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Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 08-30-2013, 07:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 492
Posted By 4FunandProphet
Fuses don't go bad. If there is a blown fuse,...

Fuses don't go bad. If there is a blown fuse, then there is something drawing enough amps on that circuit to cause it to blow, and a blown power tube can certainly do that. You can try installing a...
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-27-2013, 02:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 467
Posted By 4FunandProphet
Schaller has always made the OFR for Floyd Rose, ...

Schaller has always made the OFR for Floyd Rose, and also makes their own licensed, branded copy of the Floyd Rose design. They differ in construction (baseplate thickness, material, lock screw...
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-27-2013, 02:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 379
Posted By 4FunandProphet
It's a direct swap.

It's a direct swap.
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 08-25-2013, 07:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 605
Posted By 4FunandProphet
No offense, but you don't know what you're doing....

No offense, but you don't know what you're doing. You don't need a new bridge. The lower post seems to have pulled out or deformed the wood around its hole. It just needs to be pulled, drilled,...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 08-25-2013, 01:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 251
Posted By 4FunandProphet
RealGuitarHero beat me to it, but I'll leave the...

RealGuitarHero beat me to it, but I'll leave the original text intact:

Humbuckers are a type of pickup, and the Hot Rails and Fast Tracks are humbuckers as they have two separate coils for hum...
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-25-2013, 12:43 AM
Replies: 29,227
Views: 343,825
Posted By 4FunandProphet
Making use of your newfound free time?

Making use of your newfound free time?
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-24-2013, 09:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,119
Posted By 4FunandProphet
That's the one. They go for a pretty penny on...

That's the one. They go for a pretty penny on Ebay, like many of the other licensed FR systems from the 80's that aren't around anymore.
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-24-2013, 02:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,119
Posted By 4FunandProphet
It's not an OFR. In 1987, Kramer had exclusive...

It's not an OFR. In 1987, Kramer had exclusive distribution rights to the Floyd Rose tremolo system, hence the only way you could get a factory installed OFR was on a Kramer guitar. Indeed, the...
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-24-2013, 08:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 399
Posted By 4FunandProphet
Brown streaking in maple is perfectly normal. ...

Brown streaking in maple is perfectly normal. Can you take some clearer pics? Perhaps some closeups of the body and neck?
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-24-2013, 08:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 878
Posted By 4FunandProphet
Nobody asked about retrofitting an OFR. I...

Nobody asked about retrofitting an OFR.



I would check the wiring on the Sustainiac, or have a tech do it if you aren't comfortable. You never know if it was wired correctly or not, and if all...
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-23-2013, 10:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 878
Posted By 4FunandProphet
The bridge is the only obvious difference that I...

The bridge is the only obvious difference that I know of. I haven't played a completely stock Vandenberg to know, but I'm told that the pickups were slightly different between the first and second...
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-22-2013, 08:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,467
Posted By 4FunandProphet
:cheers: Motion carried!

:cheers: Motion carried!
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-22-2013, 08:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 878
Posted By 4FunandProphet
First off, score on the Series 2 Vandy :). The...

First off, score on the Series 2 Vandy :). The value really depends on the buyer. The added value of the Sustainiac system may offset what value you've lost with the extra holes and routing. Mods...
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-19-2013, 11:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 254
Posted By 4FunandProphet
Ah, you have an example of a very uncommon...

Ah, you have an example of a very uncommon Kramer. The Showster series were some of the last "new" Kramer models to be created before the company's bankruptcy in the early 90's, and consequently...
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-19-2013, 10:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 622
Posted By 4FunandProphet
Unless the tips of the wings are chipped all to...

Unless the tips of the wings are chipped all to hell ( wood missing, in other words) I would go for the Jackson. I always liked the Mustaine signature Jackson better than his BC Rich, and this is...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 08-18-2013, 07:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 189
Posted By 4FunandProphet
And the fine tuner screw is actually making...

And the fine tuner screw is actually making contact with the arm on the saddle the whole time? Not just stuck down or something like that? Because I don't really see any way the fine tuner would...
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-17-2013, 05:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,464
Posted By 4FunandProphet
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Forum: Electric Guitar 08-17-2013, 12:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 160
Posted By 4FunandProphet
The C-1 FR comes with a FR Special, while the...

The C-1 FR comes with a FR Special, while the Hellraiser comes with a FR 1000 series trem. The difference here is that the 1000 series is slightly higher quality in terms of materials used. The...
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-16-2013, 10:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 781
Posted By 4FunandProphet
I think I know where you bought that guitar! ...

I think I know where you bought that guitar! Little shop on the edge of town called The Limit? Run by a slick haired guy named Rod? Talked with a funny accent? Boy, you are screwed!
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-16-2013, 08:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 616
Posted By 4FunandProphet
For me, it's not an issue of sound, but of feel...

For me, it's not an issue of sound, but of feel and aesthetics. Maple is typically finished, while rosewood is not. Make a huge difference in the feel of the fretboard under you fingers, especially...
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-15-2013, 09:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 781
Posted By 4FunandProphet
Like I said in my first post, the strings...

Like I said in my first post, the strings frequency ( note ) is primarily a function of its length, diameter, and tension. We already know from existing data and many, many field trials that:

1) A...
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-14-2013, 09:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 781
Posted By 4FunandProphet
You're trying to tune an octave or more too high....

You're trying to tune an octave or more too high. A tuner will only tell you the note you're playing, not the octave it's being played in. The frequency a string vibrates at is (for our purposes)...
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-13-2013, 02:30 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,672
Posted By 4FunandProphet
That would have to be my '87 Pacer Deluxe. ...

That would have to be my '87 Pacer Deluxe. Factory SSL1's and JB in the bridge, OFR, and a wonderfully comfortable neck
I own several guitars, but it's my favorite.
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 08-10-2013, 05:20 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,129
Posted By 4FunandProphet
Very true. Of course, with all the money they...

Very true. Of course, with all the money they save on R&D, I'm sure they can afford one hell of a litigation team. I wouldn't doubt that that's their second largest department, right behind...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 08-10-2013, 04:56 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,129
Posted By 4FunandProphet
:haha: :haha:

:haha: :haha:
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 08-10-2013, 04:41 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,129
Posted By 4FunandProphet
Not the entire design, per se, but certain...

Not the entire design, per se, but certain technologies used within the amplifier (such as Peavey's harmonic distortion control) can be patented, and the PCB layout, control layout, and other IP can...
Forum: The Pit 08-10-2013, 04:05 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 11,520
Posted By 4FunandProphet
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We got hosed Tommy, we got hosed.
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 08-10-2013, 01:39 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,129
Posted By 4FunandProphet
To quote the Radiotron Designer's Handbook, 4th...

To quote the Radiotron Designer's Handbook, 4th ed.:

" This book has been written as a comprehensive, self-explanatory reference handbook for the benefit of all who have an interest in the design...
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-08-2013, 05:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 478
Posted By 4FunandProphet
I'd get pics of the bridge posts, as the old...

I'd get pics of the bridge posts, as the old screw style have a tendency to lean more than the bushing style. I would also get closeups of the horns to check for chipping, cavity shots to check for...
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-07-2013, 10:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 184
Posted By 4FunandProphet
If it's too low, it's too low. Get a scrap (no...

If it's too low, it's too low. Get a scrap (no more than a sliver, really) of good hardwood (walnut, rock maple, mahogany, etc) from a local cabinet shop and make a shim to go under the nut. File...
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