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Half Blender Pot Modification

Hey again! Today, we’re discussing the ‘Half Blender Pot’ modification. This variation of the popular Blender Pot modification is incredibly useful and simple to use – all that’s required is our Standard Blender Pot or our Push Pull Blender Pot. You might be asking “Half Blender….?” We’ll get into that, but first, let’s recap what a Blender Pot does: Standard Blender […]

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How To Properly Set Pickup Height

Learning how to set your pickup’s height correctly is probably the most overlooked step in purchasing a set of pickups. It would be like buying a new car and not inflating the tires. Pickup height is a critical element of your guitar’s tone. Set too low, and your pickup is inefficient and weak. Set too high, and your pickup will […]

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Understanding Guitar Grounding

Practicing your guitar makes you a better guitar player. Understanding guitar wiring makes you a better Tone Wizard. And, properly grounding your guitar’s electronics makes your guitar as quiet as it can be. In today’s article, we will delve into the world of grounding: The basics, common myths, and best practices! THE BASICS: A Ground (or Earth) connection is a […]

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Using Resistors In Guitars – 101

When you think of tone shaping, a couple of items might come to mind. We all use pickups, capacitors (tone caps), and pots as tone shapers. However, using Resistors in a guitar can open up new tonal possibilities as well. A Resistor is a device with a measurable amount of resistance. Simply put, a Resistor impedes the flow of or “resists” electricity. One way to […]

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All About Dogear Pickups

If you’re ever looking at purchasing one of our P90‘s, chances are, you might have a Dogear Style P90. Dogear P90 Pickups have a few different qualities to them that might be confusing for some. We thought we’d take some time and shed some light on these qualities, so you can order with confidence. SHORT, OR STANDARD? One subject of […]

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Convert Your Tele Neck Into a 3-Wire Neck

Due to the popularity of 4-Way Switching, we get asked a lot about converting a Telecaster Neck Pickup into a 3-Wire Neck. In today’s lesson, we’ll show you how to convert the Neck pickup to work with 4-Way Switching. Please note the only time you need this Tele Neck Conversion is when you have a metal cover installed. If you […]

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