Instructables: exploring - play - guitar - popular http://www.instructables.com Thu, 8 Dec 2016 06:32:20 PST BLOX v1.01 Cigar Box Guitar http://www.instructables.com/id/Cigar-Box-Guitar/
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Mon, 1 Mar 2010 17:19:58 PST
How to Replace Your Bass Strings http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Replace-Your-Bass-Strings/
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Fri, 12 Sep 2008 17:28:14 PDT
ABY guitar box http://www.instructables.com/id/ABY-guitar-box/
ABY guitar box - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FL2/E38C/FX23VLKZ/FL2E38CFX23VLKZ.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FL2/E38C/FX23VLKZ/FL2E38CFX23VLKZ.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FL2/E38C/FX23VLKZ/FL2E38CFX23VLKZ.SMALL.jpg gcmartinelli This tutorial was also posted in my blog. Check it out for more DIY projects!This is a A/B/Y box. It acts as a switch. You can plug in a guitar and have it's output go into two amplifiers. You can choose between the amplifiers or use both at once.This is a very simple build. As a beginner I had only...
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Sun, 12 Jul 2009 22:38:04 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
Guitar Hero Controller FIX Extra-Strum(FIX SWITCH) http://www.instructables.com/id/Guitar-Hero-Controller-FIX-Extra-StrumFIX-SWITCH/
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Mon, 1 Sep 2008 16:05:47 PDT
Build a Killswitch Into Your Guitar http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Better-Killswitch-Into-Your-Guitar/
Build a Killswitch Into Your Guitar - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F4K/27AJ/FEJ2E4ZE/F4K27AJFEJ2E4ZE.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F4K/27AJ/FEJ2E4ZE/F4K27AJFEJ2E4ZE.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F4K/27AJ/FEJ2E4ZE/F4K27AJFEJ2E4ZE.SMALL.jpg TheMadTinker People seem to love killswitches, just look at Buckethead and Tom Morello, and a lot of people want to put them into their guitars. I have nothing against this, all the more power to you. The problem I see is with solutions that still produce an audible hum when the killswitch is engaged. This is...
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Tue, 1 Apr 2008 17:25:40 PDT
How to make a custom metal guitar pickguard! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-custom-metal-guitar-pickguard/
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Sat, 12 Jul 2008 16:05:34 PDT
How to build a "Strum Stick". http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-build-a-Strum-Stick/
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Wed, 25 May 2011 10:53:52 PDT
Belt to Guitar Strap http://www.instructables.com/id/Belt-to-Guitar-Strap/
Belt to Guitar Strap - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F8F/5FEW/GHTLR7R6/F8F5FEWGHTLR7R6.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F8F/5FEW/GHTLR7R6/F8F5FEWGHTLR7R6.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F8F/5FEW/GHTLR7R6/F8F5FEWGHTLR7R6.SMALL.jpg PYRO MAN97 Hello fellow DIY community, I've had a old belt for a while and it finally broke so I decided to turn it into a Guitar Strap. So I hope You Enjoy. Materials Okay, the materials you will need for this project are: 1 Guitar 1 Old Worn Out Belt 1 Leatherman Multi-Tool 1 Replacement Belt If you ...
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Sun, 19 Dec 2010 19:45:59 PST
Learn lead guitar completable http://www.instructables.com/id/Learn-basic-lead-electric-guitar/
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Thu, 20 Dec 2007 06:34:33 PST
Repair your footswitches (SPDT, DPDT, 3PDT) http://www.instructables.com/id/Repair-your-footswitches-SPDT%2c-DPDT%2c-3PDT/
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Wed, 17 Jan 2007 10:32:23 PST
How to make a PVC guitar stand http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-PVC-guitar-stand/
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Sun, 16 Sep 2007 20:58:27 PDT
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/
Wooden Guitar Stand - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FG5/EULY/G33OQ4GD/FG5EULYG33OQ4GD.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FG5/EULY/G33OQ4GD/FG5EULYG33OQ4GD.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FG5/EULY/G33OQ4GD/FG5EULYG33OQ4GD.SMALL.jpg mhallman79 Tools & Materials 1. 3 1/2' to 4' length of 1x2 2. wood glue 3. Dremel 4. hand saw 5. pencil for marking 6. sand paper block Designing The Shape This stand consists of 4 pieces of wood. Both of the legs are made of two pieces of wood glued together on an angle. The legs are connected...
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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/
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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/
Amp Footswitch - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FHH/OMJB/GALHA922/FHHOMJBGALHA922.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FHH/OMJB/GALHA922/FHHOMJBGALHA922.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FHH/OMJB/GALHA922/FHHOMJBGALHA922.SMALL.jpg Radioactive_Legos When I play guitar, I often switch between clean and overdrive, and I sometimes need to turn chorus on and off.  The problem here is that the buttons on my amp are about 1/4" squares, smack dab in between the knobs.  When I don't want to reach down to change settings, sometimes I can manage to use m...
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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/
Paint an Acoustic Guitar - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FBI/S9GK/I5XSAM0G/FBIS9GKI5XSAM0G.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FBI/S9GK/I5XSAM0G/FBIS9GKI5XSAM0G.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FBI/S9GK/I5XSAM0G/FBIS9GKI5XSAM0G.SMALL.jpg KikiCraft The design was inspired by some art created by Blizzard Entertainment! A guy wanted me to paint something fun on his cheapy guitar!What you need:-A guitar! -Sand paper-Painters tape/paper-Acrylic paints-Spray primer-Crystal Clear enamel spray Step 1: Prep 1. Take off the strings and anything you ...
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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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FQH/EREV/FQ6EBKK7/FQHEREVFQ6EBKK7.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FQH/EREV/FQ6EBKK7/FQHEREVFQ6EBKK7.SQUARE.jpg https://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/
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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
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