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Dave293
05-04-2006, 04:21 AM
Heres a list of sites of suppliers for everything you will need for modding or building.

Websites For Materials


General Supplies + Hardware -
USA
http://www.allparts.com
http://www.alliedlutherie.com
http://www.guitarpartsdepot.com
http://www.guitarnucleus.com
http://www.lmii.com
http://www.stewmac.com
http://www.guitarpartsusa.com
http://www.internationalluthiers.com
http://www.universaljems.com
http://www.warmoth.com
http://www.usacustomguitars.com/
http://www.wdmusic.com
http://www.carvin.com/parts/
http://www.guitarbuildingtemplates.com/
http://www.guitar-spares.com/
http://www.bestbassgear.com

UK -
http://www.axesrus.com
http://www.touchstonetonewoods.co.uk
http://www.wdmusic.co.uk/home/index.php
http://www.allparts.uk.com
http://www.luthierssupplies.co.uk/
http://www.dm-guitars.co.uk
http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Armstrong-Guitars
http://www.mansons.co.uk/index.cfm
http://www.axiomatic-music.co.uk/

Australia & New Zealand-
http://www.stairwaytokevin.com.au/dept.asp?deptid=5[/URL]
http://luthierssupplies.com.au/index2.htm[/URL]
http://www.guitaraust.com.au/[/URL]
http://www.bmusic.com.au/category140_1.htm[/URL]
http://www.hollingworthguitars.com/pricelist.htm
http://www.giletguitars.com.au/luthier.html[/URL]
http://www.ormsbyguitars.com/[/URL]
http://www.guitarparts.co.nz[/URL]

Europe

http://www.voxhumanawebstore.nl/webstore/
http://www.ksdb.nl/
http://www.backandforth.nl/]
http://www.abm-mueller.com/
http://www.ets-hardware.com/
http://www.goeldo.de/gshop.php
http://madinter.com/b2c/index.php?idioma=2

Canada -
http://www.guitarpartscanada.com

Wood -

USA
http://www.3dhardwoods.com
http://www.amwoodinc.com
http://www.cookwoods.com
http://www.curlymaple.com
http://www.exoticwoods.com
http://www.galleryhardwoods.com
http://www.gilmerwood.com
http://www.koaguitarwood.com
http://www.northridgehardwoods.com
http://www.thewoodwell.com
http://www.bluespirittonewood.com/
http://www.rctonewoods.rcefaluguitars.com/index.html
http://www.goodmanguitars.com/wood/index.html
http://highmountaintonewood.com/
http://www.colonialtonewoods.com/
http://www.rockler.com/CategoryView.cfm?Cat_ID=1456
http://www.woodworkerssource.net

UK -
http://www.touchstonetonewoods.co.uk
http://www.craft-supplies.co.uk/
http://www.northheighamsawmills.co.uk/
http://www.stilesandbates.co.uk
http://www.poolewood.co.uk
http://www.exotichardwoods.co.uk
corduroyew@gmail.com Contact for rosewood and spruce. Top notch stuff!

Australia -
http://www.australiantonewoods.com
http://www.giletguitars.com.au/luthier.html

Europe
http://www.af.nl/
http://www.fijnhout.nl/
http://www.woodland-gmbh.de/woodland.html
http://cropp-timber.com/eng/home.htm
http://www.riwoods.com/
http://www.maderasbarber.com/
http://www.holz-faszination.de/

Finishing -

USA
http://www.behlen.com
http://www.cheyennesales.com/catalog/behindex.htm
http://www.dupli-color.com
http://www.houseofkolor.com
http://www.krylon.com
http://www.reranch.com
http://www.wdlockwood.com
http://www.woodfinishsupply.com/index.html

UK -
http://www.manchesterguitartech.co.uk/lacquer.html
http://www.behlen.co.uk

Australia
http://www.durobond.com.au/

Inlaying -
http://www.allenguitar.com/inlay.htm
http://www.custominlay.com
http://www.inlayusa.com/
http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Inlay,_pearl.html[/URL]
http://www.warmoth.com/supplies/sup...useaction=inlay

UK -
http://www.smallwonder-music.co.uk

Europe
http://www.shellex.de/data/

Aus
http://www.mopsupplies.com/

Tools -

USA
http://www.cheyennesales.com
http://www.homedepot.com
http://www.stewmac.com
http://www.woodcraft.com[/URL]
http://www.leevalley.com/
http://guitarjigs.com/
http://www.cthluthiery.com/Tools.html
http://www.rockler.com/

Australia
http://www.carbatec.com.au/

Europe
http://www.proarte.be/ (http://www.leevalley.com/)
[url]http://www.baptist.nl/
http://www.dick-gmbh.de/


Carbon Fiber/Composites

http://www.jamestowndistributors.com\
http://www.jameswattsguitars.com/LAC.htm
http://www.mosesgraphite.com

Electronics/Pedal Building

USA
http://www.digikey.com
http://www.mouser.com
http://www.partsexpress.com
http://www.smallbearelec.com/home.html
http://www.banzaieffects.com/
http://www.futurlec.com/index.shtml
http://www.pedalpartsplus.com/
http://www.hammondmfg.com/ Enclosures
http://www.guitarelectronics.com
http://www.diystompboxes.com/cart/
http://www.jameco.com/
http://olcircuits.com/olckits.html
http://buildyourownclone.com/

Australia
http://www.dse.com.au

UK
http://uk.farnell.com/jsp/home/homepage.jsp
http://rswww.com/cgi-bin/bv/rswww/home.do?cacheID=uknetscape&returningUser=N
http://www.wires.co.uk
http://www.comax.uk.com

Dave293
05-04-2006, 04:26 AM
Useful Sites

General Building

http://www.projectguitar.com
http://www.mimf.com
http://www.frets.com/
http://www.stewmac.com/tradesecrets/index.hzml
http://www.buildyourguitar.com/
http://www.stewmac.com/freeinfo/
http://pweb.jps.net/~kmatsu/
http://www.liutaiomottola.com/
http://www.13thfret.com/
http://www.wellsguitars.com/Articles/articles.htm
http://www.guitarfrenzy.com/
http://www.luthierlibrary.com/pages/1/index.ht
http://www.bluescreekguitars.com/
http://members.lycos.nl/ajgp/
http://members.aol.com/Wyza/gtrbuild.htm
http://gicl.cs.drexel.edu/people/sevy/luth.../luthierie.html (http://gicl.cs.drexel.edu/people/sevy/luthierie/luthierie.html)
http://falcon.jmu.edu/%7Edehartcg/hobby.htm
http://www.onlineapprentice.com/
http://www.manchesterguitartech.co.uk/nut_slot.php Nut slot calculator
http://www.lint.org/
http://luth.org/
http://www.tundraman.com/jigs/fretcalc/NeckAngle.CFM Neck angle calculator
http://www.hoffmanguitars.com/building_a_guitar.htm
http://www.billsbest.com/things.html
http://ffden-2.phys.uaf.edu/211.web.stuff/...ington/main.htm (http://ffden-2.phys.uaf.edu/211.web.stuff/billington/main.htm) Physics of the acoustic guitar
http://www.watsonbailey.com/plans/
www.guitarbuild.com
http://www.bassplayer.com/story.asp?sectioncode=21&storycode=4037
http://www.phys.unsw.edu.au/music/ A University of N.S.W study on the physics in how acoustic instruments work.


d0cumented builds

http://www.guitarfrenzy.com/Strat01.htm Strat
http://members.fortunecity.com/jtfish/lpc/cvr/cover.htm# Les Paul
http://www.luthierlibrary.com/pages/1/index.ht Steel string acoustic
http://pweb.jps.net/~msm/htmlpages/psbegun.html Dreadnought
http://mysite.verizon.net/nostberg/ Classical
http://my.athenet.net/~vandkc/guitar/GuitarFrame.htm Tele style
http://homepages.enterprise.net/gwyllum/ba...bassmaking.html (http://homepages.enterprise.net/gwyllum/bass/doublebassmaking.html) Double bass
http://s11.invisionfree.com/Stringed_Instr...php?showforum=4 (http://s11.invisionfree.com/Stringed_Instruments/index.php?showforum=4) Violin
http://www.kingbass.com/build-a-bass.html Bass
http://www.billsbest.com/thbass.html Semi hollow bass
http://www.proulxguitars.com/buildup/build1.htm Acoustic
http://www.diynet.com/diy/hb_musical_instr...Y_13881,00.html (http://www.diynet.com/diy/hb_musical_instruments/0,2032,DIY_13881,00.html) Various intruments
http://www.guitaristjeffmiller.com/guitars10.htm Variax transplant.

Repair/Maintenance

http://www.fretnotguitarrepair.com/
http://www.stewmac.com/dansshop/index.htm
http://www.guitardoctor.com/
http://www.gibson.com/Products/Places/Repair/Tech%20Tips/
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Frets and Fretting

http://www.stewmac.com/FretCalculator/ Fret scale calculator
http://www.fretfind.modevia.com/2d/nonparallel.php A fanned fret calculator
http://mediawebsource.com/guitar/refret.htm
http://www.geocities.com/charlesarms/ Bass defretting guide
http://www.mikelull.com/fretless%20convers...conversion1.htm (http://www.mikelull.com/fretless%20conversion/conversion1.htm) Fretless conversion
http://www.doolinguitars.com/articles/novax/ Info on fanned frets
http://www.guitarnotes.com/links/linksearc...et&engine=links (http://www.guitarnotes.com/links/linksearch.cgi?query=refret&engine=links)
http://www.mikelull.com/fretless%20convers...conversion1.htm (http://www.mikelull.com/fretless%20conversion/conversion1.htm)
http://users.skynet.be/sky88241/defretting_site/page1.htm Defretting a bass
http://www.bassplayer.com/story.asp?sectioncode=24&storycode=15211

Forums and Groups

http://www.luthierforum.com/
http://projectguitar.ibforums.com/
http://www.luthiersforum.com/forum/default.asp
http://groups.msn.com/GuitarBuilding
http://news-reader.org/rec.music.makers.builders/
http://www.gearbuilder.de/
http://z3.invisionfree.com/Luthiers_Community/index.php
http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=53

Videos

http://www.wayneguitars.com/nwwd/videos.htm Videos of a guitar being made at Wayne Guitars
http://www.taylorguitars.com/see-hear/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUEQgQ8Z-uU&search=guitar%20build How a Godin is made.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59LX11nwjAU&search=guitar%20build
http://www.seymourduncan.com/support/how_to_install_a_pu.shtml How to install pickups.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wicSQKLVNs&search=hamer%20guitar
http://www.duplicolor.com/training/autospray_training.html Basic colour finish using cans
Finishing

http://home.flash.net/~guitars/ Guitar Finishing
http://projectguitar.ibforums.com/index.php?showforum=31 Finishing info
http://www.michaeldresdner.com/archives.html
http://www.geofex.com/Article_Folders/swir...nt/swirlpnt.htm (http://www.geofex.com/Article_Folders/swirlpaint/swirlpnt.htm)
http://falcon.jmu.edu/~dehartcg/finish.htm

Dave293
05-04-2006, 04:27 AM
Electronics

http://www.guitarnuts.com
http://seymourduncan.com/website/support/schematics
http://guitarelectronics.zoovy.com/...iringresources
http://www.projectguitar.com/ref/wire.htm
http://guitarelectronics.zoovy.com/...iringresources
http://www.guitarnuts.com/wiring/index.php
http://www.guitarnucleus.com/schems.html
http://pungent.homelinux.net/ftp/mi...g/pckup_wir.htm
http://fender.com/support/diagrams/index.php
http://www.epemag.wimborne.co.uk/solderfaq.htm Soldering guide
http://www.freewebs.com/ugtutorials/thatpinkqueen.htm wax potting and splitting 2 conductor pickuphttp://www.fender.com/support/[/URL] Has schematics for fender guitars and amps
http://www.1728.com/guitar.htm
http://www.emginc.com/support.asp[
http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/columns/gea...faq_part_1.html Pickup Faq part1
http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/columns/gea...faq_part_2.html[ Part 2

Wood

http://www.warmoth.com/guitar/options/options_bodywoods.cfm
http://www.bothner.co.za/articles/bodywoods.shtml
http://www.gropius.de/holz/holzarten_en.html#kirsche
http://www.andersonguitars.com/tonelibbody.cfm
http://www.woodcentral.com/cgi-bin/readarticle.pl?dir=shop&file=articles_653.shtml

Pickup Winding

http://www.ampge.com/
http://galileo.spaceports.com/~fishbake/
http://designed2wind.alphalink.com.au/
http://www.harmony-central.com/Guitar/elec...onstruction.txt
http://members.lycos.nl/ajgp/pickups.html
http://users.chariot.net.au/~gmarts/pickups.htm
http://europa.spaceports.com/~fishbake/buck/humbuck.htm
http://pickups.myonlinesite.com/programs.php
http://www.diyhappy.com/how-to-make-a-guitarbass-pickup/
http://www.robkidd.homestead.com/PickupWinding.html
http://skguitar.com/
http://home.zonnet.nl/wilmaremy/makingpups.html

Pedal Building

http://experimentalistsanonymous.com/diy/
http://smallbox.zeonhost.com/
http://www.generalguitargadgets.com/
http://www.geofex.com/
http://www.runoffgroove.com/
www.tonepad.com
http://fuzzcentral.tripod.com/index.html
http://www.muzique.com/
http://www.diystompboxes.com/sboxforum/
http://www.diyguitarist.com/
http://www.singlecoil.com/frmset.html
http://www.kilback.net/homebrewtweaks/peda...ls.htm#fuzzking (http://www.kilback.net/homebrewtweaks/pedals/pedals.htm#fuzzking)
http://smallbox.zeonhost.com/
http://www.diystompboxes.com/wb/
http://www.geocities.com/tpe123/fol...z/snippets.html
http://www.geocities.com/tpe123/fol...fuzzyfaces.html
http://www.geocities.com/tpe123/fol.../fuzz/fuzz.html
http://www.stinkfoot.se/andreas/diy/diyhome.htm
http://www.guitartone.net/
http://audible.transient.net/archive/
http://www.geocities.com/CollegePar.../schematics.htm
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/s.cast...eenfuz/wah.html
http://www.analogman.com/
http://www.formusiciansonly.com/
http://www.home-wrecker.com/
http://www.univox.org/
http://www.geocities.com/j4_student/schematics.htm
http://www.stompboxmods.com/
http://www.freeinfosociety.com/electronics/schempage.php?cat=1
http://www.sputnikmusic.com/forums/showthread.php?t=465389

Wah mods
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/s.cast...eenfuz/wah.html
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/s.cast...eenfuz/wah.html
http://geofex.com/Article_Folders/wahpedl/wahped.htm
http://www.geocities.com/j4_student/crybaby95.gif

FAQS
http://www.diystompboxes.com/cnews/FAQ.html
http://www.geofex.com/effxfaq/fxfaq.htm

Virtual Guitar Building sites

http://www.nymphusa.com/kisekae/bookmark.asp
http://www.jcfonline.com/resources/...FCustomShop.htm

Feel free to post any sites not on the list and i will add them.

Az_Holl
05-04-2006, 05:10 AM
Thats awesome man, well done.

Son of Magni
05-04-2006, 09:14 PM
Don't forget Brian at http://www.bestbassgear.com for lots of hardware and electronics items including good stock of Bartolini pickups and harnesses. :)

Tryxx
05-04-2006, 10:03 PM
You can have a 100 x 100 avatar of your choice for this. Awesome work.

Left Shoe
05-04-2006, 10:10 PM
awesome job dude, i havent heard of half of these sites

Dave293
05-05-2006, 02:48 AM
Don't forget Brian at http://www.bestbassgear.com for lots of hardware and electronics items including good stock of Bartolini pickups and harnesses. :)
Added. :thumb:

You can have a 100 x 100 avatar of your choice for this. Awesome work.
Thanks, could i have this please.
http://s4.photobucket.com/albums/y117/dave293/?action=view&current=av-25_25112.gif

Killer Fridge
05-05-2006, 04:12 AM
Ohh, another one to add for the UK general supplies is http://www.allparts.uk.com

LewsTherin
05-05-2006, 01:01 PM
http://www.mosesgraphite.com (sells graphite/composite stock)
http://www.woodworkerssource.net (for wood, duh)

Peg Dizzler
05-06-2006, 09:00 PM
Holy crap. I came to this thread to pwn your list with my fairly big list.

Nevermind. :D *slowly walks away*

But really, well done. You've thoroughly researched this.
I made a pretty big list of guitar parts sites, and compared them all for prices on certain items like truss rods, strap loks, fretwire, etc. I figure if I order bulk amounts of each item from the cheapest site, I could save alot. :D

Dave293
05-06-2006, 09:20 PM
^ I'm starting to buy in bulk now, you can save quite alot. I'm just about to order quite a few mastergrade east indian rosewood backs, sides, fretboards and bridges for pretty cheap.

Peg Dizzler
05-06-2006, 09:22 PM
Yeah, I started doing that too. I plopped like $80 down for 6 dual-action truss rods. :D I figure that should last me at least til next summer....

emuellerx
05-10-2006, 12:21 PM
i think this should be stickied ^^

I use it often

SpiggidyBob
05-10-2006, 11:29 PM
For electronic parts like caps, resistors, pots, LEDs, etc., you can't beat Futurelec.

http://www.futurlec.com/index.shtml

Dave293
05-11-2006, 02:49 AM
For electronic parts like caps, resistors, pots, LEDs, etc., you can't beat Futurelec.

http://www.futurlec.com/index.shtml

Added.

Rowan S
05-15-2006, 11:23 AM
Does anyone know where i can get a UK ( uk site ONLY) where i can get a swamp ash jazz bass body, in black. Iv looked everywhere and cant find anything!! I used to be able to find them all the time, now i cant at all ( jsut when i need on aswell)

Thanks!:thumb:

hellonearth07
05-21-2006, 10:28 PM
http://www.freeinfosociety.com/electronics/schempage.php?cat=1

lots of schematics from heads to preamps to pedals

Aes820
05-22-2006, 08:22 PM
I added a couple. Hope you don't mind.

nopicks4me
05-22-2006, 10:06 PM
http://shop.peavey.com/customshop/cirrus/

Virtual Building site, dont think it was mentioned

Good job! these links helped greatly

tomg666
08-02-2006, 03:41 PM
http://www.mansons.co.uk/index.cfm
thats a good shop for getting good pickups in the uk aswell as fernandes sustainers and they do some services like installation of effects into guitars like mxr 90s and fuzz factorys like matt bellamy

Dave293
08-03-2006, 04:08 AM
^added.

Seems most of the links don't work anymore, i'll fix them when i get the time.

Flex of the Yellow
08-03-2006, 04:57 PM
All these can be added to their respective sections, all in the UK! :D

http://www.axiomatic-music.co.uk/

http://www.granthood.co.uk/services.php

http://www.simscustom.com/html/bassist_review_oct1996.htm

http://www.art4artzsake.com/

Son of Magni
08-06-2006, 04:32 PM
someone posted this on the bass forum. Info about all kinds of strings

http://www.bassplayer.com/story.asp?sectioncode=21&storycode=4037

Chamberd Soul
08-23-2006, 10:28 PM
Hi I am new here and also new to building my own bass. I have noticed alot of great information. I preferre to have most the cutting a routing done for me already when I order the body since I am not so good and woodworking. However I love the idea of putting my own together so I affect the playability and the look. Here is my question

I am looking for a pre cut and routed bass body but I want it to be routed for Humbucker Pickups. Where can I find that. I searched through most those pages and all the Precut and routed bodies are P and J bass style only and not Humber pickup routed. can someone please help?

Thanks

Dave293
08-24-2006, 01:10 AM
Warmoth has different bodies with alot of pickup options.

www.warmoth.com