Category Archives: Upgrade

More tele upgrades

I’ve gotten a few more things done to the telecaster.  First, chrome knobs.  I never did care for the black ones that had been on it.  These ones came from a Squire P-Bass my brother picked up for a project, … Continue reading

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Desk mods

My desk is also my workstation and I need to keep little fingers from my dangerous leaded electronic parts etc, so I gated it off.  Using a bit of ingenuity, an old refrigerator shelf, a junk piece of wood, and … Continue reading

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Plumbing upgrade

We needed to shut off the upstairs hot water and found that we could only slow it down…the crappy plastic valve that came with the house had worn out.  So I went out to the hardware store and purchased the … Continue reading

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More K-20X mods!

I finally added a “kick stand” to the little guy. I used a brass rod, a cable clamp and two screws. All stuff I had laying around. The bar is from our bed’s headboard, our Son dismantled it when he … Continue reading

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Project Tele complete

The new (to me) Telecaster I bought came with a few issues, primarily that it wasn’t properly set up and the volume and tone potentiometers were completely worn out.  I have replaced the volume and tone potentiometers with proper US … Continue reading

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I finally did it – IEC jack mod

I’ve been considering removing the attached power cord from my Dean Markley K-20X amplifier and putting in its place an IEC jack with fuse.  I finally did it last weekend.  Not only does this allow for quick cord replacement, but … Continue reading

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Windows XP – EOL…finally

Windows XP is finally reaching it’s end of life status.  Microsoft is pulling the proverbial plug on April 8th.  Read more below: Official Microsoft Notice: Windows XP End of Support – Microsoft.com: Microsoft has provided support for Windows XP for the … Continue reading

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Loving Lubuntu

A few weeks ago we decided it was time to replace our aging Athlon XP based desktop with something a little more agile and a lot more efficient.  We chose to build an AMD Zacate e-350 based system utilizing our … Continue reading

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New outside hose hookup

My old hose hook was leaking, as gate valves typically do once they get old and worn, so I decided to go ahead and solder in a new one.  Except I’m one of those guys that likes to do things … Continue reading

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