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Forum: Electric Guitar 03-24-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 399
Posted By Monkeyleg
Dimensions on the two are identical. I went over...

Dimensions on the two are identical. I went over both carefully, and found that the concaveness of the truss rod adjustment on the MIM was about .025" shallower at the eighth fret. I adjusted the...
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-24-2014, 12:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 399
Posted By Monkeyleg
One Strat easier to play than the other

I have two Stratocasters: a Fender American Standard, and a MIM Strat special edition of some sort. I use GHS Rollerwound Nickel Wrap Light Gauge (.011, .013, .018, .026, .038, .050) on both. The...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-17-2014, 12:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 122
Posted By Monkeyleg
When callouses catch on strings

If I practice songs with a lot of slides in them for very long, I develop grooves in the callouses on the tips of my fretting fingers. These grooves will often catch on strings as I move up or down....
Forum: Guitar Techniques 02-13-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,164
Posted By Monkeyleg
My speed is picking up, and I notice my fingers...

My speed is picking up, and I notice my fingers are much closer to the strings. About 1/4" to at worst 1/2" away.

Guess it takes a little time.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 02-04-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,164
Posted By Monkeyleg
Thanks for the replies. As I think back to the...

Thanks for the replies. As I think back to the difficulties I had with even basic things, I suppose economizing movement would have made it much more difficult.

It's just weird having to play scales...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 02-04-2014, 01:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,164
Posted By Monkeyleg
Why isn't "minimal movement" fingering taught earlier?

I've used a number of different guitar instruction websites, with Justin Guitar being the one I've used most.

I've finally moved to the intermediate stage, and one of the first lessons is in...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 01-24-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 431
Posted By Monkeyleg
I had high E strings snap on my a few times in a...

I had high E strings snap on my a few times in a short period, and realized that I had been kinking the string at or near the peg when installing it. Even with the kink wound partway around the peg,...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 01-23-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 581
Posted By Monkeyleg
Sorry. It's pin 9 in the preamp tubes. Pins 4 and...

Sorry. It's pin 9 in the preamp tubes. Pins 4 and 5 are joined together on the 6L6 tubes, and go to ground through R82 and R83.
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 01-22-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 581
Posted By Monkeyleg
Pin 4 is joined to pin 5, which are then joined...

Pin 4 is joined to pin 5, which are then joined across the tube to pin 9. The resistors go from pin 4 to ground and from pin 9 to ground on both power tubes.
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 01-19-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 581
Posted By Monkeyleg
There was no Guitar Center warranty. The person I...

There was no Guitar Center warranty. The person I spoke to at the store said I should contact Fender. Even though there's no paperwork for the five year warranty (if it's less than five years old),...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 01-19-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 581
Posted By Monkeyleg
I've heard the term, but I don't know what screen...

I've heard the term, but I don't know what screen resistors are. I'll look it up.
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 01-19-2014, 02:46 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 581
Posted By Monkeyleg
I tapped on it lightly with a pencil and it made...

I tapped on it lightly with a pencil and it made no sound.

I tried brand new power tubes and that didn't make a difference. The tubes that were in there (and are back in there now) sounded fine...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 01-19-2014, 01:06 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 581
Posted By Monkeyleg
Cleaned all tube sockets, and tightened the pin...

Cleaned all tube sockets, and tightened the pin sockets. One tube was a tiny bit loose, but I tightened the pin sockets for it and it's tight. The one that makes a noise doesn't even require me to...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 01-19-2014, 12:02 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 581
Posted By Monkeyleg
I've swapped out everything: speakers, all tubes,...

I've swapped out everything: speakers, all tubes, cables, you name it. I've now replaced the filter capacitors. The only things left to replace are the transformers and components on the board.

The...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 01-18-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 581
Posted By Monkeyleg
I can check it, if possible. I suppose beyond...

I can check it, if possible. I suppose beyond that all I can do is tap on connections with a pencil and maybe spray some things with freon.

Why couldn't it be my little $45 used bedroom practice...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 01-18-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 581
Posted By Monkeyleg
I replaced all five capacitors and checked the...

I replaced all five capacitors and checked the resistors, but it's still doing the same thing. I drained down the capacitors after checking the sound, and checked the voltage on them. I thought it...
Forum: The Pit 01-16-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 645
Posted By Monkeyleg
Where do you find deals on equipment?

I see a lot of posts by people who got guitars or accessories at really, really good prices. I never see those prices. I find deals on other things, but not on guitars and gear.

I know this sounds...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 01-15-2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 477
Posted By Monkeyleg
There's days when I don't feel like practicing,...

There's days when I don't feel like practicing, but I'll at least do an hour or so. It may not be quality practice, but I figure it keeps my fingers in shape.

I often find that songs that are...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 01-14-2014, 01:52 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 581
Posted By Monkeyleg
One last question (I hope). When I opened the cap...

One last question (I hope). When I opened the cap box I found what looks to be silicone caulk between the capacitors. I've never seen that before. Does anyone know the purpose of this?
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 01-12-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 581
Posted By Monkeyleg
With the volume off, I can hear a faint hum from...

With the volume off, I can hear a faint hum from the speakers. As the volume is turned up, the hum gets louder. I compared the hum to tone generators on some internet sites that have different...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 01-12-2014, 12:17 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 581
Posted By Monkeyleg
There's a hum. I've decided to replace the...

There's a hum.

I've decided to replace the capacitors. It's not that expensive. I figured I should replace the resistors on that board, too, just in case.

Any idea what wattage the resistors...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 01-10-2014, 11:55 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 581
Posted By Monkeyleg
Cathbard, is that 120 hz with a guitar plugged...

Cathbard, is that 120 hz with a guitar plugged in? (Always told to not have a guitar plugged in).

If I have a guitar plugged in, but 10 or more feet away, it's making a 120 hz hum. After maybe 20...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 01-10-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 581
Posted By Monkeyleg
Yes. I also disconnected the left pair to see if...

Yes. I also disconnected the left pair to see if either of them was making the noise, then switched the wiring so I could disconnect the right pair. It's not the speakers.

Is there any reason why I...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 01-10-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 581
Posted By Monkeyleg
Flux'D, I don't know the age of the amp, but...

Flux'D, I don't know the age of the amp, but it's a '65 Reissue. Maybe I could find out the age from Fender using the serial number. It's in perfect shape.

The high notes don't seem to be affected,...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 01-10-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 581
Posted By Monkeyleg
I checked the bias, and the tubes are at 32 and...

I checked the bias, and the tubes are at 32 and 34. The neck relief is fine. I tried 3 different guitars on the amp, and all do the same thing.

I cleaned the tube sockets, although I knew it was...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 01-09-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 581
Posted By Monkeyleg
Thanks, Flux'D. I tried new power tubes, but that...

Thanks, Flux'D. I tried new power tubes, but that didn't do it.

If I play the low E and A strings together, I get extremely heavy distortion to the point where it's almost garbled. The bass is...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 01-09-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 581
Posted By Monkeyleg
I should add that I discovered that if I played...

I should add that I discovered that if I played on the lower three or four open strings as chords, and hit them hard, that the sound from the amp is really brittle. This is with the volume setting at...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 01-09-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 581
Posted By Monkeyleg
Amp sounds like fret buzz at medium volume

I've been noticing that my low E string seemed to buzz above about the 8th fret. I thought it was string height adjustment.

Today I got a couple of new preamp tubes and wanted to compare the sounds....
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 01-07-2014, 12:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 250
Posted By Monkeyleg
Thanks, Cathbard. I'll order one of those, along...

Thanks, Cathbard. I'll order one of those, along with the Tung-Sol 12AW7 that Doug recommended.
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 01-06-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 250
Posted By Monkeyleg
Thanks for the replies again. Guitar: Fender...

Thanks for the replies again.

Guitar: Fender American Standard Strat with Klein 59 pickups.

Speakers: 2 Weber 10F150 & 2 Weber 10A125

Weber Attenuator (no way I could use the amp without it).

The...
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