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by factorX
October 11th, 2016, 10:05 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Fret wear
Replies: 1
Views: 1509

Re: Fret wear

I've had some really worn guitar frets. If it still plays clean sound not so much but I've had one guitar so bad that I had trouble string stretching because it would get snagged on a groove. Those hammer on pull offs wear frets fast. String stretching does too just different type of wear pattern
by factorX
September 6th, 2016, 8:39 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Need Help with Broken Bridge Parts?
Replies: 1
Views: 1393

Re: Need Help with Broken Bridge Parts?

You need a punch or spring loaded punch. A small drill bit or small center drill bit and small easy out. Use the punch to put a starter spot in the center of the broken screws. (Punch needs sharp tip) Put your small drill bit on the spot you made with the punch and drill straight down the center of ...
by factorX
September 3rd, 2016, 5:15 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Sitting or standing?
Replies: 10
Views: 4833

Re: Sitting or standing?

When I played in my first band it was shocking how much transition was necessary for me to stand. I just spent so many hours practicing while sitting. Never even used a strap before that. Now I don't play without it. Sitting or not.

I would agree with Alan. You should practice both ways
by factorX
September 2nd, 2016, 8:45 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: When to switch from acoustic to electric guitar?
Replies: 9
Views: 5092

Re: When to switch from acoustic to electric guitar?

I will just say what ever you play keep playing. I don't disagree with the posts above but I've seen many times students get cheap electric and cheap amp and at first are very happy but after while get discouraged that they don't sound like that bands they play and just give up playing. Everyone is ...
by factorX
September 2nd, 2016, 2:26 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Why do I feel like I'm not learning anything new?
Replies: 3
Views: 2685

Re: Why do I feel like I'm not learning anything new?

It happens early on. Plateau after your explosive start but for me learning all the notes on every fret and running scales left me feeling that I will be dead before I plateau again. If you haven't memorized the fret board then start. Opens a new world. I'm sure you know there are no sharps and flat...
by factorX
August 28th, 2016, 5:28 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Bridge popped off my bass guitar!! Repair suggestions?
Replies: 1
Views: 1401

Re: Bridge popped off my bass guitar!! Repair suggestions?

If it was my guitar I would drill holes larger and wood glue pegs in. Then drill new holes. Today's wood glues are as strong if not stronger then wood. I have a reamer set and small drill press that works best for precision but a drill bit and steady hand works fine. They sell wood pegs at hardware ...
by factorX
August 25th, 2016, 12:03 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Epiphone ES 339 Pro Electronics PUP/switch issue
Replies: 1
Views: 1522

Re: Epiphone ES 339 Pro Electronics PUP/switch issue

I believe it to be in the switch it self. I have the same problem with mine. Very annoying. I plan on installing a new one but just haven't had the time
by factorX
August 22nd, 2016, 1:01 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Best Way to Remove Decals from Pick Guard?
Replies: 2
Views: 1773

Re: Best Way to Remove Decals from Pick Guard?

Cool man. Those are on there so good its hard to see untill it starts to lift but just for anyone who has stickers that aren't on top of plastic coating. Rubbing alcohol works great for removing sticky residues and dries fast. Just peel the sticker best you can first
by factorX
August 22nd, 2016, 12:37 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Dead frets... or something.
Replies: 1
Views: 1482

Re: Dead frets... or something.

You can check bow in neck by pressing a string on first fret and last fret at the same time and see how the spacing is between string and all the frets If each string sounds good open then it's not your nut because when you press a fret the string only has vibration from that fret to bridge leave th...
by factorX
August 13th, 2016, 8:18 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Squeaky Guitar Noise.
Replies: 16
Views: 9561

Re: Squeaky Guitar Noise.

If busking is how you make your living you can't have mice singing in your guitar lol. Maybe I'm not understanding but if you unplugged your guitar and played it only to still hear it squeak why would it be a battery? Sounds like maybe loose bridge. If you think this is possible loosen the strings a...
by factorX
August 12th, 2016, 11:49 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Will some of you guitar players please help me out?
Replies: 3
Views: 2385

Re: Will some of you guitar players please help me out?

Alan gave you sound advice. Get a metronome and live by it. I did the same thing. I got in a band and realized I had no timing. Good for me they put up with my poor timing till I fix it. I'm guessing if you are like I was you played your songs a lot without music playing in the back round. I don't d...
by factorX
August 12th, 2016, 11:21 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Beginner Guitar
Replies: 7
Views: 5097

Re: Beginner Guitar

I hear you man. I'm a big guy as well but the right hand position with good arch on your fingers will allow you to play any guitar. Its more technecs then genetics. $500 is a good budget and for $200-$300 you could get an epiphone les Paul standard or classic etc. It will sound good and look cool bu...
by factorX
August 12th, 2016, 10:34 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: need help purchasing first guitar
Replies: 4
Views: 2523

Re: need help purchasing first guitar

As oldstrummer said there is a lot more to think about then just buying a guitar. A good electric guitar and no amp isn't going to do you any good. I would recommend starting with an acoustic first. It's harder to play but will build strength in your fingers and take all the thinking about amps effe...
by factorX
July 25th, 2016, 8:58 pm
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: Hi there!
Replies: 4
Views: 6198

Re: Hi there!

Hi Andrea and thanks for the question I to was going to ask and thanks as well to Alan for the answer. Edited couple of errors on one post and I had to wait for approval on the almost exact same post that was already approved but I do like it here. The forum is well set up and pages load very fast c...