Category: Music

BATTLE: RECONE

BATTLE: RECONE BABY ADVENTS Time spent: 1 hour +10 Functionality: +10 Quality of repair: +10 Unique Challenges: Cat pissing on speaker grill while speaker was stacked out side. Grills discarded.  -10 TOTAL SCORE: Serene  ...

Fairchild 440 Turntable Part 3

Cont from Fairchild 440 Turntable Part 1 & 2 / 3 So I was left with a few problems that need fixing. Tonearm rewire Get new bearing ( 3/8 inch … NOT 1/4 ) Adjust height of TT Platter Motor not spinning up quickly I wish I had video’d...

Fairchild 440 Turntable Part 1 & 2 / 3

I picked this up at an auction to flip, but when I got it home, it was just so luscious… I really don’t want to get rid of it. Regardless of what I decide though – it needs some fixing up and basic care. There are two major problems...

Battle: Keyboard. [Roland 77 Keyboard Repair/restore]

Battle: Keyboard Setup: 8 Roland 77 Digital Pianos. Purchased at auction. Were previously teaching pianos. Were left in sun and many melted. I was an idiot and did not inspect these before bidding. I thought they were high end Roland’s which could fetch $500 each. Off by a factor...

Straighten bass guitar neck

Nope, I don’t play the bass, but I picked one up as part of a deal. Opportunity: l2Fix bowed neck. I started with this video, showing how to straighten the truss rod on a vintage guitar. This one has a slight up-bow ( towards the strings ). This appears...

BATTLE: KEF 105.4 SPEAKER GRILL! P1: PROTOTYPE

I’ve been looking for a set of 105.4 Grills for a while, but haven’t been able to find any. Due to recent family changes, having grills have gone from “nice to have” to “yeah let’s get that done”. I already have metal grills for the top two drivers, but...

Battle: Guitar Speaker Mod

Nothing too special – I have a vintage speaker cabinet from an organ. I plugged a guitar amp into it, and like how it looks. However my new amp pushes the speaker a bit too hard, and I get some weird distortion noises.. sounds like paper flapping when you...

Aftermarket Stereo Install for my 2006 Honda Element part 2

Continued from http://heavymod.com/aftermarket-ster…lement-part-1/ Ok – so the first thing I do as part of the installation is unplug my car battery. I don’t want to accidentally short/fry anything. With the front trim panel off, I remove the 4 screws shown in the previous video, and the factory radio slides...

Aftermarket Stereo Install for my 2006 Honda Element part 1

So I’m installing a new Clarion head unit / Aftermarket Stereo in my 2006 Honda Element. HARNESS Something that wasn’t immediately obvious was how the aftermarket harnesses work. It is taken for granted that noobs like myself will understand that you have TWO harnesses you need, not just the...