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Forum: Electric Guitar 07-27-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 293
Posted By poppameth
Yeah just make sure the neck feels good, is...

Yeah just make sure the neck feels good, is pretty straight and the action seems pretty good. I've had some really poor guitars in the shop that no matter how much I did to them the neck was just too...
Forum: Electric Guitar 07-27-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 191
Posted By poppameth
I've got a 1986 Roadstar II with an Original Edge...

I've got a 1986 Roadstar II with an Original Edge in it. This was one of the first guitars to ever get it. The guy that owned this before me put some heavy use on it. After some cleaning and a very...
Forum: Electric Guitar 07-26-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 293
Posted By poppameth
Not being able to see it in the photos that logo...

Not being able to see it in the photos that logo looks a lot like a Charvel logo. More than likely it's a Chinese knockoff that was trying to replicate the look of the guitar and logo. Ever see anime...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 07-08-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 469
Posted By poppameth
Will it make me play faster? I mean it's carbon...

Will it make me play faster? I mean it's carbon fiber. Should be lighter, thus making my pick hand faster. Or have I been watching too much Top Gear UK? Seriously, not everything needs to be made out...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 07-06-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 139
Posted By poppameth
Have you tried reflashing it? If you can't get...

Have you tried reflashing it? If you can't get the update to install again you'll probably have to contact Zoom for a fix. I've never had good luck with Zoom products.
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 07-03-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 207
Posted By poppameth
Twin reissue hands down. Between the two it's...

Twin reissue hands down. Between the two it's just built better. I've got a few friends with various versions of the Deville all the way from the late 90s up through modern builds. They've all had to...
Forum: Electric Guitar 05-13-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 194
Posted By poppameth
It came with a Prorocker to start and then moved...

It came with a Prorocker to start and then moved over to the original Edge in the late 80s. Which you have will determine how hard it is to fix and or replace. Here is a similar project I did on...
Forum: Electric Guitar 04-22-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 295
Posted By poppameth
That isn't a very good bridge anyway. Not a...

That isn't a very good bridge anyway. Not a double locking system. With the expense involved in trying to fix it, you are better off putting a Gotoh 1996 in there. You'll get everything you need, a...
Forum: Electric Guitar 04-12-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 469
Posted By poppameth
It's not bad retrofitting a guitar for one if the...

It's not bad retrofitting a guitar for one if the spacing is already pretty close. We did it to an old RG470.
http://darkling.poppameth.com/ibanez-rg470-project/

Basically just fill the stud holes...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 04-07-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 135
Posted By poppameth
They are definitely stiffer springs. They come in...

They are definitely stiffer springs. They come in handy when you want only two springs and a Tremol-no though.
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 03-12-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 350
Posted By poppameth
I've always been fond of Lace Sensors. My strat...

I've always been fond of Lace Sensors. My strat has Golds in it and we just rebuild an old Ibanez with a Deathbucker, Single Silver, and Dually Red/Blue. It sounds great.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-06-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 398
Posted By poppameth
I still do this quite a bit for shorter patch...

I still do this quite a bit for shorter patch cables on pedal boards. I usually use Canare or Mogami cable and Switchcraft ends. I've bought a fair bit from Have Inc and Redco. I put together a full...
Forum: Electric Guitar 02-18-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 526
Posted By poppameth
Check the screws in the back holding the spring...

Check the screws in the back holding the spring claw in place. It seems like maybe one of the screws slipped and let the claw loose on one side. That would account for the block shifting like that....
Forum: Electric Guitar 02-08-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 374
Posted By poppameth
He says the neck pup is a Holy Grail. If you look...

He says the neck pup is a Holy Grail. If you look on Lace's website the Holy Grails are indeed shown with exposed pole pieces. There does appear to be a logo stamped above the pole pieces on it as...
Forum: Electric Guitar 02-06-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 365
Posted By poppameth
If that still doesn't cut it you can add springs...

If that still doesn't cut it you can add springs or switch the springs out for shorter stiffer ones.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-25-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 275
Posted By poppameth
Is the guitar a bolt on or is the neck...

Is the guitar a bolt on or is the neck permanently attached? If it's bolt on it's possible to shim to neck pocket a bit as well to lengthen the strings slightly.
Forum: Electric Guitar 01-25-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 219
Posted By poppameth
Email them about it. They are pretty good at...

Email them about it. They are pretty good at getting back to you with a recommendation.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-12-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 334
Posted By poppameth
Yep, installing a block toward the spring side of...

Yep, installing a block toward the spring side of the cavity and cranking the springs down tight will make the bridge completely solid when pressing on it from above. It won't be able to pull back at...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-11-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 334
Posted By poppameth
I have my Tremol-no locked and it works fine, but...

I have my Tremol-no locked and it works fine, but i have a lighter muting technique. If you really slam it then it will slip easier. I think you are best off to block it for dive only with heavy and...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-10-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 334
Posted By poppameth
The Tremol-no is good at what it does if you use...

The Tremol-no is good at what it does if you use it to go from floating to fixed bridge. I agree that it isn't really any good for changing tunings. You still have to adjust the springs and...
Forum: Electric Guitar 12-12-2013, 07:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 255
Posted By poppameth
Completely normal. You can pull it flat the the...

Completely normal. You can pull it flat the the top if you want a more solid bridge with a dive only trem setup. Floating it let's you get a better range of effect with the tremolo.
Forum: Electric Guitar 12-03-2013, 07:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 372
Posted By poppameth
I could be wrong but I believe that is a...

I could be wrong but I believe that is a Zero.

Edit: yep completely wrong. I thought the Zero looked different, but my stack of trem photos is evidently labeled wrong.
Forum: Electric Guitar 11-27-2013, 07:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 200
Posted By poppameth
Just some FYI. Those are still very good bridges....

Just some FYI. Those are still very good bridges. They just aren't double locking systems like a Floyd and you can't get the flutter effects you can with a Floyd. These types are dive only since they...
Forum: Electric Guitar 11-26-2013, 07:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 200
Posted By poppameth
Probably a two point trem like strats use, not a...

Probably a two point trem like strats use, not a Floyd. Something like this.
http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Bridges,_tailpieces/Electric_guitar_tremolos/Wilkinson_Gotoh_VS-100N_Tremolo.html?tab=Specs
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 11-25-2013, 07:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 291
Posted By poppameth
Tone is something I can't comment too much on...

Tone is something I can't comment too much on with coated strings since I don't use them. The friend who plays them has a sever problem with over processing pretty much anything he plays so I'm not...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 11-24-2013, 11:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 291
Posted By poppameth
A friend of mine has acid hands. He'll rust a set...

A friend of mine has acid hands. He'll rust a set of strings off in two weeks time easy. We've been through most of the coated strings out there. He liked the sound of the DR Black Beauties. The...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 11-11-2013, 07:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 321
Posted By poppameth
Go to any carpet store and see if they have a...

Go to any carpet store and see if they have a remnant of a cheap loop commercial carpet. The cheaper the better as it tends to have looser loops. The hook part of velcro sticks very well to this.
Forum: Electric Guitar 11-06-2013, 07:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 323
Posted By poppameth
Actually I'm pretty sure it's a grounding issue....

Actually I'm pretty sure it's a grounding issue. I just can't figure out why. It's just like the OP's situation. It's fine at 10 but as soon as the volume it rolled back it buzzes. It also buzzes a...
Forum: Electric Guitar 11-05-2013, 07:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 323
Posted By poppameth
I have an old Strat Plus from the 90s that does...

I have an old Strat Plus from the 90s that does the exact same thing. Gold Lace Sensors in it too, which are normally very quiet. I've been through the whole guitar and changed out all the pots and...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-03-2013, 10:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 311
Posted By poppameth
I bet you'd have a lot of corrosion on the...

I bet you'd have a lot of corrosion on the hardware and electronics due to the chemicals in the wood. You also can't finish it at all unless you leave it out in the weather for a while to get the...
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