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Re: Guitar Harmonics

: hold your finger over the 12th fret on any string, pluck the sring and move your finger away, the resulting note is a harmonic, they occur in various places on the neck, most noticable are on the 5th 7th and 12th frets, very usefull for tuning and setting up intonation.

FROM DWIGHT - GOOD EXPLANATION Lee! It also seems that the better quality guitars, with thicker denser wood, good pickups and best possible neck-to-body joints have brighter harmonics. So once in a while, somebody will say "great harmonics", or loads of harmonics etc........

Strat Man Dwight

NEED OPPINION ON GUITAR

hey is the Gax70 by ibanez any good it sounds good but what abotu the long run

Re: NEED OPPINION ON GUITAR

Hey bud, just gave you a short term fix, replied to your earlier posting.

Sovtek Mig 30

Sovtek Mig 30

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Univox /VG Les Paul Copy

Univox /VG Les Paul Copy

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SUBDOMINAL FLAP

I AM A SUBDONINAL FLAP

Re: SUBDOMINAL FLAP

no dear, you are simply a lifeless cunt.thank you darling.

vidio

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Re: I am finding Guan Huai Fang Shi Guitar Notes

: where i do find guitar notes for guan huai fang shi? can anybody send it to my email? thanks

My email is sylviaong2001@hotmail.com
If u haz the chords, pls pls pls send to mi...
Thank you very much *100

split pole humbuckers

split pole humbuckers

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Dwight Listmayer

Anybody REALLY know what the difference in sound is between an old stock capacitor, like a Sprague, compared to new ones? Also, what's your preference - ceramic disc or plastic?

Thank you, Strat Man Dwight

Re: Dwight Listmayer

: Anybody REALLY know what the difference in sound is between an old stock capacitor, like a Sprague, compared to new ones? Also, what's your preference - ceramic disc or plastic?

: Thank you, Strat Man Dwight

The old stock caps like the Sprague you mentioned, to me anyway, don't seam to have as hard edge (if you will) effect as the newer ones. This may be due to the efficiency of the new ones. I keep an assortment of caps on hand, but generally I prefer the ceramic. They seam to last longer and stand more heat.

Re: Dwight Listmayer

Thanks again - I didn't mean to make my name the title. I see what you mean, the old caps are a little softer or smoother. I've just put a NOS Erie .022 cap on a 500K tone pot and it is really smooth, with nicely tapered rolloff. It's on a Strat with 3 stacked DiMarzio humbuckers and a total of 29 different pickup combinations. There's just the one tone control, and I think that the mellower sound and even taper compliments this setup. I'll be looking for more older caps. Strat Man Dwight

Re: Dwight Listmayer

Your welcome Dwight. Try that same cap on a 250K tone pot and see if there is a difference in the sound. Also, try Audio Taper vs. Linier Taper tone pots. As the pot tends to act like an inductance coil, it too can have a "rolloff" effect on the sound. I love experimenting around with different types of configurations just to see what I might come up with. I bought a piece of copper plating from the local hardware store and drilled a dozen or so holes in it to use like a project circuit board. Being solid copper, it grounds everything on it together so I don't have to worry about that while I do the experiments. I ran the leads of the pickups out to it and this gives me a great lab, so to speak, to experiment in. I use jumper wires with alligator clips to connect everything up, to avoid a lot of soldering.

Just an idea I thought you might like to try, since you seam to like experimenting too.

Also, I read your post about "Split Pole Humbuckers", the poles with screws in them can be used to adjust the volume of the individual strings. Just like raising the entire pickup closer to the strings makes it louder, raising the pole up under one string increases the volume of that string only. If you play a lot of 5 chords (G5, A5, etc.) on the E, A and D strings and play leads on the G, B and little E strings, you can make the smaller strings louder to some degree so they will stand out better. The draw back to this of course is when you play whole chords the notes on the smaller strings will be louder than the other ones.

Pookster

Ibanez RGT42

I'm trying to get an approximate estimate for a 2002 Ibanez RGT42 in red pearl. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

Won

Re: Ibanez RGT42

probably around 1000 dollars cad..

Fender Mustang

Greetings -
I have a Fender Mustang that I'd like to restore. It's in pieces right now (90% of the parts are there), all original. Someone gave this to me almost 20 years ago. Should I have it done locally or send it to Fender for the best result? I live in Boulder, Colorado. Thanks.

Re: Fender Mustang

: Greetings -
: I have a Fender Mustang that I'd like to restore. It's in pieces right now (90% of the parts are there), all original. Someone gave this to me almost 20 years ago. Should I have it done locally or send it to Fender for the best result? I live in Boulder, Colorado. Thanks.

Hi Jack. I would have posted something for you sooner, but thought that others would know better what to do in this instance, specifically in your location.

I'm in Canada, but my son Andrew at RockItSciencelabs - Advanced Guitar Technology builds the loudest guitars in the WORLD, and does repairs in general.

Unfortunately, Fender Musical Instruments Co. does not restore or repair guitars, and I don't think they are even accessible via computer or telephone. Their somewhat affiliated web communications site is Mr. Gearhad.com.

But to get this Mustang back in working order, I highly recommend that you contact someone at the Colorado Blues Society tel. (303)415-2737 and ask any & all questions about people in your area who really care about their craft and tend professionally to guitars, especially Fender. They should have tons of solid info and advice, even though they don't get asked for it everyday ... they just know!

Best regards, let us know how it goes. Dwight Listmayer

Re: Fender Mustang

Spelling correction to the previous posting. Should read Mr. Gearhead. Strat Man Dwight

Re: Fender Mustang

heya im looking for a fender mustang in pretty good condition and im looking for one under 300.

Crucianelli acoustic guitar

Hallo,
I need your help, i have a Crucianelli guitar model "acustica" and I would know the value of this giutar.
Tank for your help

is it an early B.C. Rich?

Hey, I'm looking for help on ID'ing a bass guitar. I think it may be an early B.C. Rich, but am not positive. It has a "R" on the headstock, is solid neck-through maple with a rosewood fretboard, has 4 pickups and active electronics (9v). There are phase switches for each pickup, a BadAss bridge, and Grover tuners. The serial # is 83715. No one has been able to "for sure" identify this guitar, anybody out there?
THX~~

Re: is it an early B.C. Rich?

: Hey, I'm looking for help on ID'ing a bass guitar. I think it may be an early B.C. Rich, but am not positive. It has a "R" on the headstock, is solid neck-through maple with a rosewood fretboard, has 4 pickups and active electronics (9v). There are phase switches for each pickup, a BadAss bridge, and Grover tuners. The serial # is 83715. No one has been able to "for sure" identify this guitar, anybody out there?
: THX~~

Reply. Yes this is a BC Rich. I replied with details over a week ago but evidently through some error, it was not posted. Strat Man Dwight

Re: You smelly butt hole

whoa yah like that ass hole !!

SILVERTONE GUITAR & "JG" OR "GJ" ELECTRIC GUITAR

SILVERTONE GUITAR & "JG" OR "GJ" ELECTRIC GUITAR

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what to buy

hi, does anyone know if Arbor double cutaway, or Manitou double cutaway are good guitars. I want to but my daughter one for XMAS that isn't too expensive in case it sits in her closet. Any ideas??
I appreciate any help I can get.
thanks

Re: what to buy

: I bought an Arbor Strat copy back in 1991 and still have it today. It has been a very good and dependable guitar. While I haven't "HAD" to do anything to it, I have done some tweaking to it just because I wanted to. For a first guitar to learn on, it would have made a good choice as it was. I gave $39.00 for it brand new sealed up in the box and have never regretted it.

Looking for value of a gretch guitar

I am looking for the value price of a gretch ,blackhawk hollowbody , double cut away,black w/ivory trim, app. late 60's guitar in average shape...if anyone can tell me or tell me where to go to find out i'de appreciate it. Larry

Telecaster bridge

Hello guys,

I recently purchased a Telecaster which was sold as a Highway 1 model but I rather think it is a Classic model due to the pegstock and the neck). The guitar comes with the original 3-saddle-bridge I'd rather like to replace with the modern 6-saddle-bridge like on modern American Telecaster models.

I measured the distances between the string and fixation holes in the guitar body and it seems that the new bridge could fit into the Classic model.

Does anybody already tried this experince ? Thanks in advance for your advice.

Olaf

Re: Telecaster bridge

: Hello guys,

: I recently purchased a Telecaster which was sold as a Highway 1 model but I rather think it is a Classic model due to the pegstock and the neck). The guitar comes with the original 3-saddle-bridge I'd rather like to replace with the modern 6-saddle-bridge like on modern American Telecaster models.

: I measured the distances between the string and fixation holes in the guitar body and it seems that the new bridge could fit into the Classic model.

: Does anybody already tried this experince ? Thanks in advance for your advice.

: Olaf

To Olaf & everyone. If you like Teles, a must-see site is www.vintique.com, operated by custom builder and Tele parts manufacturer, formerly with Danny Gatton ... Jay Monterose. Between him, James Burton, Dan Smith and the Hellecasters - do they know Telecasters!

To answer your question. We've built Teles with all types of bridges, and changed from every type to every type. Your measurements are good, but aren't the issue. The Highway 1 or similar comes with a vintage style bridge which has 4 screws into the body. Modern Teles have only 3 screws into the body, at different places. But, your 6 saddle idea would work, as long as they are on a vintage style bridge.

We prefer the angled saddles, just 3 of them. They are a prestige option, and really look good. They are bold and say something about your Tele. Of course intonation is better, that's why they were made. You can buy just the saddles & screws from the aftermarket, or a Fender dealer now. Or you can buy the complete bridge assembly with the 3 brass angled saddles.

Personally, we think they look much better than all 6 little barrel-type chrome saddles, 6 screws & 6 springs on the face of a customized & improved Tele.

May you look good & be in tune while you're twangin'. Andrew Listmayer - Advanced Guitar Tech, RockItSciencelabs

Re: Telecaster bridge

Hi Andy,

thanks a lot for your quick and expert response ! I have already checked the vintige website which looks very promising. Can I ask you a last question: I am not very happy with the sound of the sound of the middle PUF selector position of my Teles (Mexican and Classic); sounds like the typical Die Strats sound. Does it make sense to add a 3rd PUF (like some guitar heroes like Rory Gallagher did).

Thanks in advance from a truly Tele lover.

Olaf

: : Hello guys,

: : I recently purchased a Telecaster which was sold as a Highway 1 model but I rather think it is a Classic model due to the pegstock and the neck). The guitar comes with the original 3-saddle-bridge I'd rather like to replace with the modern 6-saddle-bridge like on modern American Telecaster models.

: : I measured the distances between the string and fixation holes in the guitar body and it seems that the new bridge could fit into the Classic model.

: : Does anybody already tried this experince ? Thanks in advance for your advice.

: : Olaf

: To Olaf & everyone. If you like Teles, a must-see site is www.vintique.com, operated by custom builder and Tele parts manufacturer, formerly with Danny Gatton ... Jay Monterose. Between him, James Burton, Dan Smith and the Hellecasters - do they know Telecasters!

: To answer your question. We've built Teles with all types of bridges, and changed from every type to every type. Your measurements are good, but aren't the issue. The Highway 1 or similar comes with a vintage style bridge which has 4 screws into the body. Modern Teles have only 3 screws into the body, at different places. But, your 6 saddle idea would work, as long as they are on a vintage style bridge.

: We prefer the angled saddles, just 3 of them. They are a prestige option, and really look good. They are bold and say something about your Tele. Of course intonation is better, that's why they were made. You can buy just the saddles & screws from the aftermarket, or a Fender dealer now. Or you can buy the complete bridge assembly with the 3 brass angled saddles.

: Personally, we think they look much better than all 6 little barrel-type chrome saddles, 6 screws & 6 springs on the face of a customized & improved Tele.

: May you look good & be in tune while you're twangin'. Andrew Listmayer - Advanced Guitar Tech, RockItSciencelabs

Re: Telecaster bridge

: Hi Andy,

: thanks a lot for your quick and expert response ! I have already checked the vintige website which looks very promising. Can I ask you a last question: I am not very happy with the sound of the sound of the middle PUF selector position of my Teles (Mexican and Classic); sounds like the typical Die Strats sound. Does it make sense to add a 3rd PUF (like some guitar heroes like Rory Gallagher did).

: Thanks in advance from a truly Tele lover.

: Olaf

: : : Hello guys,

: : : I recently purchased a Telecaster which was sold as a Highway 1 model but I rather think it is a Classic model due to the pegstock and the neck). The guitar comes with the original 3-saddle-bridge I'd rather like to replace with the modern 6-saddle-bridge like on modern American Telecaster models.

: : : I measured the distances between the string and fixation holes in the guitar body and it seems that the new bridge could fit into the Classic model.

: : : Does anybody already tried this experince ? Thanks in advance for your advice.

: : : Olaf

: : To Olaf & everyone. If you like Teles, a must-see site is www.vintique.com, operated by custom builder and Tele parts manufacturer, formerly with Danny Gatton ... Jay Monterose. Between him, James Burton, Dan Smith and the Hellecasters - do they know Telecasters!

: : To answer your question. We've built Teles with all types of bridges, and changed from every type to every type. Your measurements are good, but aren't the issue. The Highway 1 or similar comes with a vintage style bridge which has 4 screws into the body. Modern Teles have only 3 screws into the body, at different places. But, your 6 saddle idea would work, as long as they are on a vintage style bridge.

: : We prefer the angled saddles, just 3 of them. They are a prestige option, and really look good. They are bold and say something about your Tele. Of course intonation is better, that's why they were made. You can buy just the saddles & screws from the aftermarket, or a Fender dealer now. Or you can buy the complete bridge assembly with the 3 brass angled saddles.

: : Personally, we think they look much better than all 6 little barrel-type chrome saddles, 6 screws & 6 springs on the face of a customized & improved Tele.

: : May you look good & be in tune while you're twangin'. Andrew Listmayer - Advanced Guitar Tech, RockItSciencelabs

That's a great follow-up question about tones, and your proposed solution will definitely take you out of a rut and have you soaring to new heights.

First and easiest, the 4 way Tele switch will add a fattened-up both-pickups-in-series combination like you wouldn't believe. And you keep the 3 stock sounds as well. You could read all you want about the switch, like on fender.com or Dwight's review under pickups/ElectroKraft/custom Tele neck at www.harmonycentral.com but ... hearing is believing. I definitely recommend you make a series connection!

For something truly wild and one-of-a-kind, there is also a 5th combination - yes, 5 sound options from a 2 pickup Tele. We have one of those too, also I swear it's fantastic, with a superfat sound plus one of the pups out of phase. Wiring diagram and if necessary, parts available from www.deaf-eddie.net.

You're on the right track. Andrew/Dwight Listmayer

Re: Telecaster bridge

great comment!

Granada 12 String

I have a Granada 12 string guitar model F381 I got as a gift in 1971. I can't find anything about this guitar. Does anyone know anything about it and how much it is worth?

Re: Granada 12 String

Try www.vintageguitarpro.com. Strat Man Dwight

Fender strat info please

Fender strat info please

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looking for ultra gp ovation.

Anyone selling an ovation ultra gp( yes i like QOTSA). Im in uk but am willing to pay extra shipping etc.

Re: looking for ultra gp ovation.

: Anyone selling an ovation ultra gp( yes i like QOTSA). Im in uk but am willing to pay extra shipping etc.

if you wanna soung like QOTSA then just get a boss SD-1 and a aqua puss analog delay and an ampeg amp...then again...im only 14

Re: Boss ME-6 effects peddle

hi, could you please send me a copy of the me-6 instructions, to buy_ur_weed@hotmail.com cheerz

guitar wiring

i need a wiring diagram for a DeArmond M-65, it`s got 2 humbuckers 1 vol 1 tone 1 3-way toggle switch.

Re: guitar wiring

i need a wiring diagram of my electric guitar with 1 humbacker ,2 single coils, 3 way lever switch, 1 tone, and 1 volume contro. Pls help me!!!

Re: Stratocaster Wiring

: I need a Diagram of a Fender Stratocaster wiring. I know how to do but I want to have a diagram to look out so don't mess things up. Just to avoid disasters.

i need a wiring diagram for a DeArmond M-65, can anyone help me out?

i have a DeArmond M-65, it`s got 1 vol 1 tone 1 thre-way toggle switch. does anyone knoww how you wire one?

Re: i need a wiring diagram for a DeArmond M-65, can anyone help me out?

:
: i have a DeArmond M-65, it`s got 1 vol 1 tone 1 thre-way toggle switch. does anyone knoww how you wire one?

Response. Yes. The closest thing I know of to the schematic for your guitar is on website www.guitarelectronics.zoovy.com, under wiring diagrams, Gibson mods, # WDU-HH3T11-01. It should help somewhat even if your pickups are only 2 conductor. A Gibson SG Deluxe wiring diagram if found, would be even closer. All the best, Strat Man Dwight

Re: 1969 Hernandis No. 1 classical guitar.

I received a 1969 Hernandis No. 1 as a gift a few years ago with the explicit instructions that I must never sell it. I'm not much of a classical player, but I know exceptional wood when I see/hear it. I would be hard pressed to let this axe go for less than the black-market value of a kidney. The following page is the best I could come up with from google:

http://www.guitarramagazine.com/hernandis1a/hernandis_grade1a.asp

Re: Help Me, need guitar 4 pro crack

: : : how does beavercracks work? they don't seem to provide a crack but a connection to some download manager.
: : : i'm still figuring out how to enter the product key into guitarpro 4. can anyone advice?

Re: Trey's sound

Trey uses a Languedoc into 2 TS-9's (first with slight OD, 2nd full blown) into a Ross Compressor into a 1966 Fender Deluxe Reverb Amp. The Amp is run into a 4X12 cab loaded with G12 BLue ALnico Speakers. This is the main gear to get his sound but also he has his TS-9's modded by ANALOGMAN.COM and his amp has mods too. Remember, place the TS-9's in front of the Compressor. :)

HARMONY GUITAR

I HAVE A HOLLOW BODY ELECTRIC GUITAR MADE BY HARMONY BETWEEN 1958 AND 1963. ITS IN EXCELLENT SHAPE. I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF ITS WORTH ANY THING. ANY INFO. WOULD BE APPRECIATED. THANKS.

Re: HARMONY GUITAR

: I HAVE A HOLLOW BODY ELECTRIC GUITAR MADE BY HARMONY BETWEEN 1958 AND 1963. ITS IN EXCELLENT SHAPE. I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF ITS WORTH ANY THING. ANY INFO. WOULD BE APPRECIATED. THANKS. THIS IS A REPLY TO THE PERSON WHO POSTED THE QUESTION ABOVE. My name is Paul you can e-mail me with the serial numbers that can be seen through one of the "F" holes printed on the inside. With those numbers I can tell you what it is and give you a range in price it might be worth, depending on condition, etc.

Re: Seville Guitars

I own a Seville as well... and I know nothing about this guitar either. It was given to me about 3 years ago by my neighbor. He was moving, and he had no need for it anymore. My model number is a S-335 I've no vlue about these guitars, and i've never found anything about them

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