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About gardo

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  • Birthday 05/13/1956


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    Lancaster County , Pa.


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    industrial mechanic

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  1. I've had blend pots on a few different guitars. One thing they had in common was a loss of treble .This would be especially noticeably in the 2&4 pos. I used no load tone pots to help compensate but eventually removed the blend pots. If you really like the blend pot you could consider 500k tone pots.
  2. No, your guitar is fine You just worry too much
  3. Nice, just getting to know the possibilities with that one would be a blast..
  4. gardo


    Yes ,I always use a tuner to set intonation.. If I give the guitar a cleaning and polishing the points on the f holes give me a starting point when restringing. Some people change the string one at a time to keep the bridge in place. I had in the past used a piece of masking tape as a reference to locate the bridge to install strings. I find it much easier to jut remove all of the strings and the bridge for a good cleaning. When it's time to put everything back I start with the bridge centered with the f holes then use a tuner to get it exact. I use 12th fret harmonic and fretted
  5. I’ve been happy with the pickups on my Strat as well and never saw the need to change them
  6. gardo


    I used to mark the location with masking tape whenI had one with a rosewood bridge .Even that was not terrible to intonate if I at least got it close to start with. I guess I feel that if it was supposed to be fixed the factory would have done it
  7. gardo


    A friend was installing a bridge on a violin . I asked him how do you know where it goes? He explained that it needs to be over the sound posts and the trick is to line it up with the points on the center of the f-holes. I’ve noticed the same holds true for my guitar, an Ibanez AF75. I was slightly off this time but within range of the intonation screws
  8. My wife had been working from home these days so morning jams are unplugged. I’ve been dialing in the acoustic sound of my hollow body electric. I started by replacing the pickup springs with surgical tubing. This helped to reduce some of the strange overtones ,I think it’s called sympathetic resonance. I also found that some guitarists use a small strip of leather or a piece of shoelace or even Velcro to mute the strings between the bridge and tailpiece . I cut a piece from a rubber O ring and laced it between the strings by the bridge. I tried different locations and this works as good as any. The next step was going to be an ebony saddle but that may not be needed. .
  9. i think a good player can make a mediocre guitar sound good and the same guitar can make a mediocre player sound bad.
  10. what do I think of the tone? overall nice, but compressor =sterilizer
  11. I joined just before the last wave of the party. You could literally set there and watch a thread drop down the page
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