DIY Workshop – Epiphone Dot Renovation

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Tom Turner’s well-used Epiphone Dot was starting to show its age, so he decided a new set of pickups and an upgraded wiring harness were the way to go. Huw Price falls down the F-hole… Not long after I had first started playing guitar, I took the semi-solid I was playing at the time to a local luthier to ask him how much it would cost to replace More...

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Vintage Bench Test: 1967 Fender Custom Telecaster

A special place in guitar history may be reserved for pre-CBS Fenders, but Huw Price finds that this 60s Custom has many of the features of that golden age. A very long time ago, describing a guitar as ‘vintage’ More...

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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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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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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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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, July 1st, 2014
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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
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Guitar Workshop: Meter Reader

Now that you’re troubleshooting and soldering like a pro, the final part of our electronics for beginners series looks at the hallowed multimeter, a near-essential piece of kit for the serious DIY dabbler… Although More...

By Guitar-Bass.net On Tuesday, May 27th, 2014
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Guitar Workshop – Guitarists Get Fit!

Tight shoulders, pains in the arms… is your body letting you down? Here’s physiotherapist Marion Turner with some exercises designed to help you fine-tune your mortal shell for a long and rewarding playing career… Anyone More...