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Tweed Deluxe 57 all valve handwired build

At last, I have a Tweed Deluxe 57 all valve amplifier. All custom made and hand wired by myself and I really don’t know why it took so long. As a lifelong guitarist and electronics engineer, the guitar amplifier has … Continue reading

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Building a Custom Bass Guitar – Warmoth ’54 Precision single coil

When I decided to order something from Warmoth it was because I had played many basses that I’d seen and heard in a lot of the bands I am into, and got close to, but they never exactly as I’d envisaged. … Continue reading

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Squier Classic Vibe 50’s Telecaster, my pal.

The grandaddy of them all, the humble Telecaster, and what a great instrument it is. Bereft of anything unnecessary, designed to function and perform, in all honesty probably the greatest electric guitar ever conceived.  Although I have other axes, great … Continue reading

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Blackstar HT Studio 20 – Clean channel max volume (dimed) Vs Dirty Channel

You just can’t beat the sound of a valve (tube) amp with the clean channel max volume (dimed). That’s how they used to role in the old days of rock and I loved it. So I decided to do a … Continue reading

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La Cabronita – How to build a custom clone

Fenders’ La Cabronita custom build clone monster So you want to own a Fender La Cabronita? Well look no further. If like me, you love the look and sound of these beasts, but think they are way over priced. OR … Continue reading

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Gretsch Floating Bridge – How to install new one.

Gretsch Duo Jet 6128 Floating Bridge Replacement After playing with my new Gretsch Duo Jet 6128 for a while, I decided to change the floating bridge as the angle looked wrong.  Since these type of guitars have what is called … Continue reading

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A “top” guitar worth its’ weight in “gold” – The Les Paul Studio 60’s Tribute Goldtop

Having tunnel vision can be a good thing sometimes. It can hep you focus, prevent distractions and improve your ability. That’s what I used to think. Why would anyone need more that one guitar? How many different sounds do you … Continue reading

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The “Star” of the show – Blackstar HT Studio 20

“Clean Bright Sharp Resonant Crisp Clear Warm Fat Dirty Bitey Driven Filthy Snarling Barking Brutal Wailing Screaming Tone”. Ht Venue Series

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GAS + PayPal = New Guitar Day!

GAS - gear acquisition syndrome   “It’s a funny old game” Greavsy once said, and there’s no stranger truth. Although during the day job I sometimes design and build websites, I have actually never written anything for a blog before! So … Continue reading

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