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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...
  2. 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...
  4. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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.
  9. Thread: Majesty 8 String

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    WOW! :eek:

    WOW! :eek:
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    Ask me how many hours I spent yesterday looking...

    Ask me how many hours I spent yesterday looking at amplifier reviews. :rolleyes:
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    Yeah, the guitar/strap/shirt color thing can be a...

    Yeah, the guitar/strap/shirt color thing can be a challenge! :D
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    Silly guitar things that we do

    I'm wondering about our silly things that we do with our guitars, things that we can spend a large amount of time on compared to the difference it makes to our tone or playing.

    I can spend hours...
  13. Thread: NGD - BFR Sabre

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    Beautiful!

    Beautiful!
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    No problem! :)

    No problem! :)
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    No, my sweet spot is for neck relief, not action.

    No, my sweet spot is for neck relief, not action.
  16. Also get photos of the corners of the neck...

    Also get photos of the corners of the neck pockets. Some finish cracking there is normal but you ned to know what they look like now. If the paint is coming off due to storage, I would want assurance...
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    Removing the resistor would definitely brighten...

    Removing the resistor would definitely brighten things back up again. The resistor is on the switch, not the circuit board, so it's an easy thing to do.

    On my HSS Cutlass I quite like the single...
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    Call Music Man and buy a new one. It will look...

    Call Music Man and buy a new one. It will look like a batwing without it. :)

    http://forums.ernieball.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=35297&d=1559685118
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    Help: Your guitar did not leave the factory in a...

    Your guitar did not leave the factory in a Cutlass case and the trem arm should come with it. Call the dealer.

    My trem arms measure 4.75 mm = 3/16"
  20. Thread: Head stock logos

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    Question: Oh yeah I forgot all about those!

    Oh yeah I forgot all about those!
  21. Thread: Head stock logos

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    Question: Yes, I believe they are all silkscreened and...

    Yes, I believe they are all silkscreened and never decals.
  22. In all my years on the forum, I have never heard...

    In all my years on the forum, I have never heard anyone complain about that, nor can I think of a reason why that would happen. Excessive string breakage is usually due to wear on the guitar, e.g. at...
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    0.040" is super low! 95% of all players will have...

    0.040" is super low! 95% of all players will have difficulty playing without buzz at that action.

    When comparing action on one guitar to another guitar, that measurement is only meaningful if...
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    Very cool! :cool:

    Very cool! :cool:
  25. Great find! The birdseye on that neck looks...

    Great find! The birdseye on that neck looks wonderful.
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