mods - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FF9/ZVZX/7UEEXCFGA0E/FF9ZVZX7UEEXCFGA0E.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FF9/ZVZX/7UEEXCFGA0E/FF9ZVZX7UEEXCFGA0E.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FF9/ZVZX/7UEEXCFGA0E/FF9ZVZX7UEEXCFGA0E.SMALL.jpg lp_man Convert your DS-1 to Keeley All seeing eye and ultra mods. I own and operate the site http://www.geocities.com/overdrivespider and wanted to give this information to a wider audience hence making instructables! What you will need & removing components For these mods you will need:0.1uF Capacitor ...
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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/
DIY Rat Clone Distortion Guitar Effect Pedal - The Dead RAT - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSR/0FS4/FCEILKR0/FSR0FS4FCEILKR0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSR/0FS4/FCEILKR0/FSR0FS4FCEILKR0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSR/0FS4/FCEILKR0/FSR0FS4FCEILKR0.SMALL.jpg silverHalo This ain't no Mickey Mouse distortion pedal! This pedal is a clone of one on my favorite effects pedals from the 80's... ProCo's RAT Distortion. It's a basic OpAmp distortion pedal using the classic LM308N IC chip that is a fairly simple build for those handy with a soldering gun, have a free weeken...
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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/
Guitar Amp "power soak" - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F42/MYLF/GQVYPU6S/F42MYLFGQVYPU6S.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F42/MYLF/GQVYPU6S/F42MYLFGQVYPU6S.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F42/MYLF/GQVYPU6S/F42MYLFGQVYPU6S.SMALL.jpg r3son8tr Guitar players generally love tube amplifiers, especially when they are driven hard to get that nice, creamy tube distortion. Problem is, the amp will be friggin LOUD - even a small 15 watt amp can be too loud in certain applications. So, how do we get that overdriven tube sound without rattling the...
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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/
Build a flightcase pedal board - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FS9/KSUO/FWMO2QXJ/FS9KSUOFWMO2QXJ.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FS9/KSUO/FWMO2QXJ/FS9KSUOFWMO2QXJ.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FS9/KSUO/FWMO2QXJ/FS9KSUOFWMO2QXJ.SMALL.jpg alang I'm going to teach you how to make a flight case for a Boss GT-10 guitar pedal, but you could use these instructions to make a flightcase for any purpose you want, and you'll find it's a lot easier than you thought. Before I tried to build this case I had absolutely no experience doing anything li...
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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/
Connecting Your Guitar Hero or Rock Band Controller to Frets on Fire - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSG/W79Y/FXK6BIQN/FSGW79YFXK6BIQN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSG/W79Y/FXK6BIQN/FSGW79YFXK6BIQN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSG/W79Y/FXK6BIQN/FSGW79YFXK6BIQN.SMALL.jpg mattdias This will teach you how to connect your usb guitar controller to your computer using Xpadder for use with Frets on Fire. Materials For this project you will need:-A usb guitar controller (Xbox 360 Xplorer or PS2/PS3 Rock Band Guitar.) (If you want to use a wireless Xbox 360 guitar, you will have ...
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Mon, 27 Jul 2009 11:40:53 PDT
Tennis Rock-it http://www.instructables.com/id/Tennis-Rock-it/
Tennis Rock-it - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOQ/OIRD/IGIDQPDY/FOQOIRDIGIDQPDY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOQ/OIRD/IGIDQPDY/FOQOIRDIGIDQPDY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOQ/OIRD/IGIDQPDY/FOQOIRDIGIDQPDY.SMALL.jpg Henk Rijckaert Sooner or later,every child pretends that his tennis racket is a real-life guitar that you can actually play. Imagining endless encores, we all play on the stage of our bunk bed for screaming audiences going wild.That’s why I made this tennis racket into an electric guitar: as a noisy tribute to the...
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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/
Make your guitar's humbuckers switchable to single coils - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FX3/9S5D/H006ITJW/FX39S5DH006ITJW.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FX3/9S5D/H006ITJW/FX39S5DH006ITJW.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FX3/9S5D/H006ITJW/FX39S5DH006ITJW.SMALL.jpg mofoya If you have a guitar with dual-coil pickups, or humbuckers, you can easily modify the wiring to allow you to use just one of the coils on each pickup instead of both coils.  This will give you the tone and dynamics of a single coil (and the hum too) without buying new pickups AND you can go back to ...
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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