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    Help: I would give it 2 weeks to "equalize", but I...

    I would give it 2 weeks to "equalize", but I would also recommend possibly getting a Stewmac String Action gauge. It's been a great tool, and is definitely long enough to detect high frets as a "fret...
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    Help: Ok, I'm gonna call a bit of BS here. There's a...

    Ok, I'm gonna call a bit of BS here. There's a very simple tool called a fret rocker. Any tech has one, and should have been able to take 10 seconds to identify the high or low fret. Sometimes a fret...
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    Help: Have you checked the action and measurements? It...

    Have you checked the action and measurements? It seems odd that only the E string would get buzz. Did the "techs" you brought it to say anything? Seems odd that they would not be able to fix it, or...
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    Did you change the batteries? If they are low...

    Did you change the batteries? If they are low then the volume potential can be affected.
  5. Question: The Luke 3 has several trim pots on the active...

    The Luke 3 has several trim pots on the active preamp to adjust both the 2 and 4 position volume, as well as the boost. This is why there is very little volume loss.

    I do not know if the LK100D...
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    Question: the LR Baggs system is a modular unit with a...

    the LR Baggs system is a modular unit with a circuit board. The Luke III electronics are pretty much hand built. Where would they put the button to push and the LED that would not overly complicate...
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    Wait, is it the Satin finish neck you don't get...

    Wait, is it the Satin finish neck you don't get along with, or the Oiled neck? The HH neck is oiled, so what are you going to refinish it with?
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    EBMM does not take custom orders. You would need...

    EBMM does not take custom orders. You would need to contact a dealer, and see if they could order one with the hardware swapped to black.
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    I have also noticed that "stacked" pickups are...

    I have also noticed that "stacked" pickups are never quite a quiet as side by side humbucking pickups. I've noticed this with basses and with guitars. I have a Luke III, and yes with high levels of...
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    Have you contacted Guitar Center yet? I'm trying...

    Have you contacted Guitar Center yet? I'm trying to figure out why you haven't already sent it back. If that happened to the headstock, who knows what else happened to it.
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    Hmm... Never met an oiled neck from EBMM that I...

    Hmm... Never met an oiled neck from EBMM that I didn't love. They can take some time to "break in" but after that they should be like butter.
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    If this guitar was purchased NEW from guitar...

    If this guitar was purchased NEW from guitar center, they should be your primary point of contact. Why is the guitar not already being returned to them? Was it purchased as a blemish or discounted...
  13. What EBMM guitar are you attempting this on?...

    What EBMM guitar are you attempting this on? Specific wiring schematics are sometimes available from customer service.
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    If the neck is fine, why? The costs would far...

    If the neck is fine, why? The costs would far outweigh any benefits, and if you have a matching headstock, that's another issue.
  15. I STILL regret not going for the Sparkle Green...

    I STILL regret not going for the Sparkle Green PDN run. I really miss the PDN runs. They weren't as off the wall as the BFR runs, and were definitely more economical.

    One of these days, I will...
  16. How do the MM90s compare to the standard G-brand...

    How do the MM90s compare to the standard G-brand P90s? I keep getting urges to pick up something with MM90s.
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    Question: Well, you could always stick this in the guitar,...

    Well, you could always stick this in the guitar, but it is always on.

    LoBat-Active Electronics Low Battery Indicator
  18. Dangit, how about making the Al MM90 as a regular...

    Dangit, how about making the Al MM90 as a regular stock guitar.
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    Question: Acoustics that have an onboard preamp usually use...

    Acoustics that have an onboard preamp usually use modular preamps designed by a third party, such as Fishman, who makes everything in large quantities overseas. The preamps usually have multiple LEDs...
  20. Your bass will no longer be hum cancelling in all...

    Your bass will no longer be hum cancelling in all positions, and probably will now have hum in most. You will not really end up with an "HS" stingray, you'll end up with an HH stingray with hum and...
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    Question: Such a system would require the preamp be powered...

    Such a system would require the preamp be powered at at all times, or else there would be no way for the LED to turn on when the battery was low.
  22. Don't they have cleaners that also contain a...

    Don't they have cleaners that also contain a lubricant? I'm also pretty sure you can get damping grease. The problem is getting it back on the shaft in a way that's not more work than just replacing...
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    I have never understood why people buy P-90...

    I have never understood why people buy P-90 guitars and change out the pickups. That defeats the entire purpose of the guitar. RESPECT the P90, or Leslie West will chase you down on his one leg and...
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    Help: It's a Sterling by Musicman Ray 4 that someone...

    It's a Sterling by Musicman Ray 4 that someone slapped an EBMM headstock decal on. They may have done other modifications to it.
  25. if you loosen it too much, the nut may start to...

    if you loosen it too much, the nut may start to press against the body of the guitar. Other than that, loosening it can't really damage it.

    Tightening it too much could potentially damage the...
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