Instructables: exploring - guitars - popular http://www.instructables.com Thu, 11 Feb 2016 07:06:37 PST BLOX v1.01 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
how to play smoke on the water on guitar!! http://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-play-smoke-on-the-water-on-guitar-1/
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Tue, 1 Mar 2011 16:48:58 PST
Very simple and cheap Guitar/Bass distortion pedal http://www.instructables.com/id/Very-simple-and-cheap-GuitarBass-distortion-pedal/
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Fri, 13 Mar 2009 13:29:20 PDT
Fender Squier Bass VI – Fixing tone, tuning and intonation http://www.instructables.com/id/Fender-Squier-Bass-VI-Fixing-tone-tuning-and-inton/
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Sun, 1 Mar 2015 12:21:43 PST
Homemade Guitar Slide http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Guitar-Slide/
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Sat, 12 Jan 2008 01:45:35 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
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
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
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
Acoustic Guitar Setup http://www.instructables.com/id/Acoustic-Guitar-Setup/
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Sun, 15 Nov 2009 16:25:00 PST
How to change an electric guitar string http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-change-an-electric-guitar-string/
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Thu, 23 May 2013 07:22:11 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
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
Put A Floyd Rose On A Stratocaster http://www.instructables.com/id/Put-A-Floyd-Rose-On-A-Stratocaster/
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Fri, 8 Nov 2013 14:43:23 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
Installing Pickups in a Stratocaster Style Guitar http://www.instructables.com/id/Installing-Pickups-in-a-Stratocaster-Style-Guitar/
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Sun, 19 Jun 2011 22:31:06 PDT
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/
tattoo guitar picks - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSE/C37G/I24LXSPX/FSEC37GI24LXSPX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSE/C37G/I24LXSPX/FSEC37GI24LXSPX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSE/C37G/I24LXSPX/FSEC37GI24LXSPX.SMALL.jpg TheHermitCrabPicks Hello there everybody! In this instructable I will show you how to personalize guitar picks with temporary tattoos!So you are looking for a nice gift you could make for someone who plays a stringed instrument like a guitar or mandoline? Or you just want to stand out with your unique picks? This ins...
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Wed, 5 Nov 2014 09:04:01 PST