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Old 01-06-2013, 04:36 PM   #21
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Did not notice the pictures... but all those chips will probably just sand off and out, i doubt youll need wood filler

Your nut looks like my granny when she smiles, replace that

Cheap way to get gold hardware... just buy a tin of spray paint and go to town on all the bits



And good luck with the active pickups, you;ll need to find somewhere to hide a battery.
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Old 01-07-2013, 05:06 PM   #22
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Don't want to make another thread for this, but how would I adjust the truss rod for low tunings? I've been getting some fret buzz playing in baritone/drop A tuning. 12-60 strings.

Also, would Grover 505 Locking Mini Rotomatic tuners be a fit for the Gotoh GS381 tuners I currently have?
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Old 01-07-2013, 05:30 PM   #23
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Mate, these are really specific questions that would require me to have both parts and measure the dimensions to see if they match. My advice, buy them, try it, if they don't fit return them or sell them on. Or if the sizes are given on the manufactures website, just compare them

For the truss rod take of the cover and turn it. Righty tighty lefty loosey. Then let it settle and try it out.


But does the rod even need adjusted or is your action too low?

If your neck bows either in or out, truss rod
If your neck is straight, but the action is too low, sort the bridge.
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Old 01-07-2013, 07:33 PM   #24
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Don't want to make another thread for this, but how would I adjust the truss rod for low tunings? I've been getting some fret buzz playing in baritone/drop A tuning. 12-60 strings.

This is how I check the truss rod. I fret the first and last fret, then look at the gap between the 6th string and 9th fret wire. I get roughly about credit card's thickness. Then adjust the back tension until I start to get buzzing on the lower frets. That's when I stop and back it off just a bit to get rid of the buzz. I do all of this in the playing position.
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Also, would Grover 505 Locking Mini Rotomatic tuners be a fit for the Gotoh GS381 tuners I currently have?

They look like they were designed to replace a Gotoh style tuner, but I don't know for sure since I've never used them. I'd email Grover, or maybe contact a good ebay seller who sells both(I've had good luck with instrument stores on ebay).
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