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Forum: Electric Guitar Yesterday, 09:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 86
Posted By krm27
Does quality of saddles affect quality of tone on a guitar (telecaster type)?

I'm looking to replace saddles on a telecaster style guitar made in the 80s by Yamaha. Six individual metal saddles that each screw onto a bridge plate and each saddle raises/lowers by turning two...
Forum: Electric Guitar 12-15-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 209
Posted By krm27
Good to know, thanks. Ken

Good to know, thanks.

Ken
Forum: Electric Guitar 12-15-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 209
Posted By krm27
Whoops, I guess it does. This is my first guitar...

Whoops, I guess it does. This is my first guitar of this type, did not realize that existed, thought I had to get tuning perfect at the tuners / headstock side. Now that you mention it, I do recall...
Forum: Electric Guitar 12-15-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 209
Posted By krm27
Best way to keep handy the tool (hex / allen wrench) for adjusting locking nut?

I have started using a guitar with a locking nut, uses a small allen wrench for loosening the nut braces. I find myself wanting to fine tune it on a daily basis. I don't want to go fishing for this...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 12-12-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 186
Posted By krm27
Can some one give me advice on how to sequence the work replacing guitar electronics?

I've got an old guitar, a bit like a les paul (single cut, 2 humbuckers, 2 tone & 2 volume, 3-way pickup selector). I'm planning my first soldering / electronics work on it which will involve:

(1) ...
Forum: Electric Guitar 12-09-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 110
Posted By krm27
Wow, it did not occur to me that those holes took...

Wow, it did not occur to me that those holes took any kind of tool, but I see now you are right. Thanks.

Ken
Forum: Electric Guitar 12-09-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 110
Posted By krm27
How to raise action on this guitar? (see pic)

I have this 1985 Yamaha SJ550hr, which is shaped like a telecaster with two humbuckers and coil split. I am trying to set it up for learning slide guitar, and I want to raise the action for that.

I...
Forum: Electric Guitar 12-09-2014, 12:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 181
Posted By krm27
Thanks. I realized sometime after starting this...

Thanks. I realized sometime after starting this thread that my tremolo would make changing tuning difficult. I have another guitar, Yamaha SJ550hr, which is shaped like a Telecaster but with...
Forum: Electric Guitar 12-08-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 181
Posted By krm27
Which of my electric guitars should I set up for slide guitar, how do I set it up?

I'm going to start learning slide guitar, and I'm debating just using one of my existing guitars for slide, or buying a guitar better suited for slide.

The guitar I already have, that I don't use...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 12-06-2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 109
Posted By krm27
My plan to put P-Rails in vintage neck-through single cut guitar

I got this sweet neck-through single cut guitar. It's single cut, Les Paul shaped with basic Les Paul controls (2 tone, 2 volume, 3-way pickup selector) but no binding, and guitar's pretty light. ...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-24-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 148
Posted By krm27
Thanks for the detailed response. I just read...

Thanks for the detailed response. I just read about those triple-shot rings, seems like an okay option, if they come in cream matching the cream P-rails. I definitely want to try the P-Rails in...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-22-2014, 03:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 148
Posted By krm27
Seeking opinions on putting P90s or SD P-Rails in vintage neck-thru solidbody

I just got this vintage (late 70s, give or take) neck-thru guitar, pretty rare higher end Harmony made in Japan. I'm a sucker for vintage Japanese neck thru guitars, especially if they are rare,...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-19-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 116
Posted By krm27
Replacing pickguard on ES-175D jazz box replica?

I got an early 70s Japanese replica of Gibson ES-175D (made by Morris). It looks VERY close to the original, and I read the founder/owner of Morris visited the Gibson factory and had a close...
Forum: Electric Guitar 11-18-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 264
Posted By krm27
BillyTheShears: Thanks a bunch, that was the...

BillyTheShears:

Thanks a bunch, that was the problem. This is my first jazz-box type electric, did not realize the bridge was movable. I'm guessing it got knocked out of position during shipping...
Forum: Electric Guitar 11-18-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 264
Posted By krm27
I've moved all the saddles all the way toward the...

I've moved all the saddles all the way toward the pickups. As suspected, this gave negligible relief because most of the saddles were already pretty far in that direction and, as I said, the note is...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 11-18-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 439
Posted By krm27
I have a Vox 4 watt all tube amp with...

I have a Vox 4 watt all tube amp with retro-stylng that I like. Model AC4C1. Not much to fiddle with, in terms of knobs / bells and whistles, more of a plug & play. It can get loud if you crank it...
Forum: Electric Guitar 11-17-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 264
Posted By krm27
Need help understanding how to fix intonation problem... - SOLVED

I'm pretty frustrated because I just got done reading multiple "fix your intonation" articles on the internet and it seems there's a recurring gap in the explanations. I now know that if I have an...
Forum: Musician Talk 11-17-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 244
Posted By krm27
Thanks, I'll work on it. Ken

Thanks, I'll work on it.

Ken
Forum: Musician Talk 11-17-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 244
Posted By krm27
Tapping questions

I just started learning tapping and have a couple questions:

First, I have the fingernails on my right picking hand longer than my left, because I sometimes finger pick. Not as long as, say, a...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 11-17-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 58
Posted By krm27
Trouble finding metal framed case for double cut solid body electric guitar

I want to get a case like this:

https://reverb-res.cloudinary.com/image/upload/a_exif,c_limit,fl_progressive,h_620,q_85,w_620/v1413653399/ef8xekaasx75dsyfx022.jpg

I have one such case for a 1981...
Forum: Gear Ads 11-11-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 99
Posted By krm27
FS: 1989 Yamaha Pacifica 712 (HSS fat strat type) black/white

See pics & details here:

https://reverb.com/shop/kens-guitars-1

This guitar retailed new for $699 in 1989, is all original, plays great. It has cosmetic blemishes (e.g., tarnish on metal parts,...
Forum: Gear Ads 11-11-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 81
Posted By krm27
FS: Vintage Yamaha 12-string acoustic, 1972 FG-260, made in Japan, with case

Guitar is has some minor cosmetic issues, but neck is good, playable all the way up the neck, great tone. It's rare to find an FG 12-string from the 70s made in Japan (a lot of these were from...
Forum: Gear Ads 11-11-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 82
Posted By krm27
FS: 1985/1986 Yamaha SA2100 semihollow with OHSC

The guitar is near mint, and case is also in great condition for its age. See pics here:

https://reverb.com/shop/kens-guitars-1

Ken
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-04-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 271
Posted By krm27
Washburn has / had some kind of unusual coil...

Washburn has / had some kind of unusual coil split technology on some of their guitars (WI64?), cannot recall if it was controlled by knob or not... may not be related, I don't know.

Ken
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-03-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 85
Posted By krm27
Need help to fix old drum machine - Alesis SR-16

I bought this in 1990 and it has worked great for me for almost 25 years. In recent weeks, it started being temperamental when I'd turn it on. Sometimes it went on, sometimes nothing happened. I'd...
Forum: Musician Talk 10-23-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 471
Posted By krm27
You apparently missed the point. The index to...

You apparently missed the point. The index to pinky stretch is not the issue, of course I can do a 5-8 stretch from index to pinky. It's not even a stretch, it's just having your four fingers cover...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 10-22-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 155
Posted By krm27
Has anyone had serious problems importing a used guitar to the USA?

I bought a used acoustic guitar off Ebay for $50 and paid an additional $50 shipping. It was to ship from South Africa. Well, two weeks later, no guitar...the seller e-mails me that he send the...
Forum: Musician Talk 10-22-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 140
Posted By krm27
Question about using UG's Tab Pro

I asked this question in the "tabs" forum and got no response, so maybe it's more suited to this sub-forum since it's about a learning technique.

I have started using Tab Pro to learn some solos,...
Forum: Musician Talk 10-22-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 471
Posted By krm27
Okay, well, I had been googling to find some...

Okay, well, I had been googling to find some basic/standard/"must learn" blues riffs, and I quickly found two that used this chord shape, so I had thought it might be a common blues thing. Then I...
Forum: Musician Talk 10-22-2014, 12:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 471
Posted By krm27
I can sort of get the four notes to ring true...

I can sort of get the four notes to ring true using the middle finger to bar the three bottom strings. However, I have to have the hand at a really weird angle compared to what I'm used to in order...
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