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Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 10-12-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 348
Posted By Black'n'Tan
Another option is to just block it in one...

Another option is to just block it in one direction (so that you can't pull up on the bar) and get a D-Tuna: http://www.dtuna.com.

Then it's even easier to go to drop D than if you had a fixed...
Forum: Electric Guitar 10-11-2014, 01:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 119
Posted By Black'n'Tan
FYI, when the tuners are all on the...

FYI, when the tuners are all on the "bottom" of the headstock, it's generally called a "reverse headstock".
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 10-09-2014, 02:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 199
Posted By Black'n'Tan
If you were going to support a bunch of weight...

If you were going to support a bunch of weight with the guitar body, like you would with furniture, then biscuits and dowels would be appropriate, but you almost certainly won't be. Also there are...
Forum: Electric Guitar 09-30-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 497
Posted By Black'n'Tan
Thanks. Now you're my hero in 2 ways. So, two...

Thanks. Now you're my hero in 2 ways.

So, two of them? Did one have SSS pups and the other HSS pups?

Take care.
Forum: Electric Guitar 09-30-2014, 12:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 497
Posted By Black'n'Tan
That's funny because one of the Fender guys at...

That's funny because one of the Fender guys at the factory today told me they're all HSH. SSS was not even part of the conversation. He called the "swimming pool routes" a "hog route" and said they...
Forum: Electric Guitar 09-28-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 497
Posted By Black'n'Tan
LOL! OK, I thought we were talking about...

LOL!

OK, I thought we were talking about electrical routing, not routing in the wood, but I'm with you now.

I can tell you for sure that even the American Deluxe Bodies are routed HSH, as are the...
Forum: Electric Guitar 09-28-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 497
Posted By Black'n'Tan
SSS:...

SSS: http://support.fender.com/service_diagrams/stratocaster/013-4600_02D_SISD.pdf
HSS: http://support.fender.com/service_diagrams/stratocaster/013-4700_02C_SISD.pdf

I should be visiting their...
Forum: Recordings 09-28-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 433
Posted By Black'n'Tan
I'll second the Sweetwater recommendation--in...

I'll second the Sweetwater recommendation--in fact give them a call and they can help match you with a mic for what you want to do and your budget. You can get some great stuff for under $400 so you...
Forum: Electric Guitar 09-20-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,105
Posted By Black'n'Tan
Congratulations on the new guitar!!! The neck...

Congratulations on the new guitar!!! The neck might need an adjustment for you to get rid of the buzz, or the frets might need leveling. I wouldn't try either of these until you know what you're...
Forum: Electric Guitar 09-11-2014, 03:40 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,105
Posted By Black'n'Tan
Nice guitar! What year was it made and where? ...

Nice guitar! What year was it made and where? Maybe it was done in the same plant/during the same time as a run of Squier Standards so it was more cost effective to use that guard.

On the Squier...
Forum: Electric Guitar 09-08-2014, 03:53 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,105
Posted By Black'n'Tan
Let us know when you get it. Pics and a review...

Let us know when you get it. Pics and a review would be cool.

Pics of the Strat when you're done would be cool, tool
Forum: Electric Guitar 09-08-2014, 01:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,105
Posted By Black'n'Tan
No intonation problems with either the MIA Strat...

No intonation problems with either the MIA Strat or the Squier Affinity.

BTW, I have another Fender MIA pickguard the factory lended me for mock-up work for a Strat we're working on together. I...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 09-05-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 686
Posted By Black'n'Tan
Hnad!

Hnad!
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 09-05-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 686
Posted By Black'n'Tan
If he's that discerning then he wouldn't be happy...

If he's that discerning then he wouldn't be happy with it anyway. If so and he has the disposable income, then he'd be far better off with an Axe FX. It will also cover effects (and not just a few...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 09-05-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 344
Posted By Black'n'Tan
This might be your cheapest solution for the...

This might be your cheapest solution for the exact fix to what you asked:

Plug the amp speaker out into...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 09-04-2014, 11:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 686
Posted By Black'n'Tan
Ditto on the short answer. For the long answer,...

Ditto on the short answer.

For the long answer, Kemper is the best choice for someone with one or just a few choice guitars and access to lots of great amps to profile. The problem with the Kemper...
Forum: Electric Guitar 09-04-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,105
Posted By Black'n'Tan
Linkerman was lucky. With my (Chinese) Affinity,...

Linkerman was lucky. With my (Chinese) Affinity, the guard was a couple of millimeters longer at the bridge, and one was wider than the other at the bridge (compared to my MIA Strat pickguard). ...
Forum: Electric Guitar 09-03-2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,105
Posted By Black'n'Tan
Good luck painting the guitar. I've got a fair...

Good luck painting the guitar. I've got a fair amount of experience painting lots of things over the years and I'm having my current project painted by a pro, even though I could have bought a...
Forum: Electric Guitar 09-01-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,105
Posted By Black'n'Tan
Sounds like you'd be a lot more comfortable with...

Sounds like you'd be a lot more comfortable with the Jaguar and you might want to consider Mustangs also. Based on that I'd forget about resurrecting the Strat or wasting time on telecasters.

IMHO...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 08-23-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 206
Posted By Black'n'Tan
I'd compare the Baggs against the Graph Tech...

I'd compare the Baggs against the Graph Tech Ghost system. Think you'll get a more believable acoustic tone out of their composite saddles than you would metal saddles.
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 08-20-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 101
Posted By Black'n'Tan
With big frets the guitar practically plays...

With big frets the guitar practically plays itself. The one with smaller frets won't.

But some thing the smaller frets is easier to play since you don't have to worry as much about playing too...
Forum: The Pit 08-16-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,505
Posted By Black'n'Tan
Bad for my Body by Deap...

Bad for my Body by Deap Vally

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXxVF8spdac

Actually learned it better by tabbing it so I posted it to give a little back to UG.
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 08-13-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,042
Posted By Black'n'Tan
If you don't want to lose all the flexibility...

If you don't want to lose all the flexibility from MFX, then consider tacking this on there...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 08-09-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 306
Posted By Black'n'Tan
The Amplug is another great option--it'll serve...

The Amplug is another great option--it'll serve the same function as the Multistomp plus the mixer for this scenario--it just won't have as many amp sims--just the one.

BTW, that Radio Shack adapter...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 08-08-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 306
Posted By Black'n'Tan
Cool. If it sounds funny it might be what fly135...

Cool. If it sounds funny it might be what fly135 was talking about. You might be able to make up for not having cab emulation by adjusting the EQ on your board. Or you can get something like this:...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 08-07-2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 306
Posted By Black'n'Tan
Better test it before using to make sure it's...

Better test it before using to make sure it's really connecting the tip of the 1/4" to the 1/8" ring and tip and the sleeve of the 1/4" just to the sleeve of the 1/8" end. If it goes ring to sleeve...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 07-29-2014, 04:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 671
Posted By Black'n'Tan
The JVM has programmable buttons on the remote...

The JVM has programmable buttons on the remote footswitch. And it has it's own effects loop. Which So you could put the screamer in the effects loop and program the loop on/off so it's the button...
Forum: Electric Guitar 11-11-2013, 04:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 481
Posted By Black'n'Tan
Just bite the bullet and buy a new pickguard in...

Just bite the bullet and buy a new pickguard in an HH config, a new switch, new pots, and capacitors. While you're at it, you can get the S-1 volume pot from Darren Riley for like $15 and a...
Forum: Electric Guitar 10-24-2013, 03:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 288
Posted By Black'n'Tan
For a second there I thought you meant you left...

For a second there I thought you meant you left with (bought) a dozen strats.

I recently spent an afternoon demoing every solid-body 6-string in the playing room at the Fender Visitor Center after...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 10-24-2013, 03:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 302
Posted By Black'n'Tan
If you want it just like that, don't forget the...

If you want it just like that, don't forget the aluminum channel around the edges. You can get that at Lowes for about $10. That way you can use thinner plywood and it'll be just as rigid as...
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