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#1
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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#2
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.
#3
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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#4
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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#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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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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#7
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:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=howz7gVecjE

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

no.
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#10
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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#12
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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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The slugs in the pickups for telecasters are from old winchester rifles, which is why they sound so country.
#13
Is a Revenge Warlock with Semour Duncan Blackouts for $222 worth looking at?
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#15
What guitar is . I know it's an Ibanez star-shaped guitar with a Kahler, but not even the seller knows anything else.
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#16
^What guitar is that?^
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#17
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.
#18
what's the Ibanez I posted earlier?
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#20
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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#21
Would kind of stand be able to hold my RG, a V-200 and a bass when I get one?
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#22
Vs do not like guitar stands, atleast offset ones anyway.

A wall hanger would be better.
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#23
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Vs do not like guitar stands, atleast offset ones anyway.

A wall hanger would be better.


The V-200 is King V-shaped.

Do they make wall hangers that don't need screwed in?
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#24
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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!
I know I'm late to this party, but I feel the need to correct this: Jeff Beck uses locking tuners, a Wilkinson roller nut and an early version of Fender's American Deluxe vibrato, which uses a 2-post system with more rounded (slicker) knife edges and posts than usual. His production signature guitars use an LSR ball bearing roller nut (even smoother than the Wilkinson) and the 2-post production American bridge.

So, his guitar is very different, as far as the vibrato goes, to a standard 6-screw, bone nut and Kluson-tuner Strat's combination, and much, much more stable.

Plus, he's Jeff Beck. You can't really apply what he does to Joe Average.
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#25
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The V-200 is King V-shaped.

Do they make wall hangers that don't need screwed in?

If you don't want to screw anything into the wall then look at something like this:
http://www.americanmusical.com/Item--i-MUS-GS8100-LIST

It's a floor stand but it holds your guitar by the neck just like a wall-mounted holder. That would work for your V.

Unfortunately I don't think you'll be able to get a stand like this that holds multiple guitars like the 3-way stand you listed above.
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#26
Thanks for the info on the stand.

So... RG with Bigsby? Good or bad idea? Details on a previous post.
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#28
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I had the idea of putting a Bigsby on my RG421. Good idea? Bad idea?

pure brilliance.

i have a bigsby on my car, my fridge and my girlfriend.

do it.
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The slugs in the pickups for telecasters are from old winchester rifles, which is why they sound so country.
#29
it works because your car, fridge and girlfriend don't come with a string through bridge.
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#30
plus she's old and if she did more than a half step bend she'd break.
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I don't think I've ever played anything in black walnut. It's a great ice cream flavor, so I assume it works well for a strat too.

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The slugs in the pickups for telecasters are from old winchester rifles, which is why they sound so country.
#31
This isn't the pit, enough with the trolling.
Seriously, would it be a good idea to replace the Gotoh string-thru bridge on my Ibanez RG421 with a Bigsby vibrato bridge? How would I do that?
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#32
Why the **** would you want to do that? It would obscenely ridiculous.
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Why the **** would you want to do that? It would obscenely ridiculous.


I like the bigsby and don't have the money to buy a jazz guitar.
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#34
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This isn't the pit, enough with the trolling.
Seriously, would it be a good idea to replace the Gotoh string-thru bridge on my Ibanez RG421 with a Bigsby vibrato bridge? How would I do that?


you're being ironic here right?

your humor is pretty deep, i like how you stay in character. very kaufman
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1 This isn't the pit, enough with the trolling.
2 Seriously, would it be a good idea to replace the Gotoh string-thru bridge on my Ibanez RG421 with a Bigsby vibrato bridge? How would I do that?

1 nobody is trolling. she is seriously old and would break if she performed more than a half bend. i'd prove it but i don't want to lose her.

2 hell yeah why not? i mean, if they work on a tele they should work on a RG. it may require filling the trem route as the bridge for a bigsby would sit on top of the body as opposed to in it like the ibby trem does.
but it's totally doable. you'd have to fit a piece of wood into the route and glue it stable, then mount the bridge portion to that and mount the bigsby behind it. i think a b5 bigsby conversion kit would work, there's one on the bay for $179.

you just wouldn't use the tele single coil plate under the bridge section.
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I don't think I've ever played anything in black walnut. It's a great ice cream flavor, so I assume it works well for a strat too.

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The slugs in the pickups for telecasters are from old winchester rifles, which is why they sound so country.
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1 nobody is trolling. she is seriously old and would break if she performed more than a half bend. i'd prove it but i don't want to lose her.

2 hell yeah why not? i mean, if they work on a tele they should work on a RG. it may require filling the trem route as the bridge for a bigsby would sit on top of the body as opposed to in it like the ibby trem does.
but it's totally doable. you'd have to fit a piece of wood into the route and glue it stable, then mount the bridge portion to that and mount the bigsby behind it. i think a b5 bigsby conversion kit would work, there's one on the bay for $179.

you just wouldn't use the tele single coil plate under the bridge section.


RG421s are hardtail, but thanks.
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#37
you know a bigsby plus the bridge if you can find a replacement plus the install unless you want to do it yourself and risk screwing up drilling into your guitar is going to cost like 200-250 dollars.

you can find a used epi with a bigsby for that much and a new wildkat for example is 350.
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RG421s are hardtail, but thanks.

then it should be a breeze.
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I don't think I've ever played anything in black walnut. It's a great ice cream flavor, so I assume it works well for a strat too.

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The slugs in the pickups for telecasters are from old winchester rifles, which is why they sound so country.
#39
Is full of sh!t or is it an awesome deal?
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#40
link is borked.
Quote by Roc8995
I don't think I've ever played anything in black walnut. It's a great ice cream flavor, so I assume it works well for a strat too.

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The slugs in the pickups for telecasters are from old winchester rifles, which is why they sound so country.
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