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Forum: Electric Guitar Yesterday, 08:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 55
Posted By Monkeyleg
Opinion of Memphis BB King ES-335 Signature for play and collecting?

I've been watching a lot of B.B. King videos lately, and have been falling in love with his guitar.

I'm curious if anyone has any experience with that model, the ES-335 without the F-holes. I'm...
Forum: Gear Ads Yesterday, 05:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 17
Posted By Monkeyleg
Here's a couple of photos of the actual...

Here's a couple of photos of the actual strap

Leather (http://www.gunshopfinder.com/levys_outside.jpg)

Suede lining (http://www.gunshopfinder.com/levys_inside.jpg)
Forum: Guitar Techniques Yesterday, 01:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 134
Posted By Monkeyleg
Yeah, wait 40 years and see how much changes....

Yeah, wait 40 years and see how much changes. ;)



I've really worked at learning to use as little pressure as possible. Some barre chords still require effort. I've been working about half an hour...
Forum: Guitar Techniques Yesterday, 12:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 134
Posted By Monkeyleg
How old are you? What I've been told repeatedly...

How old are you? What I've been told repeatedly is that, when you reach your sixties, you can't easily add muscle mass.

Mass is different from strength, though. When I was doing weights, I'd see...
Forum: Gear Ads Yesterday, 04:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 17
Posted By Monkeyleg
For Sale: Levy's M4GF Tan Bass Guitar Strap

I have a Levy's M4GF tan 3.5" leather bass strap. I bought it in April, and it's been very lightly used. No scratches or blemishes in the leather. The backside of the strap is darkened where it's...
Forum: Guitar Techniques Yesterday, 12:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 134
Posted By Monkeyleg
Finger and hand muscles

I'm 64, and started working out at the gym about 6 years ago. I've always been skinny, and no matter how much I worked out and how much weight I could move, I didn't add muscle. It's always been that...
Forum: Electric Guitar 11-23-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 167
Posted By Monkeyleg
I'm changing high E strings pretty much every...

I'm changing high E strings pretty much every other night, so they're not old. I jut put a new set of all 6 strings on this guitar two nights ago.

Is .011 too light? I always thought that .009 was...
Forum: Electric Guitar 11-23-2014, 03:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 167
Posted By Monkeyleg
I'm using .011 on the E, .013 on the B, .018 on...

I'm using .011 on the E, .013 on the B, .018 on the G, .026 on the D, .038 on the A and .050 on the low E.

I've raised the action on the E, B, and G strings so that I don't have to push down as...
Forum: Electric Guitar 11-22-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 167
Posted By Monkeyleg
If it was the saddle, it would break at the...

If it was the saddle, it would break at the saddle. Ditto for the nut.

It's breaking right at the 7th and 8th frets, which is where I've been doing the bends the last couple of weeks. I'm doing...
Forum: Electric Guitar 11-22-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 167
Posted By Monkeyleg
The string breaking problem again

A couple of weeks ago I posted a thread about me constantly breaking the high E string on bends. I'd broken seven E strings in seven days.

Those replying thought it would be burrs or rough spots on...
Forum: Electric Guitar 11-11-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 362
Posted By Monkeyleg
For you to have spoken to him after they did this...

For you to have spoken to him after they did this posthumously, wouldn't he have had to be dead when you spoke to him? ;)
Forum: Electric Guitar 11-11-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 362
Posted By Monkeyleg
Thanks for the replies. It's good to know the MOP...

Thanks for the replies. It's good to know the MOP will hold up. Now I have to figure out if the guitar is legit, or if the inlays were done after market.

MOP is sure pretty.
Forum: Electric Guitar 11-11-2014, 02:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 362
Posted By Monkeyleg
Anyone have real mother of pearl fret board inlay?

I've been looking at some Les Paul's again, and there's one that caught my eye that has real mother of pearl inlay. The difference between real MOP and even the best fake MOP is night and day.

What...
Forum: Electric Guitar 11-09-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 251
Posted By Monkeyleg
Yesterday I spent about three hours going over...

Yesterday I spent about three hours going over all the frets. I sanded each one, starting with 400 grit, and going to 600, 1000, 1500 and 2000. I examined each fret with a 10X magnifier as I worked...
Forum: Electric Guitar 11-08-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,196
Posted By Monkeyleg
I often had the problem with the nut on the jack...

I often had the problem with the nut on the jack loosening. I finally loosened the nut, put a drop of Loctite blue (not red!) on the threads and tightened the nut. That takes care of it.

Pushing and...
Forum: Electric Guitar 11-07-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,196
Posted By Monkeyleg
When you say that the jack is loose, do you mean...

When you say that the jack is loose, do you mean the jack itself that the plug goes into, or the chrome piece that holds the jack and is screwed into the body? If it's the chrome piece, you can just...
Forum: Electric Guitar 11-06-2014, 12:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 251
Posted By Monkeyleg
I change all of the strings on each guitar about...

I change all of the strings on each guitar about once a month. I use a nickel roller wound .018 for the G string, and the winding breaks every few days at spots where I do a lot of bends, so I...
Forum: Electric Guitar 11-05-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 251
Posted By Monkeyleg
Breaking high E strings on two different guitars

There's a Youtube tutorial on Albert King riffs. There's some full-step bends around the 8th fret on the high E string. I keep breaking strings, even though I've tried two different guitars. The...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 11-04-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 326
Posted By Monkeyleg
I have the amp set as clean as possible. Some...

I have the amp set as clean as possible. Some chords sound very different. The subtleties between an E-shaped A minor and E-shaped A minor 7 are near impossible to pick out.

Has anyone here...
Forum: Electric Guitar 11-01-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 303
Posted By Monkeyleg
I was also a professional photographer for 30...

I was also a professional photographer for 30 years. Today I did these shots of a friend's SRV "Main" reproduction: http://www.gunshopfinder.com/main.html I used window light, keeping the guitar...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-31-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 326
Posted By Monkeyleg
Ear training and JustinGuitar.com

I didn't want to interrupt the other thread, but that thread prompted me to post.

I've been following Justin Sandercoe's courses for a couple of years. I enjoy them.

When he has his JUSTIN method...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-27-2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 202
Posted By Monkeyleg
Ever reach a point where your fingers stop working?

Every so often, after I've been practicing a lot for days, I'll get to a point where my fingers just won't work right. For example, tonight I was trying to double-pick the G major pentatonic scale...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-27-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 843
Posted By Monkeyleg
Oh, there's a couple of hilarious videos using...

Oh, there's a couple of hilarious videos using Joe Cocker, or with John Belushi imitating him.
Forum: Gear Ads 10-22-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 210
Posted By Monkeyleg
Sold pending funds.

Sold pending funds.
Forum: Gear Ads 10-13-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 210
Posted By Monkeyleg
Okay, I've color corrected the finish color to...

Okay, I've color corrected the finish color to make it closer. It's as close as I can get.

The yellow in the photo in my reply above is too much. I think I got it closer with my own color correcting.
Forum: Gear Ads 10-12-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 210
Posted By Monkeyleg
The yellow is close to this...

The yellow is close to this...
Forum: Gear Ads 10-12-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 210
Posted By Monkeyleg
FS: Fender 2012 Vintage '59 Stratocaser--exceptional conditiion

For sale is a Fender Vintage '59 Stratocaster in incredible condition. I've had it for many months, but didn't play it much. Now I need the extra $$$.

The condition is almost to the point where it...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 10-11-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 211
Posted By Monkeyleg
Is it possible to get rid of ultra-fine cleaning scratches?

I've painted and repainted cars many times, and have worked with polishing metal as well. I say this because I'm not inexperienced in getting mirror-like finishes.

I'm about to sell a guitar, and...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 10-10-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 137
Posted By Monkeyleg
It is definitely too long, even if I adjust it...

It is definitely too long, even if I adjust it with the metal buckles right up against the guitar.

I didn't want to cut the rounded end of the straps, as there's stitching there that's visible. What...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 10-09-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 137
Posted By Monkeyleg
5' 11". I was six foot, but people can...

5' 11". I was six foot, but people can shrink about an inch per decade after they turn 40. In my case I shrank 1/2" per decade.

I like to wear the guitar with the center of the body at navel level....
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