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Beeman Kodiak X2 Air Rifle

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I’ve had my eye on a .22 caliber air rifle for quite some time now. I’ve seen this type a few years ago in a Cheaper Than Dirt catalog and they were running about $150-$200 which I just couldn’t justify spending on an air rifle when I could very well just pick up an actual […]

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Bought a Boss DS-1

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I just picked up one of the most famous distortion boxes ever made, the classic orange Boss DS-1 Distortion pedal, on eBay for $25 with an adaptor and original box/info. I’ve been looking on picking up a new distortion pedal for the last few month and this one was a good deal for a great, […]

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Custom Guitar Pedal Travel Case

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This weekend I finally got some time to build up a project I’ve been planning for a few months now. I got enough pedals to where I just don’t have enough room for them on the pedal board I had. Also, all the wires were a pain in the ass and jumbled up. I seen […]

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Custom “Fuzz Monster” Pedal

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I’ve had my eye’s on a Electro-Harmonix Big Muff Fuzz pedal for some time now. It is the quintessential fuzz pedal for rock from the 60’s to today. One of the great things about being such a famous piece of gear is so many people have opened it up and played with the guts to […]

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Custom Cheap True-Bypass Phaser

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This weekend was a  pedal project weekend for me. I had a Electro Harmonix Little Big Muff Fuzz pedal and a Behringer VP-1 Phaser Pedal (which is a Small Stone clone). I love them both and looking around online I found a few mods for them. The Phaser pedal is a great copy of Electro […]

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Coil Tap Results

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Over last weekend, I went and installed a coil-split on my guitar using a push/pull potentiometer. Here are the results between flipping from the full output of the humbucker to the more nuanced and snappy single coil pickup. There’s a ton of info out there you can find just by using Google but, the best […]

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Broadway Style Vanity Mirror

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So this project was for a Broadway style vanity mirror. I found them online for $250-600 so decided to try and see if I could custom build one. All the materials I got from Home Depot for about $200. It was pretty easy actually, I sketched out about what I wanted to do on a piece […]

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D.I.Y. Coil Split Project

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A guitars pickup is what takes the vibration of the string and makes it an electrical signal that can be amplified. Origianlly guitars had one single coil pickup. These single coil pickups, like those found on a Fender Strat or Telecaster, are noisy. Along with the guitar strings, they amplify electrical disturbances, which creates a […]

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Humbucker Wiring Color Chart

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Right now I’m in the process of making some modifications to my guitars wiring. Installing some switches to select between each individual coil plus the full humbucker requires only basic soldering skills but with each manufacturer using their own color codes, it can get confusing. Here’s a great guide for getting the North, South, Hot […]

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Big Muff Fuzz D.I.Y. Info

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Electro Harmonix’s Big Muff Fuzz Pedal is such a legendary effect. All the sustain and distortion you can want for metal or roll back the levels and get a nice dirty blueshouse sound. Looking around I found a site that has a ton of info about fuzz boxes, including the Big Muff and a ton […]