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    SG Tuning Issues - Fixed (Finally)

    I really did not wish to know about Dean’s G-string problem.... :shock:
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    NAD-Marshall DSL40CR

    Great score and thanks for the write-up. Contemplating getting a new DSL or a Katana at the moment, but I suspect I’ll give in to temptation and just get a Marshall.
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    Neck Dive and Real Solutions

    Well, coiled cables are one way to add weight to the back of the guitar. Worked to balance out the 50s Tribute extremely well.
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    Working with a poly finish

    Let's just take a step back for a minute here... I wish to change out an output jack for one that I prefer the feel of. How is this different to someone changing pickups, tuners or other hardware? Heck, I am even still considering having a guitar with perfectly good fretwire refretted to a...
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    Working with a poly finish

    Hi, nothing is wrong with the jack plate. I just think it would be an easy (and not so visible) place to try and see if I can hide damage to a poly finish. While it is not a cheap change, it is still cheaper than a night out and I can learn a new skill. I have already replaced the output jack...
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    Working with a poly finish

    Haha, yes you are right. mm and not cm. The standard jack plate works quite well, but the USA ones just feel a lot more solid. Since I wish to install a push-pull pot and new pickups, I thought I might as well change out the assembly at the same time. Good idea regarding the nail polish. The...
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    Working with a poly finish

    Good idea and covering the old holes with the jack plate would be the easiest method of doing this. However, I need the plate to be at least 46cm long and based on this website...
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    Working with a poly finish

    Hi, I have a PRS SE where I am considering replacing the output jack assembly with as US assembly. The regular plate has an oval shape whereas the US plate has a square shape which means that the old holes would still be visible. There are two issues I would like to address and would...
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    Gibson SG Deluxe 1998: Maestro tremolo tuning issue

    I have one of these - http://www.gibson.com/Products/Electric-Guitars/SG/Gibson-USA/SG-Deluxe.aspx It has locking tuners and stays in tune remarkably well. With heavy Bigsby use, the G-string will go slightly out of tune, i.e. one bar on my tuner which is not audible to me. A slight pull or...
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    Rescuing an early 70's SG Special. With a nasty head stock break...

    Wow! Looks as good as new!
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    Thoughts on SG quality variations 2000 to current

    My wallet always hates the annual Gibson clearance sales...That being said, as SG Standard noted, I also acquired some nice guitars at very good prices - doubt I would lose money when I sell them.
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    Neck Separation Anxiety

    In the few cases where I have used wood glue, the glue itself ended up being stronger than the wood itself - it was almost impossible to "undo" some of my errors as the wood would break before the glue would. If I were gluing a neck I would only use wood glue. Superglue just isn't as strong.
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    Strings - what do you use and why?

    I am considering going back to 8-40s as 10-46 are too forgiving. When I am pushing my limits I tend to play more sloppily and with 10s I can just mash down on the strings. Can’t do that with 8s so it forces me to play cleaner. Picking can be an issue as I have found. However, it can be...
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    RS Guitarworks electronics upgrade (video A/B compare)

    I don’t notice any difference between them and a Switchcraft, but compared to the Asian jacks I replaced, they are a definite step up in quality - in feel but not in tone. At 5 Eur a jack that was one of my cheaper experiments.
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    RS Guitarworks electronics upgrade (video A/B compare)

    Well, considering that I upgraded to Pure Tone jacks after seeing you comment on them, I figured I’d return the favor...
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    RS Guitarworks electronics upgrade (video A/B compare)

    Unless you’re using Cardas Quad you remain an amateur! :squint:
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    RS Guitarworks electronics upgrade (video A/B compare)

    I can’t hear a difference between the two. Both sounded equally good to me! That being said, I do sometimes upgrade parts to higher quality components. Purely because I like tinkering, and because I like the feel of quality pots and switches.
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    Any Explorer owners here?

    Have had my sights on a 2014 ‘58 Explorer for the Custom Shop for a while now. Maybe in 2 or 3 years the shop might drop their prices to something more reasonable...
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    Strings - what do you use and why?

    Yes, we do adapt to different strings after a while. I think playing with 8-40s for that long definitely helped me develop a lighter touch. Any bends close to the nut are also much better than trying the same with 10-46s.
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    Strings - what do you use and why?

    I really struggle with Maiden type gallop rhythms when the strings are this light. Bending was a dream, but I tend to overbend with the 7s. The 8-40s work really well for me or even a hybrid set of 8-46. That allows me to bend like I want and still get the tight rhythms right.


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