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Telecaster special wiring

I have installed a Texas Special Telecaster neck and Texas Special Strat middle pickup on my Telecaster. I have also installed a 5 way switch. The neck pickup has a white, black, and yellow wire in it. The yellow is ground, the white is hot, but I need to know where the black wire should be soldered on the 5 way. The Bridge pickup is stock so if this black wire is a split, I'd like it to be in conjunction with the bridge. Anybody have any idea?

Pickup Heaight Adjustment

I recently bought an epiphone sg special and i want to raise the pickup heaght and was waonderinghow as i am not used to non strat style guitars.

Re: Pickup Heaight Adjustment

you just turn the screws on either side of the pickup.

Pickup Heaight Adjustment

I recently bought an epiphone sg special and i want to raise the pickup heaght and was waonderinghow as i am not used to non strat style guitars.

Re: Pickup Heaight Adjustment

: well justin, on most of my guitars there are screws on the sides of the pickups that can raise and lower the pickups becuase the pickups have springs behind them pushing up.

1970 Gibson Acoustic

I have an older gibson acoustic lgo the model number is 874482 how can I tell when this guitar was made and wear?

Re: 1970 Gibson Acoustic

: I have an older gibson acoustic lgo the model number is 874482 how can I tell when this guitar was made and wear?

The LGO was an all mahogany small box guitar. Your serial # indicates it was built in 1967-8. They quit building them in 1970. The retail price for a new one in 1969 was $99.99. They were a well built guitar and easy to play. It's worth a bit more now than it was then. Made in USA!

Backing Tracks

Check this website out for free Backing Tracks

i need this guitar

IM LOOKING FOR A HOHNER TELECASTER 1980 MAPLE FINISH IN BLONDE WITH LEOPARD SKIN PICK GUARD MAHOGANY BINDING ON EDGES SAME ONE PRINCE USES.

Aria Antique Guitar...

Its an Aria model # A541F. I have no clue about guitars and saw the serial # is 00603. so its old any info pleae e-mail me

please help!whammybar

hey there
im having a prob with my whammy bar. i can screw it in and all, but when i play a chord and i hit/fiddle with the whammy bar, there wont be any change to the sound of the chord. am i doing something wrong?or is my geetar just shoddy????can someone give me brief step by step instructions on how to insert and use a whammy bar????
thank u so much,
skank hard,
T.

Re: please help!whammybar

Well it could be your springs, most guitars with whammy have 3 springs it the back, you could have five, try taking a few out, or you could try and loosen your bridge screws so that the bridge has room to whammy.
: when you put in a whammy bar all you do is screw in the bar till it almost can't screw in any more but still hangs solid without moving freely. then just take a hold of that thing and whammy all night long

Re: please help!whammybar

: Well it could be your springs, most guitars with whammy have 3 springs it the back, you could have five, try taking a few out, or you could try and loosen your bridge screws so that the bridge has room to whammy.
: : when you put in a whammy bar all you do is screw in the bar till it almost can't screw in any more but still hangs solid without moving freely. then just take a hold of that thing and whammy all night long

thanks

Re: please help!whammybar

maybe you have a steel block in the bar, some people do this to increase the sustain on the guitar, but this also makes the trem bar useless, take off the back plate and have a look.

thanks so much guys

: maybe you have a steel block in the bar, some people do this to increase the sustain on the guitar, but this also makes the trem bar useless, take off the back plate and have a look.

thankyou so much for you help, u punk man.

fandel rickenbacker

I have a fandel- rickenbacker 12 string elec.. I have been lucky enough taht it is complete in all ways, I had it gone through by a guitar maker, but am lost on the history of it, I sware thhat if I put a rickenbacker tuuss cover on it ,it wouuld pass for such. I would greatly appreciate any info. it has a wammy bar and i guess a bender knob

Re: fandel rickenbacker

i cant think of a rickenbacker guitar with a trem unit on it, what model does it resemble?

MUSIC TECHNOLOGY

I was surfing around last week and found a site that showed a guy making piano, organ, string sounds using his electric guitar. Stupid computer locked up and I lost it. I thought that was pretty impressive, anyone know how he was doing that??

Re: MUSIC TECHNOLOGY

i didnt see it but it was probably a MIDI pickup on the guitar, check out the roland website for the GK guitar pickups and VG88 processor.

Re: MUSIC TECHNOLOGY

: i didnt see it but it was probably a MIDI pickup on the guitar, check out the roland website for the GK guitar pickups and VG88 processor.

Re: MUSIC TECHNOLOGY

Thanks for the info

Re: MUSIC TECHNOLOGY

Thanks for the assistance, I found the page again. The guy was using a MIDI guitar interface in a Korg TR-rack module. ( http://www.theguitar.net/videos.html ) Took a quick look @ ZZounds and this equipment cost $1300.00, so hence how damn impressive it is.....maybe if I ever completely master guitar I'll try strings.

Dsound GTPlayer serial

Do someone know any valid serial key for GTPlayer ?

Boss ME-30

What about an old digital effect, Boss ME-30? Is there anybody knows the sources or webs that explain about using ME-30? My guitar is a standard telecaster. How to make a better sounds (such guitar heroes) with that? Please reply to my email.....Thank You:P

Memphis Strat copy

need to know bout Memphis strat copy

Re: Memphis Strat copy

: need to know bout Memphis strat copy

I've got a couple of Memphis catalogs up on VintAxe.com if you want to do some research. SB

63' or 64' Sears & Roebuck Rocket guitar

Hi, My father has a Sears and Roebuck Harmony Rocket guitar, he's not for sure if it is a 63' or a 64'. It is a hollow body with 2 pick-up electric guitar. He is curious as to how much it is worth. He does not want to sell it, as he is an avid guitar player! He also has a Sears & Roebuck 1964 15 in.sears tower bass amp and is curious of its worth also. Thanks

mystery guitar

Hi, all. It may be a long shot, but I was wondering if anybody could identify a mystery guitar for me. I was shopping around pawn shops and found an old beat-up electric with some kind of enamel smeared over the headstock (for what purpose I have no idea). The maker is unreadable, and "rock'n roll version" is all I can make out.

The body itself is yellow, with a fixed neck. One humbucker and two knobs--volume and tone. Looks like a rosewood fretboard. At first glance I thought it was a Les Paul Junior, but the $50 price tag makes that a virtual impossiblity. However, it is at a virtual junk store, and there is a chance they might not know what they have. The current strings on it have rusted, and it probably hasn't been played in years.

In any case, it's a pretty guitar and if it isn't complete junk it may be worth the 50 bucks. Any ideas?

Zoom 606 question....

I don't know if I'm being over-ambitious with my meagre Zoom 606, but I'd love to be able to recreate the effect used by Matt Bellamy when he plays Bliss live. You know the one, it does the piano bit on the studio version.

If anyone has any ideas I'm all ears!

Zoom 606 question....

I don't know if I'm being over-ambitious with my meagre Zoom 606, but there's on effect I'd like to recreate. When Matt Bellamy plays "Bliss" live, he uses an effect to play the piano section. If anyone has any idea how to do this with a Zoom 606, I'd be VERY....excited :)

Burns / Baldwin Vibraslim Semi Acoustic

Burns / Baldwin Vibraslim Semi Acoustic

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odd soapbar pickups-I.D. needed

I bought 2 soapbar (P-90 style) pickups used, and I can't get an answer as to what they are. If you wanna help, get back to me, and I'll email some pics. Thanks, Dave

Bootleg

I remember back in the early 80`s in college selling bootleg Zeppelin.I had a 90 min tape and a 60 min for 20 bucks.I made about 200 dollars in one semester.I had ``Destroyer``which was ``Cleveland 1977``i think.I also had ``Melencalay Danish superboys get it on`` which was recorded in Amsterdam or maybe even Copenhagen in 1979 ,It was the first concert of their last tour.I had ``live in Japan`` where Bonzo was late for the show and the band played a tune from Zep 3.I also had ``Montreal Forum 1975``.It sounded like ``The Song``,but poor sound. Can anyone tell me if they can still be found?

Identifying My Martin Guitar

Since 1974 I've owned this Martin accoustic guitar. There is no serial # on it to make it easy to identify.
I've done some research and believe that it was probably made sometime between 1965 and 1970. Currently it is not playable.(needs some work) But, when it was playable, the sound was beautiful and the action was great! Any ideas on how I can zero in on the instrument's real I.D. would be greatly appreciated.

Re: Identifying My Martin Guitar

: Since 1974 I've owned this Martin accoustic guitar. There is no serial # on it to make it easy to identify.
: I've done some research and believe that it was probably made sometime between 1965 and 1970. Currently it is not playable.(needs some work) But, when it was playable, the sound was beautiful and the action was great! Any ideas on how I can zero in on the instrument's real I.D. would be greatly appreciated.

I'd go to the Martin website and look up a Martin repair facility. If one is near you, take it to them. Maybe send them a photo and ask them to identify it.

I have my grandfathers old guitar, Fender F-05- serial number is f P095056- Need Help

Hey, who ever reads this, i was wondering if anyone knows anything about this guitar. Its really old. At least 30 yrs old. its a Fender F-05 and the serial number is fP095056.. if anyone has any information about this guitar, like pictures or the exact age of it I would love to know more about it. Email me at lacey_107@hotmail.com and use the subject of guitar so i know. Thanks so much!!!!!! it means alot to me and my grandpa. Thanks Lacey

Super Fuzz*Original Pedal

I've got one I bought in 1974. I'm thinking of parting with it for $200. Contact me.

Fender Accoustic F-65

I have a Fender F-65, serial #7928495 with the original bill of sale and warranty card validated by Fender. I have the Fender hard case as well. I want to sell it but have no idea what it is worth. Can someone help?

Re: Fender Accoustic F-65

: I have a Fender F-65, serial #7928495 with the original bill of sale and warranty card validated by Fender. I have the Fender hard case as well. I want to sell it but have no idea what it is worth. Can someone help?

The Fender F series guitars were made in Japan so prices aren't great. The 2004 VG Price Guide suggests $175-$250. SB

pleasehelp!E string

hey there
my lower e string really annoys me. Its loose ,so when i play it, it rings against the fret board. ive tried tightening the string, but then it becomes untuned and it turns to a E sharp.And its even worse when i drop d the string! Is my problem fixable, and if it is, is it worth getting the string raised or something? can the string actually be raised somehow???
thanks a load for answering my dumb question.
cheers man!!!!!!!! thanku!

Re: pleasehelp!E string

: hey there
: my lower e string really annoys me. Its loose ,so when i play it, it rings against the fret board. ive tried tightening the string, but then it becomes untuned and it turns to a E sharp.And its even worse when i drop d the string! Is my problem fixable, and if it is, is it worth getting the string raised or something? can the string actually be raised somehow???
: thanks a load for answering my dumb question.
: cheers man!!!!!!!! thanku!

You don't say what kind of Guitar it is, which will affect the way you fix the problem; I'll assume it's a solidbody and you're using light strings.

There are a # of things that can affect this: The neck may have a 'back bow', which is a convex arch-the string is likely 'noting out on a fret- If that's the case the truss rod needs to be relieved. Sight both the bass & treble sides of the neck from the headstock & look for a hump in the neck-Bring the guitar up to pitch-then turn the truss rod nut counterclockwise a bit and see if the neck straightens out.

You may have a high fret which will need to be reset. You may have the pickups to close to the strings-the magnets will pull the strings toward them-causing distortion & in extreme cases can cause the string to 'note out'.

If you are not sure -take it to a qualified set up person and spend the $20-25. for a proper set up. Improperly adjusted saddles, too light a string, A back bow in the neck, are likely all involved in this minor problem, and are easily fixed by any decent set up man.

splitting a PAF

any info on splitting a PAF to make a 4 lead from a 2 lead and how to logically use it to a switched pot

hoggies

i think hoggies should have more freedom. people think that just because i am a pig, I can't do anything. well, they're wrong. I actually played the guitar for jimmi hendrix-he just mimed. but because i am a pig he got all the credit. so i say C'MON FARMYARD ROCKERS-WE CAN DO IT! who's with me?

amp trouble

hiya, ive just cranked me 'Laney LC-30 II' and its suddenly lost all its volume it works but i really quiet!! whats up wit it???!!!

Re: amp trouble

: hiya, ive just cranked me 'Laney LC-30 II' and its suddenly lost all its volume it works but its really quiet!! whats up wit it???!!!

Marshall Mode Four

just buy a Marshall Mode Four with a Boss ge-7. You'll never seek another sound, because it rocks and kicks ass.

Levin 1900 guitar

I have a Levin 1900 guitar and don't know about it or even play. Can anyone tell me about this brand and model?

Truetone guitar serial # S-65M

I have a standard Truetone guitar bought for me new around 40 yrs ago, would like to get some info on it. Thanks! KWS

Lots of Guitar Catalogs

Lots of Guitar Catalogs

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permulaan belajar bermain guitar

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