Guitar Pedal and Effects Blog
A quick video to show the cleaning of the hardware. Please check the cleaning fluids here on small pieces of your hardware before you follow these instructions.
See the full 3 part video tutorial on how to setup your guitar from scratch. Please have a look at our tutorial which takes you through the complete guitar setup process. It explains in details how to level your frets, set the truss rod, restring your guitar and set the intonation.
The dents, bumps, holes and scrathces in body of the guitar have been dealt with in the previous section. Now the fillers need to be sanded down and the suface needs to be prepared to accept the spray paint.
The scratch plate and pickguard, as well as loading the electronics was done before the body so that we can measure exactly how big the body cavity needs to be to accommodate the humbucker pickups and wiring.
A look at the guitar electronics and pickup wiring, the scratchplate/pickguard and the installed killswitch.
The Pyle Pro PDC22 is an unpowered Dual Direct DI box. It converts unbalanced signals to balanced signals andbalanced to unbalanced. It also features a parallel out in order to loop a signal back. The DI also has a -0dB, -20dB and -40dB which allows you to connect higher powered connection to it to send via balanced out like amp speaker outs etc. It also features a ground lift. It is of full metal construction and in my tests noiseless. It does exactly what it is requested to do.
What we tried to achieve here was a very clean matt headstock. Black decal on white. We wanted the logo to be applied in a way that you can't see how it was applied.
In this video we use the fret rocker to check for frets that might be hight or low and adjust them with a file. we also ase a fret board protector to prevent any damage to the fret board near the frets we are working on.
The DigiTech Grunge pedal is a high gain affordable distortion pedal. The sounds is full and good and but the gain seems a bit higher than I would expect for a 'grunge' tone.