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  1. Players, Bands, Sounds, Tours, Lessons & Theory!
    Hi! I'd like to invite You to listen my new tune. This is my solo guitar composition with a bit of modern approach to this genre of music:) Guitar is Ibanez S07LTD with some mods. Track is recorder with my DIY mini amp and DIY Reverb. I hope You like it!
  2. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    My father and I just completed this 2-year (on and off) project. We started with an original RG3550 body, took few mm off the top, installed maple top, moved the controls around to match the JPM layout and built the neck from scratch. The pickups are DiMarzio Illuminators with a regular 3-way...
  3. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    Hi all! Just wanted to share my most recent homebrew build - the good old SLO. I've built it few times before but this time I wanted to accomplish few goals: - pack it tightly in the smallest box possible - use point-to-point construction but without it being a total mess - simplify channel...
  4. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Hey guys. I've decided to restore my brother in law's Ibanez, because I'm curious to hear how it plays and sound. The guitars been collecting dust for 10 years since they moved to New Zealand, but I believe there's still some life left in it :p It's still got the stock pickups (crap?), so I...
  5. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    Hello everyone, I am making templates for my JEM style build. I have that old picture of JEM777 blueprint as a base of my templates. I have calculated and measured everything and came up with a conflict of numbers on where the neck should be. So basically I have scale length of 648mm (roughly...
  6. Players, Bands, Sounds, Tours, Lessons & Theory!
    Hey, guys! So today I revisited my old guitar track, and thought I'd show it to you! It's just a bit weird and experimental. :) Lots of guitars. Would love to read any comments, since I've done every inch of work on it myself. Cheers!
  7. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    (ALT TITLE: The Electric Hippie Project) (Skip to the next post for the new direction of this thread!) ORIG post: OK, don't flame me. I don't want ALL your secrets.;) It seems swirling is such a frequently discussed topic, there should be some stickies on it. It's been discussed SO many...
  8. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    So I built a really nice Strat last year, and documented it on my blog, as well as here. It went so well that I'm going for it again, but on a much grander scale. I've been really digging the Charvel Pro Mods since they started building them a few years back. The specs of the current gen of MIM...
  9. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    I want to build another strat, but trying to keep costs down even more than I did last time. I found someone in Australia selling this for $118.00, mahogany with flame maple veneer. As far as I can see it looks ok. What are the chances this is a "proper" piece of mahogany, and not agathis...
  10. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    So I'm a huge fan of the JS series body and, for a first project I thought about building one. I've seen the JS6X a few years ago and fell in love with it since I'm not a big fan of tremolos (And I don't have enough ability with it either :wink:), it has such a sexy shape and I love the woods...
  11. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    Hey guys, first thread here, I have been browsing your forums for a while picking up tips and information about the JEM. This thread will document some of my progress on a JEM-style build. I had asked for a DIY guitar, or money to source parts for Christmas (still in college), and ended up...
  12. Pickups & wiring
    Hi, I'm wondering, since Lace Sensor Duallys are simply 2 single coils side by side, does anyone know if there's a way to build my own Dually (like, a Light Blue + Emerald, or a Silver + Purple etc...)? Thanks
  13. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    Hey guys, I have just recently gotten into building some pretty simple DIY stomps, namely, a Jack Orman design MOSFET Boost (http://www.muzique.com/schem/mosfet.htm) and a passive A/B line switcher. My current problem/issue concerns the A/B box. My current pedalboard is set up like this...
  14. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    I was looking at the NYC pedal board site today and really liked the idea of there 2nd level on there boards so that you can hide away your pedal power supply and also make more space for your pedals. I already own a pedal board flight case by a company called spider cases, but inside comes...
  15. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    Alright Jemsiters--this is another "Alaskabat Gives Back To The Community" thread. Ever since you folks found out that I mod pedals, then started building my own--a bunch of you have pounded me with questions. I know several of you are pretty handy with a soldering iron, too. What I'd like to...
  16. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    I came up with an awesome way to block my trem to dive-only for drop-D tuning, and full floating for E standard tuning. It's nice and cheap (around $4 here in Australia), and uses an every day contraption you might have around the house. Check out my blog post here...
  17. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    I'm thinking about getting a replacement trem block for my 2550, but shipping to here and customs taxes would be high, so I thought about having it made locally. Anyone knows screw spacing, hole size and thread? Also, it looks like holes are sunk on both ibanez and FU, why is that? This pic...
  18. Pickups & wiring
    Well, I have finally started on my V7/V8 pickup magnet experiments. So far I have worked on the V8 bridge humbucker, and tried out the stock Alnico 5 magnet, Ceramic magnet, and an Alnico 3 magnet. I've recorded some basic quick samples to give an idea of what the different magnets do. Once...
  19. Players, Bands, Sounds, Tours, Lessons & Theory!
    I don't remember if I posted some older clips here. This time I wanted to try some singing leads with higher gain settings. I know my playing is not perfect, or even close to :) It's not my best shot, especially the scales part, but for time it takes me to record/convert/mix/upload it's not...
  20. Pickups & wiring
    I've talked on here about modifying pickups; changing magnets, the half-air mod,etc. I've finally shot my first DIY video, and uploaded it to YouTube. Please excuse the quality, I'm working with a fairly cheap webcam, and not the best lighting in my studio. In the video I change the Alnico 5...
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