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#21 User is offline   Searcy 

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 06:51 AM

Here's my pickup testing guitar. It's an old Ibanez Road Star with a slight mod.

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 07:02 AM

This is an Electro Harmonix Russian BassBalls envolope filter I modded to allow the sweep of the dual filters to be adjusted which takes this pedal from crap to amazing.

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 07:03 AM

Here's an electric guitar I built.

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 07:10 AM

When I bought this it was a 97 Les Paul Studio with an EMG Zakk Wylde pickup set in it and all black hardware. I yanked the pickups and put them up on Ebay. Installed gold Gibson Dexule tuners, gold humbucker rings and a gold adjustable BadAss bridge. For guts I installed a set of my Obsession Bolero humbuckers and wired them up to their own volume pots skipping the tone pots that I never use.

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 07:13 AM

Here's an MXR Blue Box I modded with a C-11 cap kill switch.


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Posted 20 November 2011 - 07:16 AM

Currently I'm modding a house.




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Posted 20 November 2011 - 07:19 AM

Well, I started working on my own treble booster using some of the "Dallas Rangemaster" schematics out there but I got sidetracked modifying Tube Screamers. All my friends kept absconding with my own modded TS9, so I had to start making more of them. Those are keeping me pretty busy but I really want to finish that treble booster and move on to a germanium fuzz of some sort. So many projects so little time.... [biggrin]
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Posted 20 November 2011 - 08:30 AM

View PostAndre S, on 19 November 2011 - 08:25 PM, said:

Here are two I've done:

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Andre,
First time I've seen your finished product! Nice stuff. How do you like the JB guitar you built? What work did you do on the LP?

Andy


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Posted 20 November 2011 - 08:32 AM

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Currently I'm modding a house.




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Posted 20 November 2011 - 08:33 AM

View Postsurfpup, on 20 November 2011 - 07:19 AM, said:

Well, I started working on my own treble booster using some of the "Dallas Rangemaster" schematics out there but I got sidetracked modifying Tube Screamers. All my friends kept absconding with my own modded TS9, so I had to start making more of them. Those are keeping me pretty busy but I really want to finish that treble booster and move on to a germanium fuzz of some sort. So many projects so little time.... [biggrin]


Hey Surfpup! Long Time no See!


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Posted 20 November 2011 - 08:33 AM

NIce DIY Projects everyone!!!!! Very cool stuff! Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image


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Posted 20 November 2011 - 09:18 AM

View PostAndy R, on 20 November 2011 - 08:33 AM, said:

Hey Surfpup! Long Time no See!


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Nice to see you around here still, Andy. How'd that RR Les Paul turn out, btw? I think you were still working on it last time I was here.
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Posted 20 November 2011 - 09:34 AM

My Fender Champ 600 turned into a head.

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My beater that I have modded several times, I love this guitar!

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The bass that was given to me and I brought back to life.

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 11:11 AM

View PostAndy R, on 20 November 2011 - 08:30 AM, said:

Andre,
First time I've seen your finished product! Nice stuff. How do you like the JB guitar you built? What work did you do on the LP?

Andy


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The JB is pretty cool, there were one or two problems that could have been solved with some extra time in the design stage, in terms of the bridge scraping the volume control.
However when I have some extra time I will fix it. It will just take some extra routing.

I really like, its a great guitar, I haven't really gotten much time to play it, I finished it a month before I started university. I will change the neck profile though when I go home for the holidays.

The Les Paul, got faux binding, a 50's rewire with RS parts, some aged parts and a mini toggle, that was installed for a piezo pickup but I haven't got around to putting it in yet.
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Posted 20 November 2011 - 11:22 AM

The idea of a "Do-it-Yourself" Thread is an excellent one.

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2010 Ovation CC-24 Flamed Koa Top Acoustic-Electric
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Posted 20 November 2011 - 03:12 PM

View Postsurfpup, on 20 November 2011 - 07:19 AM, said:

Well, I started working on my own treble booster using some of the "Dallas Rangemaster" schematics out there but I got sidetracked modifying Tube Screamers. All my friends kept absconding with my own modded TS9, so I had to start making more of them. Those are keeping me pretty busy but I really want to finish that treble booster and move on to a germanium fuzz of some sort. So many projects so little time.... [biggrin]

Hah I know what you mean about getting sidetracked.

So what kind of mods are you doing to tube screamers? I'm not really a fan of the tube screamer but if you've got a cool mod I might like to give one a shot.

As for the germanium fuzz, I think you'd love a nice mkll tone bender with some mojo components.
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Posted 20 November 2011 - 05:21 PM

I'll add that animalfarm has a whole set of such in the Epi Lounge...

It might help from reinvention of some wheels...

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 05:50 PM

View PostDub-T-123, on 20 November 2011 - 03:12 PM, said:

So what kind of mods are you doing to tube screamers? I'm not really a fan of the tube screamer but if you've got a cool mod I might like to give one a shot.


I agree. Tube Screamers were always a one-trick pony for me - they did a good SRV tone but that was it. I always hated the mid-hump and the lack of low end. I'm changing 11 parts in my modded TS-9 pedals now and the result is really a much smoother and rounder sounding Tube Screamer with a lot more gain available.
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Posted 20 November 2011 - 06:32 PM

I don't really care about their lack of versatility I just don't like the one sound that they do offer. They usually sound muffled and too compressed for me.

So what exactly are you changing or are you keeping that a secret?
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Posted 21 November 2011 - 05:08 AM

The TS-9DX has an extra knob that adjusts the mids. Great pedal.

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