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I thought it would be cool to have a thread for the DIY'ers here to post some of their guitar related DIY projects.

 

I've been slaving over a hot soldering iron this past week or so. I finished building a pedal for Jeff-7 (which I won't post), built a slightly modded Fulltone OCD clone, a Zvex Woolly Mammoth clone, and a Big Muff based mainly on the "Civil War" Muff, with a few cap values of the green Russian Muff thrown in and a mids control (waiting on a couple parts to finish the Muff).

 

I'll post pics soon. Just wanted to post this thread before I forgot about the idea haha

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I'm building a mini amp right now, i'll post pics when i'm done.

 

Sorry, bought a new keybored. I hate how smooth the buttons are...

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I'm builting a mini amp right now, i'll post pics when i'm done.

Wow that sounds awesome dude! Are you using some kind of kit?

 

Your BYOC Large Beaver turned out looking awesome!

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Does this count? I cosmetically changed a VT30 into something I could look at. I just didn't like the metal grill.

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That counts, anything you do to any type of gear that "permanent" and you did your self is DIY.

Nice job btw, me likey!

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Man i love that "weird" les paul you made, it just speaks to me!

 

aha weird lmao...Les Paul Skylark....based on a prototype that Gibson made for Joe Bonamassa, but thank you :)

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Some guts n graphics.. (psst notice the sweet looking Russian germaniums between the boxes)

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sorry for the terrible lighting and picture quality. It's dark and my iPhone camera sucks.

The guts right there are that OCD clone. It sounds really awesome. It has kindof a slightly "chewy" sound that I dig.

 

I'm going to wire it to be switchable between standard clipping and LED clipping but as it is here it's basically a standard OCD with a different pot value for the gain control. The gain control has a bit less gain on tap but a bit better control over what gain is there. It has more than enough gain for what I want it to do.

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Is the filament burnt in one of them?

 

 

 

Yup, it's running at 1/8 watt................[biggrin] :unsure: [lol] ....

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Haha! Now that's a workhorse! Hey, what's that aluminum foil cylindrical looking thing? Looks like something I smoked Hash out of 25 years ago B)

 

Yup, it's running at 1/8 watt................[biggrin] :unsure: [lol] ....

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Haha! Now that's a workhorse! Hey, what's that aluminum foil cylindrical looking thing? Looks like something I smoked Hash out of 25 years ago B)

 

 

 

Helps get me that fabled smoky "Brown Sound"..........[tongue][blink][wink] ....

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I've had to put my soldering iron down for a while - just too busy.

 

Here are some past DIY projects:

 

Apostle Paul Amp

 

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Apostle John Amp:

 

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BYOC project:

 

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One of my Monkey pedals - not sure which one?

 

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Here's is the first bass I ever built. It's really what started my pickup winding busness. Everyone hated the bass but wanted the pcikups.

 

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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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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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