• Customise the look of your guitar

    Customise the look of your guitar

  • Make your own tools to fix your guitar

    Make your own tools to fix your guitar

Guitar Wiring How To
Guitar Wiring How To

Click here for details of Guitar Wiring and Pickup info. Tone Pots and switches.

Guitar Hacking and Customising
Guitar Hacking and Customising

Adding controls and customise your guitar. Guitar Hacking chopping and Painting.

Guitar Setup
Guitar Setup

Click here to see posts related to setting up your guitar and getting the best from it.

How to Guitar Hacking for Electric and Bass Guitar

Here you find info on how to hack guitars. The same principals apply to Bass Guitars as well and I plan on hacking one soon. :) Nothing is off limits as I cut, chop and hack my way through alternative ideas and crazy guitar layouts. All in the name of 'what if'. Just because it can be thought of doesn't mean it will work. But I guess I won't die wondering. So if your interested in seeing a grown man cry at the destruction and waste he has created, then stick around. I'm sure you'll see something inspirational that you must have and also get the knowledge to 'do it yourself'. The main thing about DIY Guitar Hacking is that there is no book on the subject. Every Hack is different and produces a different result. There are books on rewiring and setting up your guitar, but they're very generic and don't allow for much in the alternative way of thinking. Should you be Guitar Hacking? Well Guitar Hacking is not for the faint hearted. I've wrecked a lot of stuff over the years. But, as time passes and ideas pop up, the tools come out and it all begins again. You'll need a basic 'know how' of Soldering and electrical + and - knowledge. A lot of patience is needed along with discipline. Having a room full of crap is not worth much. But having an item that screams quality is worth a lot. I know I would prefer to have one great guitar rather than 4 crap guitars. Something I can be proud of and not afraid to hang on the wall. Another quality to have is creativity. Being a little bit creative will help you stand out from the crowd. Thinking outside the sound box can reap great rewards. This is not a career that will provide for your family. But, who knows, you might end up a professional luthier!So if your into Guitar Hacking, take a look around.

People like Joe Gore and Don Bray are really messing with the norm as far a wiring goes and sharing what they create. Others like Herb Kinman and Will Gelvin are changing the pickup scene completely. Both have multiple patents for their ideas. All because they were finding out how they worked and how they could be improved. Hacking is fun, and these people are changing how we interact with our guitars because of it. And you can too.

- Manish G