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by Musicus
July 9th, 2018, 7:03 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Condensation on my guitar, will it be ruined?
Replies: 1
Views: 839

Re: Condensation on my guitar, will it be ruined?

If you haven't noticed any problems when you play it, then it should be ok. Strat necks are pretty tough, and fretboards are generally not finished. A little Formby's lemon oil on it will help keep the moisture content of the wood constant through environmental changes. But just the same you might w...
by Musicus
June 9th, 2018, 11:00 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Straight Neck?
Replies: 4
Views: 1227

Re: Straight Neck?

No, there's no way to tell from the photo, sorry. The general non-technical way to find out is to lower the action until you get string buzzes at any of the frets, and if the action is too high it MIGHT be fixed with truss rod adjustments, but don't do it yourself if you don't really know how. Take ...
by Musicus
June 8th, 2018, 2:10 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Wooden control plate?
Replies: 3
Views: 1729

Re: Wooden control plate?

I should think you'll be ok with the normal grounding. That is, all the electronic parts, pickup frames, pots, switch, jack. You shouldn't need any shielding. The bridge is grounded via the bridge pickup mounting screws, but some folks run a separate wire to the underside of the tailpiece and just s...
by Musicus
May 30th, 2018, 12:19 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Bridge on Partscaster Not Installed Properly
Replies: 1
Views: 848

Re: Bridge on Partscaster Not Installed Properly

Partscaster? Like a guitar built from old parts of whatever is handy? I love those. Sometimes you get quite an instrument, sometimes you get quite a wall sculpture. I would drill out the old holes, probably with a 3/8 or 1/2 inch bit, glue wood plugs in, then remount the bridge. Pictures would be ni...
by Musicus
May 20th, 2018, 1:27 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Is this a solid body hummingbird guitar?
Replies: 2
Views: 994

Re: Is this a solid body hummingbird guitar?

I couldn't find anything on it either. But to see if it's a solid top, look at the grain pattern of an area where you can see the grain on top clearly, from inside with a small mirror. It should match the top if it's solid. If it's veneer/laminate it won't match. Non-solid tops are not necessarily b...
by Musicus
May 18th, 2018, 7:25 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: advice on strumming up
Replies: 1
Views: 846

Re: advice on strumming up

I think you mean perpendicular (like a wall to the floor, I _ ), not parallel (like this equal sign=). Should be at a little bit of an angle I _ which reverses for up and down strokes, so the pick glides across the strings. I don't think it's a matter of tipping your wrist so much as not holding the...
by Musicus
May 5th, 2018, 8:58 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Double Truss Rod
Replies: 4
Views: 1204

Re: Double Truss Rod

Adjusting them separately is for untwisting the neck. This twist is caused by the difference in tension between the gauges of low v. high strings. 6 or less string instruments don't have much of this problem, so they don't need 2 rods.
by Musicus
May 5th, 2018, 8:32 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Need help identifying ground issue
Replies: 1
Views: 911

Re: Need help identifying ground issue

An ohmmeter won't really show you shielding problems. Grounds can show good when shielding is inadequate, missing, or damaged. Shielding is responsible for keeping EMI out of a guitar's electronics, and that shielding has to continue throughout the signal path, and that includes the cable, external ...
by Musicus
May 5th, 2018, 7:48 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Setting Neck to body
Replies: 2
Views: 1137

Re: Setting Neck to body

Need the pics.
by Musicus
May 5th, 2018, 7:43 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Why is my amp clicking??
Replies: 1
Views: 936

Re: Why is my amp clicking??

It's probably coming in through your house wiring, from something else in the house that's on all the time, like a clock radio, maybe the clock in an electric range. Try plugging it in somewhere else, maybe a friend's house. Vox amps have pretty good shielding, but it could also be electro-magnetic ...
by Musicus
February 24th, 2018, 1:56 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Do you have problems dropping your pick when you play?
Replies: 5
Views: 1595

Re: Do you have problems dropping your pick when you play?

Yep, happens all the time. Lots of players have extras lined up on their gtrs, on mic stands, anywhere convenient using double-sided tape and other tricks.
by Musicus
January 10th, 2018, 1:09 pm
Forum: In The Studio
Topic: Need help understanding guitar plugins and usb audio interfaces better
Replies: 1
Views: 900

Re: Need help understanding guitar plugins and usb audio interfaces better

The delay you're getting sounds like what's known as Latency. To quote the Focusrite user guide, "latency will be the time it takes for your input signals to pass through your computer and audio software. Latency can be a problem for a performer who wishes to record while monitoring their input sign...
by Musicus
January 8th, 2018, 1:33 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Guitar sound question
Replies: 2
Views: 1273

Re: Guitar sound question

Upstroke with a pick, staccato, bright sound.
by Musicus
January 4th, 2018, 1:02 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: 1993 PRS 24 CE Neck Refinish
Replies: 1
Views: 1023

Re: 1993 PRS 24 CE Neck Refinish

PRS used some combinations of finishes back then, like urethane over polyester, or nitrocellulose, but not on the fretboards. That has to be masked off. I would contact them for some advice, since you'll want to be sure what you use will be compatible with any of the old finish if it's not fully rem...