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  1. aaronlowther1993

    AA763 Nightmare

    I recently purchased three 60's Bandmasters from a local vintage guitar shop. Two AB763, one AA763. I've been in the process of doing some of @robrob 's wonderful mods to each of them along with a Quad Reverb I bought. All are done except one. I've opened up the last Bandmaster (the AA763) and...
  2. aaronlowther1993

    Sticky TS-10 footswitch

    Hello lads. Got a question for everyone out there. I have a pair of Ibanez TS-10 pedals on my workbench. One, simple enough, had a loose joint on the power supply plug. The other, has a sticky footswitch. Not the actual internal switch, but the plastic latch that triggers the internal switch...
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    Looking for a good layout and schematic for a 100+ watt tube bass amp

    Hello! Thanks to this wonderful forum, over the last two years, I've been able to enter the amp building community. I've finished about eight builds now, and, with each one, I've gotten better and better. The other day I picked up a Super Twin/Studio Bass chassis for next to nothing. No...
  4. aaronlowther1993

    DIY Neck Shaving?

    Hope this is the right place to post this. Our bassist has a set neck Thunderbird clone that has a crazy fat neck on it. The closest I've ever seen to being literally half a baseball bat. How would one go about shaving it down? I consider myself fairly competent in these areas, but I tend not to...
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    Building an Attenuator/Loadbox with line out (Please check my work.)

    I'm attempting to put together an attenuator which can double as a load box and with line out. I've got this schematic I put together that I was hoping you could look over and see if I'm missing anything or doing something wrong. I'd like not to blow up any of my amps in testing lol. The...
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    Inauthentic: Reviewing the guitars from the Facebook/IG ads- Hard Luck Kings

    Starting a few years ago, adds for some interesting guitars started coming up in my facebook feed. All of them were in interesting colors, supposedly setup in the US, and priced dirt cheap. Like most of you, I wrote them off without wasting too much time. As the old saying goes, you get what you...
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    Weber 6S100 Copper Cap

    Fired up the new build for the first time. The only sound out of the speaker was a wild noise. Not quite feedback, but just noise. After a few seconds the Copper Cap that Weber includes as the rectifier smoked out and both fuses in the amp blew, as well as the one in my variac. After replacing...
  8. aaronlowther1993

    Firebird tuners sub $100?

    I lucked my way into a 2017 Firebird husk. So far this guitar has been the Bain of my existence since I got it. Nothing has fit right, the ground wire was a ***** to re-install, and now I realize that you can't just out any old tuners on this thing. You need 10mm banjo or Steinberger tuners. And...
  9. aaronlowther1993

    AB763 Bandmaster Hum

    Ok,…I need some help, as my experience is mostly in transistor and IC based circuitry ; A friend brought me a Fender Bandmaster AB 763, (not working), that he had obtained very cheaply. The problem appeared to be that someone had put EL34s in the power tube positions within any further mods...
  10. aaronlowther1993

    Modding 5F1 Champ?

    So, a while back I hit you guys up about building an amp for the first time. I took the advice here and built a Weber 5F1 Champ chassis. I'm going to turn it into a head, but I wanted to know what mods are out there for a Tweed Champ? Specifically for upping volume; but anything cool is always...
  11. aaronlowther1993

    Gibson GA-35 RVT Lancer has loud hum, low output, and nonfunctioning tremolo

    I snagged a 60's Gibson GA-35 RVT Lancer today for pocket change. On the upside the amp is super clean, and has a new Jensen speaker. And as with all such good deals, the amp has some issues. It powers on, and all tubes light up as they should. But as soon as the amp is taken off of standby, the...
  12. aaronlowther1993

    Routing the mustang vibrato using a single channel/hole?

    I recently picked up a couple of bodies online to experiment with. I want to try out the Mustang vibrato, as its the only mainstream vibrato that I don't currently have in my stable. I've got an ancient drill press and a decent dremel. So while cutting a clean hole of a large size won't be too...
  13. aaronlowther1993

    Bigsby on a new Fender Duo Sonic?

    So, aside from "Don't do it!" how would you suggest I go about putting a bigsby on one of the new Fender Duo Sonics. Obviously the main hitch is the bridge. What would you recommend. I'm not opposed to drilling into the guitar for a new bridge type, but I've never had good luck with shims, so if...
  14. aaronlowther1993

    Thoughts on Eleven Rack or alternatives?

    To make a long story short, I recently came into position of a 24 track recording setup. I'm looking to put together a little studio in an old single wide trailer I own. I'm looking for something like an Eleven Rack so I have some options when it comes to overdubing guitars. I've got a Line 6...
  15. aaronlowther1993

    Recording gigs for Youtube/Social Media, need a new camera.

    Hi guys, I tried searching this topic but couldn't really find what I was looking for. I'm looking for a camera to record concerts with. I'm a guitarist and singer in a fledgling Rock N' Roll band and one thing that is incredibly important in the modern music world is to constantly have new...
  16. aaronlowther1993

    Getting started building tube preamps

    Hi guys, first post here, so sorry if I'm out of line. I've been building pedals and guitars for a while now. I'd like to be able to build amps too. To start with, I'd like to build a couple of tube preamps, to kind of learn the ropes. I'd like to do one like a 70's Marshall and one like a...
  17. aaronlowther1993

    Rehousing a Behringer Pedal/Noob help?

    Let me start off by saying I am aware that this might seem like a great deal of effort on a product that doesn't necessarily seem to deserve it, but something about the Behringer Analog Delay adds a touch of clipping that I haven't been able to get since my vintage Ibanez Square Button delay was...
  18. aaronlowther1993

    First build/finishing project; looking for advice.

    I've been interested in finishing and building guitars for a long time, and am finally getting to take the solo plunge. A friend of mine has been helping me put together a few kits, but he has kind of taken over those more or less himself. He has, however, taught me how to spray and helped me...




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