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by hippychip
July 17th, 2019, 12:11 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Hollowbody electric: bad warp at neck joint
Replies: 5
Views: 599

Re: Hollowbody electric: bad warp at neck joint

A laminated top will be less likely to crack than solid wood---a bit of steam might help.
by hippychip
July 16th, 2019, 10:31 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Hollowbody electric: bad warp at neck joint
Replies: 5
Views: 599

Re: Hollowbody electric: bad warp at neck joint

I have no idea what your skill level is, but I would separate the top, glue in a wood brace the length of the body to mount the neck to, and glue the top back on. A more experienced luthier might have a better idea, but that is the only thing I can come up with to save that old girl.
by hippychip
July 15th, 2019, 2:38 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Hollowbody electric: bad warp at neck joint
Replies: 5
Views: 599

Re: Hollowbody electric: bad warp at neck joint

No one can possibly give you an answer without some good pictures.
by hippychip
July 15th, 2019, 9:26 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Guitar tuning peg shaking
Replies: 2
Views: 1728

Re: Guitar tuning peg shaking

The knobs should be under tension when the guitar is tuned properly. If you are not tuning UP to pitch the knobs will be loose, and the guitar will not stay in tune. There is nothing wrong with the tuners, but rather how you are tuning. Even expensive tuners will not solve the problem. I have been p...
by hippychip
July 10th, 2018, 2:50 pm
Forum: News
Topic: No more Sugardaddy's - It's now Radioface
Replies: 8
Views: 6289

Re: No more Sugardaddy's - It's now Radioface

What kind of recorder are you using---most of the videos I see of local talent in my area are taken on someones crappy iPhone, and there are too many people talking/walking in front to enjoy the show :(
by hippychip
July 10th, 2018, 6:52 am
Forum: News
Topic: No more Sugardaddy's - It's now Radioface
Replies: 8
Views: 6289

Re: No more Sugardaddy's - It's now Radioface

Great stuff---much better with the camera out front!
by hippychip
February 2nd, 2018, 2:28 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Intonation at the first fret
Replies: 5
Views: 2776

Re: Intonation at the first fret

Those guitars come with Medium Jumbo frets---a light touch is essential---keep practicing, and you will get it!
by hippychip
February 1st, 2018, 2:26 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: cracked guitar top! can it be fixed ?
Replies: 4
Views: 2682

Re: cracked guitar top! can it be fixed ?

I have a friend with a guitar that the back has separated from the sides all along the bottom bout---he taped it back together with duct tape, and it sounds great---there is something else wrong with that guitar. That little crack shouldn't make much difference in the sound.
by hippychip
January 30th, 2018, 8:27 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: cracked guitar top! can it be fixed ?
Replies: 4
Views: 2682

Re: cracked guitar top! can it be fixed ?

As long as it plays well I wouldn't worry about it. I assume it would be a huge pain in the butt to return it, and a proper repair would cost more than you paid for it. Just play it , and enjoy it!
by hippychip
January 29th, 2018, 10:50 am
Forum: Live Sound
Topic: What Amp Are You Using Now?
Replies: 15
Views: 13652

Re: What Amp Are You Using Now?

My gigging days are all but over, but I have weekly jams in my home studio, and I use my Line 6 2x10 combo.
by hippychip
January 28th, 2018, 5:57 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Intonation at the first fret
Replies: 5
Views: 2776

Re: Intonation at the first fret

Sounds to me like you are fretting the strings much too hard, since your problem worsens as you get closer to the nut. Try lightening you grip---the point is not to mash the string against the fretboard, but just to touch the top of the fret wire. I suggest playing for longer than a month before you...
by hippychip
January 19th, 2018, 5:11 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Help a noobie with fingerpicking...?
Replies: 2
Views: 2824

Re: Help a noobie with fingerpicking...?

Keep practicing until you get good at it---then you'll know. I picked it up pretty quickly, but I had already been playing for a few years.
by hippychip
January 17th, 2018, 7:43 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Nut repair on a cheap Yamaha FG700S Acoustic
Replies: 2
Views: 2381

Re: Nut repair on a cheap Yamaha FG700S Acoustic

Take it to someone who knows what they are doing before you try anything else. There is still a chance to save it, but if you lose any more wood in that slot you will have to re-cut it deeper, and have a custom nut made. Whatever you decide to do DO NOT USE SUPERGLUE! EVER! Superglue fixes are not l...
by hippychip
January 16th, 2018, 6:16 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Lefty but play right-handed?
Replies: 8
Views: 5089

Re: Lefty but play right-handed?

Stick with right-handed---your left hand does most of the work that way---you should have an advantage over right-handed people, and you will find it a LOT easier to buy guitars in the future!