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    The stock Silhouette single coils are very...

    The stock Silhouette single coils are very similar to the old DiMarzio Blue Velvet, which are modelled after late 50's and early 60's strat pickups, 5.9 kΩ, AlNiCo 5 magnets. I wanted something a...
  2. Thread: NGD MajestyX2

    by DrKev
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    WOW! Fantastic! :eek:

    WOW! Fantastic! :eek:
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    What a beauty!!

    What a beauty!!
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    OK, so, I have a HSS Cutlass. Fabulous pickups,...

    OK, so, I have a HSS Cutlass. Fabulous pickups, the 2 and 4 positions sound great.

    I also have a Silhouette Special, HSS with DiMarzio Area noiseless singles, which are some of the brightest...
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    Oh beej! That looks stunning. Well done! ...

    Oh beej! That looks stunning. Well done!

    We'll need a tone comparison of new pickups to older pickups!
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    My guess is that there is a combination of two...

    My guess is that there is a combination of two things at play here...

    First, stores will only order what will sell quickly. A guitar on the wall represents money already spent by the store. No...
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    Wow! That looks beuuuuuuutiful!!! Well done!!...

    Wow! That looks beuuuuuuutiful!!! Well done!! :cool:

    Bodies have been alder for a long time. Perhaps back in the 80s or 90s ash was an option on some transparent colors but I don't recall any...
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    I just take the strings out of the tuners....

    I just take the strings out of the tuners. Locking tuners make it easy to put them back.
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    Yep! Longest screw driver gives the most...

    Yep! Longest screw driver gives the most comfortable hand position and best angle to the screw heads. Same for intonation screw adjustments. A thicker handle gives a little more torque too which...
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    My Silhouette Special is a 2005 limited edition....

    My Silhouette Special is a 2005 limited edition. I've had it since 2011.
  11. Thread: Reverb

    by DrKev
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    Ha! :D

    Ha! :D
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    Beauty!! Well done!

    Beauty!! Well done!
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    Question: If the lever is too long it can be cut with a big...

    If the lever is too long it can be cut with a big wire cutters or tin snips. I used the big wire cutters that came with my Ernie Ball tool kit. You'll need two hands and place a towel over it as you...
  14. Sticky: John Petrucci's Guitar Tech runs through a string...

    John Petrucci's Guitar Tech runs through a string change and setup...

    http://forums.ernieball.com/ernie-ball-music-man-guitars/71485-john-petruccis-guitar-tech.html
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    Thanks for posting that, François! What a cool...

    Thanks for posting that, François!

    What a cool run through. I am struck by how low JP action is. 1 mm = 0.040" = 2.5/64" = insanely low! Every single year someone comes to the forum complaining...
  16. Thread: Cutlass And Fuzz

    by DrKev
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    I'm definitely getting on the fuzz wagon soon,...

    I'm definitely getting on the fuzz wagon soon, maybe even an octave fuzz. It's not so much that I want something that works well with the Cutlass but I don't want to have to radically shift settings...
  17. Help: 3mm over the 12th fret is still very high an...

    3mm over the 12th fret is still very high an electric guitar. (If you prefer it that way, then that's cool). The string action can be adjusted by lowering the bridge saddles. But I am worried the...
  18. Help: OK, it sounds like you have a problem. If the...

    OK, it sounds like you have a problem. If the truss rod is all the way loose, you should have neck relief, (ideally more than necessary so tightening will allow you reduce it as required). And those...
  19. Thread: Cutlass And Fuzz

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    Mikey, it's like you're reading my mind! I have...

    Mikey, it's like you're reading my mind! I have spent a huge amount of time lately thinking about exactly this! :D

    Do you find the buffer in the Cutlass is an issue with fuzz compared to other...
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    Help: That's odd. Talk to your store you bought it...

    That's odd. Talk to your store you bought it from. In the mean time I'll send out a bat signal.
  21. Help: Welcome to the forum, Wucan! No, we can't...

    Welcome to the forum, Wucan!

    No, we can't tell anything from a photo. Not even gonna try. Low resolution, image distortion, etc.

    Do you have an engineers rule? Can you measure the string...
  22. Thread: NGD / Axis

    by DrKev
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    That is amazing! Welcome to the forum!!

    That is amazing! Welcome to the forum!!
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    Help: Casey, if you are out of warranty you can still...

    Casey, if you are out of warranty you can still get a replacement unit from Music Man but you will probably have to send the old one back. Call Music Man customer service and talk to them. See links...
  24. Thread: Music Man JP6

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    On Reverb.com yesterday, used JP6 with piezo in...

    On Reverb.com yesterday, used JP6 with piezo in good to mint condition, in Europe, were running between 1600€ and 2200€. But that's asking price, final sale prices may be less.
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    Help: So now we have two different people with...

    So now we have two different people with potentially two different issues in the same thread. The Cutlass and Albert Lee guitars have different electronics and silent circuits so a solution for one...
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