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Forum: Electric Guitar 08-19-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 422
Posted By Monkeyleg
Finally, here's a...

Finally, here's a photo.

http://www.gunshopfinder.com/MIM_strat.jpg
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-19-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 422
Posted By Monkeyleg
I guess. It's just that I spent $1100 on the...

I guess. It's just that I spent $1100 on the American Standard and $2000 on the Les Paul. The $650 MIM Strat is the guitar I play the most, in part because it feels the best in my hands. It's not...
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-18-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 422
Posted By Monkeyleg
I found the seams. They did an excellent job of...

I found the seams. They did an excellent job of matching the grains, so there's no abrupt changes.

The grain pattern is too nice for a $650 guitar for it to be real. I would think it's a laminate...
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-18-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 422
Posted By Monkeyleg
HomerSGR, I guess I'm not understanding what...

HomerSGR, I guess I'm not understanding what you're saying. Are you saying that the veneer is one piece or two or more? I'm just trying to figure out how the guitar body could be covered with...
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-18-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 422
Posted By Monkeyleg
Thanks for the replies. Okay. How is it that...

Thanks for the replies.



Okay. How is it that the woodgrain patterns of the pieces of veneer all line up perfectly? I can't spot a break in the pattern anywhere.
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-17-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 422
Posted By Monkeyleg
That I know of. When I restored cars, I'd spend...

That I know of. When I restored cars, I'd spend as long as nine months block sanding primer-surfacer before ever applying the final color coat of lacquer. It was the only way to get a mirror finish...
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-17-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 422
Posted By Monkeyleg
The MIM Strat is the woodgrain finish. I can't...

The MIM Strat is the woodgrain finish. I can't find a seam in the finish or a break in the pattern anywhere, so I don't think it's a veneer or a laminate. I think the finish is painted on.

The gloss...
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-17-2014, 12:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 422
Posted By Monkeyleg
Observation about guitar clear finishes

A bit over two years ago I bought a Fender American Standard Strat in a sunburst finish. A month or so later I bought a MIM Fender Strat with a wood pattern finish. It's not real wood, although it...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-13-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 449
Posted By Monkeyleg
I can see how the tuners would affect it, but how...

I can see how the tuners would affect it, but how would the bridge affect the strings going out of tune?
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-12-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 449
Posted By Monkeyleg
I have a problem with my Les Paul, which I...

I have a problem with my Les Paul, which I recently purchased, going out of tune. The Stratocasters I have will go almost forever without needing to be retuned.

The Strats have slightly heavier...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-06-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 327
Posted By Monkeyleg
Where are the strings breaking? Up near the...

Where are the strings breaking? Up near the tuners? Somewhere in the middle of the fret board?

I went through a few broken strings on one guitar, with all of them breaking up near the tuners. I...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-02-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 543
Posted By Monkeyleg
I have a song in my head all the time, whether I...

I have a song in my head all the time, whether I want to or not. If it's annoying, it's what psychologists call "ear worms". Songs you can't get out of your head. Try listening to Abba's "Dancing...
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-01-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 189
Posted By Monkeyleg
No, it wasn't his main guitar. I don't know why...

No, it wasn't his main guitar. I don't know why he called it "Main".
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-01-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 189
Posted By Monkeyleg
30th Anniversary SRV "Main" reproduction guitars being made

I just learned that Jim Hamilton, the luthier who made Stevie Ray Vaughan's "Main" guitar, the one with SRV's name inlaid on the fret board, is making 30th anniversary reproductions.

He made some...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-20-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 312
Posted By Monkeyleg
Thanks for the reply. I also have the neck up at...

Thanks for the reply. I also have the neck up at an angle rather than close to horizontal. I have issues with tendons in my elbows and wrists, and the less I have to bend my wrist the better. Putting...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-20-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 312
Posted By Monkeyleg
Sitting position

I've been following the Justin Guitar courses and some others for a couple of years. Justin and others teach that the guitar should rest on the right leg. However, I find that resting on the left leg...
Forum: Electric Guitar 07-20-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 136
Posted By Monkeyleg
Thanks, dannyalcatraz. I don't expect them to...

Thanks, dannyalcatraz. I don't expect them to appreciate. They may even go down in value. They're sure beautiful, though.

I don't want to buy one of the less expensive ones because I don't know...
Forum: Electric Guitar 07-20-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 136
Posted By Monkeyleg
Thanks. The Hamiltone was made by Hamiltone,...

Thanks. The Hamiltone was made by Hamiltone, though, and not by Fender. The real models that are exact replicas of SRV's guitar were made by Jim Hamilton of Hamiltone.
Forum: Electric Guitar 07-19-2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 136
Posted By Monkeyleg
Where to watch for SRV Hamiltone repro?

I've fallen in love with Stevie Ray Vaughan's Hamiltone. I understand that there were a limited number of the SRV models made by Jim Hamilton, and they were signed by him on the back of the head...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-15-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 780
Posted By Monkeyleg
Neither of my parents was into music, and so I...

Neither of my parents was into music, and so I didn't have much exposure as a child. I tried saxophone in high school, but didn't practice, and so I sucked. I just accepted that I wasn't destined to...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-12-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 490
Posted By Monkeyleg
I had SRV weight (.012" - .058") GHS...

I had SRV weight (.012" - .058") GHS Rocker strings on one of my Strats. I struggled to play a couple of SRV songs for about a year and a half. I never even tried the songs on another guitar....
Forum: Electric Guitar 06-29-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 610
Posted By Monkeyleg
I have a LP Traditional, which is a solid body,...

I have a LP Traditional, which is a solid body, and weighs in at just under 10 pounds. That's more than 1.5 more heavier my American Strat. The weight does get to me after a bit, but I'm 63 and have...
Forum: Electric Guitar 06-09-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 564
Posted By Monkeyleg
I only started playing two years ago, but have...

I only started playing two years ago, but have four guitars: a $50 used Squier Strat, a nice MIM Strat, an American Standard Strat, and a Les Paul Traditional.

I can definitely hear the difference...
Forum: Electric Guitar 05-31-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 268
Posted By Monkeyleg
I don't know what the original switch looks...

I don't know what the original switch looks like.

The jumper is just a piece of wire. It helps to have small alligator clips on each end. Attach it to the switch at the two points that are being...
Forum: Electric Guitar 05-29-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 268
Posted By Monkeyleg
It could be a solder connection, or it might be...

It could be a solder connection, or it might be an accumulation of dirt or some kind of gun on the contacts of the switch. When you push on it, the switch makes full contact because something is...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 05-24-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 189
Posted By Monkeyleg
I don't think you want to tune a half step...

I don't think you want to tune a half step higher. The bridge pulling up is common if you have more tension than usual, or if the springs just aren't strong enough to keep the bridge flat when the...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 05-10-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 200
Posted By Monkeyleg
I'm using a Weber Mass Lite attenuator so I can...

I'm using a Weber Mass Lite attenuator so I can get the sound of a loud amp without the volume. I've tried the amp at various volumes and distortion levels. The thing is, if the amp is at a point...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 05-08-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 200
Posted By Monkeyleg
I don't know about the two takes. According to...

I don't know about the two takes. According to Mick Taylor and others in the band, the band had gone through the entire song and finished at some point in Bobby Keye's sax solo. Mick Taylor just kept...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 05-08-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 200
Posted By Monkeyleg
Thanks, Dave_Mc. It has to be that he's playing...

Thanks, Dave_Mc. It has to be that he's playing those few notes louder, as he's getting distortion on the first two bends of the B string, then on the next note on the un-bended B, then on the two...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 05-07-2014, 11:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 200
Posted By Monkeyleg
question about Mick Taylor's "Can't You Hear Me Knockin" solo

Right now I'm playing with Mick Taylor's solo from the Stones' "Can't You Hear Me Knockin". It's pretty straightforward, but there's one thing that has me baffled.

Taylor's solo starts at the 4:40...
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