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How the hell do I adjust my FLOYD ROSE so that the action is where I want it in the tunning that i c

I love my bridge. I have 2 guits with floyd rose trems. For the life of me, I cant ficgure out how to balance tunning and action and where the bridge is floating. Are there any websites that give decent step by step instruction on how this is done????

Re: How the hell do I adjust my FLOYD ROSE so that the action is where I want it in the tunning that

Floyds are a pain in the buttocks but if you're asking what I think you're asking then I'll try to describe the procedure as best I can (don't know any websites).

There are two posts that adjust height on both sides of the trem. Most are adjustable with an allen wrench. You adjust to the height you want and then tune your guitar. Then you have to take off the cover on the back of your guitar that covers the springs and the under side of the trem. Since adjusting the height will also pivot the tremolo backwards or forwards you will have to adjust the screws that mount the springs in side of the guitar. If you want to pull the trem back to the rear then you screw them in slightly if you need it to cant more towards the neck then you loosen them slightly. You will now have to loosen the locking nut and retune the guitar, if your trem isn't where you want it then you will have to mess with the screws holding the springs some more and retune. When you finally think you have the height and angle of the bridge in the right spot you will have to check your intonation and adjust that accordingly. Once you get it set always use the same strings or you will have to do this procedure again. I hope this explination was helpful. Let me know if you have any questions.

Santana amp

Santana amp

This popular thread has been given its own page : Santana amp

is it just me or do these fucking pop-ups piss ne1 else off?

come on, guitar site...knock off all of these pop-ups. comercialism aside, you're not making money if you piss everyone off. and once we're pissed we're not going to click on the stupid bastards no matter how many times they pop up. FIGURE IT OUT!

Re: is it just me or do these fucking pop-ups piss ne1 else off?

right on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Re: is it just me or do these fucking pop-ups piss ne1 else off?

: right on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Get a good browser that blocks popups. I haven't seen a single popup on this site, or any other site, for months.

Check out opera or mozilla. They have a lot of other nice features too which make me wonder, why the hell would ANYONE in their right mind use Internet Explorer..I mean good god, what a great way to ruin your browsing experience.

It's like trying to play hendrix on a mandolin.

foom

URGANT HELP! COUNTRY CODES. FALSE GUITARS. Ibanez s7420

ok. Ive found the axe of my desire. Ibanez s-7420 which is a 7 string in with the s model body. A couple of places have been asking really high prices but the third place is selling it for half the retail price. This is odd. I am concerned whther it is really a Japanese guitar like the little label on the back says.

http://www.jemsite.com/ which seems to be down at the worst possible time , says that the country codes for Ibanez are 72 -China 73-Korea 74- Japan 76=Japan. the code on the axe ends with 79. what does this mean?

Im sure there was something about it that that made me wonder whether it was Korean or not. the lowest bass buzzed on the lowest frets while Im sure that the other one i played diddnt. please help me out. ive put down a small deposit already but if it aint Japanese its not what i paid for.

the buggers tried to tell me that there was DiMarzio pickups in it but Ive read that theyre Ibanez brand. then they said that the japanese models had the DiMarzios. I find that hard to belive. the sound isnt that hot and heavy. please adivise me. is it japanese. how else can i be sure. are there any quality checks i can make. colour of the fret board even. anything?

GUITAR TUNERS

I wanted to know if i can find a free guitar tuner on the net to download..I had gotten a really good one from kazaa before, but i had lost that one(stupid computer). So if someone know's a site or software that i can go to and one please get back to me..
THANKS

acoustic electric first time buyer

I am new to music and wanting to purchase an acoustic electric guitar with a solid wood top. i am like a lot of people i am on a budget and apprehinsive about spending a lot of money on my first guitar. while looking at different guitars i came across a store that carries simon & patrick model s&p 6 w/ b-band g-3 i like the guitar and the price however i haven't heard of it and it only has a 2 year limited warranty. what i am looking for is some advice on this one or should i look for something else. i am trying to stay under $400. thanx for any input

Re: acoustic electric first time buyer

: I am new to music and wanting to purchase an acoustic electric guitar with a solid wood top. i am like a lot of people i am on a budget and apprehinsive about spending a lot of money on my first guitar. while looking at different guitars i came across a store that carries simon & patrick model s&p 6 w/ b-band g-3 i like the guitar and the price however i haven't heard of it and it only has a 2 year limited warranty. what i am looking for is some advice on this one or should i look for something else. i am trying to stay under $400. thanx for any input

Hi Kirk
Warranty`s dont cover shit anyway i never heard of the patrick model lines.I would check out some carvins guitars they might be what your looking for they build a good guitar.I build electrics so i cant help you out but if you find a guitar you like dont let a two year warranty stop you.Thats all i give never had a guitar come back yet not even a nasty call.Good luck !!!

Bick
tremontguitars.com

Re: acoustic electric first time buyer

: : I am new to music and wanting to purchase an acoustic electric guitar with a solid wood top. i am like a lot of people i am on a budget and apprehinsive about spending a lot of money on my first guitar. while looking at different guitars i came across a store that carries simon & patrick model s&p 6 w/ b-band g-3 i like the guitar and the price however i haven't heard of it and it only has a 2 year limited warranty. what i am looking for is some advice on this one or should i look for something else. i am trying to stay under $400. thanx for any input

: Hi Kirk
: Warranty`s dont cover shit anyway i never heard of the patrick model lines.I would check out some carvins guitars they might be what your looking for they build a good guitar.I build electrics so i cant help you out but if you find a guitar you like dont let a two year warranty stop you.Thats all i give never had a guitar come back yet not even a nasty call.Good luck !!!

: Bick
: tremontguitars.com

Simon and Patrick make a great guitar. Check it out, if you like it, and the price is right, get it.

I am in the process of buying a S&P Pro Rosewood. Plays and sounds like a Martin, but about $600 less.

Good Luck

George

Re: acoustic electric first time buyer

You can get a pretty decent acoustic electric for under $400. I wouldn't buy a new guitar though. Guitars sound better with age and as long as they are well cared for, they will last a lifetime. I would look at ebay and see what's out there. In your price i would recommend an ovation, seagull, Takemine, or a Tacoma. Depending on your taste any of these would be a good choice.

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Any information about my HOFNER KW25 guitar amplifier would be useful!

please read this and advise me if u can

ok. Ive found the axe of my desire. Ibanez s-7420 which is a 7 string in with the s model body. A couple of places have been asking really high prices but the third place is selling it for half the retail price. This is odd. I am concerned whther it is really a Japanese guitar like the little label on the back says.

http://www.jemsite.com/ which seems to be down at the worst possible time , says that the country codes for Ibanez are 72 -China 73-Korea 74- Japan 76=Japan. the code on the axe ends with 79. what does this mean?

Im sure there was something about it that that made me wonder whether it was Korean or not. the lowest bass buzzed on the lowest frets while Im sure that the other one i played diddnt. please help me out. ive put down a small deposit already but if it aint Japanese its not what i paid for.

the buggers tried to tell me that there was DiMarzio pickups in it but Ive read that theyre Ibanez brand. then they said that the japanese models had the DiMarzios. I find that hard to belive. the sound isnt that hot and heavy. please adivise me. is it japanese. how else can i be sure. are there any quality checks i can make. colour of the fret board even. anything?

graph tech bridge saddles

Im getting a strat refreted and replacing the bridge saddles with graph tech ones & wondering if i should replace the nut with a graph tech nut to match,any comments welcome

guitar tabs

I've been searching for guitar tabs of "as long as you're mine-Matthew Good Band. I'd appreciate it if someone could help me out! :) Thanx a bunch!

TRIPLE AND DUAL RECTIFIER HELP!

Im about to bye a mesa boogie rectifer but im not sure whether to bye a dual or a triple, what really is the difference in sound, i know the triple has an extra 50 watt but whats the diff, i have the money for either, what should i do by the dual or the triple plz tell me what i should bye and plz give me a comparison on the two.

Re: TRIPLE AND DUAL RECTIFIER HELP!

: Im about to bye a mesa boogie rectifer but im not sure whether to bye a dual or a triple, what really is the difference in sound, i know the triple has an extra 50 watt but whats the diff, i have the money for either, what should i do by the dual or the triple plz tell me what i should bye and plz give me a comparison on the two.

Call dan at lustone.com or email him i have owned boogies ince 1979 and im sorry i bought my new one.when put side by side next to his amps boogies dont stand a chance.I tried to post a message earlier but it did not take.I have no money to gain by refering you to his amps i make guitars.Are you sure you don`t want to buy my mark one reissue??? cause im selling it to get a papatone.

Bob
tremontguitars.com the amps are lustone.com

Double Neck Guitars

Double Neck Guitars

This popular thread has been given its own page : Double Neck Guitars

Pickup help

I've got a Epi LP Standard that I've thrown SD Alnico II Pro Humbuckers in. The bridge pickup doesn't get very loud and I get this weird clicky sound when strumming, even strumming close but not on the strings it clicks. The soldering looks okay, the pots are the factory 500k's.

Also, SD fans, I've got the zebra's, but mine aren't marked SD on the visible side. Should they be mounted b/w/b/w or w/b/b/w? Decent strings and these pickups make the guitar really wake up. TIA

Brian

Re: Pickup help

i have a squier bullet........and i was doing lots of power chord like right on the last pickup............i guess i like pressed it down..........how do i get it back up??
-- Keen

Steel String Guitar/Fingers Hurt/Beginner

I wanted to know if anyone has any suggestions on what to put on my fingers? I just got a steel string guitar and my fingers hurt just from pressing the strings.

Also How do I attach the strap on the guitar?

Gibson Epiphone electric Guitar

I am trying to find out any information on a Epiphone Gibson Guitar. Serial K6070297. It is Black body and a light wood fret board. 2 pickups. Just looking for when it was made, what model is it called, what was it origonal price. Gibson or Epiphone sites did not seem to help. Help me out please! Thanks Brian

Mesa boogie dual and triple rectifier help!

I'm about to buy either a mesa dual or triple rectifier. im not sure what really is the difference between the two apart from the extra 50watt on the triple. all i want to buy is one of these so plz dont reply refering me to another amp. plz tell me what the difference is and what u think is the better way to go. i have the money for either so that isnt a problem.

Re: Mesa boogie dual and triple rectifier help!

The other difference is an extra 6L6 tube (in the triple). Also the old dual only had 2 channels however the old duals sound better than the new 3 channel ones.
The extra 50 watts means you can reach the same tones but at a lower output than the dual. Er unless you feel you need an extra few watts, the dual would probably suffice.

Battery Active Pickups

What is required of me to use active pickups. How do they differ to passive. I understand that they are battery powered; how long do the batterys last before they need to be replaced and is this hard to do?

Battery Active Pickups

questions

How does an active pickup differ from a passive one?

How long does the battery last for?

Is it hard to replace the battery?

Amp Static

Just bought a 1975 Fender Bassman 100. Sounded great in the store and for about a day-and-a-half after I brought it home. Then, when I was experimenting with running various overdrive pedals through it, I suddenly started having tons of static (like the sound of a radio that's not tuned to a station). Can't get rid of it.

2 questions:

(1) Any idea what might be wrong? Is a tube blown? The guy at the store assured me that he had just had it updated with new tubes by the world's greatest tube expert.

(2) Could it have been caused by the overdrive pedals? The one I was using at the time was a DigiTech Tone Driver.

Thanks!!

Re: Amp Static

Never mind -- figured it out. The Bassman has a "Bass" side with 2 inputs and a "Normal" side with 2 inputs. I just had the volume control for each side cranked which resulted in static.

Best electric guitar

hi- i have been playing the acoustic guitar for about 6 or 7 months now and I have just been trying to teach myself, but i am fixing to take lessons. However, I also wanted to play some songs w/ a more punk/rock feel and i wanted to know the best Electric guitar to get w/ about $200-250 ~ soo if any1 has any recommendations or w/e reply please!
thanks*
landra

Re: Best electric guitar

I won't give you any specific recommendations for buying a guitar. But I will give you one general one: Buy a used one. Just like buying a car, you lose value the minute you walk out of the store with it. But if you get a used one you can: 1. Typically haggle for a better price. 2. Resell it for what you paid for (more or less hopefully more) if you decide you don't like it or want to upgrade to a better one down the road. In 5 years when you get pretty good, you will start wanting better guitars and you will want to sell the one you have to help pay for the next one. Why not make a profit or at least not lose any money in the deal?

Re: Best electric guitar

: hi- i have been playing the acoustic guitar for about 6 or 7 months now and I have just been trying to teach myself, but i am fixing to take lessons. However, I also wanted to play some songs w/ a more punk/rock feel and i wanted to know the best Electric guitar to get w/ about $200-250 ~ soo if any1 has any recommendations or w/e reply please!
: thanks*
: landra

Buy a Squire strat. good beginner sort of guitar. cheap too. u can get 1 for less than 100 bucks

Pyramid Guitar Amps

Are Pyramid guitar amps any good? They are priced fairly low compared to other brands so it seems to good to be true.

Re: Pyramid Guitar Amps

: Are Pyramid guitar amps any good? They are priced fairly low compared to other brands so it seems to good to be true.....Well,i just bought the ga-800 from ebay,but haven't recieved yet.I sure hope they are good.lol
David

Re: Pyramid Guitar Amps

: Are Pyramid guitar amps any good? They are priced fairly low compared to other brands so it seems to good to be true.

Re: Pyramid Guitar Amps

: : Are Pyramid guitar amps any good? They are priced fairly low compared to other brands so it seems to good to be true. RSVP with a comparison please.

classcial guitar composition

i would like to know about the composition of some classcial guitar track

Re: classcial guitar composition

: i would like to know about the composition of song for anna in guitar tablature format,thanks a lot,God bless

ovation guitar composition

I would like to know about the composition of ovation guitars. Especially the composition of the backing.

Gibson Sonex

Hi,

Does anyone have any original Gibson Sonex parts for sale? Know where I could get some?

Thanks,

Ernest

Re: Gibson Sonex

What are you looking for? I have 3 Sonex Deluxe guitars. What year (does it matter)?

Re: Gibson Sonex

: What are you looking for? I have 3 Sonex Deluxe guitars. What year (does it matter)?

I need a neck for a deluxe, willing to part with one?

Email me direct if you want to get rid of one.
tony@coastalbend.edu

Thanks,
Tony

Re: Gibson Sonex

: : What are you looking for? I have 3 Sonex Deluxe guitars. What year (does it matter)?

Would you be willing so sell one? I am very interested in one. please email me with response

Takamine

Can anyone tell me a bit about this guitar.
: Model FP-592 MR.
: Age and pick-up. Quality comparet to Takamine today
: And Price value?

TAKAMINE

can anyone tell me anything about the takamine FP592MB round top ....can't find anything on it anywhere E-mail please

Takamine FP592MRGuitar .

serial#90090421

the Fez--Steely Dan

What are the chords to this song? Or where can I find them? Thanks.

guitar tuning

are there guitar tuners that tell you which octave you are at when tuning up.

Re: guitar tuning

i really wannan know how to do tunning of simple guitars help me i can count on u

i need help getting a picture of my guild

i have a D100 guild ser#D100756 where can i get more information and a picture on this guitar thanks for ANY help

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