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  1. Electric Guitar
    I was looking to make a Guild X-79 Skylark body and cant find any build plans or anything. Im sorry I am clueless about these things. Help, please? Guild X79 Skyhawk | GAD's Ramblings
  2. Guitar Building/Mods/Repair
    Hi People. I promised a few members I'd create a Build Thread for the guitar I'm building. It's Rick Hubka here from Chemainus BC on Vancouver Island. I just retired 3 months ago and it's time to have some fun!!!! I've always been a Queen and Brian May fan but the recent release of the movie...
  3. Electric Guitar
    IMG-20190319-WA0002 - Body IMG-20190314-WA0006 - Neck IMG-20190314-WA0011 - headstock with gold pearloid tuners IMG-20190314-WA0012 - headstock 2 IMG-20190314-WA0005 - fretboard Just wanted to share something that I'm really excited about. A local builder from Toronto-Brampton named Daniel...
  4. Amp Building/Technical/Repair
    I'm looking for a cheap heat sink for a 60 watt bass guitar transistor amplifier that I want to restore for a fun project. Judging from the markings on the chassis and the opening where the heat sink once was it was about 8" long and 3" wide. The heat sink should be able to dissipate 60watts...
  5. Guitar Building/Mods/Repair
    Hi all, I'm starting a new guitar build. This time it's based on the Flying V... more specifically, the shape is that of the ESP James Hetfield signature Vulture model. Here are some starting specs: body: mahogany top: bookmatched walnut with sapwood in the middle neck: laminated sucupira /...
  6. Guitar Building/Mods/Repair
    Hi all, I'm starting a new custom Telecaster build. This guitar is for Blair (tomsy49) who's a member of this community. Here are some of the specs and photos of the woods that I'll use. Specs: body: three-piece African mahogany, expected thickness is a bit less than 1.5" top: book-matched...
  7. Guitar Building/Mods/Repair
    Hey all! So a good friend of mine, and myself, are planning on getting into building our own guitars and I just quickly wanted to ask any of you more educated folk what you would consider to be the basic and most essential tools necessary to make a complete build. Aside from building the neck. I...
  8. Amp Building/Technical/Repair
    Lets see some of those creations folks. A little story of the build would be nice as well
  9. Amp Building/Technical/Repair
    I'm embarking on my first scratch build, having done a kit amp at this time last year (build log starts on post 9 here http://www.guitarscanada.com/showthread.php?52818-Anyone-Built-Or-Running-a-TriWatt&highlight=Triwatt ). I looked at a lot of kits from a lot of makers, but then decided to go...
  10. Amp Building/Technical/Repair
    Here we go again. I've decided to build a clone of a Matchless Spitfire using a kit from Ceriatone. I opted to source the trannies and choke over here (Classic Tone). Here's the layout. Trannies and choke I have everything I need to get started now. I'll have Derrick Bell build a nice...
  11. Guitar Building/Mods/Repair
    Going to put me together a strat. project will probably commence in the next few weeks. Will do a pictorial as we move along. Here is what I am going to put together Build List - Premium American Swamp Ash Body with a Mary Kay finish - Musikraft Flame Maple Neck - Creme Perloid pickguard -...
  12. Amp Building/Technical/Repair
    Hey everyone. I began my first amp build a few days ago. A Trinity Tweed Deluxe kit. I started a thread over at TDPRI and have been posting photos over there. Here is a link to the thread at TDPRI: http://www.tdpri.com/forum/shock-brothers-diy-amps/274205-trinity-amps-tweed-deluxe-kit.html I...
  13. Amp Building/Technical/Repair
    I just finished my JTM45 today. Sounds excellent! I bought this as a Christmas goift to myself (I love building amps... didnt need it but wanted it type thing :) ) I was going to buy a Metroamps kit from the USA, but I ended up buying a transformer set and chassis from Trinity amps in Toronto...
  14. Amp Building/Technical/Repair
    Hey all. I've just finished a Weber 6A20 kit so I figured I'd start a thread describing the experience. The amp sounds great. Here's a few pics to get things started. The completed chassis... The front panel The rear panel And the guts I'll post some notes on the build later this...
  15. Amp Building/Technical/Repair
    I was wondering if any one knows of a Canadian Dealer of tube amp kits. I am pretty handy but don't think I can build one from scratch...a kit would be better. I would prefer not to have to deal with cross boarder issues and fees. Thanks, Jay.
  16. Amp Building/Technical/Repair
    Just purchased the 5A40 head amp kit from Weber over the weekend. The covering will be a double-aged tweed with tan dogbone handle, chrome plate and white lettering. As a tribute to Weber, I'm going to name the amp "Teddy." :smile: The plan is to make a 2 speaker cabinet sporting a couple of...
  17. Amp Building/Technical/Repair
    Anyone know of a source for good tolex in Canada? Some metal cab corners would be nice too.
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