Tag archive for ‘DIY’
By theguitarmagazine.com On Thursday, November 16th, 2017

DIY Workshop: Marshall 1930 Popular

A rare Marshall combo from the amp giant’s early days is lucky find indeed – but it’s not much good if it doesn’t work. It’s up to Huw Price to bring it back to life… How many golden era guitar amps More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Monday, October 23rd, 2017

DIY Workshop: Goldtop Conversion Part 2

When you’re converting an old Greco guitar into a retro LP-style Goldtop, what better reference point to have than the real thing? Huw Price sits down with an original ’54 and gets his ruler out… When More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

DIY Workshop: Jazzmaster Bridge & Wiring Upgrades

Most Jazzmaster lovers will concede that the classic Fender offset’s stock bridge is something of a bête noire when used with modern strings. Huw Price tackles the installation of a Mastery unit and shows you More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

DIY ‘Hankcaster’ Conversion

Hank Marvin’s Fiesta Red Stratocaster is still the ultimate electric guitar for so many of us. If you can’t track down – or afford – a signature model, let Haynes Guitar Manual author Paul Balmer show you More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

DIY Workshop: Gretsch Conversion Part 6

As he reaches the end of his epic Gretsch conversion project, Huw Price tackles body binding, re-sets the neck, routs pickup holes, stains and sprays before moving on to the final assembly… Getting the binding More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

DIY Workshop: Rift Amp Modifications Part 2

In the second instalment of our Rift project, Huw Price gets deeply tweedy with cathode-bias switching, negative feedback modifications and more. The Princeton Reverb is arguably the most modded of all the classic More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Friday, February 10th, 2017

DIY Workshop: Rift Amp Modifications Part 1

We like tweed, brownface and blackface amps, but can one amp do it all? Huw Price finds out if three goes into one with G&B’s Rift PR18… Although there are subcategories and weird transitional models, More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

DIY Workshop: Gretsch Conversion Part Five

As our project to convert a well-worn Gretsch Anniversary into a 50s-style 6120 nears its conclusion, HUW PRICE re-veneers the body – with a little help from his friends… With a roll of veneer big enough More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Thursday, December 8th, 2016

DIY Workshop: Gretsch Conversion Part Four

In the latest instalment of G&B’s Gretsch conversion project, Huw Price tackles the headstock, finishes the neck and reshapes the f-holes. Read part two here… Those of you who have been following More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Thursday, October 13th, 2016

DIY Workshop: Tones of Tweed – ’59 Fender Bassman

Like a fine wine, tweed amps often improve, aesthetically at least, with age. Huw Price takes a ’59 Fender Bassman housed in a reproduction cabinet and finds out if he can give it some much-needed vintage vibe… Despite More...