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    No pop with mine! I'm not sure why this would...

    No pop with mine! I'm not sure why this would happen.

    The extra hardware is a mystery and it's a shame they sent the 7 string instead of 6 equipment. The new matte black is better than the black...
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    Hi Rick: I think the only way would be to cut it

    Hi Rick: I think the only way would be to cut it
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    Never use rechargeable batteries on a EBMM active guitar; I think it even says not to do it in the manual. Rechargeable batteries do not provide charge the same way as a regular battery and this can...
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    milnik: if you are going with lighter string...

    milnik: if you are going with lighter string gauges it may be necessary to remove one trem spring and maybe even tweak the truss rod. I dropped to 008-038 and it took a while for the guitar to...
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    Nigel Tufnel's amp is the most powerful; it goes...

    Nigel Tufnel's amp is the most powerful; it goes to 11.
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    A good find. I've never experienced the dead...

    A good find. I've never experienced the dead string but I have experienced one loose grub screw; with some bridges, adjacent saddles can support each other so it's even possible for a saddle to look...
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    I should note that my Majesty (6) has the most...

    I should note that my Majesty (6) has the most sensitive neck of all my guitars. I dropped string gauges soon after buying it and after all the necessary adjustments were made, it probably took a...
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    This is a good example of why I don't pay...

    This is a good example of why I don't pay attention to much of the advice on set-up vids and other sources regarding bridge saddles following the exact radius or curvature of the finger board. After...
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    my 2c: If the neck is almost straight/slight...

    my 2c: If the neck is almost straight/slight relief, the action is set right and the low E is still buzzing then there are two possible causes, the nut slot for the bass E is cut too low and/or...
  10. Thread: low e string

    by Rick C
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    A really quick fix would be to lower your low end...

    A really quick fix would be to lower your low end of the pickups a little to see if the sound is more balanced. EB claim "a stronger magnetic relationship between pickup and strings" so moving the...
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    buddy bean: Please describe the buzzing better;...

    buddy bean: Please describe the buzzing better; is it string buzz? Your comment regarding no buzz when open suggests that this is the case. The STV-60 link was regarding something mechanical in the...
  12. Thread: Strings hight

    by Rick C
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    OP: did you buy this guitar from someone? It may...

    OP: did you buy this guitar from someone? It may be that it has been deliberately set high for slide playing. If this is the case, with a Floyd Rose trem, the easiest way to do this is with neck...
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    My matte finish Majesty Arctic Dream has a little...

    My matte finish Majesty Arctic Dream has a little shiny spot between the pups just below the top E string where my fingers sometimes rest. My Takamine acoustic doesn't have a pick guard and has a...
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    Help: it's always a good idea to test the impact of...

    it's always a good idea to test the impact of truss rod adjustments each time to gauge consistency of this operation; maybe the OP is doing this already. If not, what I do is capo the first fret and...
  15. Thread: G String Issues

    by Rick C
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    Help: I assumed that in the OP "intonation and bridge...

    I assumed that in the OP "intonation and bridge all set up" meant a flat trem but this was not specifically stated. Going from stock, EBMM supplied strings to a set of Cobalts with the same gauges...
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    Where are all the Extra Slinky strings?

    I've been stringing-up with Extra Slinky (8-38) strings for over 30 years and now I'm finding it really hard to get them from local music shops. Has there been a market shift to higher gauges...
  17. Question: I recently restrung my acoustic 12 string with a...

    I recently restrung my acoustic 12 string with a D'Addario set. Only one plastic bag inside with two fat coils each consisting of six strings; very "green". Never seen this before; I assumed at...
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    Help: Hi folks: I just responded to a similar issue on...

    Hi folks: I just responded to a similar issue on the guitar forum. Make sure that the string is not wrapped multiple times around the tuner; there should be just enough string to lock and have a...
  19. Thread: G String Issues

    by Rick C
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    Help: Friendly Tree: is the F string wrapped multiple...

    Friendly Tree: is the F string wrapped multiple times around the locking tuner? Should be just the minimum amount of string wrapped with lockers otherwise serious whammy action can allow the string...
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    Help: Great comments Jonathon. My Majesty was my...

    Great comments Jonathon. My Majesty was my second floating trem guitar but without a lock; I have a little G3T Steinberger clone that has a really convenient trem lock lever. Any how, when I...
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    Help: me too; block the trem, neck relief first then...

    me too; block the trem, neck relief first then play with the saddle heights to your preference, unblock the trem and adjust claw screws to re-level the trem.
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    Google is your friend: Music Man Valentine &...

    Google is your friend:

    Music Man Valentine & Sterling Cutlass CT50 - The Guitar Magazine |
    The Guitar Magazine

    “James told us what sounds he was looking for and we made several prototypes,”...
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    Help: Something's wrong; you should not hear the...

    Something's wrong; you should not hear the strings tinging. I suspect that there is a nut slot issue.

    My Majesty arrived with 010-046 strings (RPS 10 Slinkys); yours are the same. My initial...
  24. Thread: Is this a fake?

    by Rick C
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    Help: According to the expert (Ernie Ball Music Man -...

    According to the expert (Ernie Ball Music Man - From the Vault Guitars: EVH, Albert Lee, Spinal Tap, Steve Morse Prototypes - YouTube), the first Silouette was presented at NAMM in '85; at that time...
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    Help: This is what I do with all my guitars; I hope it...

    This is what I do with all my guitars; I hope it works for you:
    - eyeball the neck from the bridge first; an extreme bend one way or the other should be obvious.
    - if you have a floating trem then...
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