Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: Build your own USB Guitar

  1. #1
    Regular Fretter Justaguyin_nc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Shelby NC
    Posts
    2,044
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Build your own USB Guitar

    I get Rondo Music Adverts..

    This last one had a nice PC Magazine link to build your own USB
    Guitar...Thought it was worth sharing..

    http://machrone.net/usbguitar/

    :


    Jimmie Vaughan Strat , Squire 51
    Epi 56 GoldTop, SX "Vintage" Jazz Bass
    Zager 50, Guild GAD30R (Excellent)
    G-Dec 3 Thirty, Valve Junior & Cab
    Crate PowerBlock, Crate V33H
    Avatar Cabinet 2x12 Hellatones
    JamVox, Studio GX With Mods/Farm 2.0.



  2. #2
    Super Duper Fretter tunghaichuan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Westminster, Colorado
    Posts
    2,210
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Very cool, I love DIY projects like that.

    Thanks for posting it.

    tung

    Quote Originally Posted by Justaguyin_nc
    I get Rondo Music Adverts..

    This last one had a nice PC Magazine link to build your own USB
    Guitar...Thought it was worth sharing..

    http://machrone.net/usbguitar/

    :
    I was just a regular guy. My only super power was being invisible to girls.
    - Dave Lizewski, Kick-A$$

  3. #3
    Regular Fretter abraxas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Athens, Greece
    Posts
    287
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Justaguyin_nc
    I get Rondo Music Adverts..

    This last one had a nice PC Magazine link to build your own USB
    Guitar...Thought it was worth sharing..

    http://machrone.net/usbguitar/

    :
    That was awesome! Thanks for sharing!! :
    Gearlist:
    Guitars
    - Kramer Pacer Deluxe (87) with SD pickups
    - EBMM 25th Anniversary hardtail
    - EBMM Axis Super Sport hardtail
    - Squier CV Tele (Reliced!)
    - "Relic Wallpaper Squier 51 (heavily modded)
    - Custom made Precision type bass with EMG pickup and custom paintjob

    Amps
    - THD Univalve
    - Tech21 Trademark 10
    - 2x12 Tube Town "flexi-back" cabinet, with Celestion Speakers

    Effects, etc
    Peterson Strobostomp, Budda Bud-wah, BYOC Script Phaser, Proco RAT (original), Boss HM-2 (modded), EHX Deluxe Memory Man, Line6 M13 Stompbox Modeller, Axon AX-100 MkII, Digitech GSP1101/Control2



    Visit my page on myspace:
    http://www.myspace.com/thegenusloci

  4. #4
    Regular Fretter Tim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Pittsburgh, PA USA
    Posts
    1,860
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I never seen an article which explained how to level the fretboard without strings for a starting point. This make sense if you are going to level the frets. I will try this the next time I change strings on one of my guitars. I wonder how much relief there is after the strings are installed? I would image it all depends on which string set up is used.
    Guitars:

    Electric: Washburn HB-30, Squier Tele Custom Deluxe, Jay Turser Strat.
    Acoustic: Seagull S6.

    AMPs: VOX AD30VT, Peavey Envoy 110.

    Modelers: V-AMP 2, Digitech RP-100A.

    Pedals: Boss RC-2 Loop Station, Boss CE-5 Chorus Ensemble, Digitech Bad Monkey, Ibanez DE7 Delay/Echo, DOD VFX40B 7-Band Graphic EQ, Ibanez CS-5 Super Chorus.

  5. #5
    Regular Fretter Jampy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    175
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    That was a great read, he really turned a "cheap" guitar into a really player for all us "techies" out there. I am actually surprized you don't see that on more guitars now.
    I've been imitated so well I've heard people copy my mistakes.
    -- Jimi Hendrix


    Musical Equipment
    1993 USA Fender Strat Plus
    200? Michael Kelly Hybrid
    2002 Gretsch G3100 Historical Series
    Crate BV60 Combo
    Boss ME-20 Multi Effect Pedal
    Recording Equipment
    Mac G5 2.3 Duo Core
    160 & 500 GB Drives
    4.5 GB Ram
    iControl (M-Audio)
    Studiophile AV40 (M-Audio)
    TonePort UX2
    Logic Studio 8


  6. #6
    Regular Fretter Adrian30's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    451
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    That's really cool!
    Guitars: '05 MIA Fender Strat HSS, '04 MIA Fender Strat SSS, '03 Burns Steer, '83 Hondo LP copy (project)

    Amps: Fender Blues Jr., Line 6 Spider II 112

    Pedals: Boss BD-2, Boss CS-3, Boss DS-1, Ibanez TS9DX, Ibanez AW7, Ibanez FZ7, DigiTech Bad Monkey, BYOC Lazy Sprocket (in progress - almost there), Danelectro Cool Cat Chorus.

  7. #7
    Regular Fretter pie_man_25's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    n/a
    Posts
    511
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Jampy
    That was a great read, he really turned a "cheap" guitar into a really player for all us "techies" out there. I am actually surprized you don't see that on more guitars now.
    I think that most of that is because most people nowadays would rather sell their cheap guitars and buy another, or pay other people to do it for them, I'm going to start work on a flying-V guitar for one of my friends who only has a cheap epi SG to work on, and he's going to tell other people that I will be making guitars over the summer for money (what else would I do it for?)

    anyways, this looks like a great mod project and would look forward to getting some cash for this sort of thing.
    "the emperor is rich, but he cannot buy another year"
    -anonymous chinese person

    "the thief is sorry for being hung, not for being a thief"
    -anonymous

    "We are not nationalities, we are not races, we are not political parties, we are not social classes, we are not cultures, we are not subcultures, and we are not churches, but when all things are said and done, the guns are shot, the riots have died down, one thing is true, and that should preceed all other things, we are, without division: HUMAN BEINGS, is that not good enough an excuse stop shooting people, and letting others starve to death?" -Pie_man_25

  8. #8
    Regular Fretter luvmyshiner's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Waco, Texas
    Posts
    1,973
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Very nice Justaguy. In addition to the craftsmanship, I like the fact that he admits his mistakes. Like the jack in the middle that does nothing. Every time I work on my guits I make lots of mistakes. It's nice to see that I'm not alone.
    Guitars and other stringed instruments: Washburn D10S, Washburn EA52SWCE, Washburn Cumberland J28SDL, Washburn D46S12, D'Aquisto Centura, Rover RM-50B Mando

    Amps and Cabs: Behringer AT108, Firefly Tube Amph, Blackheart Little Giant BH5H, Shiner's Custom Cab v.1.0

    ". . . because without beer, things do not seem to go as well . . ." Brother Epp, Capuchin Monastery, Munjor, Kansas 1902

  9. #9
    Regular Fretter
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    396
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Justaguyin_nc
    I get Rondo Music Adverts..

    This last one had a nice PC Magazine link to build your own USB
    Guitar...Thought it was worth sharing..

    http://machrone.net/usbguitar/

    :
    It was a nice project..

    From my laymens approach to things, I would think it much easier and viable to make a small usb junction box.. or for 29 bucks buy a USB guitar cord?

    To re-route and mess with the guitar specificly to go USB seems like an awful lot of trouble and nonsense when one can just buy a USB guitar cord for 30 bucks..

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •