Instructables: exploring - guitars - popular http://www.instructables.com Fri, 4 Sep 2015 03:43:57 PDT BLOX v1.01 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
Restringing and Tuning a Guitar http://www.instructables.com/id/Restringing-and-Tuning-a-Guitar/
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Tue, 30 Oct 2012 00:13:19 PDT
Make a Guitar with CNC http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Guitar-with-CNC/
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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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Sat, 18 Jul 2009 23:07:31 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
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 Uke http://www.instructables.com/id/Electric-Uke-41/
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Sat, 21 Mar 2015 12:10:41 PDT
2x4 Guitar http://www.instructables.com/id/2x4-Guitar/
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Sun, 22 Feb 2015 17:05:01 PST
Learn to play guitar in 10 hours !!!! http://www.instructables.com/id/Learn-to-play-guitar-in-10-hours-/
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Sat, 15 Mar 2014 23:44:02 PDT
Cheap DIY Guitar Picks http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-DIY-Guitar-Picks/
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Sun, 8 Feb 2015 10:44:56 PST
How to Build Your Own Guitar http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Build-Your-Own-Guitar/
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Thu, 18 Jun 2009 11:18:15 PDT
Owl shaped guitar soundhole cover http://www.instructables.com/id/Owl-shaped-guitar-soundhole-cover/
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Sun, 4 Jan 2015 06:49:42 PST
Build A Half-Size Travel Bass Guitar http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-A-Half-Size-Travel-Bass-Guitar/
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Sat, 27 Dec 2014 17:24:01 PST
How to Change a String on an Acoustic Guitar http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Change-a-String-on-an-Acoustic-Guitar/
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Tue, 31 Jan 2012 13:27:55 PST
Rockabilly Guitar http://www.instructables.com/id/Rockabilly-Guitar/
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Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:56:53 PST
Travel Practice Guitar (with video) http://www.instructables.com/id/Travel-Practice-Guitar-with-video/
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Sun, 7 Dec 2014 07:05:14 PST
tattoo guitar picks http://www.instructables.com/id/tattoo-guitar-picks/
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Wed, 5 Nov 2014 09:04:01 PST
How To String a Guitar http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-String-a-Guitar-1/
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Fri, 25 Jan 2008 00:04:18 PST
The Greatest Guitar Build Ever Taught http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Greatest-Guitar-Build-Ever-Taught/
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Sat, 13 Sep 2014 11:51:28 PDT
"Cartoon-style" inlay on an acoustic guitar http://www.instructables.com/id/Cartoon-style-inlay-on-an-acoustic-guitar/
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Sun, 31 Aug 2014 14:57:31 PDT
Electric baritone ukulele http://www.instructables.com/id/Electric-baritone-ukulele/
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Fri, 18 Jul 2014 01:05:34 PDT
Pro quality pickup winder - 3000+ RPM pickup winder with Tach, Counter and autostop http://www.instructables.com/id/Pro-quality-pickup-winder-3000-RPM-pickup-winder-w/
Pro quality pickup winder - 3000+ RPM pickup winder with Tach, Counter and autostop - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FD9/726O/HXLMLGZY/FD9726OHXLMLGZY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD9/726O/HXLMLGZY/FD9726OHXLMLGZY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD9/726O/HXLMLGZY/FD9726OHXLMLGZY.SMALL.jpg mojoatomic Why build this winder? Cost vs performance for starters. Features for another. Want to push your decision over the edge? You can build this winder for $158.00 and have a whole lot of machine for very little investment. One of the lowest cost and most popular "Pro" winders is $462.90 and it only has ...
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Wed, 16 Jul 2014 10:24:37 PDT
Lost The Nut On Your Guitar? No Problem, Here's How You Make Another http://www.instructables.com/id/Lost-The-Nut-On-Your-Guitar-No-Problem-Heres-How-Y/
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Mon, 9 Jun 2014 18:06:27 PDT
Handcut inlay http://www.instructables.com/id/Handcut-inlay/
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Sat, 1 Dec 2007 15:35:46 PST
How To Make A Circuit Board Guitar Pick http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-A-Circuit-Board-Guitar-Pick/
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Tue, 8 Apr 2014 20:16:09 PDT
Guitar Throne http://www.instructables.com/id/Introduction-So-you-want-to-make-a-guitar-throne-e/
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Thu, 6 Mar 2014 20:50:57 PST
Build A Miniature 70s Fender Bass Guitar http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-A-Miniature-Bass-Guitar/
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Fri, 21 Feb 2014 18:02:05 PST
Revamping a distortion pedal http://www.instructables.com/id/Revamping-a-distortion-pedal/
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Sun, 1 Nov 2009 12:03:46 PST
Sublax - Stuffed Sub-Octave Guitar Pedal http://www.instructables.com/id/Sublax-Stuffed-Sub-Octave-Guitar-Pedal/
Sublax - Stuffed Sub-Octave Guitar Pedal - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUA/ZLEQ/HOUG6706/FUAZLEQHOUG6706.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUA/ZLEQ/HOUG6706/FUAZLEQHOUG6706.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUA/ZLEQ/HOUG6706/FUAZLEQHOUG6706.SMALL.jpg troylikestomakestuff How to turn a stuffed animal into a guitar pedal... For what seems like forever I had a stuffed Snorlax sitting on a shelf somewhere. I always knew he was destined for greater things than just being a cuddly decorative friend. Materials 1 - Stuffed Animal 4 - Eyelets 2 - For Input & Output...
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Sat, 7 Dec 2013 22:00:57 PST
Overdrive Pedal http://www.instructables.com/id/Overdrive-Pedal/
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Mon, 7 Oct 2013 18:22:30 PDT
Passive Overdrive Pedal - That's right, NO batteries! http://www.instructables.com/id/Passive-Overdrive-Pedal-Thats-right-NO-batteri/
Passive Overdrive Pedal - That's right, NO batteries! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FN6/H280/H5ED80TW/FN6H280H5ED80TW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN6/H280/H5ED80TW/FN6H280H5ED80TW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN6/H280/H5ED80TW/FN6H280H5ED80TW.SMALL.jpg JJ Grunge This is my first instructable, so please be kind. I found an instructable a while ago that spoke of a passive overdrive - black ice. This can be bought for extortionate prices, but somebody found out that it was only really worth about £1.20 (that's about $2!) The company were making a 1400% profit!...
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Thu, 9 Aug 2012 06:56:21 PDT
Bringing a Guitar back to life. http://www.instructables.com/id/Bringing-a-Guitar-back-to-life/
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Thu, 26 Sep 2013 05:10:13 PDT
How to Play Guitar http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Play-Guitar-5/
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Tue, 24 Sep 2013 09:59:47 PDT
diy cheap bass or electric guitar http://www.instructables.com/id/diy-cheap-bass-or-electric-guitar/
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Sun, 31 Jul 2011 17:27:08 PDT
USB foot controller/looper http://www.instructables.com/id/USB-foot-controllerlooper/
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Fri, 13 Sep 2013 02:39:04 PDT
A GUITAR PICK HOLDER http://www.instructables.com/id/A-GUITAR-PICK-HOLDER/
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Wed, 31 Jul 2013 02:23:19 PDT
DIY pvc multiple guitar stand http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-pvc-multiple-guitar-stand/
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Sun, 15 Jan 2006 18:55:28 PST
Make Your Own Cigar Box Guitar / Mp3 Player Amplifier http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Create-Your-Own-Cigar-Box-Mp3-Player-Amp/
Make Your Own Cigar Box Guitar / Mp3 Player Amplifier - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFI/KHYH/HH2W0K21/FFIKHYHHH2W0K21.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFI/KHYH/HH2W0K21/FFIKHYHHH2W0K21.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFI/KHYH/HH2W0K21/FFIKHYHHH2W0K21.SMALL.jpg mazzmn I've wanted to create a Cigar Box Guitar and Amp for quite some time, and it seems like the Instructable Sound Hack and Battery Powered contestst were just the extra incentive I needed to give it a try. This Instructable shows how to create a Cigar Box Amplifier, of course it can also be used as an...
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Sat, 1 Jun 2013 19:07:21 PDT
(CBG) Cigar Box Guitar......Fretting http://www.instructables.com/id/CBG-Cigar-Box-GuitarFretting/
(CBG) Cigar Box Guitar......Fretting - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCS/Z5NP/HGH71NA1/FCSZ5NPHGH71NA1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCS/Z5NP/HGH71NA1/FCSZ5NPHGH71NA1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCS/Z5NP/HGH71NA1/FCSZ5NPHGH71NA1.SMALL.jpg gothycdesigns Instructable #2......Here goes !! So I recently at the beginning of the year 2013 got into learning and building CBG's or Cigar Box Guitars. I am relatively new to it, but when I try making something and only get minor knowledge from reading articles and such, I sometimes feel the need to search ou...
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Wed, 15 May 2013 23:21:14 PDT
Guitar holder http://www.instructables.com/id/Guitar-holder/
Guitar holder - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9C/ATH2/HGH71YMR/F9CATH2HGH71YMR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9C/ATH2/HGH71YMR/F9CATH2HGH71YMR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9C/ATH2/HGH71YMR/F9CATH2HGH71YMR.SMALL.jpg chavalion Este es un soporte para guitarra con un recopilador de tres anillos. Materiales no es necesario que el recopilador o carpeta con anillos sea nueva, una desgastada puede servir para esto. necesitaras regla, marcador y navaja. cortes La guitarra acústica puede quedarse en posición vertical por...
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Mon, 13 May 2013 13:04:10 PDT
Building My First Bass Guitar http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-My-First-Bass-Guitar/
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Sat, 25 Feb 2012 12:23:14 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
Create Your Own Guitar Effects Pedal http://www.instructables.com/id/Create-Your-Own-Guitar-Effects-Pedal/
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Tue, 3 Jun 2008 11:06:31 PDT
Pinch Harmonics on an Electric Guitar http://www.instructables.com/id/Pinch-Harmonics-on-an-Electric-Guitar/
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Thu, 7 Feb 2013 21:20:38 PST
Varitone mod on Stratocaster clone guitar http://www.instructables.com/id/Varitone-mod-on-Stratocaster-clone-guitar/
Varitone mod on Stratocaster clone guitar - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNB/3HTX/HCJO56EU/FNB3HTXHCJO56EU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNB/3HTX/HCJO56EU/FNB3HTXHCJO56EU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNB/3HTX/HCJO56EU/FNB3HTXHCJO56EU.SMALL.jpg elektro-boy This Instructable is to show how i fitted a Varitone mod to my vintage Cruzer Stratocaster clone. I felt this was worthwhile as the guitar plays well and has a nice acton and i wanted to see if i could improve the tone.  **NOTE** **THIS IS NOT MY DESIGN! THERE ARE A NUMBER OF WEBSITES THAT SHOW TH...
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Sun, 3 Feb 2013 05:21:35 PST
Custom Electric Guitar http://www.instructables.com/id/Custom-Electric-Guitar/
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Thu, 24 Jan 2013 10:19:59 PST