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[AxMax Tremolo Update] The AxMax Tremolo Is Discontinued

[AxMax Tremolo Update] AxMax Tremolo Is Discontinued…What?! It’s with much disappointment to inform our followers that the AxMax Tremolo is discontinued due to design and manufacturing flaws. To say the journey to develop a true, Floyd Rose retrofit that is easy to setup and intonate was long and arduous is an understatement. Since the optimistic [...]

Vintage Hagstrom Guitar: Here’s An Old School, 1966 Swedish Hagstrom II Guitar I Restored To Stock

Restoring  A Vintage Hagstrom Guitar (Pics below) This was a fun guitar restoration project because I was able to get my hands on a vintage Hagstrom guitar that was three years older than me. Needless to say, this thing easily could’ve been thrown in the dump! I was curious to see if I could restore [...]

Here’s A Quick Installation Of A Ground Circuit And Treble Bleed Circuit

The treble bleed circuit can be very tough. Installing a treble bleed looks pretty basic, but it can be troublesome to get to because you have three components coming together at the same time.  If these connections aren’t done properly, or something comes loose on installation, it can compromise your circuit. Get the full Wiring [...]

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Vintage Hagstrom Guitar: Here’s An Old School, 1966 Swedish Hagstrom II Guitar I Restored To Stock

Restoring  A Vintage Hagstrom Guitar (Pics below) This was a fun guitar restoration project because I was able to get my hands on a vintage Hagstrom guitar that was three years older than me. Needless to say, this thing easily could’ve been thrown in the dump! I was curious to see if I could restore [...]

Electric Guitar Restoration Case Study: Restoring An Ibanez RG Guitar

This is a Case Study from my buddy Ryan Dalzin’s Ibanez RG Series Guitar. The Customer: Ryan is in his mid 20’s and loves music. He likes to see live bands and has been playing guitar as a hobby for years. The Problem: Ryan owns a couple guitars and had an Ibanez RG Series electric [...]

A Stratocaster Rewire Becomes A Tone Monster

Here is a Fender Stratocaster that I rewired and set up for a friend.  He didn’t like the way it sounded in its configuration with a single humbucking pickup and a single volume knob. I bought a Pearloid Pickguard and Fender Vintage Noiseless Pickup set off of eBay.  I then assembled and wired the Pickguard, [...]

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[AxMax Training Course] Wiring 102 – How To Wire Humbucker Pickups And Other Intermediate Guitar Circuitry

In my Wiring 102 Course – How To Wire Humbucker Pickups And Other Intermediate Guitar Circuitry, I demonstrate how you can bring options in to tailor your tone and get your guitar to function the way you want.  This course is a great way to get started on how humbucker pickups work, and how to [...]

Guitar Neck Refretting – How To Do A Complete Neck Refret On Your Beat Up Guitar Neck

Is your guitar neck (or other stringed instrument) so beat up that a fret level re-crown is out of the question?  Then this AxMax Neck Refret Series is for you.  I’m going to show you all the tools and steps to be able to completely replace the frets on your guitar neck, mandolin, or bass. [...]

How To Wire A Les Paul Guitar From Scratch

To wire a Les Paul Guitar from scratch requires you to do it in a specific order or you will surely run into problems.  For example, you can’t install the pickups before you install the switch or you’ll never get it up and running.  Let me show you how to break this complex guitar wiring [...]