#1
Hey, two questions for you.

First of all, I have absolutely no soldering experience, but am willing to learn, so bear with me.

How can I build a headphone amp? I plan on using a regular cable into a distortion pedal, into a set of headphones, but I don't know how I would power the headphones.

Schematics would be helpful.


Secondly, my friend is selling me a cheap-o vintage fender knockoff, and it needs a nice bit of work. So what I need is....


1) Tuners. How much do they cost? How hard are they to install?
2) What kind of sandpaper should I use? What grit do I start with and what grit do I end with?
3) The fretboard is sticky, how do I remedy this?
4) What is a good dye to use?
5) What is a good laquer to use, and how long does it take to dry?
6) How difficult is replacing the nut, and how much does it cost?
7) The guitar only has a single-coil neck pickup. How hard would it be for me to route out the guitar for a HSS setup. The guitar is front-loaded, but has a really weird pickguard, so I can't get a prewired pickguard.

Thanks!
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#2
Your screw'd (well if you were me).
but ill help you with what i can .
for the tuning heads heres a link
those are probably the cheaps that are decent/good.
and are fairly easy to install you just need to screw em in.
and for the nut,
shouldn't be more than a buck.
extremely easy to install,
except sometimes when the input thing goes inside the body of the guitar.
D:< thats a pain,
and thats about all,
oh and for the sticky fretboard use a jim dunlop cleaner.
but for a quick fix.
idd say a towel with hot water thats been ringed out,
hope that helps.
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First of all, I have absolutely no soldering experience, but am willing to learn, so bear with me.

How can I build a headphone amp? I plan on using a regular cable into a distortion pedal, into a set of headphones, but I don't know how I would power the headphones.

Schematics would be helpful.
Guitar headphone amp schematic
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xD

That was pretty cool :P
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#5
how are you going to figure out a schematic if youve had no experience?
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how are you going to figure out a schematic if youve had no experience?


That's why I posted here instead of looking for schematics.


How do I go about reading a schematic?
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That was cool how'd you do that? And to be relevant to the thread, you can find parts and supplies at http://store.guitarfetish.com/ , http://www.allparts.com/ , http://www.stewmac.com/ , and for the finish questions check out the ultimate refinishing thread.
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#8
To help you with schematic reading:

http://runoffgroove.com/mm2.html

The schematic is at the top, the layout is at the bottom. You may need to google schematic symbols as well if you're not familiar with them. Just look at various projects on www.runoffgroove.com/articles.html to see how you get from the schematic to building the actual circuit.