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  1. garagegods

    I think im addicted to tube amp building

    Built my second point to point tube amp champ/princeton 10W added a tone stack all worked on first try except tone stack rebuilt it 5 times till i got what i wanted. this one mostly from scratch except turret board was a kit. its actually a little too loud but sounds great!
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    Poisonous Gretsch!

    Gotta Love Poison Ivy Rorschach !
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    Pickguard or no pickguard that is the question?

    I have a Korean made G2622T and don't mind making alterations since its not expensive or vintage. First thing that began to bother me was the cheap black pickguard. I searched for better quality ones bought a silver one that didn't fit due to humbucker size pickups. I started liking the guitar...
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    First Amp I built

    Built my first vacuum tube amp fender champ 5F1, worked after i found a cold solder joint, sounds great! I made mine 10W using an upgraded output transformer and 16 ohms. I built to use with a little cabinet i put together from an old record player speaker cabinet. I use it direct into my...
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    Bigsby B70 mod?

    I have the cheaper import B70 replaced the spring to a shorter one and took out the washer, in my opinion stock was UN usable about 4" from the body. I have noticed there is a tremolo bar stopper lip. have heard of cutting it off and filing them down so the bar can move over strings more, anyone...
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    New Gretsch Owner

    just found this group just got my first Gretsch G2622T its no classic cheapest one i could find, having fun adding mods, have to admit it played nice right out of box. I have owned several Gibson's guitars and Fender basses over the years but always loved Gretsch but out-priced for vintage ones...

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