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The Tricknology Video Series, with 8 DVD’s & more than 6 hours of instruction, is perfect for every Musician, Engineer or Technician in the Music Industry. Ryan Huddleston takes you into the shop, into the studio, and on the road with him, to teach you all the best trix & methods of professional Audio Engineers & Backline Technicians.

This 1-on-1 instructional approach gives you a virtual hands-on experience unparalleled by any classroom setting, and it comes with diagrams, slow motion video effects, and other enhanced features. Ryan is entertaining and humorous, yet very informative. You’ll learn many of the industry’s standards, as well as some ultra effective MacGyver tactics & Teknix trix that will boost your proficiency & understanding of many procedures practiced by most touring professionals

Ryan’s knowledge and expert advice is essential for someone seeking stronger foundations in the technologies used for creating music with acoustic and electronic instrumentation. He will provide a greater awareness of the sciences & physics of sound, electricity, mechanics, plus simple & complex troubleshooting. Ryan demonstrates many methods to increase gear performance through optimization of your equipment’s feel & touch, presentation & look, design & programming, tone & sound quality, and so much more. Whether you’re a beginner or a professional, you are guaranteed to pick up some new trix with the Tricknology Video Series by Teknix Concepts and Ryan Huddleston.

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  1. Stratocaster® Re-String & Cleaning
  2. Tuning & Stretching
  3. Truss Rod & Saddle (Action) Adjustment
  4. Fixed Bridge Intonation
  5. Speed Re-String
  6. Bonus String Trix
  7. Bonus Truss & Intonation Trix


In this video Ryan demonstrates the process of performing a complete standard guitar setup, covering the entire process of cleaning, stringing, intonation, action, truss rod adjustments, and more. Ryan also offers bonus trix to make the process faster, easier, and safer.

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  1. Floyd Rose® De-String
  2. Floyd Rose® Re-String
  3. Floyd Rose® Tuning
  4. Nylon String Tuning Tips
  5. Acoustic Guitar Nylon De-String
  6. Acoustic Guitar Nylon Re-String


In this video Ryan demonstrates the process of stringing guitars with Floyd- Rose bridge systems and acoustic guitars with nylon strings. He offers many tuning and stretching trix for both systems, and covers the various bridge functions, maintenance, and how to optimize playability.

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  1. Introduction
  2. Neck & Action Adjustment
  3. Intonation Trix
  4. Intonation Adjustment
  5. Output Jack Diagnostics
  6. Bonus Trix


In this video Ryan explains the various adjustments and techniques for setting up bass guitars. He also explains important troubleshooting & diagnostics, and offers some ultra-efficient setup trix.

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  1. Introduction & Diagnostics
  2. Potentiometer & Knob Repair
  3. String Nut Modification
  4. Bridge Calibration & Modification
  5. Electronic Components & Functions
  6. Broken Headstock Repair
  7. Broken (Off) Headstock Repair
  8. Headstock Maintenance
  9. Electronics Maintenance

In this video Ryan gives an in-depth explanation of common, and essential guitar repairs. He shows how to perform advanced maintenance, modifications, and repairs for optimizing any guitar.

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  1. Introduction & Physical Inspection
  2. Tube & Capacitor Diagnostics
  3. Inside the Chassis
  4. Tube Testing
  5. Tube Biasing
  6. Audible Diagnostics
  7. Reverb Tank Failures


In this video Ryan teaches the process of diagnosing and repairing common failures on tube amplifiers. He explains the entire process of physical inspection, troubleshooting, tube biasing, reverb tank repair, and much more.

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  1. Tools
  2. Soldering
  3. Making a Cable
  4. TRS TRix
  5. Modifying an Adapter
  6. Testing
  7. Bonus Trix

In this video Ryan teaches how to solder, test, and modify various cables, adapters, and connectors. Other topics covered include cable building, troubleshooting, repair, preventative maintenance and more.

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  1. Speaker Wiring
  2. Diagrams
  3. Soldering the Connectors
  4. Testing with a Meter
  5. Speaker Toning Diagnostics
  6. Testing Calibration
  7. Termination Troubleshooting
  8. Dust Cover Damage
  9. Installing & Balancing a Speaker
  10. Powered Speaker Diagnostics

In this video Ryan is joined by audio specialist Kevin Carey. Together they cover a multitude of speaker concepts, diagnostics trix, and common repairs. Includes an in-depth lesson on speaker failure symptoms, and how to prevent further damage and failures.

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  1. Introduction & Overview
  2. Hardware I/O
  3. The Display & Page Routing
  4. Signal Flow
  5. Channel Processing & Parameters
  6. Setup & Utilities
  7. Internal Effects & Graphic Equalizers
  8. D.A.W. & the Pro Tools® Surface

In this video Ryan uses the Yamaha DM2000 to introduce basic and advanced functions common to many digital consoles. It covers features and parameters such as EQ, dynamic processing, multi-layer mixing, internal effects, hardware I/O, and Pro Tools surface interfacing.

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Meet the Instructor


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Ryan Huddleston is a professional Audio Engineer, Technician, and Backline Specialist, as well as an accomplished recording and performing Musician. He has been a key figure for multiple world tours, recording sessions, and production designs for numerous Multi-Platinum Artists and professional productions; including Train, Taylor Swift, Linkin Park, Kelly Clarkson, Michael Bolton, Joss Stone, The Go-Gos, Tony Robbins, Rich Dad Poor Dad, Microsoft, and many more. Before touring, Ryan was an Authorized Warranty Repair Senior Technician for stringed instruments, amplifiers, and other electronic devices at one of the largest repair facilities in the country, String Masters. While working there he completed 6 college degrees and several certifications in the fields of Music Technology, Live Sound Reinforcement, Recording Arts, Digital Audio Production, Stage Performance, Amplifiers & Electronics, Stringed Instruments, Pro Tools, and Wireless Coordination. Ryan’s professionalism, musical talents, tactical precision, and digital wizardry have allowed him to work with hundreds of A-level artists & major corporations for over 15 years, in more than 60 countries, with dozens of endorsement relationships, White House clearance, and pockets full of MacGyver tricks.

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