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  1. New pups. Thoughts?

    Guitar Building/Mods/Repair
    I have a Epiphone SG-Pro, love the guitar but I'm not a huge fan of the humbuckers it has on it from factory. I understand this is a very open ended question but, anyone have suggestions for pickups? I'm fairly familiar with Dimarzio and was thinking Super distortion bridge and Liquifire neck...
  2. An OCD with more crunchy sweetness (mod)

    Effects Pedals, Strings and more
    The Compelling Drive OCD clone arrived. Yadayadayada there's now a 27K resistor across Q2, the 2N700 MOSFET. The 1N34 germanium diode ahead of it now has more influence over the clipping flavour. The best way to describe it might be '25% more warm crunchy sweetness'. I'll keep it short. If...
  3. Tutorial Boss Katana Mini - $2 Mod for MASSIVE Tones

    Amp Building/Technical/Repair
    I'm not sure this qualifies as a tutorial since the explanation in the video leaves much to be desired, so I'll break it down further here... The method is simple... Disconnect the wires running from the amp to the speaker and connect them from the amp to the common lugs on the switching jack...
  4. Printing on Metal - Panel Swap

    Amp Building/Technical/Repair
    Yup... time for my monthly WTF question. :D Was buying an amp, then building one, and now came across one I was after that's local so Friday picking that up (if it works as advertised). As usual, I can't be happy unless I customize something. In this case, grill cloth and tolex to make it more...
  5. Boss CS-3 JP Worth Modding?

    Effects Pedals, Strings and more
    Got a Japanese CS-3 in a pedal trade a few months back. Footswitch OK, but after 30min of use it was making non musical sounds so I unplugged it and put it in the 'box of misfit pedals' I have a stock current edition CS-3 on my board now. It sounds 'ok' but stuff like the JHS hi-fi mod sounds...
  6. Garnet Banshee herzog mod help

    Amp Building/Technical/Repair
    I'm trying to convert a 5 watt Garnet Banshee Bass into something a little more 'herzog'. I figured it would be a pretty good candidate for a 'bass-herzog' as a 5watt bass amp is a little silly, it has the same tube compliment and PT as a herzog, and the layout looks very similar aside from the...
  7. Can any of our members (preferably GTA) upgrade switches on a L6 DL4?

    Effects Pedals, Strings and more
    My bandmate wants to replace the switches on his DL4. He also doesn't want to ship to the US for work (makes sense). Located in Toronto. I figure he probably wants this done before June. Are any of our great community able to do this? I know the chassis will also require drilling as the...
  8. Refinishing: thought I'd post for those interested.

    Guitar Building/Mods/Repair
    Couldn't leave well enough alone. I'm having the warmoth refinished. Here it is with the paint off and what it will look like when it's done. Should be about 4 weeks.
  9. Treble Bleed Mod

    Electric Guitar
    Here are links to a couple sites on how to do a treble bleed mod on your guitar. I did this to my washburn and it made a big difference This may also be of interest...
  10. Traynor amp mods?

    Amp Building/Technical/Repair
    I have a friend down in the states who has a YSR-1 that has been modded to "Plexi" specs. The thing sounds amazing. I have a '68 YSR-1 and was wondering if anyone in Canada specialized in modding these things? Local would be even better :D It's a good sounding amp as it is, although a bit...