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Forum: Electric Guitar Today, 04:34 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By sinofian
After you remove the duct tape, you can easily...

After you remove the duct tape, you can easily clean off any residue using WD40. Then, clean the area with alcohol. After it's completely clean and dry, you can use nail polish to fill in the...
Forum: Electric Guitar 11-13-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 193
Posted By sinofian
PS. Here are a couple of setup guides from...

PS. Here are a couple of setup guides from Ibanez:

http://www.ibanez.co.jp/world/manual/guitars/Ibanez_EG_LockingTremolo_2000.pdf
http://www.ibanez.co.jp/world/manual/english/20.pdf
Forum: Electric Guitar 11-13-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 193
Posted By sinofian
That screw, while indeed crooked, won't cause any...

That screw, while indeed crooked, won't cause any problems. It just holds the claw in place.

Adjusting the trem is all a balancing act... You gotta tweak it until the trem is level with the surface...
Forum: Electric Guitar 10-20-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 245
Posted By sinofian
That one looks longer/ more rounded (aka a banana...

That one looks longer/ more rounded (aka a banana headstock, fwiw). Here's what a 'pointy' Kramer headstock looks like:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v425/smorgdonkey/Kramer/PacerDhead-1.jpg...
Forum: Electric Guitar 10-20-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 245
Posted By sinofian
I've never seen a Kramer with that headstock...

I've never seen a Kramer with that headstock shape, with a trem like that, or with a single coil pickup that has a mounting ring. It looks like something that someone slapped a Kramer logo on to...
Forum: Electric Guitar 10-10-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 251
Posted By sinofian
It's definitely possible. Heck, LOTS of guys (me...

It's definitely possible. Heck, LOTS of guys (me included) did it to their Strats back in the 80's.

The least intrusive way to do it would be to

1) Find a behind-the-nut string lock so you don't...
Forum: The Pit 09-04-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 493
Posted By sinofian
There's at least a LOT of processing going on in...

There's at least a LOT of processing going on in that original recording, if not full-on digital horns.

As for the 'Mariachi sound', a lot of Mariachi players prefer the old 60's Conn...
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-01-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 312
Posted By sinofian
Came here to say this! It's a great reference...

Came here to say this!

It's a great reference for any guitar player.
Forum: Electric Guitar 07-29-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 286
Posted By sinofian
I've been using the FTP in a live setting for the...

I've been using the FTP in a live setting for the past several months and it has worked flawlessly. I'm running the FTP software on a Lenovo Yoga 11s Ultrabook and triggering VSTs from SonicSynth2,...
Forum: Electric Guitar 07-07-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 343
Posted By sinofian
Yep, just throw an EQ in front of it.

Yep, just throw an EQ in front of it.
Forum: Electric Guitar 06-10-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 181
Posted By sinofian
No problem. FWIW, I'd be HIGHLY skeptical that...

No problem. FWIW, I'd be HIGHLY skeptical that it would intonate properly at all, as the original neck was 24-fret and the replacement only has 21!
Forum: Electric Guitar 06-10-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 181
Posted By sinofian
Looks like an Ovation Viper that someone slapped...

Looks like an Ovation Viper that someone slapped a Harmony neck on.

http://ne1.wpc.edgecastcdn.net/00077D/ovation/images/archive/guitars/Viper%201271.jpg
Forum: Electric Guitar 06-09-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 756
Posted By sinofian
:cheers:

:cheers:
Forum: Electric Guitar 06-09-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 756
Posted By sinofian
OP mentioned something about it not having...

OP mentioned something about it not having 'Yamaha' emblazoned across the headstock.

Shouldn't you be off stopping an intergalactic highway from being built or something, Zaphod?
Forum: Electric Guitar 06-09-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 756
Posted By sinofian
FWIW, the pic in the OP clearly shows the Yamaha...

FWIW, the pic in the OP clearly shows the Yamaha logo at the end of the headstock.


http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll294/leoolan23/yamaha_logo.jpg
Forum: Electric Guitar 05-14-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 437
Posted By sinofian
If you're asking about the 'RedActive' pickups...

If you're asking about the 'RedActive' pickups with the solder-less connections, they're top-notch. I recently put one in one of my guitars and was blown away. It drives like an EMG, but has a...
Forum: Electric Guitar 04-28-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 642
Posted By sinofian
thx! I remembered seeing those ZZRyders briefly...

thx!

I remembered seeing those ZZRyders briefly pop up online a few years ago (catalog is from '06). I seem to recall that they were pretty inexpensive as well.

FWIW, the 'Quad Rail' on the...
Forum: Electric Guitar 04-28-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 642
Posted By sinofian
Was it a ZZRyder guitar,...

Was it a ZZRyder guitar, perhaps?

http://stringconnectionmusic.com/ZZ%20Ryder%20Edited%20and%20Resized%202.jpg


If so, their catalog just states that they were 'Quad Rail' or 'Dual Rail' type...
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-25-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 702
Posted By sinofian
I've played a few Douglas brand guitars, owned a...

I've played a few Douglas brand guitars, owned a couple, and even gig with one regularly. Outside of the usual cheap electronics & hardware, they are relatively decent guitars equivalent to a...
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-11-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,329
Posted By sinofian
If the truss rod is properly adjusted and you're...

If the truss rod is properly adjusted and you're still getting buzz on every note/ fret, the problem has to be at/ towards the bridge; either 1) your string saddle isn't high enough or 2) you've got...
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-10-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,329
Posted By sinofian
Now, I'm no luthier, but I HAVE been working on...

Now, I'm no luthier, but I HAVE been working on my own guitars for the past 30 years (No, I didn't stay at a Holiday Inn last night).

It's hard to say what's going on with yours without looking at...
Forum: Electric Guitar 02-28-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 612
Posted By sinofian
For a different take on the RR design, check out...

For a different take on the RR design, check out the Washburn WV40 'Vindicator'. It was a part of their 'HM' series from a few years ago and now discontinued, but they seem to sell for VERY...
Forum: Electric Guitar 02-13-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 209
Posted By sinofian
...

Headstock:

http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z30/Guitarlon/MIJ%20Foto%20Flame%20Strat/DSC04197.jpg
Forum: Electric Guitar 02-13-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 209
Posted By sinofian
You're thinking of the 'HM' Series. As I recall,...

You're thinking of the 'HM' Series. As I recall, Those had Fender-branded tremelos with a slightly different shape than a Floyd. Most also had black headstocks with 'STRAT' scrawled across 'em,...
Forum: Electric Guitar 01-28-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 572
Posted By sinofian
Not true. Their short-lived 'SFA' line, like the...

Not true. Their short-lived 'SFA' line, like the one I posted above, were actually very well-made instruments; nothing at all like the junk you find at Wal-Mart.

& that's not just my opinion:...
Forum: Electric Guitar 01-27-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 572
Posted By sinofian
While I haven't played that particular model, I...

While I haven't played that particular model, I have heard that they can actually be pretty decent guitars. That being said, I see them on CL regularly for under $100.

I also own and have gigged...
Forum: The Pit 01-23-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 21,666
Views: 309,071
Posted By sinofian
While they can be built into competent...

While they can be built into competent off-roaders, FJ's have a HUGE blind spot & aftermarket parts cost ridiculous amounts.

Plus, you can't do this with a F(ake)...
Forum: Electric Guitar 01-23-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 569
Posted By sinofian
No problem. The wire colors might be different,...

No problem. The wire colors might be different, but the connections will be the same.
Forum: Electric Guitar 01-22-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 569
Posted By sinofian
OP, it would be very easy to turn your coil split...

OP, it would be very easy to turn your coil split switch into a kill switch and would not require anything more than a little soldering work, one wire, and some electrical tape. If you have access...
Forum: Electric Guitar 01-15-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 345
Posted By sinofian
Which model do you have? If it is the 'Mercury...

Which model do you have? If it is the 'Mercury 003' like the pic below, then it has a 'floating' bridge & you should be able to correct any string angle problems by ensuring that the bridge and...
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