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#1
He was changing the strings, and had to burn off that part of the strings that was sticking out on the tuners and when he did he left marks on my headstock. Is there a way to fix it and make sure there are no burn stains left? here's a pic (one burn is near third top tuning peg and another is at the bottom):



thx in advance.
#2
why didnt you just cut them?
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#4
guitar polish. try to clean it. if its not comng out, maybe u could sand it out. u would have to clear coat it after tho.

and dont do that anymore.
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#5
guys I was asking a question, leave the negative comments to yourself please.

edit: thx jenny.
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He was changing the strings, and had to burn off that part of the strings that was sticking out on the tuners and when he did he left marks on my headstock. Is there a way to fix it and make sure there are no burn stains left? here's a pic (one burn is near third top tuning peg and another is at the bottom):



thx in advance.


Oww! I guess you learned a valuable lesson about playing with fire near your guitar!

If it doesn't rub out as Jenny suggested, I say you just leave it. I think it adds character. Besides, you'll have a neat little story to tell about your silly friend
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#7
as much as i love burning things, my guitar doesnt qualify for that category. some picks make a nice little effect though =D.

but if you put the string on right, you may want to bend that part back and forth until ib breaks of by itself, that wont leave and end on it.

-EDIT- and i also think, as above, that kind of thing is a nifty little character adder, especially on a fender type guitar.
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#9
Dude leave it. It looks very nice. Adds character! and it'll leave you a memory you can laugh at with your friend for years to come!
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#11
kick your friend ass. it'll make you feel better. what the hell would you need to burn off the string for?
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#12
^^^ That's what I was wondering... Changing strings with an acetyline torch?
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#13
Probably a dumb question. But were you there when he burnt it?? (if so i reckon you should just try and kick yourself in the head) and if you werent there, you actually leave your guitar with your friends?? i wouldnt even trust my friends who know how to play guitar, my guitar is my baby (even though to some on this site it sux).
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#14
yeah. i'd NEVER leave my guitar with my friend. no offence because i know they'll read this, but NEVER.
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#16
who cares, it'll be like a tattoo you'll regret, it doesn't matter at all, except when it comes time to sell it
#17
First of all... Invest in a pair of wire cutters.

Secondly... It might just be carbon deposit on the surface. You're lucky it's not structural damage, seems like it's just a surface issue.

Most drastic solution: buy a new neck.
Quite drastic solution: sand the area until the mark is gone, then re-finish.
Least drastic solution: leave it.
#18
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yeah. i'd NEVER leave my guitar with my friend. no offence because i know they'll read this, but NEVER.


I let my friends who can play guitar use my SG and I'll let anyone use my crappy samick acoustic. No one but me can press down the strings hard enough anyway
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#19
wow, what tard and wtf fire to burn off the wires? Buy some wire cutters!! The negative comments i dont care what you say, your just chicking out cuz u know it was a bad thing to do.....

Anyways leave it, tell stories about ur dumba$$ friend lol. But selling time it will hit you hard
#20
MY friend burnt my pickguard on my Strat (smoking while playing) and I literally donkey punched him. Now I have this coffee stain looking smudge on my nice white pickguard.
#21
I've never heard of anyone EVER burning their strings to take the excess off, but onto the point. Leave it alone, you'll make a bad situation worse.
Just say you want to sell it someday, then you'll have to disclose that you screwed with it by sanding, blah, blah, blah.
I'd back out of that deal in a second as opposed to knowing it had a burn mark.
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#22
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MY friend burnt my pickguard on my Strat (smoking while playing) and I literally donkey punched him. Now I have this coffee stain looking smudge on my nice white pickguard.


What kind of "friend" was this?

Because donkey punches are a very natural thing that happens when a man and a women, or a man and another man, love each other very much, but not so much as to not punch the receiving partner in the back of the neck to knock them unconscious in order to make their sphintcer spasm during anal sex.
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What kind of "friend" was this?

Because donkey punches are a very natural thing that happens when a man and a women, or a man and another man, love each other very much, but not so much as to not punch the receiving partner in the back of the neck to knock them unconscious in order to make their sphintcer spasm during anal sex.


Yeah, it's a sex move but I also use it to mean smacking someone in the back of the head. I didn't punch him too hard but he got the point. The thing was, he opened my room and took my guitar out and was playing it in the basement without asking me. Not that my guitar is priceless or anything, I just get pissed when people **** with my stuff. Especially when they don't intend to fix anthing they screw up.
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What kind of "friend" was this?

Because donkey punches are a very natural thing that happens when a man and a women, or a man and another man, love each other very much, but not so much as to not punch the receiving partner in the back of the neck to knock them unconscious in order to make their sphintcer spasm during anal sex.


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#25
eric clapton's blackie had cigarette burns all over the headstock and that sold for some obscene amount of money so you could say your friend did you a favour.

really though, i never heard of something as stupid as burning off the ends of the strings instead of cutting, i don't care if that is negative. are you winding us up?
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#26
no i'm not winding you up. The burning worked on other guitars' strings like a charm...I told my friend to change the strings on my strat while I was cleaning up after a party I had. holy **** people, i've posted this thread asking a question. I might consider keeping it now but I still want to try and take it out, and I won't kick my friend's ass because unlike some people I can forgive my friends for making stupid mistakes.
#27
Leave it, trust me, if you try to cover or sand it off, you will probably end up screwing it up even more.
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#30
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So what is the good side of burning off the ends of strings again?

I don't know but i think it had something to do with anal donkey sex?
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#31
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MY friend burnt my pickguard on my Strat (smoking while playing) and I literally donkey punched him. Now I have this coffee stain looking smudge on my nice white pickguard.


lol dude u can replace a pickguard super easily and for like 30 bucks, a neck however....

anyways, if u dont care bout it just leave it
but if it really bothers u talk to a guitar tech or somebody whose educated in this sort of thing (guitar teacher)
#32
redvette u just remember how much worse it could have been, if he got that on the actual body! I would beat the **** out of him.
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#35
Wow yall. It's a fucking guitar. No need to lose a friend over something that looks fucking cool


Besdies, you can't all the blame on your friend. You shouldn't have left him with the guitar if you weren't sure he was capable...
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#36
back to donkey secks?
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#37
Just put your cigarette there when you are playing...super cool.

BTW, "donkey punch" sould only be used to describe the sexual act.

You wouldnt say "I gave my friend a huge cleaveland steamer" if you had bought him a large steamer clam from cleveland.
#39
I think it looks cool.
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#40
all i can suggest is sand it then clear coat it...orbuy a new one =)
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