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  1. The entire purpose of a shim is to adjust the...

    The entire purpose of a shim is to adjust the neck angle. It will not interfere with the ability to get a proper setup and relief. EBMM even has pre-made color coded shims they use. They are a...
  2. Definitely contact ernie ball customer service. ...

    Definitely contact ernie ball customer service. Are you in the U.S. or international?
  3. Yep! The wonder wipes are good for fretboards,...

    Yep! The wonder wipes are good for fretboards, and the back of the neck, as long as it's not a finished neck. The rosewood should only be finished on the headstock so it's good to go to town on it...
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    How much gain/overdrive are you using? Dimarzios...

    How much gain/overdrive are you using? Dimarzios are wax potted, and I haven't really heard of their modern pickups without covers going microphonic. With enough gain you can get just about anything...
  5. Question: This is true for just about every guitar with...

    This is true for just about every guitar with active preamps. It's also true for most pedals that have batteries. Many have a buffer or other circuitry to help it when in bypass mode, so any time a...
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    Help: ARRRRGGHHHHHHH. Yeah steel wool and guitars...

    ARRRRGGHHHHHHH. Yeah steel wool and guitars should never mix. I know some people used to be about it, but with scotch brite pads and other types of abrasives, there is NO need to ever bring a...
  7. The headstock on EBMM basses is not finished with...

    The headstock on EBMM basses is not finished with the oil and wax blend. They are finished with satin polyurethane, and the finish goes until the nut.

    When I got some, I first used water think...
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  9. Question: Looks almost like someone with rings on their...

    Looks almost like someone with rings on their fingers tried to play it. That's not normal wear at all. Usually you see little dents/dings on the very back of the neck from leaning against things, but...
  10. Question: The neck has to match the pocket exactly, and has...

    The neck has to match the pocket exactly, and has to be the exact same length, or there will be intonation and sustain nightmares. I doubt anyone has tried it before.

    I'm pretty sure that the EVH...
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    A coil tap should not cause that much of an...

    A coil tap should not cause that much of an issue, as long as it is a 4 conductor pickup. Then you would just need to install a mini switch somewhere to short the spliced wires to ground.

    The...
  12. Help: I never understand why people do this to...

    I never understand why people do this to instruments, and don't even seem to bother to keep the original electronics. You don't get much better than EBMM electronics, IMHO. I'll take my EBMM...
  13. Do both have fresh batteries? Are the pickups...

    Do both have fresh batteries? Are the pickups adjusted the same height? Same gauge strings?

    All of those are things that could influence the output level of the bass. Also how the EQ is set.

    I...
  14. That's Guitar center for you. I hope they ordered...

    That's Guitar center for you. I hope they ordered you a case or knocked a nice chunk off the price. Those cases are solid and not cheap. I won't put my EBMM guitars in anything else.
  15. Question: Yeah, to clarify, ALL EBMM instruments have a...

    Yeah, to clarify, ALL EBMM instruments have a painted headstock. It's just question of what type of paint job it has. The EBMM logo and other markings are silk-screened on, and then at least a satin...
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    Question: Which guitar are these in, and what pickups are...

    Which guitar are these in, and what pickups are they? Have you tried raising or lowering the pickups to change the tonal profile?

    Generally if you want more mids, more winds on the pickup would...
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    The G string has a lot less mass than the other...

    The G string has a lot less mass than the other strings, so naturally it will have less output, regardless of the bass. It often seems to be more of a voicing issue than anything else. Raising the...
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    Seeing this really has me gassing for a Stingray...

    Seeing this really has me gassing for a Stingray Classic. Daaanngggg.
  19. Question: It was an option at some points. Then guitars...

    It was an option at some points. Then guitars like the PDN runs, BFR runs, and other limited editions will have them.
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    Hopefully a local guy can salvage the original...

    Hopefully a local guy can salvage the original finish and silk screening.
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    The entire JP line has been in need of...

    The entire JP line has been in need of streamlining for a long time. This is just a continuation of the process. As what JP wants changes, the guitars change with him, as expected of a "Progressive"...
  22. Whoa. That looks like when it was set up, that...

    Whoa. That looks like when it was set up, that one side of the bridge was raised (or lowered) and the other side wasn't. The FR bridge is radiused so it shouldn't need to have one side higher than...
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    Ok, confusion lifted! That is a great color. ...

    Ok, confusion lifted! That is a great color. I've always wanted an Axis SS. I just for some reason keep having trouble when it comes down to tremolo (which i don't use) or hard tail. I keep...
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    Well, the write up says they are Artist Relations...

    Well, the write up says they are Artist Relations guitars, so they may have non-standard offerings, which is why there are EMGs. We'll have to wait and see what EBMM says. They have some other NICE...
  25. Help: Is the rust just on the outside? Or it is down...

    Is the rust just on the outside? Or it is down where the pivot is?

    Did something spill in there possibly? Usually it's very rare to see corrosion on those, as they are plated.
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