Archives / February 2010

  • February 24, 2010 - ModGuitar Senior Editor

    Basic Tool Kit

    Every mod, repair, set-up, or build project begins with the use of tools. Some specialized some common. Here we run down the basic Luthier’s tool chest as well as additional tools required to do mods, set-ups, wiring, building and making guitars. Doing your own set-ups and seasonal adjustments requires a basic set of tools.

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  • - ModGuitar Senior Editor

    Modder's Tool Kit Essentials

    Wiring and other mods require a few more tools than the basic tool kit.

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  • String winding is the kind of thing that, done right, can have a real impact on how your guitar plays, and more importantly – stays in tune.
    Follow along and learn how to change your strings, wind them on the posts and then snap them to remove slack for the best tuning stability and long string life.

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  • - ModGuitar Senior Editor

    Tuning The Guitar

    Explore the tuning methods shown in this tutorial, and decide which method works best for you. This tutorial covers the basics of tuning by fretted notes, using an electronic tuner, and using natural harmonics.

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  • - ModGuitar Senior Editor

    Quick Nut Fix

    If you’ve ever worked on your nut, you know how easy it is to go a little too far in the search of comfortable low action ending up with some string buzz. The nut can waer down in time, or you may notice a pinging sound when tuning up or playing. Fortunately, there is a quick fix that can get your guitar up and running again in just a few hours

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  • - ModGuitar Senior Editor

    ModGuitar Custom Midi Guitar Build

    Follow along as I design, build and finish a custom MIDI capable guitar, complete with a Ghost piezo MIDI saddle pick-up system.

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  • Hidden away in the workshop we found a semi-vintage Gibson EBO bass. The headstock couldn’t seem to keep from snapping off. It had been repaired a few times already and was missing some parts and crucial components like the pick-up. It also just happened to not play or sound very good. Vintage SGs fetch high prices, and this SG body was still intact…so The SG BASS-GUITAR MOD is born.

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  • February 18, 2010 - ModGuitar Senior Editor

    Epiphone Elitist Les Paul Standard Plain Top

    Zoom H4n Digital Recorder Review

    The Elitist line was manufactured by Epiphone in Japan are high quality counterpoints to Gibson’s American made instruments. We review a Les Paul Standard With a beautiful Honeyburst finish. Read the Review.

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  • February 16, 2010 - ModGuitar Senior Editor

    Agile 3000M Single Cut Electric Guitar

    Agile 3000M Single Cut Electric Guitar Review

    If you’re looking for that Les Paul recipe at a budget price, and are willing to give an Import a try, the Agile line of guitars are worth a look.

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  • February 14, 2010 - ModGuitar Senior Editor

    Beginning Guitar Lesson. Fretting Notes

    Ready to begin learning to play the guitar? This is the Beginning Guitar Lesson 01. We’ll be starting with the very basics. First, you’ll need a few things to get started… Come on in and let’s begin learning

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  • February 13, 2010 - ModGuitar Senior Editor

    Kramer Focus 1000 Review

    The Kramer Focus 1000s are great used guitars. Solid hardware and specs and a great way to add a vintage guitar to the collection that you can enjoy playing all the time.

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