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Proto Pedal for DIY Guitar Effects

Designing and building your own guitar effects is a great way to combine a passion for electronics and guitar.  However, when testing new designs, I found the fragile circuit on the solderless breadboard was difficult to connect to patch cords and control the potentiometers. The answer was simple: …By: mattthegamer463 Continue Reading » Instructables: exploring – featured

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Custom Bass Guitar With Recycled Neck

So, dear reader, here we are again with another homemade stringed instrument build from the house of Tentacles.It’s been 4 years since I built my ukulele, so another big project is long overdue.I haven’t been lazy, no I’ve been busy with the two young Tentacles, moving house, life in general and I’v…By: Ken_Tentacles Continue Reading(…)

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Portable Ruby Guitar Amp

I have wanted to build a small, portable amp for some time and recently come across the “Ruby Amp”. The Ruby Amp is a LM386 IC based amp and can be built to fit inside a small tin. It’s surprising powerful and rich in sound, especially seeing as the speaker used is only 0.5 watts.There(…)

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Glowing Thunderstruck Guitar

IntroductionGot a boring old guitar? Wish it had glowing lightning bolts in it? Then this is the Instructable for you.This Instructable starts with a complete, finished guitar and details the process of burning in lichtenberg figures (the glowing veins that look like lightning), then filling them wi…By: Thunderstruck Studios Continue Reading » Instructables: exploring –(…)

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How to Set Up a Guitar

Sometimes a new guitar needs to be set up to achieve a smooth sound. If you notice that your strings are difficult to hold down or buzz while you play, you’ll need to change the action and intonation of the guitar. To do this, you can adjust different parts of the guitar like the truss(…)

How to Set Up a Guitar

Sometimes a new guitar needs to be set up to achieve a smooth sound. If you notice that your strings are difficult to hold down or buzz while you play, you’ll need to change the action and intonation of the guitar. To do this, you can adjust different parts of the guitar like the truss(…)

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9-string Acoustic Guitar

The purpose was to make an acoustic guitar to my own preferences which are (1) 9 string (lower three duplicated) (2) wide fretboard, as wide as I wish (like a classical guitar) (3) loud and long sound (i.e. a big jumbo body) (4) as simple as possible (no embellishments) (5) as cheap as possibleI am(…)

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Guitar Pick-up Coil Winder

This instructable was created in fulfillment of the project requirement of the Makecourse at the University of South Florida (www.makecourse.com)This device was made with the intent of creating custom pickups for electric guitars. The vibration of the metal strings induces a current in the pickups, …By: TheBigSuleskey Continue Reading » Instructables: exploring – featured

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Make a Scale Electric Guitar

I recently came across a Youtube video where someone made three little guitars out of popsicle sticks. I sometimes make tiny things and I really liked the video and how it was made. I feel like she did a really good job and made it seem super easy (it actually was) and I felt like(…)