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    Help: This. Very much this. Guitars, as any...

    This.

    Very much this.

    Guitars, as any musical instrument, will wear. Some of that wear will bring it closer to it's owner and the music the owner plays. That might be called the instrument's...
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    Roasted Necks are nice, but what's next?

    Maybe something like this:

    Hardened wood as a renewable alternative to steel and plastic [Summary, rest is paywalled]

    Remembering the quest for homogenous (wooden) materials to achieve...
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    My rule of thumb (that I adopted from somewhere...

    My rule of thumb (that I adopted from somewhere some years ago):

    Keep the instruments in an environment where you would feel comfortable.

    This, and I second the posts above, specifically the...
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    Quite the contrast to your very black Bongo Bass...

    Quite the contrast to your very black Bongo Bass and not a single ding on it ... :)

    Beautiful guitar, I hope you enjoy it!
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    Help: I seem to remember that since the roasted necks...

    I seem to remember that since the roasted necks (and fretboards) were introduced not all of them were treated with the classic EBMM TruOil/Wax treatment. Some were painted with a thin coat of non...
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    Help: With these barely visible marks there is nothing...

    With these barely visible marks there is nothing to worry about, it is purely cosmetic.

    If you keep playing it for few more decades you might finally decide to just keep it that way. Willy...
  7. The 25th, the 20th, the Bongo and last but not...

    The 25th, the 20th, the Bongo and last but not least the Gamechanger were incredibly bold products in an industry that still seems to be happy to play Lego™ with the rather limited set of bricks Leo...
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    I'd love to help you here, but I can't. The...

    I'd love to help you here, but I can't.

    The SBMM line up is a bit of a mess with seemingly random spec changes that are hard to comprehend and even harder to follow on the used market, which is...
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    Still looking for a Desert Gold Bongo. Just...

    Still looking for a Desert Gold Bongo.

    Just saying ...

    :)
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    Nice catch! Bongos just love a bold paintjob!...

    Nice catch!

    Bongos just love a bold paintjob!


    "Much may be made of a black bass if he be caught young".

    (Not quite Johnson, but you get the idea)
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    Question: Argonzee, beautiful bass, congratulations! A...

    Argonzee, beautiful bass, congratulations!

    A fretless SR5 is a rare beast in it's own right.

    A fretless SR5 from the first (and most sought after) Dargie run is quite possibly the only one of...
  12. Help: Hi SikSan! Gongratulations on this rare BFR!...

    Hi SikSan!

    Gongratulations on this rare BFR! :)

    Internet diagnosis is not an easy thing to do, especially after the neck already went through two major "operations". I take it that you don't...
  13. This one would be my favorite of your class of...

    This one would be my favorite of your class of 2020!

    All are very nice guitars (as is to be expected) but this is the one with special tonal qualities, an inspiring instrument. This, and of course...
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    If it is a set that can be replaced with a single...

    If it is a set that can be replaced with a single pack of EBs, it would be the Slinky Flatwound 45-105 rather than a Group II/III hybrid (which to my knowledge does not exist).

    The Ti's gauges...
  15. Have you tried pure nickels...

    Have you tried pure nickels? Maybe even in a wound G variant?

    Personally, for those big chords I like very "soft" strings that swing as freely as possible. My Silo is sporting 8s and I love it!
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    Good to hear and thanks for the feedback! :)

    It's always nice to find solutions to gear problems. Your answer will be helpful to another player, if they google the problem.
  17. Have you tried picking the e-string and then...

    Have you tried picking the e-string and then muting the bit between nut and tuning machine?

    Depending on the nut (and for what string gauge it is filed) gently pressing the string down behind the...
  18. Thread: String squeak?

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    This. And it can be a wanted part of the...

    This.

    And it can be a wanted part of the performance! It's a Rock'n Roll thing. :cool:

    Mr. Stanley knows a thing or two about it:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x901SuxON9w
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    Nice find, congratulations! If you are looking...

    Nice find, congratulations!

    If you are looking for the famous sound when he recorded with Paul Young, you might want to check this clip:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRjiMN2qJHI
    ...
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    Two band EQ, maple neck, four strings. What's not...

    Two band EQ, maple neck, four strings. What's not to like? :)

    OK, I am not a fan of "relics" either, but the instrument under the worn paint is tempting!
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    Excellent!

    That gave some much needed laughs! :D
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    Congratualtions! The Bongo just loves bold...

    Congratualtions!

    The Bongo just loves bold colours and this is a bass that you actually wear.

    (Still looking for a desert gold 5H).
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    Interesting! Keep them coming! Anyone with a...

    Interesting!

    Keep them coming! Anyone with a snug fit for a Silo?
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    Happy Birthday and congratulations on an awesome...

    Happy Birthday and congratulations on an awesome family, too!

    Congratulations also on the stylish guitar, you are wearing it well. Good choice!
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    Congratulations! She looks gorgeous, lively...

    Congratulations!

    She looks gorgeous, lively but not overdone. And this seems to be the very guitar from the EBMM product photo shoot? Nice catch indeed! :)
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