New Slinkys March 2020
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 22

Thread: YEAHH!!! volume swell problem solved :)

  1. #1

    User Info Menu

    YEAHH!!! volume swell problem solved :)

    Well after my other post, regarding being unable to reach the volume pot for swells on my recently purchased jp6 bfr, I ended up buying another musicman. Can't wait to get her home. But I need a cup of tea first.

    Brand new Albert Lee, one of 25 in the UK personally signed. Owner won it from andertons and kept it boxed.

    Craftsmanship on this thing is a work of art.

  2. #2

    User Info Menu

    Congrats - yeah, that will do it for sure!!!! Good buy!

    We need pictures!!!
    EBMM Axis Super Sport (Pacific Blue Burst)
    EBMM L3 HH (Olive Gold)
    EBMM L3 HSS Roasted (Bodhi Blue)
    EBMM Silo Special (Blue Dawn)
    EBMM Albert Lee SSS (Sky Blue)
    EBMM Cutlass (Vintage Turquoise)
    EBMM L3 BFR (Blueberry Burst)
    EBMM Cutlass HSS (Firemist Silver)


    www.TheseGuysLive.com
    Facebook

  3. #3

    User Info Menu

    Thank you, I'll post some soon. As I'm new my links need authorising from moderators.

  4. #4

    User Info Menu

    Still has the cellophane protector on the scratch plate.
    I love ebay.




  5. #5

    User Info Menu

    Luckily has the wammy bar, as a lot are fixed bridge.

  6. #6

    User Info Menu

    You lucky dawg...... I rarely get jealous, but....
    Balls are Best!!

  7. #7

    User Info Menu

    Quote Originally Posted by xjbebop View Post
    You lucky dawg...... I rarely get jealous, but....
    Thanks friend. Two days ago I was looking to custom my jp, then decided to check ebay yesterday for a strat like setup, and today she's home.

    Anyhow, I'm new to musicman, and I don't think I'll be playing another guitar again.
    Time from some practice.
    Thanks all.

    The best bit was it was only 15 mins from my home.


  8. #8

    User Info Menu

    wow...one of those - very nice !!
    congrats!
    blueburst Steve Morse Standard, Jan 03, 2005
    pinkburst Albert Lee, Jul 13, 1994
    cinnamon SUB1, Mar 08, 2004
    vintage gold reflex, June 22, 2011

    My Band: Groove Bang

  9. #9

    User Info Menu

    Hell of a guitar there.

  10. #10

    User Info Menu

    Wow I remember those...beautiful!

  11. #11

    User Info Menu

    Good morning. Thanks everyone for the kind comments.

    Did my first mod... and it'll be the only one ...added Schaller strap locks as I'd be pretty upset if it feel to the floor.

    I think I need to do some adjusting to the bridge. It's against the body so no upward bends at the moment.
    I'm guessing, raise the two posts (after loosening the tension of the strings), and drop the saddles to compensate the action.

    I want lighter strings, so may as well do it all in one go to set the correct spring tension.
    Is there anything to be careful with?

    Do the bridges come flush against the body from factory? Would have thought a little float would be a desirable setup.
    Cheers.



  12. #12

    User Info Menu

    The albert lee comes off the factory with the trem flat against the body. If you want it to float, just loosen the springs at the back, the trem wil tilt foreward. You will need to adjust intonation and mayabe sadle height.
    This is how the luke models are set up and it works great.
    You dont want to adjust the 2 trem posts, they are set correctly.
    1977 stingray II guitar--walnut------------maple fb
    1994 stingray 4H---------natural------------rosewood fb
    1998 sterling 4H----------trans red---------birdseye maple/rw
    2006 Jp6---------------------mystic dream--birdseye maple/rw
    2010 Classic sr4----------coral red---------birdseye maple
    2013 Luke III HSS--------olive gold--------rosewood neck
    2014 stingray 4 HH-----neptune blue---flamed maple
    2014 Luke III HSS--------bodhi blue-------birdseye maple/rw

  13. #13

    User Info Menu

    Quote Originally Posted by sanderhermans View Post
    The albert lee comes off the factory with the trem flat against the body. If you want it to float, just loosen the springs at the back, the trem wil tilt foreward. You will need to adjust intonation and mayabe sadle height.
    This is how the luke models are set up and it works great.
    You dont want to adjust the 2 trem posts, they are set correctly.
    Great. Thank you.
    I'll give it a few days, then change the strings to a lighter gauge then loosen the springs. Take it from there. I'll not touch the posts.
    Regards.

  14. #14

    User Info Menu

    Quote Originally Posted by sanderhermans View Post
    The albert lee comes off the factory with the trem flat against the body. If you want it to float, just loosen the springs at the back, the trem wil tilt foreward. You will need to adjust intonation and mayabe sadle height.
    This is how the luke models are set up and it works great.
    You dont want to adjust the 2 trem posts, they are set correctly.
    This^^
    My AL HH is 'decked' (stock setup, dive only..), but I set my mm90 to float like the Luke.
    The main thing about setting up float is balancing the string tension while in tune with the spring tension (adjusting the claw screws) of the trem. You'll likely need to go back & forth a number of times to achieve the amount of float you want while in tune.
    There's a good chance that after you finish this process that you might not need to adjust the saddles for height and/or intonation. At least very little...
    Just be patient, make small adjustments at a time, and you'll get it...
    Balls are Best!!

  15. #15

    User Info Menu

    ^^ ok thanks.
    Do I have the option of turning the pivot bolts by half a turn clockwise to compensate for the height increase? Save me the hassle from messing with the saddles.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Ernie Ball Forums