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By Guitar-Bass.net On Monday, July 25th, 2016
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DIY Workshop: Gretsch Conversion Part Two

Our Gretsch conversion project gathers pace as Huw Price separates the fretboard from the neck, strips the headstock veneer and readies the body for the next step… Read part one here… Well, the old Gretsch More...

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By Guitar-Bass.net On Thursday, July 14th, 2016
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DIY Workshop: Build Your Own Attenuator

Why the ‘Elevenator’? Because this is the attenuator that goes down to eleven. Huw Price shows you how to build a simple passive attenuator with impedance switching and treble response adjustment, all for less More...

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By Guitar-Bass.net On Thursday, July 7th, 2016
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20 Gretsch upgrades, mods & tone tips

Fixin’ to ride the Gretsch rodeo? Huw Price presents 20 modifications, upgrades and tone tips that will help you stay in the saddle… 1. Pot swaps Higher-value volume potentiometers accentuate the resonance More...

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By Guitar-Bass.net On Wednesday, May 4th, 2016
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DIY Workshop: Gretsch Conversion Part One

Huw Price finally fulfils a long-held ambition as he takes a well-worn vintage Gretsch Anniversary and turns it into a 50s-style 6120 dream machine… This is a project I have wanted to do for several years. The More...

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By Guitar-Bass.net On Friday, April 22nd, 2016
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DIY Workshop: ’57 Fender Strat Appraisal

Is it or isn’t it? Huw Price tries to figure out if there’s a genuine 1957 Stratocaster lurking beneath this dodgy refinish or whether it’s just fool’s gold… When I was a kid, vintage Stratocasters More...

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By Guitar-Bass.net On Monday, April 11th, 2016
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DIY Workshop: ’56 Fender Super restoration

If you enjoyed our ’57 Vibrolux restoration article, you’re in for another tweedy treat as Huw Price solders something Super… Forgive me for starting this workshop with a shameless name drop. For reasons More...

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By Guitar-Bass.net On Friday, October 30th, 2015
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DIY Workshop: Tele Renovation

It’s that age-old conundrum – do you upgrade or trade up? With its comfy played-in neck and road-worn charm, Gary Walker’s ‘Made In Mexico’ Tele felt as if it had the potential to be a great guitar. Huw More...

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By Guitar-Bass.net On Tuesday, October 6th, 2015
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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
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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...

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