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Forum: Electric Guitar 12-19-2015, 11:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 234
Posted By stormin1155
I don't have personal experience with these, but...

I don't have personal experience with these, but lots of good reviews.

http://www.inlaystickers.com/products/birds-abalone-mixed-fret-markers
Forum: Electric Guitar 12-03-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 438
Posted By stormin1155
If your nut is indeed cut too high you can deepen...

If your nut is indeed cut too high you can deepen the slots. If you can slide a medium 0.73mm pick under the string at the 1st fret without raising the strings, you'll have problems. A thin pick...
Forum: Electric Guitar 12-02-2015, 11:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 428
Posted By stormin1155
WD-40 might help, but don't over-do it. WD-40...

WD-40 might help, but don't over-do it. WD-40 contains solvents that might soften the glue holding the fretboard on.
Forum: Electric Guitar 12-02-2015, 11:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 438
Posted By stormin1155
To follow up on what Dspellman said, if your nut...

To follow up on what Dspellman said, if your nut is cut too high you can have your guitar perfectly in tune, and as soon as you hit an A chord it sounds whacky. Thats because you're actually...
Forum: Electric Guitar 12-01-2015, 11:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 428
Posted By stormin1155
Not dumb questions at all. I'm not an Ibanez...

Not dumb questions at all. I'm not an Ibanez expert, so don't know for sure whether single action rods were used in some older models. What I can tell you is if it is a double action rod you will...
Forum: Electric Guitar 11-30-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 185
Posted By stormin1155
Before making any adjustments you first need to...

Before making any adjustments you first need to determine what is causing the buzzing. It could backbow (not enough relief), it could be your nut cut too low, could be uneven frets, or just too low...
Forum: Electric Guitar 11-30-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 428
Posted By stormin1155
If it is a single action rod you may be able to...

If it is a single action rod you may be able to actually remove the nut and place a spacer to give you more usable threads. Unfortunately, most or all Ibanez guitars use a double action rod, so...
Forum: Electric Guitar 11-29-2015, 03:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 319
Posted By stormin1155
In 2008 Gibson came out with a Standard Plus...

In 2008 Gibson came out with a Standard Plus model, sometimes referred to as an '08 even though the same appointments carried through 2009, and maybe even some early 2010 models. They are different...
Forum: Electric Guitar 11-29-2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 733
Posted By stormin1155
Strings usually break where there is a sharp...

Strings usually break where there is a sharp bend, like at the tuning post or saddle, or just from constant bending back and forth (tuning up and down, bends, lots of trem dives, etc), which weakens...
Forum: Electric Guitar 11-29-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 305
Posted By stormin1155
Probably the best advice is to take it back to...

Probably the best advice is to take it back to the tech. Those issues could be from a number of reasons, and you first need to diagnose the problem, which will lead to the solution. Loss of sustain...
Forum: Electric Guitar 07-22-2015, 10:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 241
Posted By stormin1155
I love my Mustang III!

I love my Mustang III!
Forum: Electric Guitar 05-06-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 294
Posted By stormin1155
Does it buzz played open or fretted? If fretted,...

Does it buzz played open or fretted? If fretted, all frets or just some? If just open, it could be the nut slot for the low E is cut too low. If when fretted your neck may need more relief, or the...
Forum: Electric Guitar 04-19-2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 446
Posted By stormin1155
If your action at the first few frets is too high...

If your action at the first few frets is too high you could be pulling the strings out of tune just by fretting them. Try fretting with a very light touch and see if it is still out of tune. Take a...
Forum: Electric Guitar 04-06-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,854
Posted By stormin1155
So what's your problem? If it sounds and plays...

So what's your problem? If it sounds and plays as good as it looks you have a winner.
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-23-2015, 10:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 546
Posted By stormin1155
What are you hoping to gain by going solderless? ...

What are you hoping to gain by going solderless? Unless you plan on swapping out pickups on a regular basis I see no advantage. I'm a tech and work on these things pretty regularly, and I actually...
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-03-2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 455
Posted By stormin1155
You should keep the humidity at 45-55% for all of...

You should keep the humidity at 45-55% for all of your guitars. If you live in an arid climate that probably means keeping the humidifier going all the time. I run a repair/luthier shop, and most of...
Forum: Electric Guitar 02-26-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 456
Posted By stormin1155
Tune to the 12th harmonic then fret at the 12th....

Tune to the 12th harmonic then fret at the 12th. Adjust until they match. If fretted is flat compared to harmonic, the saddle must move forward (toward the neck) and vice versa.
Forum: Electric Guitar 02-18-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 694
Posted By stormin1155
You could find out by scraping off the paint in...

You could find out by scraping off the paint in the trem or control/pickup cavity. Quite possible it is plywood. I had a Hohner Rockwood Pro strat years ago, and I think it was plywood. Never...
Forum: Electric Guitar 02-17-2015, 09:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 956
Posted By stormin1155
Hmmm... I was just reading a post over at TGP...

Hmmm... I was just reading a post over at TGP from a guy with a similar question. He had won a guitar autographed by Eddie Van Halen, Clapton, J. Page, C. Santana, Slash, B.B. King, Neil Young, The...
Forum: Electric Guitar 02-07-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 443
Posted By stormin1155
If the screw holes have stripped out so that the...

If the screw holes have stripped out so that the screws don't hold any more, just drop a short piece of toothpick (or other wood splinter) with a touch of glue into the holes. Going to 11s shouldn't...
Forum: Electric Guitar 02-02-2015, 11:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 531
Posted By stormin1155
I started playing in the early '70s and there...

I started playing in the early '70s and there were different gauge sets available then.
Forum: Electric Guitar 01-24-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 374
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: 557
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: 596
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: 390
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: 1,067
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: 584
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: 599
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: 715
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: 924
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...
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