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floyd rose

i wanna know how much is going to cost me change my floyd rose in my guitar for a new one

Re: floyd rose

Official Floyd Roses generally go for around $200, but I'm not sure how much liscenced ones go for. Why do you want to change it? Is there something wrong with it? Generally, I would think it's not financially worth it to change a floyd rose. Another thing to keep in mind is that a new bridge might not fit in your guitar if they're of different size.

yamaha apx6 repair

can anyone tell me how to repair a yamaha apx6? the bridge seems to have risen,causing the action to be very high.

ibanez

the part were the bar goes into is so freakin loose my bar is about to fall off does anyone know how to fix dis problem

repairing a yamaha bb300

i need to know how to rewire a yamaha bb300 bass. please if you could tell me how and/ or show me what to rewire that would be great

Re: adjusting the arm on yamaha fg 410e

: I was adjusting the arm in order to straighten it out but am now getting a ring from the 1st string.
Which way should the nut be turned in order to alleviate this?

paint beaten

my gutar have a translucent paint(green)the problem is: my guitar had recived a beat. and the picture was broken in the body the damege siza is 5mm. how to make to remplace this little paint damage.
my guitar is a esp mh 100.
thx

floyd rose tremolo on an ibanez

i just bought a ibanez rg350 dx. i lent the guitar to my friend to change the strings on it for me and he completely screwed it up.. he unscrewed the two screws on both sides of the tremolo...he screwed them back in but when you tuned the guitar it pulled the tremolo system so far up the tremolo bar was pushed all the way to the body of the guitar. he unscrewed the two screws again and now they wont go back in. any way how to fix this so the tremolo system isnt stuck at a divebomb angle when you tune the guitar?

Re: floyd rose tremolo on an ibanez

does your flyod have a thing in the back that adjustst the tension if it does then turn it the right and ur problem should be fixed
: i just bought a ibanez rg350 dx. i lent the guitar to my friend to change the strings on it for me and he completely screwed it up.. he unscrewed the two screws on both sides of the tremolo...he screwed them back in but when you tuned the guitar it pulled the tremolo system so far up the tremolo bar was pushed all the way to the body of the guitar. he unscrewed the two screws again and now they wont go back in. any way how to fix this so the tremolo system isnt stuck at a divebomb angle when you tune the guitar?

input jack

how do you fix a guitars input jack

FOR SALE: EPI CASINO

Anyone interested in buying my Epiphone Casino?
It's about (1) yr. old. I've played it about 10 times!
It's still like new.The color is Sunburst. I paid $600.00
Email me, and we can talk prices.

Fender Percision Bass Guitar

I have a problem with the neck. No matter how many time I have the neck adjusted,within (1) week it's back to the way it was! The strings are a mile off the neck! Do you think I need a new neck?
It's not an American guitar,but a Mexican. Is this why I am having
this problem?
Thank you
>>Marky

Re: Fender Percision Bass Guitar

Mark,
do you own a fireplace? If so, feed it your guitar!
What you own is a piece of worthless crap! What on earth
posessed you to buy a Mexican, or even Jap Fender guitar?
For a few bucks more, you get the real deal man! If that's
your only guitar, I still suggest that you burn it! It's better to go without for a time, then to attempt to fix
it!

Re: Fender Percision Bass Guitar

Clay's right Mark! burn that thing.....now!
I have a 1972 Fender P bass that I could sell
you if your interested? Email me so we can discuss
this in detail.
>Jim

floyd rose tremolo

hi there!

i own a FAT-F210/VS Epiphone electric guitar with floyd rose tremolo. while changing the strings the whole spring assembly got unclamped. what followed next was a complete mess. i have landed up with whole lot of problems such as fret buzz, poor intonation etc. can somebody help me fix the floyd rose tremolo? thanks

Re: floyd rose tremolo

hey ive got the same problem. i got a new ibanez rg320 fm and i, not owning a floyd rose style bridge before, made the costly mistake of taking all the strings off at once while i was replacing my strings. now i have tons of "up-pull" and i have no idea how to fix it. somebody please help

Re: floyd rose tremolo

: hey ive got the same problem. i got a new ibanez rg320 fm and i, not owning a floyd rose style bridge before, made the costly mistake of taking all the strings off at once while i was replacing my strings. now i have tons of "up-pull" and i have no idea how to fix it. somebody please help

floyd rose tremolo

: just got an ibanez guitar and since i've never played a guitar with a floyd rose tremolo before when i change the strings i took them all of at once. Now some of the strings sit higher of the fret board and on some of the lower strings i get double tones when i play pass the 12 fret. someone please tell me how to fix this.....all i need to know is how to get all the strings to be the same height of the fret board and how to keep it in tune. thanks.

Re: floyd rose tremolo

Just Place the Whammy Bar below the floyd rose when the guitar has no strings tune the guitar then tight them up

Re: floyd rose tremolo

just got a new jackson dkmg, and i messed with the tension skews in the back and when ipull it up it stays up and when i push it down it stays what do i do

Martin d-35

I have a 1976 Martin d-35. It has the starburst pattern and has some damage to the back (3-piece rose wood)and needs the neck straightened. Can anyone tell me the best option to preserve the value of the guitar?

Tuning down a step

Hello, I just recently purchased two Esp Ltd's and want to keep one tuned to standard E and the other tuned down a step. With a liscensed Floyed Rose, I want it to be level with the guitar correct? How do I do this correctly? Just seeing if you could help. Thanks for your time.

good forum

good forum, really

1966 Guild Starfire III pickguard

Factory part needed. Pickguard for Guild Starfire III. This guitar is currently being produced by Fender(?). How can I get the part I need?

fixing strat tone knob

it just stopped working. my strat has a humbucker at the bridge and it broke at 10 (that knob only).....it's ear piercing and quite tinny. it still turns, doesn't sound like anything's rattling around in there. anyone know how to fix it? does it involve sodder? maybe just dust the damn thing off? i'm hesitant to take it apart 'cause it's a vintage floyd rose and i really want to keep it in one piece.

Re: fixing strat tone knob

The Tone knobs on a Strat controll the Neck and Middle P/U's Your stuck with the screamin humbucker, e-mail me if you have questions about an alternative wiring for a strat or anything

acousitc guitar neck adjustment

I need information on how to properly and safely adjust the neck of my Yamaha FG-412 acoustic guitar. Thanks, jdb

Re: acousitc guitar neck adjustment

: I need information on how to properly and safely adjust the neck of my Yamaha FG-412 acoustic guitar. Thanks, jdb

Re: acousitc guitar neck adjustment

I have a Martin Acoustic guitar.The action now is horrible!
I need to lower my strings.They are to far off the neck.
How do I lower them? Lower the action. I want to learn to do this myself. I am tired of bringing my guitar to the shop
and paying $30.00 for them to do it.
Thanks,
Stan

Re: acousitc guitar neck adjustment

: I need information on how to properly and safely adjust the neck of my Yamaha FG-412 acoustic guitar. Thanks, jdb

Hey Jeff-
I have an FG 180, graduation gift from High School 1971. The higher frets have gotten more difficult to play in the last five years and so, I was looking for the same information. I typed in a few key words to search and your site came up. You obviously didn't get any responses here. Did you ever get an answer from anywhere else?

John

static sounds

when i plug my guitar in it will sound fine but everyonce in a while it will start to give a static sound, usually jiggling the volume knob on the guitar fixes is it but i am getting tired of doing that.

i am pretty sure it is wiring but the last time i fucked with the wiring i screwed it up and had to get someone else to fix it.

input jack

I have an electric hollowbody ( Carlo Robelli ).
When I plug into the input jack on the guitar the sound from the amplifier comes and goes. I think the guitar input jack is bad.
How can I repair this? or should I put it in a repair shop.

Help much appriciated.

Re: input jack

sme here

tremelo

i have a hohner professional scorpion and the tension of the strings really raises the bridge ive tried everything but cant solve the problem also the saddles buzz a lot.does anyone know this bridge or have any tips?

Re: tremelo

: i have a hohner professional scorpion and the tension of the strings really raises the bridge ive tried everything but cant solve the problem also the saddles buzz a lot.does anyone know this bridge or have any tips?

It sounds like a problem my buddy has with his Fender Strat. What happened was, his friend restrung it by removing all of the strings at once, and of course screwed up the tremelo in the process. So now, when I try to tune this thing the tremelo rises way up from the body. I would like to know how I should go about fixing this or where I could find info on doing these kinds of repairs. Any ideas?

Re: tremelo

hey guys, i think i found the trick to solve my problem with my tremolo. Open the back and wedge a block of wood or something between the body of the guitar and the edge of the tremolo opposite from the springs (this relieves the pressure that tuning up the strings puts on the tremolo). Now, incrementally tune up all of the strings with this block in place. Check to make sure that the springs are tense enough to hold the tremolo in place (if they aren't, then tighten up the metal "claw" that holds the springs to the body of the guitar--usually by alternately tightening the screws that hold the claw). Now, slowly remove the block from the back of the guitar while making sure that tremolo springs will support the tension of the strings.

This is just a brief description of the steps, but using these guidelines and some common sense enabled me to fix my "broken" tremolo.

Floyd Rose Tremelo

I bought a Fender Fat Strat w/ a Floyd Rose on it. ANy suggestions for keeping it in tune and playing smooth?

Re: Floyd Rose Tremelo

: I bought a Fender Fat Strat w/ a Floyd Rose on it. ANy suggestions for keeping it in tune and playing smooth?

Here's a tip:

When changing strings, first put powdered graphite on the saddles where the strings contact (available at any hobby shop). Zero out the fine tuners on the bridge (turn the fine tuners so they are centered having an equal amount of travel up and down)Stretch each string before you lock it down (ex.: tune the guitar, stretch the low E by pulling up on the string 2 or 3 times, retune the string, repeat until it holds its tuning, same with the A string and so on).
When the guitar is in tune the bridge should be parallel with the body of the guitar. If not, the screws that hold the springs in place will need to be adjusted until you have tuning and parallelism balanced. Once tuning and adjustments are complete lock the nut and retune using the fine tuners. The graphite will reduce the friction on the strings allowing them to last longer and help keep their tuning.

Good luck!

Re: Floyd Rose Tremelo

those floyd tremelos are pretty cool! it allows me to use the wammy bar for so much better playing on my JACKSON guitar

Re: Floyd Rose Tremelo

: those floyd tremelos are pretty cool! it allows me to use the wammy bar for so much better playing on my JACKSON guitar

I bought a second-hand Jackson from a shop and they gave me the wrong case for it; when I got home and took the guitar out and played it, it buzzed badly. I tried detaching the neck from the body and ended up twisting a string. How do you replace the strings? I just can't find where to take the square pieces of metal out to put the new strings.

The Jackson played beautifully in the shop ... SIGH!

Thanks for your help in advance.

Regards,

Dararith
PS: looks like I might have to take it to be repaired (the shop that I got the Jackson from is NOT a guitar shop.)

Re: Floyd Rose Tremelo

: those floyd tremelos are pretty cool! it allows me to use the wammy bar for so much better playing on my Fender strat(Richie Sambora) guitar

Re: Floyd Rose Tremelo

: : those floyd tremelos are pretty cool! it allows me to use the wammy bar for so much better playing on my Fender strat(Richie Sambora) guitar

Oh....what a legend....Richie Sambora is a god!Wise choice.
I'm considering getting a floyd rose strat, but are you able to 'gargle' on them e.g.Blaze of Glory solo?
Thanks
R

Restoration

The Problem Dan is,
I wish to restore a Telecaster lookalike which the prev owner partially removed the red paint job.
How do I get around removing the remaining paint (back and sides)? ie: paint remover or sanding etc. What type of remover would you recommend.
Secondly, I would like to have a natural finish.
Please tell me the steps to take and materials to use.
I wish your "repairs" section gets up and running soon.
Great site otherwise.
PS Any sites that can provide what I have requested???

Cheers,

Re: Restoration

TO learn how to paint your own guitar using only a couple of spray cans, go to this site www.paintyourownguitar.com I bought a $100.00 Les Paul knock off and repainted it to look exactly like a Zakk Wylde model. The finish is completely factory looking. My finished guitar is posted on that web site. I can't believe how well it turned out. I highly recommend the site. The author has a series of articles in Guitar magazines. Good luck

: The Problem Dan is,
: I wish to restore a Telecaster lookalike which the prev owner partially removed the red paint job.
: How do I get around removing the remaining paint (back and sides)? ie: paint remover or sanding etc. What type of remover would you recommend.
: Secondly, I would like to have a natural finish.
: Please tell me the steps to take and materials to use.
: I wish your "repairs" section gets up and running soon.
: Great site otherwise.
: PS Any sites that can provide what I have requested???

: Cheers,

Restoration

Restoration

This popular thread has been given its own page : Restoration

Tremelo

I have a jackson Sharvel with a Floyd Tremelo. Its a pain it snaps of, loses tune, or simply doesn't work. can I convert to another type of bridge?!

Neck adjustment

My Friend has a Gibson Les Paul Custom and an Alverez acoustic. Both Guitars have recently started getting a slight bow in the neck right before the body of the guitar. How can he adjust the neck to get that bow out? Thanks

authorized Martin Repair

Steve-

I'm looking for an authorized Martin repair shop in the Nashville vicinity. I own a 1973 Martin D-28 12 string that I bought new, with the lifetime warranty. Needs help on the bridge and soundboard.

Any Help, Many Thanks.

Danny

Re: authorized Martin Repair

: Steve-

: I have a 1992 Martin Les Paul Studio with a intonation problem on the open G string had donot have any one that is capable or knowledgable enough to fix it can you help?
If so let me know please.
thanks
Joe Brandt

Re: authorized Martin Repair

:
Do you mean A "Gibson" Les Paul? I've never heard of a
Martin Les Paul?

>>Clay

: Steve-

: : I have a 1992 Martin Les Paul Studio with a intonation problem on the open G string had donot have any one that is capable or knowledgable enough to fix it can you help?
: If so let me know please.
: thanks
: Joe Brandt

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