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  1. UK_Biggles

    Phat HSS Wiring Scheme With Mods - Please Rate & Vote

    Howdy fine folks! I'm putting together a 3 pickup Jazzmaster partscaster and never being one for the conventional I've come up with this wiring diagram for a "phat" HSS setup. Versatility is the goal here - I legitimately play so many different styles so in putting together my "forever" guitar...
  2. drew1d

    Ampeg/Fender Practice amp

    After working on my friends Ampeg G12, I thought about trying to make a small, no frills, single ended practice amp in the same "spirit". As far as I know, most Ampeg stuff is push pull, so I took the power section from a Tweed Princeton, and did a few tweaks. As for the Ampeg preamp part, I...
  3. 72_Custom

    Fuse Holder Polarity?

    I've seen it mentioned a couple of times from various sources that the fuse holder should be wired in a particular way: with the hot (coming from the wall and on/off switch) to the center lug and the transformer connected to the outer lug. I guess I'm just trying to understand why that would be...
  4. samueldixon

    Looking for some advice on routing binding channels

    Will be my second build but first time trying to bind a guitar top. It's a solid body and will leave the top flat to make things easier on me. My main question is just how to figure out exactly what router bit/bearing/sized binding/binding material to get so that everything works together...
  5. itsGiusto

    Video documenting/teaching about how to build veroboard pedals and finish enclosures

    I've been building pedals for a while, and with my latest build in March, I figured I'd document the process, start to finish, prepping the board, soldering everything, finishing the enclosure, etc. I made a youtube video showing it all and providing instructional tips and commentary, and...
  6. matman14

    Building a Pedal Board, Literally.

    I don't usually play out at shows these days, but have been invited to step out from behind the glass and do a set with some old friends, in Hollywood. All my pedals currently reside on top of the equipment racks in the studio. I add them piecemeal, as needed, for tracking guitar players, or...
  7. S

    my 5e3 tweed deluxe build

    Hello, recently I've finished my 5E3 Tweed Deluxe build. I'm pretty satisfied with it although there's some noise/hum coming out of the speaker. The noise gets quite loud when I put the volume controls up to 12, but on lower volume settings it's only hearable if you put your head close to the...
  8. zippofan

    Some more 1590A builds

    While waiting for pots to complete my parametric EQ, I got a few more of Madbean's 1590A boards. While I have a Rat and a Big Muff, I don't have miniature ones, so here we go! The "Runt", Rat board, quick stuffing job with a very special IC coming courtesy of a fellow member here, thank you FL!
  9. zippofan

    TH Custom 3 Band Parametric EQ

    Started this build today and realized I got the wrong pots for Q and Frequency, ugh. Thankfully I found a drill template, it's not going to be a blast drilling lol. I have built a couple of TH Custom's boards including their version of the ROG Supreaux overdrive, and their mono pedal size...
  10. G

    First Homemade Body!

    Here it is, my first guitar body that I made from scratch. I based it partly off the Pawn Shop Mustang, which is why it looks pretty small. It's definitely not fantastic, what with all the marks and scuffs, but it's a start. What do you all think?
  11. zippofan

    Dead End FX Terrahawk EQ Boost - Hawk Tonal Enhancer

    I got this board last year, meaning to start it in January of 2021 and kept putting it off for other builds because I knew drilling everything but the pots would be a little tricky. Dead End FX has made some of my favorites, I love their spaceman clones and have built a few, along with their...
  12. Skyhook

    Me! Me! Me! Validate Me! (a.k.a: where can I spam about my music)

    Which would be the correct forum on TDPRI to spam about my own music tracks which I have stored somewhere? ... or is this generally frowned upon and has no place on TDPRI?
  13. zippofan

    Merlin's Glassblower Boost

    After I completed a couple of 1590A PCBs that I bought on a whim I went back to the queue I started earlier this year with a TH Custom board of Merlin Blencowe's (The Valve Wizard) bootstrapped clean boost, the Glassblower. It could easily fit a 1590A but I already had gotten a 1590B for it so...
  14. J

    Harmony H46 Stratotone amateur prototype build

    Hello there, So first of all I want to apologise in advance because this topic doesnt follow anyithing and has related nothing to Telecasters. Let me explain myself. So few months ago i asked in this forum if anybody has blueprint or any kind of messuraments on Harmony H46. Some of you kind...
  15. Dr Chim Richalds

    Blond Tele Build is Complete (Success!)

    Hello, I wanted to share my first tele build with the forum since so many of you have helped me with your wisdom along the way. This is a project that I started back in January and have recently completed assembling the guitar. The first part of this post will be what the guitar actually IS in...
  16. 72_Custom

    100th Post Spectacular! RR763 Blackvibe Micro Build

    I recently finished putting together what is now my 4th amplifier build, a RobRob Blackvibe Micro head with a solid state rectifier. I used a Hammond Lunchbox chassis. I wanted to keep the control panel layout the “normal” way (i.e. inputs on the left), so my layout was mirrored. This caused me...
  17. zippofan

    Aion L5 Preamp

    I remember looking at the Norlin Lab Series guitar amps when they came out back in the 70's, our favorite music store had a big display of them. Much later I found out the Lab amps were a solid state amp designed by Robert Moog and a favorite of BB King, among others. I saw some built units on...
  18. smuc

    22W Tweed Bassman

    Well, after a while of fiddling with the amp, I have finally finished my tweed Bassman head. Really happy how it sounds. Don't have the possibility to record the amp through a proper cabinet (which is a shame because through the cab it sounds amazing), so I am putting a few clips recorded...
  19. Strowbri86

    Nut stuck to spinning jack

    Hey all! I am replacing the entire wiring harness on an old hollow body bass. The nut on the jack is stuck to it - when I turn then nut the whole jack spins with it. I have tried sticking in various screwdrivers to stop the jack from spinning but at can't seem to get a good enough hold on it...
  20. D

    Spalted Maple build - Need help

    Hi everyone. Looking for a little help with a build I am doing of a t-style. Spalted Maple top and aged pine body all stained and sealed. Warmoth birds eye maple neck with rosewood fingerboard. I’d Tung Oil on the neck but also sealed the headstock.The challenge is I’m not 100% on the combo of...
  21. closedmri

    Substituting transistors in a simple boost (Germanium for silicon)

    Hey all, I’m thinking of making a simple boost circuit like the LPB-1 with a germanium transistor instead of silicon. I’m curious if this will require different capacitor & resistor values or any other finagling of the circuit to compensate for the different transistor? Or more simply put, can...
  22. NightOwl

    What would you do?

    Hey guys! My friend had about 50 ash trees in his yard die from the emerald ash borer. I did what any good friend would do and helped him cut trees. Whilst we were cutting, I peeled out a bit of wood for myself to make bodies out of. It was standing dead and starting to spalt. I god a wild hair...
  23. J

    Sunn Model T RI Build... Insane???

    Hey all! I'm brand new to this forum and am excited to get started in the world of DIY amps. I've been getting a taste for DIY builds and have been doing so with pedals and speaker cabs. I haven't yet, however, built an amp. I'd like to dip my toes into it. My question is regarding whether my...
  24. zippofan

    Aion Vector Delay

    Back in November-ish my good ole Visual Sound Garage Tone Axle Grease delay (phew, that's a long name!) gave up the ghost. When I popped the circuit out to troubleshoot I was confronted with an SMD circuit. While I have worked on SMD's in my late 20's, I drink way too much coffee now to...
  25. camilonavarro27

    Finishing a bound body

    So I’m sure this has been answered before, but I’m planning on getting an unfinished double bound body for my next project. I was wondering is I’m supposed to lacquer over the binding or not. I’m sure I’ll have to tape it up when applying the color coats, but what about the finishing lacquer...




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