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Innovation in guitar making and the future of luthiery

Innovation in guitar making and the future of luthiery

What I’m missing here is the real pioneering invention and “out-of-the-box” design (like, for instance, Ned Steinberger and Ken Parker), targeting the the tone, ergonomic properties and affordable master grade quality in first place instead of fancy look and exotic details.

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Fixing a faulty Variax model selector

Fixing a faulty Variax model selector

There is a design issue: in its normal position the shaft doesn’t go all the way up to the end of the sleeve, it has a small clearance over it.

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Mythbusting: 8 ways to improve tuning stability of tremolos

Mythbusting: 8 ways to improve tuning stability of tremolos

Beside the bridges there are 24-28 string contact points! They are all major players in the big tremolo game.

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Turn it into active!

Turn it into active!

My task was to replace the original pickups with EMG Zakk Wylde set (that’s actually a model 81 & a 85 with long shaft pots). Of course, all electronics should be replaced (except the switch) and a battery box installed.

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Active Pickups: All you want to know

Active Pickups: All you want to know

Common misbelief that any guitars with active EQ controls have active pickups. But it’s far from the truth.
Some budget bass and guitar models feature cheap and mediocre quality active EQ circuit connected to standard passive pickups.

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The smallest guitars in the world!

The smallest guitars in the world!

Shrinking guitars has more benefits “than are dreamt of in your philosophy” (and of course a couple of disadvantages as well).

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