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One man's quest to improve his guitar rebuilding skills with a view to some day making it a commercial venture. Project diaries plus general thoughts, rants and the occasional video.
2016-09-14 10:00
So...The home-made bass project is slowly taking shape. FiL just needs to fix his router bench to the garage floor to stop it vibrating too much, then we can do the neck pocket, and pickup … Read More
2016-06-05 08:31
Finally got the £20 non-working TNT 150 on the bench. Replaced the cap and rectifier (forgot to take photos), chassis back in, speaker reconnected, flick the switch... no loud pop fol… Read More
2016-05-21 14:10
New strings, bit of Servisol in the pots and pickup switch... and the bridge lifts like a really lifty thing. Take the backplate off and find the claw holding the crappy, corroded springs h… Read More
2016-05-18 18:08
Yesterday I got this from my mum, who'd got it from a friend who was giving it away. It's a Marlin Sidewinder, mid-80s guitar aimed at wannabe shredders on a tight budget.The strings need… Read More
2015-03-26 13:29
Prototype dual output guitar made from that rubbish LP copy I got a while back. Testing tonight Read More
2015-01-24 21:07
So, that Carlsbro PA 60 I took on from Mr. Foxen all that time ago is finally all fixed. I got a big new resistor to replace the one that was smoking, wired everything up, put the valves… Read More
2014-09-02 12:11
I'm still around! Got a bit demoralised with the whole amp tinkering thing after taking on a mid-90s Marshall to fix and I just totally couldn't. (note to self: no mid-90s Marshalls ever.)… Read More
2014-04-27 15:59
Got a Mullard ECC83 off Mr. Foxen to try in the Blackstar HT-DistX he traded me. It doesn't "completely open up the EQ" as I've seen claimed on the interwebz about replacing the valves in th… Read More
2014-03-04 10:21
The Carlsbro amp still isn't working. Having sorted the filter caps and the HT fuse (which it turns out needed to be slow-blow) the choke resistor (basically a great big resistor that sits b… Read More

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