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    F-spaced for the bridge, standard for the neck. ...

    F-spaced for the bridge, standard for the neck.

    https://d2emr0qhzqfj88.cloudfront.net/String_Spacing_Template.pdf
  2. Thread: AL HH noise

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    It's almost certainly NOT the wiring. Not all...

    It's almost certainly NOT the wiring.

    Not all pickups are created equal. In fact, some pickups are created deliberately UNEQUAL, i.e. the two coils are not identical. The end result is a small...
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    Welcome to the family!

    Welcome to the family!
  4. Thread: Picking too low?

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    Help: The polyester finish is pretty tough, it's not...

    The polyester finish is pretty tough, it's not gonna wear through like an old strat with a nitro finish! It will develop little scratches and marks, just like a pickguard will, but it's only ever...
  5. Thread: Picking too low?

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    Help: Also, keep the tip of the guitar pick as close to...

    Also, keep the tip of the guitar pick as close to your fingers and thumb as possible.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmT8TnWWNXs
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    Exolelente!! Grazie! :D

    Exolelente!! Grazie! :D
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    The angle the bridge sits at has no relationship...

    The angle the bridge sits at has no relationship whatsoever to how the string action changes across the neck. None, zip, zero, zilch, nada, rien.

    My Cutlass and Silhouette Special and my old...
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    So the first video, a definite but pretty small...

    So the first video, a definite but pretty small shift between the HSS and SSS, HSS being a hair less bright. The lack of parallel resistor would make the HSS a little brighter so in principle the...
  9. Question: There are no problems when going back a gauge or...

    There are no problems when going back a gauge or two. Don't worry about it.
  10. Thats what I had on Sunday! :D Welcome to the...

    Thats what I had on Sunday! :D

    Welcome to the forum, Nikoli!
  11. I can't remember what I had for lunch on Monday....

    I can't remember what I had for lunch on Monday. Comparing two guitars a year apart is not going to be convincing.

    There is a little difference from guitar to guitar because the sanding is...
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    Question: Standard checklist for things like these... 1)...

    Standard checklist for things like these...

    1) Is your tuner accurate enough? +/- 1 cent accuracy is a bare minimum in my opinion. But finer accuracy is preferred. If there is a strobe mode on...
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    Wow. A 2002 JP6 for that money does seem horribly...

    Wow. A 2002 JP6 for that money does seem horribly off the mark.

    Recently I've spent more (unpaid) time than I would like helping guitar students navigate prices when buying and selling and...
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    True, Joe Glaser is one of the most reknowned in...

    True, Joe Glaser is one of the most reknowned in the world. But another option requires some phone calls on your behalf and can save you a lot of money and anxiety shipping guitars across the...
  15. No store really wants gear sitting around. They...

    No store really wants gear sitting around. They pay for it in advance so selling fast is the goal. And the longer it sits taking up space that other faster selling guitars can move through, the less...
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    It's a good example of how the words we use to...

    It's a good example of how the words we use to describe sound can be different. I initially thought the SSS was brighter, but that was part expectation bias and part it's a *different* kind of...
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    Mike, you are a legend. Thank you!

    Mike, you are a legend. Thank you!
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    My thoughts are this... Any instrument that...

    My thoughts are this...

    Any instrument that has work done by human hands will have variation from piece to piece. A small number of those will need treatment under warranty. That's OK, that's what...
  19. It's an iterative process, it gets faster when...

    It's an iterative process, it gets faster when you get used to it...

    1) Adjust spring claw screws
    2) Retune the guitar
    3) Check the level of the bridge
    4) If further adjustment needed
    ...
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    But it is all about feel! Here's the thing -...

    But it is all about feel!

    Here's the thing - Once you know what you like, what feels and sounds right to you, you measure that up and then no matter what happens to that guitar you will always be...
  21. Thread: This is funky

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    Stunning!

    Stunning!
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    Disclaimer: I've been in bed all week with a...

    Disclaimer: I've been in bed all week with a horrible cold and have too much time on my hands. Sorry!



    That's the opposite of what the loocnmad is saying. Do we have a mystery?

    Music Man...
  23. Found it! If necessary I use a small fine...

    Found it!

    If necessary I use a small fine needle file on the edge of the slot where the string passes up from the bridge plate (see the indentation?). But on the saddle top can use 450 or 600 grit...
  24. My standard setup is... Neck Relief: 0.008" /...

    My standard setup is...

    Neck Relief: 0.008" / 0.2 mm neck relief (capo 1st fret, hold down at 17th fret measure at 7th fret with feeler gauges). Set this first, then string action after. I don't...
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    Yeah that photo doesn't show all of them. I've...

    Yeah that photo doesn't show all of them. I've added a few more colored ones since I took that photo and I have a few different black ones too.
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