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Forum: Electric Guitar 12-18-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 227
Posted By Monkeyleg
Thanks for all of the suggestions. One problem I...

Thanks for all of the suggestions. One problem I see with nearly all of the straps suggested is the way they mount to the front button the guitar. Most have hardware that would contact the body of...
Forum: Electric Guitar 12-16-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 227
Posted By Monkeyleg
That's the strap I bought. The padding is the...

That's the strap I bought. The padding is the same as on the Gibson Austin, but it's not as comfortable. I believe the Les Paul Traditional is a pound or two lighter than the ES-355.

If there's...
Forum: Electric Guitar 12-16-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 227
Posted By Monkeyleg
I think it's the downward pressure on the top of...

I think it's the downward pressure on the top of my shoulder. I'm a skinny guy. Before someone suggests working out more, I'm 64, and at that age a person doesn't build muscle with exercise. I can...
Forum: Electric Guitar 12-16-2014, 12:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 227
Posted By Monkeyleg
Most comfortable strap for an ES-355?

I just got a Gibson ES-355. I had a Levy's 4" padded strap available, and tried that. It was still hurting my shoulder, and was really uncomfortable after about half an hour.

I'd put a Gibson Austin...
Forum: Electric Guitar 12-06-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 267
Posted By Monkeyleg
It could be the strings, but I just put the same...

It could be the strings, but I just put the same strings on two other Strats a week ago, and they didn't sound like this.

I'll see if the sound changes with time.
Forum: Electric Guitar 12-04-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 267
Posted By Monkeyleg
It's definitely not fret buzz. I adjusted the...

It's definitely not fret buzz. I adjusted the strings really high and it still sounds metallic. As I said before, I replaced the strings, using the same brand and weight as my Strats. Pickups...
Forum: Electric Guitar 12-04-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 267
Posted By Monkeyleg
Cause of metallic sound to strings, and solution (if any)?

A friend has an Epiphone SG-400 he's selling. I like the feel of the guitar, but the strings have a metallic sound to them. This can be heard even playing with no amp. The sound is most apparent on...
Forum: Electric Guitar 11-28-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 366
Posted By Monkeyleg
The bigger numbers in the serial # weigh more. An...

The bigger numbers in the serial # weigh more. An 8 weighs more than a 7, a 6 more than a 5, etc. So if you look at your list, you can see the pattern:

MX14516847 - 8lbs 10oz
MX14502726 - 8 lbs 2...
Forum: Electric Guitar 11-27-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 152
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 11-27-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 71
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 11-27-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 272
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 11-27-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 272
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 11-27-2014, 04:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 71
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 11-27-2014, 12:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 272
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: 187
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: 187
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: 187
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: 187
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: 386
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: 386
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: 386
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: 267
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: 1,255
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: 1,255
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: 267
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: 267
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: 349
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: 320
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: 349
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: 217
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...
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