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Forum: Electric Guitar 01-24-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 145
Posted By stormin1155
Highly unlikely a painted guitar body made of...

Highly unlikely a painted guitar body made of luthite would have any health risks. Some materials when sanded or worked may give off fumes or dust that could be harmful.
Forum: Electric Guitar 01-24-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 180
Posted By stormin1155
What you are describing sounds a lot like a...

What you are describing sounds a lot like a grounding problem with your guitar. Take your control plate off and check for wires that should be grounded to the back of one of the pots but aren't...
Forum: Electric Guitar 01-20-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 295
Posted By stormin1155
My guess is if you turn it over you would find a...

My guess is if you turn it over you would find a Fender Custom Shop logo on the headstock. I'm not aware of any regular production models that have birdseye necks and abalone fret markers.
Forum: Electric Guitar 12-02-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 181
Posted By stormin1155
Do you get the noise all the time or just when...

Do you get the noise all the time or just when you are handling/playing it? In low humidity environments static charges often build up on the plastic pickguards. If you get more static when you...
Forum: Electric Guitar 11-05-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 537
Posted By stormin1155
Well folks, no reason to wonder any longer. Here...

Well folks, no reason to wonder any longer. Here is all of the "scientific proof" you need. He does make some valid points, but completely disregards some important factors. I've built a number of...
Forum: Electric Guitar 11-02-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 398
Posted By stormin1155
I agree with Tony. I'm a guitar tech, and I...

I agree with Tony. I'm a guitar tech, and I always leave a little slack, about one wind. It doesn't need it, but if you tighten and loosen the strings a few times like I do when I'm working on...
Forum: Electric Guitar 10-31-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 444
Posted By stormin1155
I'd buy it, but I'm a guitar tech/luthier, and...

I'd buy it, but I'm a guitar tech/luthier, and fixing things like that is what I do. I agree with the other posters that the repair was done half-assed. Wouldn't be hard to fill in the cracks and...
Forum: Electric Guitar 10-27-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 388
Posted By stormin1155
strings hanging up on the nut is the most common...

strings hanging up on the nut is the most common reason for tuning problems. Others include string trees, strings not stretched properly, or the way the strings are wound on the tuning posts. If...
Forum: Electric Guitar 10-27-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 330
Posted By stormin1155
Plywood/laminated wood... two names for...

Plywood/laminated wood... two names for essentially the same thing, although the term plywood is usually used to infer construction-grade wood, where laminated tends to be used for higher grade woods...
Forum: Electric Guitar 10-27-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 309
Posted By stormin1155
A Classic Custom is more like a Standard with...

A Classic Custom is more like a Standard with fancier trim. They aren't custom shop. They usually go in the$1500 - $2000 range.
Forum: Electric Guitar 10-21-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 166
Posted By stormin1155
A good amp will make a crappy guitar sound good...

A good amp will make a crappy guitar sound good (or at least OK). A crappy amp will make a good guitar sound crappy. In my experience that pretty much holds true whether it's a tube or solid state....
Forum: Electric Guitar 10-13-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 152
Posted By stormin1155
If it makes that noise when your hand is in...

If it makes that noise when your hand is in contact with the pickguard it could be static from the pickguard itself. Try rubbing the pickguard with Bounce or some other dryer sheet.
Forum: Electric Guitar 10-04-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 795
Posted By stormin1155
Watch Youtubes of your favorite Christian rock...

Watch Youtubes of your favorite Christian rock artists and see what they are playing. Phil Keaggy plays Les Pauls, Lincoln Brewster plays strats.... I see a lot of teles, 335s, some Gretschs......
Forum: Electric Guitar 09-24-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 291
Posted By stormin1155
Before even thinking about touching the truss rod...

Before even thinking about touching the truss rod or anything else, you need to determine where the buzz is coming from. If it buzzes only on open strings, the first thing I look at is if the slots...
Forum: Electric Guitar 09-21-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 510
Posted By stormin1155
First of all, intonation has nothing to do with...

First of all, intonation has nothing to do with string buzz. What you are describing has happened to me several times.... frets ok, set-up ok, relief ok.... if just one string does it and...
Forum: Electric Guitar 09-21-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 690
Posted By stormin1155
This thread has shifted from the OP's question,...

This thread has shifted from the OP's question, so back to that... You can remove a strat pickguard without removing the strings IF it is a 21 fret neck. Just loosen the strings, and tape the body...
Forum: Electric Guitar 09-18-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 177
Posted By stormin1155
I use pencil as well. Chapstick also works. If...

I use pencil as well. Chapstick also works. If your nut slots are in good shape (wide enough for the string to freely pass, and smooth) you shouldn't need any lube at all.
Forum: Electric Guitar 09-17-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 458
Posted By stormin1155
Looks like a nice guitar. Priced a bit high I...

Looks like a nice guitar. Priced a bit high I think... Squier neck, those pickups can be had for $69 on ebay... solid, but not high end parts.
Forum: Electric Guitar 09-15-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 310
Posted By stormin1155
Pretty much what TooDeep said... his last comment...

Pretty much what TooDeep said... his last comment has to do with the fact that bare wood is more susceptible to humidity changes, of particular concern is the wood drying out. So it becomes even...
Forum: Electric Guitar 09-14-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 322
Posted By stormin1155
Most tuning problems have to do with the nut......

Most tuning problems have to do with the nut... strings get hung up because the nut slots are too narrow, they are rough, or the string is binding or getting caught on something. I have a 339 Ultra,...
Forum: Electric Guitar 09-05-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 238
Posted By stormin1155
Well first of all, when you tune your guitar...

Well first of all, when you tune your guitar down, your strings have less tension and vibrate in a much larger arc, which in itself will cause buzzing. You might want to go to heavier strings.

If...
Forum: Electric Guitar 09-04-2014, 12:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 178
Posted By stormin1155
Strats shouldn't be any buzzier than any other...

Strats shouldn't be any buzzier than any other guitar if they are set up properly. As far as how much buzz is too much... that's totally up to you. Often you'll hear buzzing when playing...
Forum: Electric Guitar 09-03-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 178
Posted By stormin1155
Buzzing is most likely nothing to do with...

Buzzing is most likely nothing to do with intonation. Could be several things going on. Here are a couple of possibilities....

If your trem is set to float, tuning down results in less tension, so...
Forum: Electric Guitar 09-02-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 140
Posted By stormin1155
I don't think you can get that with a 3-pole...

I don't think you can get that with a 3-pole switch. I'd go with a push-pull to replace either your volume or tone pot. It would go together something like...
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-30-2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 273
Posted By stormin1155
Leave the pickguard pushed up against the neck. ...

Leave the pickguard pushed up against the neck. It's OK to have a bit of space at the trem end. And I agree with Dave. The string-pole piece alignment shouldn't affect the sound, but having it...
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-30-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 255
Posted By stormin1155
Standard nut width for Fender is 1-5/8",...

Standard nut width for Fender is 1-5/8", Gibson 1-11/16". Rondo (http://www.rondomusic.com/) sells "wide" models with 1-3/4" at nut.
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-28-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 443
Posted By stormin1155
Yes, that's possible. Do you have a locking nut?...

Yes, that's possible. Do you have a locking nut? If you do, and the string is properly secured at that end, that leaves something at the FR end as the culprit. Is the string installed properly? ...
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-28-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 421
Posted By stormin1155
They are good, solid guitars, and excellent...

They are good, solid guitars, and excellent values for the price. I just worked on a customer's MK acoustic yesterday, and was very impressed with the quality of materials and craftsmanship, and it...
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-28-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 264
Posted By stormin1155
I have a couple of XT series Hamers. They are...

I have a couple of XT series Hamers. They are good solid guitars, and excellent values for what they cost, but don't bring much used. I don't know what your Schecter is worth, but you can pick up...
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-25-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 519
Posted By stormin1155
The best way to hydrate your fretboard is to keep...

The best way to hydrate your fretboard is to keep it in an environment with relative humidity between 45-60%.

Here is a short article I wrote on the topic. ...
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