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Forum: Guitar Techniques 02-26-2015, 12:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 237
Posted By krm27
How to do a slide that seems to just slide off neck?

I don't understand how to play slides tabbed with no start or end notes, like 7\ or /7.

I have seen this, when guitarists just kind of slide down the neck and just sort of off of it, without...
Forum: Electric Guitar 02-20-2015, 07:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 374
Posted By krm27
Would you value this guitar mod / customization?

I bought an old, early 80's (est?) neck-through double cut, looks kind of like a Matsumoku neck-through with brass nut, Les Paul-like controls, and it has some cool brass fret inlays.

The weird part...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-06-2015, 01:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 465
Posted By krm27
Finding it impossible to figure out chord progressions by ear on popular songs

I'm self-taught for about 3 1/2 years. My practice basically has included:
- reading on theory
- working on minor pentatonic and major scales and trying to get comfortable with it all over fretboard...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-05-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 194
Posted By krm27
Okay, problem solved. Here's what I did, it was...

Okay, problem solved. Here's what I did, it was pretty easy:

First, I used combination of flashlight, small mirror and fingers (touch) to figure out the orientation of the pot -- the wiring side,...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-05-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 194
Posted By krm27
Well, I tried spraying the shaft and it does not...

Well, I tried spraying the shaft and it does not look like much if any got through to the main part of the pot, it just sits on top around the nut that holds the pot on the body. I tried loosening...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 02-04-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 353
Posted By krm27
Well, one thing I'm missing is keeping time when...

Well, one thing I'm missing is keeping time when I don't have metronome or beat. Like, I've read players do not start out with great timing, we learn it, so I'd like to get to the point where I...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-04-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 194
Posted By krm27
Best way to get deoxit into scratchy volume pot on semihollow with F-holes?

I got this old semi-hollow with F-holes, like Gibson ES-335. The top volume (for neck?) is really scratchy when I turn it. I have a can of DeoxIT D5 spray with the little red straw. I'm wondering...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 02-04-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 353
Posted By krm27
Fun ways to practice timing on guitar??

I've been playing about 3.5 years, self-taught. One issue I've had is that I rarely have practiced or played with a metronome. I just would grab a guitar and work on chords, scales, etc.

I'd...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-29-2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 394
Posted By krm27
Thanks for responses. It sounds like everyone's...

Thanks for responses. It sounds like everyone's pretty much agreeing that there's no real conclusions to be drawn from DC resistance alone.

One last follow up, though, since this does seem to be at...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-29-2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 230
Posted By krm27
Need help / advice on repairing broken 3-way toggle switch for LP type guitar

I have an LP type guitar with the 3-way pickup-selector switch on the upper bout as per normal LP.

The actual switch itself (the shaft) broke. I know i can replace the whole toggle-switch assembly...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-28-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 394
Posted By krm27
Trying to understand how pickup dc resistance relates to how good a pickup is?

I recently got a multimeter and looked up how to measure my guitars' pickups for dc resistance or "hotness."

I found that an HSS that I've got has single coils at around 5.2 and the humbucker at...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 01-27-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 187
Posted By krm27
Since a picture's worth a thousand words, I have...

Since a picture's worth a thousand words, I have tried to illustrate the wiring I see in my guitar. It has a lot more wires to ground than I expected from what little I've seen online about pickup...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 01-26-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 187
Posted By krm27
Thanks, I'll try to check the connections through...

Thanks, I'll try to check the connections through "fiddling" to see if I can find a way to get normal output intermittently. Re-soldering everything may be a problem for me because it's a crowded...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 01-26-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 187
Posted By krm27
It has done it since I got it, about 2 years ago....

It has done it since I got it, about 2 years ago. This was bought as a back up guitar / possible restoration project, and has mostly sat in the closet but I want to get it fully functional...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 01-25-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 187
Posted By krm27
Thanks, I found the wiring diagram on that site,...

Thanks, I found the wiring diagram on that site, though the 5-way switch hook up is slightly different (two rows of 4 nodes, whereas mine has 8 nodes in a row).

Ken
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 01-25-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 187
Posted By krm27
Diagnosing / fixing super-quiet neck pup on HSS guitar?

I have a problem with the sound on my 1985 Yamaha SE612 which has HSS and 5-way selector switch. The neck positions are super-quiet.

Positions 1, 2 & 3 (bridge, bridge & middle, middle) all have...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-14-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 164
Posted By krm27
I guess they're called "bridge length...

I guess they're called "bridge length screws" and I found them for sale online at allparts.com and a couple other places. They seem to be the same size EXCEPT for length. Mine are 3/4" long and the...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-14-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 164
Posted By krm27
Where to find screws for electric guitar?

I want to replace some small screws on a telecaster style guitar, that allow the saddles to be pulled further to neck or bridge side. I took one to Home Depot, but after a lot of looking they have...
Forum: Electric Guitar 12-20-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 265
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: 348
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: 348
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: 348
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: 6
Views: 390
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: 160
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: 160
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: 235
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: 235
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: 165
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: 188
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: 188
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,...
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