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Copper Shielding a Stratocaster

There are many ways to shield and ground a guitar.  I could write a book, (hummmmmm) Or did I..I’ll get into more details in the future.  For now here is a nice photo of a copper shielded guitar and pickguard.  Notice … Continue reading

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Fantasy Studio, James, and his mid size amp collection, Great or Greatest amps.

Gary, James and his flock.      I recently went on a house call to the beautiful Fantasy Recording Studio to do some guitar work.   I always enjoy stopping there for work.  While I was there I spent some … Continue reading

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Upgrading a Floyd Rose Bridge

     Our friend Adam at Floyd Upgrades has made a great go of it building and selling custom made components to upgrade your Floyd Rose Tremolo.   He makes things like trem sustain blocks made of brass and titanium,  titanium … Continue reading

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Hopping up a Humbucking Pickups by Adding Wire 7.7K up to 9K

Here is a early patten # Gibson Humbucking Pickup, very similar  if not exactly the same as an actual  PAF.   Typical DC resistance on something like this is between 7K and 8K. In short, the larger the resistance the … Continue reading

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Adding a 22nd Fret to a 21 Fret Strat, Getting to "D" on the high E

This is a trick we used to do a-lot more back in the days before the 22 fret strat became more the norm. The hard part is matching the finish on a maple neck.  On a rosewood fingerboard you can … Continue reading

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