All the Pedals. Part Two of The Endless Stages of History.

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.

New Rig Day – Something Old, New, Borrowed and Blue.

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.

Guitar How-To: Replacing the electronics in a Les Paul.

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.

Guitar How-To: Removing Nashville Bridge Studs for 2 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!

Guitar How-To: The “Mapleflame” Modification to a Les Paul Guitar. New Bridge Posts!

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!