Well, when we last left off, it was with the Final Configuration of a fully stocked pedalboard in 2007: Got to love the Zip Ties. Anyhow, and I’m not sure why, I tried to get back into compression again. I couldn’t put my finger on it, but something about that effect I knew could … More All the Pedals. Part Two of The Endless Stages of History.
We’ve all been there. Fave wah. Got old to the point where you can’t stomp the effect on and off easily anymore. It gets to the point where you’re crushing it like Clapton at 1:25: Or you get a cool old wah on eBay. Uh oh, got to crush it to start it … More Guitar How-To: A Wah that’s hard to stomp on and off.
So by happy circumstance, a trifecta of gear landed recently, and my dog sniffed out the one that was most worthy of mentioning (or blogging about): I opened them all up (in the easy bake oven box was an easy bake oven – surprise!) and here’s what was inside! A really bad Hello Kitty acoustic … More New Rig Day – Something Old, New, Borrowed and Blue.
OK I’m no expert, as evidenced by the two blisters on my hand, the solder burn on the carpet, and…actually that’s it. OK at least I qualify as an amateur. Which means I need help, not muscle memory. These two sites taught me all I needed to know to swap out all the switches and … More Guitar How-To: Replacing the electronics in a Les Paul.
I’m working on a project, a 1965 Guild Starfire VI, and the nut is pretty much shot. Over the years, the Bigsby must have caused the strings to saw huge canals into the nut slots, until the guitar was pretty much laying on the frets and just about worthless as a player’s instrument: So I … More Guitar How-To: Fixing a Guitar Nut for a few bucks!
Here we have a 1965 Guild Starfire VI, originally Sunburst but as you can see, the finish was stripped – but that’s another story. Another prior mod by the prior owner was the installation of a Nashville bridge – apparently twice, as evidenced by the plugs right under the current location of the studs. That’s … More Guitar How-To: Removing Nashville Bridge Studs for 2 Bucks!
Today was one of those rare days where everything cooperated – the weather, my schedule, everything. So I figured it was time to do some DIY and hopefully that would cooperate too! But first, some history on the Mapleflame mod. here is a link to the grandpappy of the mod: http://www.thegearpage.net/board/showpost.php?p=11361301&postcount=36 And it gained internet-wide … More Guitar How-To: The “Mapleflame” Modification to a Les Paul Guitar. New Bridge Posts!