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  1. Okay, here's my latest, short but I hope sweet. Our church launched a project for Lent in which various musically inclined members would take a Bible verse (or two) from a list, usually from the Psalms, and set them to music (with the stipulation that you have to use the exact words of the verse) to help folks remember them. Other members are creating original art to go along with the verses. I chose Psalm 18:18-19. The art for that verse will include a rainbow and/or landscape. I used the passage twice and wrote a bridge with a reference to rainbows. Herewith, I present "God Delighted in Me."
  2. He's no Leonard Cohen but Simon does have a way with a song. Well done.
  3. Since their web site doesn't give a nut width (http://www.sx-guitar.com/index.php/Products/detail/pid/1/id/276) I'd just measure with a ruler. I know some folks prefer to make a nut from a blank but I use premade TUSQ nuts from eBay and modify them as needed. Any premade nut you buy will need to be filed, sanded, etc. anyway. What's wrong with the nut that's on it?
  4. Okay, that makes a lot more sense.
  5. Erm, I think you may have skipped a step? Line Out won't power a cab.
  6. Sounds reasonable to me since farther string travel would presumably translate into clearer impact. As I noted before, these parameters interact and they're not etched in stone; the goal is to achieve a setup that's right for you.
  7. Quite nice. It looks good as is but I have to admit the rattlesnake pickguard is intriguing.
  8. FWIW, I'm currently using Ernie Ball aluminum bronze 11's. They sound okay and seem to last. I used to use 12's and for a long time I used 80/20 bronze. I switched to 11's to get closer to the feel of my electric, which is strung with Ernie Ball skinny top heavy bottom 10-52's.
  9. You're not getting fret buzz because of the relatively high action. All these parameters interact. Further, if you add relief it will raise the action slightly. You may well need to live with your guitar as is. Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the "good enough." As for "normal" strings that assumes guitarists are "normal." Seriously, typically you're going to find mediums (usually 13's) or lights (generally 12's). That doesn't mean either is best for your particular guitar or for you.
  10. Yes, the neck was suffering from backbow and you loosened the truss rod. I got that. And then you ended up with a tad less than 1mm of relief for the low E (we're not really sure how much since you didn't take an accurate measurement) but none for the high E since you said it was touching the frets. Freeman has his preferences but in this case you're going to have to compromise since your guitar isn't perfect. If it were you'd have the same or close to the same relief for both E strings. Generally speaking, all the strings need a certain amount of relief (although Rickenbacker recommends littl
  11. The action is a tad high, it should be closer to 2.5mm for the low E and 1.5mm for the high E, but it's not terrible. Anyway, you don't have enough saddle exposed to lower it enough to matter. On an acoustic, you measure the relief by putting a capo at the first fret and fretting the string at the neck/body joint, not the last fret. Then measure at the 7th fret. The measurement may change due to the difference in method but the string is probably touching the 14th fret anyway and there shouldn't be much difference from the 8th to the 7th fret. The relief should be 0.2-0.25mm. In the absence of
  12. 1. Yes, not tomorrow but over a period of years. 2. You're talking about the notion of "break angle." Purists strive for 45° but it's actually fairly rare to see that much break angle, 30° is more common. Anyway, you need a certain amount of downward pressure on the saddle, which is where break angle comes in. You can use a Dremel or something similar and "ramp" the bridge. That consists of cutting slanted grooves between the bridge pin holes and saddle to increase the break angle. 3. I don't. The 6th string height on my Alvarez beater is fairly high to compensate for the 14th fret hump, some
  13. The screen printing says "Destiny CNC Wound." You can find their guitar pickups on Reverb.com and their bass pickups mentioned on Talkbass.com. That's thanks to Google and it's all I know.
  14. Not to mention, as soon as you fret a note all that carefully calculated geometry goes out of whack anyway.
  15. Happy (Pending) New Bass Day. Let us know your impressions when it (finally) arrives.
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