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by s1120
May 17th, 2014, 3:10 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Starting a Project - Tools
Replies: 5
Views: 1971

Re: Starting a Project - Tools

Personally I would have all your new parts fitted to the body before you repaint it. Its not out of the norm to have to re drill a hole, or file a cavity a little to make a part fit. Do all your fitting before the new paint, that way you don't risk hurting the new paint. That way you know when you g...
by s1120
May 17th, 2014, 2:55 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: strap button issues
Replies: 6
Views: 2008

Re: strap button issues

I've never tried to get tape out of a hole, but the tool I'd probably try first is a dental pick - they're small, come in several different shapes, and they're pretty inexpensive. I got a set of 3 at a drugstore for around ten bucks if I remember right, and they're really handy for all sorts of tas...
by s1120
May 16th, 2014, 6:59 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: strap button issues
Replies: 6
Views: 2008

Re: strap button issues

A left handed bit would probably work, but they are very hard to find, and you might enlarge the hole. A small pick tool might work. You should be able to find them at any auto parts store, and come in diferent hook shapes on the end. Normaly a hook, a right angle, and a straight. The streaght one s...
by s1120
May 16th, 2014, 1:56 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Starting a Project - Tools
Replies: 5
Views: 1971

Re: Starting a Project - Tools

Thanks for the reply! I was thinking of doing it myself, simply because it's a skill that I want to acquire. Would I need to purchase some sort of aerosol spray machine? I have been afraid of that cost, but the rest really doesn't sound too bad. I don't need anything special for the tuner installat...
by s1120
May 15th, 2014, 7:31 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Starting a Project - Tools
Replies: 5
Views: 1971

Re: Starting a Project - Tools

A good set of screwdrivers that fit the screws well. Cost... not that pricy. A soldering gun/iron. Also pretty cheap, but spend some time practicing if you have never soldered before. A nice long straight edge to measure the neck. A good set of wirecutters. Now paint....Are you going to paint it you...
by s1120
May 13th, 2014, 10:50 am
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: I did a bad thing...
Replies: 5
Views: 2872

Re: I did a bad thing...

Well you gotta do what you gotta do to keep the family housed, and fed. Ive been lucky that I have not been there, and if I did I don't have that much wrapped up in my gear, but I have other hobbies that I would really hate to have to clear out to pay the bills. Good luck and I hope things clear up ...
by s1120
May 8th, 2014, 2:02 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Decent copies of Gibson Les Paul
Replies: 22
Views: 7957

Re: Decent copies of Gibson Les Paul

Well Roy, both. :lol: They happened to be on my Studio and I liked them. I believe the 498T is their hottest stock pickup. I like hot. Definitely garden variety Gibson but I like them. Oh, on a different but related note. I'm working with a travel nurse. Tells me her nephew plays guitar. Says he is...
by s1120
May 3rd, 2014, 4:57 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Help needed with playing without a pick!!
Replies: 5
Views: 1736

Re: Help needed with playing without a pick!!

OK, so im not that experienced so maybe im out in left field, but it sounds like your over thinking it a bit. Most blues fits pretty well into the mold of normal Travis picking. For lead lines and fills I normally use the I,M,and R fingers because most fall on the G,B, and E string anyways. If I'm d...
by s1120
May 3rd, 2014, 3:16 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Guitar brand ID help
Replies: 4
Views: 1846

Re: Guitar brand ID help

There are so many off brand strat copys out there, Im guessing its just some random brand that one of the import company's put on it.
by s1120
April 29th, 2014, 10:36 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Decent copies of Gibson Les Paul
Replies: 22
Views: 7957

Re: Decent copies of Gibson Les Paul

I generally do not like modern electronics in my guitars. I do not like active pickups, boost circuits and God forbid USB output. (I'd take your Les Paul with the boost circuit if you gave it to me though Roy). I like passive pickups, like my electronics in my pedals, processors and amps. That's ju...
by s1120
April 28th, 2014, 6:18 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Help with project?
Replies: 2
Views: 1461

Re: Help with project?

OK, so first you need to check the neck. Find a long straight edge and lay it on the frets and look to see how straight the neck is. If you have no measuring tools, you want to see at least a tiny bit of light around the 12th fret, but not a lot...just a sliver. If that's close see where the straigh...
by s1120
April 27th, 2014, 4:09 am
Forum: Swap Meet
Topic: Appeal - Specific S.G copy wanted!!
Replies: 1
Views: 2688

Re: Appeal - Specific S.G copy wanted!!

That looks a LOT like a newer version of the old Teisco copy SG I had as a kid. Maybe that will give you a lead or two. Mine had the old chrome Teisco single coil pickups on it, but other then that looked a lot like it. Ive been looking to replace mine also, with no luck.I sold mine to a coworker ab...
by s1120
April 26th, 2014, 3:43 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Decent copies of Gibson Les Paul
Replies: 22
Views: 7957

Re: Decent copies of Gibson Les Paul

I fell for a LP Traditional studio that they came out with a few years ago. It was the faded Gold top with the P90's. It realy wasn't that much money either. It was about 700 bucks. It was out of my range though, so I didn't buy it. MAN it felt, played and sounded great!!! Maybe one year Ill find on...
by s1120
April 20th, 2014, 3:27 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Decent copies of Gibson Les Paul
Replies: 22
Views: 7957

Re: Decent copies of Gibson Les Paul

I remember your issues with that Ultra Roy, I did not know you had so much more issues. Ive been very happy with mine, but its also just a Standard, without all the toys. Only issues I had is with the buzzing bridge after about a year or so of playing, and a issue with it getting caught in a damp ba...
by s1120
April 15th, 2014, 11:04 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Help with Bobkat
Replies: 1
Views: 1001

Re: Help with Bobkat

I never heard of that brand/model, but if you have a gutted guitar, and looking for a fun rebuild project on the cheap, you cant beat Guitarfetish for pickups and parts. http://www.guitarfetish.com/

Cheap enough to let you play around and get the sound you want.