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Everything posted by bildo

  1. I was yellow pack before blues too. We are dating ourselves. The Gibson Vintage are very similar to the old yellows.
  2. I keep a 3x3" piece of cloth in each case and wipe each string and be sure the board is dry before it goes in the case. My strings can last a long time. My sweat is not the corrosive kind luckily.
  3. I too used blues for years. They actually started going bad a while back. Kept getting wounds that would not intonate properly. Went through all the brands and came to GHS boomers for their feel, sound(kept brightness) and longevity. My second choice is D'addarios. Third is Balls. The Balls lose it fast and the wounds feel more like saw blades. That is my personal findings.
  4. My math teacher never sounded melodic. Phil, do you want me to say it and you can forgive me? This goes back to my thought that there is no "mystery" to the world and things anymore. All is right there, with no real seek and discover. Bildo looks at the ground and shakes his head... Can we get him to generate every reply guido will make?
  5. I know. We can't always get what we want...but, if we try sometimes...we get what we need.
  6. No you will not. Once you dial in the wheels on the back. You will still have trem action both ways. You will just feel a definite stop at center. You will learn to either go down from that stop on your bar drops, and up for rises from that center. You will lose that both sides of center wiggle.
  7. Here ya go blunt. https://www.seventhstring.com/xscribe/overview.html It is software. Don't be disappointed with the floyd. Just part of a floating trem and all have that issue. You could look into a tremsetter https://hipshotproducts.com/products/tremsetter I use them and they work great. You can dial it in so you can go back and forth. It does change the feel of the trem and you have a center detent to get used to. Try transcribe for your learning. It is good for standard tuning too! you can loop and slow down without pitch change...all kinds of good things for learning songs.
  8. Your floyd is on a balance between your strings tension and the trems springs tension adjusted by the claw. When setup in E STD. and all is balanced. You cannot drop to D STD. . It is not possible. Your springs win then and pulls the bridge back and the saddles can go low then as it goes back(your e string touching the pup). So that big of a tuning change on a floater is just not possible. It takes a spring claw adjustment. Do you have transcribe or something that will change the pitch of the song you are learning?
  9. Here are a few early alphabet ones. A.I.C/Dirt: Would Beatles/Sargent Pepper: A day in the life Sabbath/Master of Reality/Into the Void
  10. One I really like for its raw sound right there sound. Good Time Tonight by Big Bill Broonzy. I really like those old raw recordings better than all the production glitter.
  11. That is funny. I love Fly To The Rainbow and have been learning much of that again. Uli for the win!
  12. They were turning out great guitars then. I also had them do my control layout like a strat instead of the standard Soloist layout.
  13. [ATTACH=JSON]{"data-align":"none","data-size":"small","data-attachmentid":32514685}[/ATTACH][ATTACH=JSON]{"data-align":"none","data-size":"medium","data-attachmentid":32514683}[/ATTACH][ATTACH=JSON]{"data-align":"none","data-size":"small","data-attachmentid":32514684}[/ATTACH] This is a pretty dang good guitar. I have refretted it twice now. This is the one with the Vai mixed paint. Been with me a long while now.
  14. Yep, that was 73 when the CR250 Elsinore hit the shores. 74 was when the 125's came out and I moved up from my XR75 to one. This is a shot from 1974 at the NMA International at Rio Bravo in Houston. Heavily modified at this point. I am center #453. I wish I still had that bike![ATTACH=JSON]{"alt":"Click image for larger version Name:\tScan_Pic0061.jpg Views:\t1 Size:\t209.6 KB ID:\t32511768","data-align":"none","data-attachmentid":"32511768","data-size":"full"}[/ATTACH]
  15. My old Lab Series L5 2 x 12 combo. That was a great amp and went a lot of places with me. Sold it for my first Marshall half-stack. Ended up hating that Marshall. What I really regret is selling my 87' CR250R. Should of kept it...but know who has it and can ride it still. Best noise maker I ever had. Two Strokes are musical instruments too.
  16. That makes me very happy. Good thing my dad was a biker. When I asked...I had to save up half of it...but I got my first one in 1970. Yamaha JT-1 Mini Enduro. I was off to a life of fun...without the violin.
  17. Some like the raw pickup. One customer has me rip out the tone circuit in all his guitars.
  18. Thanks Phil! I presented the customer with a re-wire to a 4-way lever to give the series/parallel switching option and introduce a tone circuit. He liked the idea and I have the parts in stock.
  19. Thanks ya'll. I have gone through Mouser and Digi and few others. This simple switch is tough to find. Don't have room for one of the bigger ones. I have the two Fender part umbers used. I will try to get in touch with Fender. Found one real close on ebay, but it was a 3 way. May end up trying that one.
  20. Looking for the square one. That .pdf has the part number too. But does not seem to be in the net. #080323. The one on the note there is not coming up either. I will try to get to a Fender guy.
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