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  1. Check the actual battery connection, it could get...

    Check the actual battery connection, it could get loose based on shorter sized batteries and cause all kinds of hiccups. One solution is to put padding of some kind in the battery enclosure to make a...
  2. Hard to predict the future, but I would be...

    Hard to predict the future, but I would be extremely surprised if nobody could fix Majesty guitars 50 years from now. And if that happens, just change it to a passive pickup guitar.
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    Bodhi blue is a really funky color, it looks...

    Bodhi blue is a really funky color, it looks different from stage to stage due to the lights.
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    Not much, EMGs versus hot DiMarzios, but the HSS...

    Not much, EMGs versus hot DiMarzios, but the HSS mode works fine for funk in both cases.

    Most versatile guitar I ever owned: R&B, rock, reggae, alt, whatever they ask me to play.
  5. Help: I have a beaten 97 Axis but have not seen such...

    I have a beaten 97 Axis but have not seen such issues. Even if it happens, it's just a guitar.
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    I use my Luke (II, HSS) in funk bands, works fine.

    I use my Luke (II, HSS) in funk bands, works fine.
  7. You might get a somewhat used Axis or Silhouette...

    You might get a somewhat used Axis or Silhouette for between $900-1k from GC's used section, in some cases the guitar just has a lot of external blemish on the body that will not stop you from...
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    Question: Mini Rectifiers are pretty simple -- sound good...

    Mini Rectifiers are pretty simple -- sound good too.
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    It takes some training to learn to remove the...

    It takes some training to learn to remove the cable from the guitar after playing but it's doable. I even remove the cable when doing gigs between sets and put the guitar back to the case, seen...
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    Yes, it's a gray factory building. Nothing fancy,...

    Yes, it's a gray factory building. Nothing fancy, no museum et rest. BTW I showed up in the Fender visitor center in Corona CA with a MusicMan T-Shirt some years's back when I stopped by. :-).
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    The traditional guitar amp business is a tough...

    The traditional guitar amp business is a tough business with more and more guitar players moving to Fractal, Helix and similar emulated systems.
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    Could you check if one of the frets is too high...

    Could you check if one of the frets is too high or has grooves?
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    ...you could buy four brand new production Music...

    ...you could buy four brand new production Music Man Axis for that price....
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    Best is consumer education.

    Best is consumer education.
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    I still think the battery connection is the...

    I still think the battery connection is the issue, with a similar problem I had with a Luke II I could fix it by pushing the volume knob. But the real issue is the connection in these fancy battery...
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    Yes, but a hi-hat is a bass player's best...

    Yes, but a hi-hat is a bass player's best friend....
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    Question: Concerning most bands with guitar techs, I've...

    Concerning most bands with guitar techs, I've seen them place the guitars on stage to compensate for the temperature/humidity, not taking them in from some other location and keeping them in hard...
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    I agree about that point.

    I agree about that point.
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    Question: Now composite material guitars like Parkers...

    Now composite material guitars like Parkers handle temperature/humidity much better. Then again me thinks they sound sterile compared with a wood with specific characteristics.
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    Question: As I play usually with a keyboard player,...

    As I play usually with a keyboard player, whatever guitar I use, even Floyd Rose EBMMs, I check the tuning every three-four songs. That's the life of someone relying on wood to make music. *)

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    Question: Last night I had my guitar tuned on stage but...

    Last night I had my guitar tuned on stage but forgot a strap that was delivered outside so I went out with my guitar and back on stage, and the tuning was all off. That's what you get with wood and...
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    Dinks give bass guitars character.

    Dinks give bass guitars character.
  23. Of all the non-Floyd Roses I've owned, Luke is...

    Of all the non-Floyd Roses I've owned, Luke is one of the most tuning-stable, but yes you need good strings with frequent replacement as well as nut lubrication.
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    If you don't have the bass (or guitar) plugged...

    If you don't have the bass (or guitar) plugged in, the batteries should last a long time. But to get cautious, replace them every N months (where N for me is six months).
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    Off Topic: Yes. But if you use oils on maple fretboards...

    Yes. But if you use oils on maple fretboards very, very frequently (like every day), the frets might loosen up.
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