Thursday, April 10, 2014

DIY Tips & Tricks: How to remove Tune-O-Matic bushings

Here's a super easy and fast method for removing Tune-O-Matic bridge and tail piece bushings. I didn't invent this clever trick, but since it works so well... here's my quick 3-step no-bullsh*t tutorial explaining the idea:

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Sunday, April 6, 2014

Harley Benton S-580 WR Mod - Part 1: Fixing the low neck angle

Like I mentioned in my original review (check out parts 1, 2 and 3) the low neck angle was pretty much making this guitar unplayable. I tried adjusting the truss rod and it helped to some extent, but not enough. Settings that made the string action somewhat decent caused some nasty string buzz on the first five frets and that is not acceptable. It was time to do some serious modding!

Friday, April 4, 2014

Best DIY Guitar Effect Resources

I've been following the DIY pedal scene for the past six years or so. During that time the amount of different guitar effect related websites has skyrocketed and filtering out useful information has become a pretty daunting task. Here's a little collection of websites that I have found especially useful.