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Old 01-29-2012, 05:26 AM   #1
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I figured we should have a separate thread for DIY type discussion from the general gear discussion thread.

I have started to build guitar pedals, and I have built one so far, a BYOC tremolo pedal, which is a clone of an Electronics Australia tremolo pedal I believe.






It works and sounds really well imo.







I'm currently working on my second pedal, which is a modified tube screamer clone.








it's gonna be a lot more work than the first :/
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Old 01-29-2012, 07:38 PM   #2
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Re: offricial DIY discussion thread

whats going to be modified about it? I've thought about building pedals in the past, but never got around to it. are those kits?
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Old 01-29-2012, 09:18 PM   #3
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Re: offricial DIY discussion thread

yeah these are kids from buildyourownclone.com


It's modified in that there's a separate boost circuit and a couple different clipping options.
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Old 01-30-2012, 04:43 AM   #4
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Re: offricial DIY discussion thread

for DIY amps and pedals, you cna find some great information through the following links:

http://www.dirtbox.net/
http://www.ampmaker.com/store/home.php
http://www.generalguitargadgets.com/
http://www.modkitsdiy.com/
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Old 01-30-2012, 04:51 AM   #5
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Best fix?
http://i.imgur.com/ELGiM.jpg
Gorilla Glue and clamps or professional?


^ pic fail lemme figure out this imgur thing

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Old 01-30-2012, 05:00 AM   #6
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Re: offricial DIY discussion thread

wow. hummmmmm.
If it's a bolt on neck, you'd better buy a new neck.
If it's neck thru or set neck, buy a new guitar
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Old 01-30-2012, 05:04 AM   #7
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So you can see pic? Cool. Its above truss rod.

Edit -
I get it now. Guitars fcked. I guess Glue and clamps is just winging it. Or just seeing what happens.

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Old 01-30-2012, 05:07 AM   #8
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Re: offricial DIY discussion thread

what sort of guitar is it? as in brand/model

I have seen some pretty decent fixes done by luthiers on way worse damage than that

but it would need to be worth it as the cost can sometimes outweigh the value

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Old 01-30-2012, 05:07 AM   #9
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so what neck joint is this ? seriously, buy a new guitar and not a Gibson-like one. necks are quite fragile... and I really don't like them.
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Old 01-30-2012, 05:12 AM   #10
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It's a gibson les Paul special with a thru neck. Can post more pics if needed. Cost $600 so fix isn't effective unless I can do it myself...

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Old 01-30-2012, 05:12 AM   #11
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Re: offricial DIY discussion thread

Gibsons always break right there.


Fender >
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Old 01-30-2012, 05:13 AM   #12
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It's a gibson les Paul special with a thru neck. Can post more pics if needed. Cost $600 so fix isn't effective unless I can do it myself...

Gonso's done a fix on one of them that I know of iirc, he could probably give you an idea of how doable it is imo.
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Old 01-30-2012, 05:16 AM   #13
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Re: offricial DIY discussion thread

Someone suggested me to better post it in here so here we go. Last year I started to build a new guitar wich is a Fireman replica.

Walnut neck
Ebony A grade fingerboard
Walnut body
Walnut Top (made of only 1 piece and not 2 glued pieces)
Gotoh hardware
Dunlop 6105 frets
Graph tech nut
Dimarzio air classics humbuckers (1 volume control - 5 way switching).
Red Ruby stain on the top
White pearloid pickguard
Gold for the binding (gold leafs 24 carats)



some pics of the process:





















Applying the gold was, I have to say, difficult.

Hope you like it.
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Old 01-30-2012, 05:23 AM   #14
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Never heard of that guitar before but looks amazing. How long did that take?
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Old 01-30-2012, 05:26 AM   #15
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Re: offricial DIY discussion thread

yeah i made that suggestion because I ***** love that guitar!

Is it available in a kit?

To Dispatch:

It's a copy of the Paul Gilbert (Mr Big) signature Ibanez, though I like this one better tbh
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Old 01-30-2012, 05:36 AM   #16
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Thanks analogue. Will look that up right now.
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Old 01-30-2012, 05:40 AM   #17
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Re: offricial DIY discussion thread

I would have linked it but I never know the rules regarding linking etc

It's on the Ibanez website under electrics/signature models

Shouldn't be too hard to find
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Old 01-30-2012, 05:42 AM   #18
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Re: offricial DIY discussion thread

It took me some time. didn't check out how long tho. I'm not a professional guitar builder. I just have a huge shop, more than the necessary tools.

I actually built it before they made the new Fireman FM100.

I sent pics to Paul Gilbert and he replied me that was awesome so my guess is that he loved so much that kind of finish that he ordered a similar thing to ibanez custom shop lol.

the idea of finish, gold etc... was mine. so no, they are no kits available. it's a unique custom built I made for myself.
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Old 01-30-2012, 05:43 AM   #19
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Re: offricial DIY discussion thread

that's really ****ing awesome LB
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Old 01-30-2012, 05:47 AM   #20
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^^ Found vids with it in hollow and solid body. Damn nice guitar.

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It took me some time. didn't check out how long tho. I'm not a professional guitar builder. I just have a huge shop, more than the necessary tools.

I actually built it before they made the new Fireman FM100.

I sent pics to Paul Gilbert and he replied me that was awesome so my guess is that he loved so much that kind of finish that he ordered a similar thing to ibanez custom shop lol.

the idea of finish, gold etc... was mine. so no, they are no kits available. it's a unique custom built I made for myself.
Sick brags all around
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Old 01-30-2012, 05:48 AM   #21
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Re: offricial DIY discussion thread

yeah seriously that is ****ing incredible

yours kicks the ibanez's arse ainec imo

it's a thing of beauty and you should be very proud of it
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Old 01-30-2012, 06:50 AM   #22
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Re: offricial DIY discussion thread

thank you very much guys.
I'll see if I have time to record some sounds with it. it sounds incredible mainly due to the fact that the neck is huge and the tone is coming from the thickness of the neck, neck joint type of wood used and pickups.
and result is really great. I highly recommend the dimarzio air classic humbucker neck. i'm in love with this one. capable of deep clear tones.
and the special wiring I did allows me to use the humbuckers in a stratish like sound, to have more clarity also.

let's if I can record something
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Old 01-30-2012, 02:37 PM   #23
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It's a gibson les Paul special with a thru neck. Can post more pics if needed. Cost $600 so fix isn't effective unless I can do it myself...

<a href="http://i.imgur.com/Ve4Lo.jpg">ReplaceWithTitle</a>

<a href="http://i.imgur.com/MF3Aj.jpg">ReplaceWithTitle</a>

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That can be fixed, but you didn't post a picture from the back of the headstock.
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Old 01-30-2012, 05:37 PM   #24
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Good news! That should work
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Old 02-01-2012, 10:57 AM   #25
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Re: offricial DIY discussion thread

The Slimtone. My take on a La Cabronita Clone









Final Specifications
Tuners:
Gotoh Klusons with the White Plastic Buttons

Bridge:
Marc Rutters Chopped Bridge. Also have his Jack Cup

Body:
Alder body from Marc Rutters. Working with Marc was great.

Paint:
Sand/Seal, Primer, Neck Amber, Daphne Blue, and Clear Coat all from Reranch.

Pups:
TV Jones Classic Neck. TV Jones Classic Plus Bridge

Neck:
USACG, Q-Sawn One Piece Maple. Back shape 54 (Compound Soft V to C), no nut, unfinished, 6105 frets, Compound Radius (7.25 to 9.5)

Headstock Decal:
Guy named JBennett did a custom decal for me. Great work from a great guy.

Final Neck Attachment, Nut, and Set-up:
Mike @ Huber & Breese. Nice job!

Various other pieces from Darren Riley, Music Zoo, Ant Hill, Motor City Guitars (Great guys!)

Standard La Cabronita S1 Wiring

Not sure of her weight, but feels identical to my 52RI and lighter than my Nashville. I’m Guessing right at 7.5 pounds.



The Slimtone looks, feels, and sounds great. I may be tinkering a little with the S1 circuit. It is a bit too muddy when in the "Tone Rolled Off" position.
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