New Build: Cool Little 1×6″ Bedroom Cab

Happy to report that my 1×6″ cabinet is finished. For more details head over to this page


Squier Strat Refinish Project Done!

Just finished assembling my refinished 2001 Squier Strat. Click here to read the full article.


New (Old) Guitar Pics

I started building a simple setup for home photography and took some test photos of my main guitar, hope you like them. For more info on the guitar click here.


Finished a new guitar!

My travel sized Les Paul is done, read more here.


Added tutorial on staining maple tops

It covers steps needed to make PRS/Ernie Ball style transparent finishes. Check it out here.


Mark IIc+ preamp done!

And it sounds awesome! Check out the project page for schematic, build details and clips.


Guitar wiring article added!

Just started Guitar Wiring 101 article with explanations of typical guitar configuration and info that should help you come up with your own.


Shredneck completed!

Added a page about Shredneck.


Clip search functionality added!

Just deployed a brand new YouTube clip search engine. The idea is to allow searching through my clips by selecting the gear used to record them. It may still have some imperfections and I haven’t indexed all my videos yet, but it’s a good starting point. Check it out and let me know if you have any comments.

Message to fellow DIY-ers – if you have clip(s) on YouTube that you would like to make available through this search engine, please use the comment form below to get in touch with me so I can include them. To make a clip searchable by this engine, video description on YouTube must contain at least one line that describes which gear was used to record it. Each piece of gear must be listed in a separate line, like shown in the example below:

Guitar: Ibanez RG2550EGK
Pickup: DiMarzio Crunch Lab
Amplifier: AX84 4-4-0
Cabinet: Palmer PDI-09
Recorder: Boss Micro BR

Site upgrade!

As you can see, there have been some major design changes. I have replaced the “Unnamed” theme with a simpler, lighter theme called “Structured Theme”. Feel free to share any comments or suggestions.

Trivia: I used DIYLC to draw cables on the main logo.



New Strat upgrade!

Once again, I have upgraded my Squier Strat with a new bridge pickup, saddles and controls.

Read on »


New amp finished!

Check out my latest build – AX84 4-4-0 amp.


WordPress migration done!

I finally moved all (or close to all) things from my old site to WordPress. If you need something on the old site you can use this link http://diy-fever.com/old.




Welcome to the new DIY Fever! It’s been few years since the last major site change. As anything else on this site, the whole thing was done in DIY fashion – wrote everything in PHP myself. Over time it got pretty hard to maintain all that code and articles, so I decided to replace everything with WordPress. Much less stuff to worry about and it looks pretty cool. Yes, it is a bit generic but I’d rather do something better than PHP 🙂 Anyways, enjoy your stay!

Happy holidays,

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    The idea behind this site is to share my experience with Do It Yourself approach to guitars, amplifiers and pedals. Whether you want to save a couple of bucks by performing a mod or upgrade yourself instead of paying a tech, or want to build your own piece of gear from scratch, I'm sure you will find something interesting here. Also, this is the home of DIY Layout Creator, a free piece of software for drawing circuit layouts and schematics, written with DIY enthusiasts in mind.