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Forum: Electric Guitar 09-24-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 192
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: 308
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: 512
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: 119
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: 388
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: 271
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: 244
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,...
Forum: Electric Guitar 09-05-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 161
Posted By stormin1155
Well first of all, when you tune your guitar...

Well first of all, when you tune your guitar down, your strings have less tension and vibrate in a much larger arc, which in itself will cause buzzing. You might want to go to heavier strings.

If...
Forum: Electric Guitar 09-04-2014, 12:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 144
Posted By stormin1155
Strats shouldn't be any buzzier than any other...

Strats shouldn't be any buzzier than any other guitar if they are set up properly. As far as how much buzz is too much... that's totally up to you. Often you'll hear buzzing when playing...
Forum: Electric Guitar 09-03-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 144
Posted By stormin1155
Buzzing is most likely nothing to do with...

Buzzing is most likely nothing to do with intonation. Could be several things going on. Here are a couple of possibilities....

If your trem is set to float, tuning down results in less tension, so...
Forum: Electric Guitar 09-02-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 110
Posted By stormin1155
I don't think you can get that with a 3-pole...

I don't think you can get that with a 3-pole switch. I'd go with a push-pull to replace either your volume or tone pot. It would go together something like...
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-30-2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 195
Posted By stormin1155
Leave the pickguard pushed up against the neck. ...

Leave the pickguard pushed up against the neck. It's OK to have a bit of space at the trem end. And I agree with Dave. The string-pole piece alignment shouldn't affect the sound, but having it...
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-30-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 233
Posted By stormin1155
Standard nut width for Fender is 1-5/8",...

Standard nut width for Fender is 1-5/8", Gibson 1-11/16". Rondo (http://www.rondomusic.com/) sells "wide" models with 1-3/4" at nut.
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-28-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 368
Posted By stormin1155
Yes, that's possible. Do you have a locking nut?...

Yes, that's possible. Do you have a locking nut? If you do, and the string is properly secured at that end, that leaves something at the FR end as the culprit. Is the string installed properly? ...
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-28-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 333
Posted By stormin1155
They are good, solid guitars, and excellent...

They are good, solid guitars, and excellent values for the price. I just worked on a customer's MK acoustic yesterday, and was very impressed with the quality of materials and craftsmanship, and it...
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-28-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 178
Posted By stormin1155
I have a couple of XT series Hamers. They are...

I have a couple of XT series Hamers. They are good solid guitars, and excellent values for what they cost, but don't bring much used. I don't know what your Schecter is worth, but you can pick up...
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-25-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 378
Posted By stormin1155
The best way to hydrate your fretboard is to keep...

The best way to hydrate your fretboard is to keep it in an environment with relative humidity between 45-60%.

Here is a short article I wrote on the topic. ...
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-23-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,596
Posted By stormin1155
Exotic in a different way... My dad was a Harley...

Exotic in a different way... My dad was a Harley dealer before WWII. I built this guitar using wood from a crate that a 1940 bike was shipped in, complete with the stenciled H-D and my dad's name...
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-21-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 239
Posted By stormin1155
That is a real common place for strats to develop...

That is a real common place for strats to develop little hairline cracks. Chips are not as common. They hardly ever develop into something worse. I can't see the damage in the picture. If it is a...
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-19-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 126
Posted By stormin1155
Each to his own... I've tried the Pods, and they...

Each to his own... I've tried the Pods, and they didn't do it for me. Mustangs do the Fender sounds better than anything out there. If you are looking for more modern high gain, that's where the...
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-19-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 550
Posted By stormin1155
That's an odd one for sure. First of all, why...

That's an odd one for sure. First of all, why would you fake an Epiphone? As far as it being a parts guitar, I could see that if it was a bolt-on neck, but it is a set neck, and it would cost far...
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-19-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 126
Posted By stormin1155
I've owned an original '57 tweed Twin, '64...

I've owned an original '57 tweed Twin, '64 blackface Princeton, and '70s silverface Twin Reverb. Just recently I traded my JTM30 Marshall for a Fender Mustang III and couldn't be happier.
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-17-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 941
Posted By stormin1155
Beautiful!!!!! They just don't get much nicer...

Beautiful!!!!! They just don't get much nicer than that!
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-17-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 230
Posted By stormin1155
Here are a couple short articles I wrote that...

Here are a couple short articles I wrote that might help you.

http://www.treeguitarworks.com/set-ups.html

http://www.treeguitarworks.com/fret-buzz.html...
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-17-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,273
Posted By stormin1155
I run a guitar repair shop and work on everything...

I run a guitar repair shop and work on everything from cheapies to very high end. Biggest factor is how it is set up. I can make a $20 garage sale special into a great player. On the other hand, a...
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-10-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 231
Posted By stormin1155
If it only buzzes on the open string, that...

If it only buzzes on the open string, that usually points to your nut being cut too low. Don't go cranking away on your truss rod until you know what the problem is. Make sure both screws of your...
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-10-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 492
Posted By stormin1155
I'd guess alder, which is a widely used wood for...

I'd guess alder, which is a widely used wood for strats, and often has indistinct grain, and about that color. If the builder went through the trouble to put a birdseye neck on it, not likely he...
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-10-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 204
Posted By stormin1155
Cool old guitar with some unique twists, like the...

Cool old guitar with some unique twists, like the trem. Not a high end guitar as evidenced by the tuners, laminated neck, and I would guess laminate body. As beat up as it is I would have to have...
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-05-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 435
Posted By stormin1155
I am a guitar tech with my own shop. Doing...

I am a guitar tech with my own shop. Doing set-ups is one of my bread and butter services. Here are the steps to do a very basic set-up.

1. Check neck relief (curvature). With strings tuned to...
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-05-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 756
Posted By stormin1155
Your Epiphone LP will be less susceptible than a...

Your Epiphone LP will be less susceptible than a Gibson to headstock breaks for two reasons. First is that it uses a scarf joint which adds strength.
http://www.crenshawweb.com/neck%20joints.jpg...
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