Tag archive for ‘DIY’
By Guitar-Bass.net On Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

DIY Workshop: ’57 Fender Vibrolux Project

Huw Price restores a tweed classic to its former glory and sends it back out onto the gigging circuit. Vintage bargains are still out there if you’re prepared to take the time to look around, and you aren’t More...

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By Guitar-Bass.net On Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

DIY Workshop: Build your own Pedalboard

If none of the pedalboards on the market float your boat, it’s fairly straightforward to make your own – and save a few pennies into the bargain. Huw Price puts on his woodworking apron and safety goggles… In More...

By Guitar-Bass.net On Friday, July 24th, 2015

DIY Workshop: 60s Strat Pickguard Project part two

In the second and final part of our DIY Workshop, Huw Price shows you how to give your Fender Stratocaster a sixties makeover… In part one of this project series, I identified all the components and parts More...

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By Guitar-Bass.net On Monday, July 20th, 2015

DIY Workshop: 60s Strat Pickguard Project, part one

In the quest to nail authentic 60s Stratocaster tones, a set of vintage-style pickups can only get you so far. Huw Price reveals the secret ingredients and tech tips you need to make your Strat look and sound like More...

By Guitar-Bass.net On Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

Dave Hill’s Sam Li Custom – Guitar workshop

Owned by Slade’s Dave Hill for 47 years and used to record many of the Wolverhampton rockers’ mightiest songs, this much-modded custom guitar is a true icon of glam. Steve Clarke grabs the chance to place it More...

By Guitar-Bass.net On Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

Beat The Buzz – Guitar Recording Workshop

Is it really possible to eliminate all those annoying hums, buzzes and pops from your recording setup? Yes, it is – and Huw Price has some quiet advice in this Guitar Recording Workshop. Photos by Eva Bensasson. Keeping More...

By Guitar-Bass.net On Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

Guitar Workshop: Gibson Les Paul Standard 1959 Tom Murphy

Even the most fabulous and expensive guitar can use the touch of a skilled tech to get it set up and purring like it should. Steve Clarke takes a look at a used high-end Les Paul reissue to see how it stacks up Over More...

By Guitar-Bass.net On Friday, June 13th, 2014

Guitar Workshop: Top Nut & Tales

A nut is so much more than a bit of plastic: alternative materials often make a huge difference, and an expert replacement can transform a guitar… Experienced guitar repairers have many tricks up their More...

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By Guitar-Bass.net On Monday, March 3rd, 2014

Guitar Workshop – Keep Your Guitar Clean

Are you suffering from gunk? This month we’re lifting the lid on one of the shameful secrets of the guitar world, fingerboard hygiene. Take a look at the fingerboard on your instrument. Can you see a row More...

By Guitar-Bass.net On Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

DIY Workshop – Squier Tele Upgrades

Lyndon Jones has a nice Squier partscaster for stage use but it could do with one or two little tweaks to make it perfect. Huw Price takes on the project and shows us how it’s done Toolbox: ● Screwdrivers ● More...