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Old 11-21-2012, 08:49 PM   #1
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Instead of making a ton of threads asking questions I'm just going to post them here.

Right now I'm looking for a non-POS pointy guitar, so most questions will have something to do with that.

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Old 11-21-2012, 09:29 PM   #2
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Try locking tuning machines and make sure the nut is well lubed. Theres a ton of guitars with floyds that don't use a locking nut.
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Old 11-21-2012, 09:51 PM   #3
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It wouldn't really help all that much because guitars with strat-style tremolos go out of tune because the string can move at the bridge, not only the nut.

Also, having a locking nut would be a nightmare because strat-style trems don't have fine tuners.
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Old 11-22-2012, 10:23 AM   #4
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Other question: Would it be a good idea to buy a used bronze series warlock (the kind with 1 pickup) and upgrade it? And what's the best 1 pickup for extreme metal?
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Old 11-22-2012, 01:01 PM   #5
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Other question: Would it be a good idea to buy a used bronze series warlock (the kind with 1 pickup) and upgrade it? And what's the best 1 pickup for extreme metal?

Generally taking a cheap guitar and modding it (especially a Bronze Series Warlock) is a false economy.
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Old 11-23-2012, 10:02 AM   #6
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Another question: Would it be smart to block a floyd to make it easier to tune, then unblock it to use it as a tremolo?
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Old 11-23-2012, 12:39 PM   #7
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That's a terrible idea and will only give you more problems. Vintage style trems do not go out of tune if you actually USE them (and, of course, they're set up well)! I have an MIM Strat with vintage 6-hole tremolo (set up floating) and I use the shit out of it. It stays in tune as well as or better than any Floyd I've ever played (I'll admit I really hate Floyds, but only because they suck); in fact, when it starts to go out, playing with the bar can actually get it back in tune! Don't believe me? Ask Jeff Beck:



He's using the tremolo for almost that whole song, and he stays beautifully in tune. No locking anything!

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Old 11-23-2012, 12:45 PM   #8
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Another question: Would it be smart to block a floyd to make it easier to tune, then unblock it to use it as a tremolo?

It depends on what you're doing. Blocking a floyd whilst you're tuning it makes tuning the guitar up a lot faster, but you need to figure out how much tension the springs need to counteract the new amount of string tension when you remove the block.
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Old 11-23-2012, 07:12 PM   #9
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Another question: Would it be smart to block a floyd to make it easier to tune, then unblock it to use it as a tremolo?

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Old 11-24-2012, 12:32 PM   #10
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Is there a non-POS pointy guitar for under $300? (pointy meaning V, X, star, Explorer, or other non-superstrat shaped guitars.)
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Old 11-24-2012, 01:50 PM   #11
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Is there a non-POS pointy guitar for under $300? (pointy meaning V, X, star, Explorer, or other non-superstrat shaped guitars.)


Not really. Unless you get really lucky on a used one.
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Is there a non-POS pointy guitar for under $300? (pointy meaning V, X, star, Explorer, or other non-superstrat shaped guitars.)

finding quality for under $300 means scouring the used sites and knowing what you are looking for. check the guitar center and sam ash used stuff. they have decent stuff in there for around $300 all the time.

i saw a set neck iceman the other day for around $300-350.
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Is a Revenge Warlock with Semour Duncan Blackouts for $222 worth looking at?
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Is a Revenge Warlock with Semour Duncan Blackouts for $222 worth looking at?

Yes, so you can put the blackouts in another guitar.
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What guitar is this?. I know it's an Ibanez star-shaped guitar with a Kahler, but not even the seller knows anything else.
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^What guitar is that?^
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If you can find a used Peavey Mystic or a Peavey Mantis, those would be good pointy guitars for under $300. But they aren't exactly everywhere, considering they were made like 30 years ago.
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what's the Ibanez I posted earlier?
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Ibanez dt250tr. 1984.

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I was in a pawnshop, looking for a non-POS V for cheap. I found a LTD V-200 for $229 and got the guy down to $150. (haven't bought it yet, I have $100 and am going to get $50 somewhere). Middle middle middle, I saw an Ibanez Artcore with a Bigsby. It's out of my price range, but I love the Bigsby. More middle middle middle, I had the idea of putting a Bigsby on my RG421. Good idea? Bad idea?
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