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Forum: Electric Guitar 05-06-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 134
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: 202
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: 1,357
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: 287
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: 267
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: 271
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: 336
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: 694
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: 333
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: 372
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: 244
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: 317
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: 411
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: 221
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: 729
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: 451
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: 483
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: 487
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: 525
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...
Forum: Electric Guitar 10-27-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 368
Posted By stormin1155
A Classic Custom is more like a Standard with...

A Classic Custom is more like a Standard with fancier trim. They aren't custom shop. They usually go in the$1500 - $2000 range.
Forum: Electric Guitar 10-21-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 175
Posted By stormin1155
A good amp will make a crappy guitar sound good...

A good amp will make a crappy guitar sound good (or at least OK). A crappy amp will make a good guitar sound crappy. In my experience that pretty much holds true whether it's a tube or solid state....
Forum: Electric Guitar 10-13-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 190
Posted By stormin1155
If it makes that noise when your hand is in...

If it makes that noise when your hand is in contact with the pickguard it could be static from the pickguard itself. Try rubbing the pickguard with Bounce or some other dryer sheet.
Forum: Electric Guitar 10-04-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 904
Posted By stormin1155
Watch Youtubes of your favorite Christian rock...

Watch Youtubes of your favorite Christian rock artists and see what they are playing. Phil Keaggy plays Les Pauls, Lincoln Brewster plays strats.... I see a lot of teles, 335s, some Gretschs......
Forum: Electric Guitar 09-24-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 358
Posted By stormin1155
Before even thinking about touching the truss rod...

Before even thinking about touching the truss rod or anything else, you need to determine where the buzz is coming from. If it buzzes only on open strings, the first thing I look at is if the slots...
Forum: Electric Guitar 09-21-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 626
Posted By stormin1155
First of all, intonation has nothing to do with...

First of all, intonation has nothing to do with string buzz. What you are describing has happened to me several times.... frets ok, set-up ok, relief ok.... if just one string does it and...
Forum: Electric Guitar 09-21-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 896
Posted By stormin1155
This thread has shifted from the OP's question,...

This thread has shifted from the OP's question, so back to that... You can remove a strat pickguard without removing the strings IF it is a 21 fret neck. Just loosen the strings, and tape the body...
Forum: Electric Guitar 09-18-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 211
Posted By stormin1155
I use pencil as well. Chapstick also works. If...

I use pencil as well. Chapstick also works. If your nut slots are in good shape (wide enough for the string to freely pass, and smooth) you shouldn't need any lube at all.
Forum: Electric Guitar 09-17-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 491
Posted By stormin1155
Looks like a nice guitar. Priced a bit high I...

Looks like a nice guitar. Priced a bit high I think... Squier neck, those pickups can be had for $69 on ebay... solid, but not high end parts.
Forum: Electric Guitar 09-15-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 343
Posted By stormin1155
Pretty much what TooDeep said... his last comment...

Pretty much what TooDeep said... his last comment has to do with the fact that bare wood is more susceptible to humidity changes, of particular concern is the wood drying out. So it becomes even...
Forum: Electric Guitar 09-14-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 374
Posted By stormin1155
Most tuning problems have to do with the nut......

Most tuning problems have to do with the nut... strings get hung up because the nut slots are too narrow, they are rough, or the string is binding or getting caught on something. I have a 339 Ultra,...
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