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  1. Good to here from you ,I hope you’ve recovering well hang in there
  2. WHAT !!! rip Eddie
  3. I’m hooked on them. This one is number four but each one is different
  4. Always wondered about the Xaviere T types but not quite enough to bite. Until now, they changed the headstock shape and it’s now called a Pro 820 . A three piece alder body with ashtray bridge and brass saddles ,it looks good .It showed up Saturday after the UPS driver teased me a bit. First thing Saturday morning the truck showed up in front of the house. The driver sat there and sat there and left. Late afternoon he came back with the delivery. It needed only tuning to be very playable. But to really be right it need some attention. The frets were a little sharp but a file took care of
  5. Looks good I like the color as well It should inspire you to do more
  6. Just Wendy Smith AFIK
  7. Or talk about their questionable business practices
  8. So did anybody else get a message from Glarry asking you to review their guitars ?
  9. I took a long look at the Epi 339 Pro in Pelham Blue. It looks great and played great but I ended up buying something else
  10. It’s not worth it. There’s nothing to prove Arguing rarely changes anything except my mood. Just let them talk
  11. HNUSGD Yet another treasure waiting to be rescued. Hope it lifts your spirits while you recuperate Best of health to you
  12. Another thing to keep in mind is a basic rule of tuning . Always tune up to pitch . If the note is sharp ,tune low then back up to pitch. This locks the gears in the tuner and helps a lot with stability
  13. 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.
  14. No, your guitar is fine You just worry too much
  15. Nice, just getting to know the possibilities with that one would be a blast..
  16. 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
  17. I’ve been happy with the pickups on my Strat as well and never saw the need to change them
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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 an
  21. i think a good player can make a mediocre guitar sound good and the same guitar can make a mediocre player sound bad.
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