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Old 10-31-2012, 10:36 AM   #916
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mine seems to do ok as long as I leave the whammy bar alone. And since I lost that years ago... no real problem.

My neck pickup does have a stripped hole though, so it resides half in and half out of the guitar. I wouldn't know comfortable from uncomfy though. I find myself strangling every guitar I get hold of. I'm guessing because of my first ever playing experience on an old fender acoustic of dads. Damn strings are at least a half inch off the neck. He doesn't care because he can't really play and could squeeze oil out of an olive with his pinky.
I recommend making it into a hard tail if you don't use the tremolo/wammy bar. Also, when they get old the springs no longer hold the tremolo against the body and it makes tuning more of a PITA. Basically you take a piece of wood and shove it behind the tremolo to prevent it from moving.

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Old 10-31-2012, 04:23 PM   #917
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I recommend making it into a hard tail if you don't use the tremolo/wammy bar. Also, when they get old the springs no longer hold the tremolo against the body and it makes tuning more of a PITA. Basically you take a piece of wood and shove it behind the tremolo to prevent it from moving.

I used a piece of Lego back in '87 when I bought my '62 re-issue Strat as a temp hartail. It's been there ever since seeing as the sound was sooooo good I didn't want to mess with it anymore.
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Old 10-31-2012, 06:10 PM   #918
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I used a piece of Lego back in '87 when I bought my '62 re-issue Strat as a temp hartail. It's been there ever since seeing as the sound was sooooo good I didn't want to mess with it anymore.
I used a Moroso spark plug wire separator .
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Old 10-31-2012, 09:05 PM   #919
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any suggestions?


techniques? materials?(PM is ok, too)
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Old 11-01-2012, 12:23 AM   #920
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Speaking of Canadian guitar makers...

http://riversongguitars.com/

Interesting thinking around the design of an acoustic guitar.

Another Canadian Luther.

......don't ask what these fucking things actually cost, but I want one.




P.S. I'm sure she's relatively expensive.......
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Old 11-01-2012, 04:33 AM   #921
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I've been making horrid plonking and screeching noises with one of these



and this, Rocksmith.

Pretty fun, but I forgot how horribly I suck.

When the Peavey Predator first came out (1990-91?) I was in my first year of working full time in the music store that I now own. They retailed at $229.00 and were MADE IN THE USA!!!!! Nobody was making a guitar in the USA at that price. They played well and were finished well. As an interesting side note, the magnets in the pickups were actually made in a small factory in my town.

One of my long time customers who for many years played for a living, bought one of those USA made Predators from me back then. He still plays it and always tells me "That's the most money making guitar I've ever owned."
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Old 11-01-2012, 04:56 AM   #922
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When the Peavey Predator first came out (1990-91?) I was in my first year of working full time in the music store that I now own. They retailed at $229.00 and were MADE IN THE USA!!!!! Nobody was making a guitar in the USA at that price. They played well and were finished well. As an interesting side note, the magnets in the pickups were actually made in a small factory in my town.

One of my long time customers who for many years played for a living, bought one of those USA made Predators from me back then. He still plays it and always tells me "That's the most money making guitar I've ever owned."
I had a Peavey Impact for a while.

24 Frets, dual hums, neck through.....People were like "Dude you really have a Peavey?", until I started playing it and people did double takes. I had a full deep tone and a great neck.

It got stolen sadly, and apparently they are pretty rare, I've been keeping an eye out for one for about ten years now.
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Old 11-01-2012, 04:58 AM   #923
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.....and this, Rocksmith.
I always like to take a sec. to pimp this game.....if nothing else it will make practice fun...and it actually will make you better....can't ask more from a GAME.
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Old 11-01-2012, 05:56 AM   #924
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I always like to take a sec. to pimp this game.....if nothing else it will make practice fun...and it actually will make you better....can't ask more from a GAME.
I've had it about a week now and I'm getting close to 36 hours played.

Re-growing the callouses is the hard part. I was fairly sure I had sliced open my ring finger doing a slide last night.
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Old 11-01-2012, 06:55 AM   #925
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I'm ok with mine being movable. No whammy bar, but I can put the heel of my hand on the bridge and get some nice sounds without the full on whammy sound.

Haven't had to tune mine since I drug it out of the bag last week when I got the game.
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Old 11-01-2012, 08:12 AM   #926
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When I first started playing in 1994 I rented a red Peavey Predator from the store where I was getting the lessons. I eventually bought it but sold it about 8 years ago. That picture reminds me never to sell any more of my guitars.
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Old 11-01-2012, 12:03 PM   #927
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Mine was either a birthday or xmas present when I was a teenager. I'll never ever sell it.
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Old 11-01-2012, 02:52 PM   #928
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Okay, here's my Peavey Predator. I bought this new when I was in College. I actually put a down payment on one back in '92/'94 but I never went to pick it up when it came in and then the store closed. When I wanted to learn, I went to the same guitar. I just took it out of the closet and it plays okay. The tuners have so much slop in them compared to my Grovers and Klusons. The pickups aren't too bad. I didn't realize it was an American made guitar. The neck is so tiny compared to the Gibson's though. That was one of the things that bugged me. I like the thicker necks. Also the fretboard has a poly finish on it which I don't really care for. When I plugged it into my amp, nothing worked. I guess it has been in storage so long that there was oxidation on the 5-way switch and it only started working when I moved it round a bit.

I've thought about replacing the hardware for decent stuff but it's not my go-to guitar.

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Old 11-01-2012, 03:31 PM   #929
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Was in Japan on business this past September. Stopped in Ochanomizu (literally means "tea water") and visited the largest concentration of music stores... in the world.



WOW. Never seen a single-pickup Les Paul before. Were the prices generally expensive?
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Old 11-01-2012, 04:04 PM   #930
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WOW. Never seen a single-pickup Les Paul before. Were the prices generally expensive?
There have been a few different ones over the years. They're all done by Gibson Custom Shop.







I think this is the coolest though. This guitar was built by Gibson Custom Shop for Joe Perry.

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