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  1. Guitar: Instrument Discussion
    what size do I need to open the holes up to for graph tech ratio tuners and what's the right way to do this? I bought fancy new tuners to put on a cheap epiphone SG thinking there's no way it would have vintage style tuning pegs being that its a 2019 model. I was dead wrong lol. anywho, the...
  2. Guitar: Instrument Discussion
    Posting because I remember we had a thread where it was brought up a while back sort of tangentially. Drew's Suhr thread I think, of course, it wasn't the solution in that case, but on a lot of older basswood guitars from the 80s it is necessary. I've never found it a problem on other woods, but...
  3. Guitar: Pickups Discussion
    For the last year or so, I've been rocking Lindy Fralin PAFs in my goldtop. They're a great pickup, sound beautiful, and were a welcome change from the '57 Classic and '57 Super that came stock. In between the Fralin's and the '57s, I had Bare Knuckle Black Dogs. The Black Dogs were too dark...
  4. Guitar: Pickups Discussion
    I ended up naming my gold top Mae West... because I always thought Mae West was old school sexy. Mae got an upgrade a few weeks ago. Obviously, I replaced some hardware - old news. Bridge, stoptail, tuners, and pots were all upgraded not long after I got the thing. But after playing the...
  5. Guitar: Instrument Discussion
    PCGuitars who sells "Ibby" replacement necks... What's up with this? The holes are off center. OR... Are they supposed to be like this on Ibanez necks? I'm google searching and have trouble finding any good pictures of laminated RG necks with through holes (most seems to be woodscrews)
  6. Guitar Parts & Accessories For Sale / Trade /...
    Looking for a Hipshot bridge, 7 string, black, 0.125 base thickness and, this is the important part, non-staggered string holes. I'm going to resurrect a previous build and don't want to retrofit for a newer style bridge.
  7. Guitar: Instrument Discussion
    Look at this and tell me the string through holes aint off-center?! And before you go "but it can be because of the camera angle" yeah of coruse, but look at THESE GUITARS! These photos are angled a bit to the side, which makes the strings appear go STRAIGHT in line. Imagine yourselves if...
  8. Guitar: Gear Discussion
    Anyone use these? Been looking for something to use in the Gibson SG Baritone to make it match the Buckethead Les Paul in function but the reviews on these seem a but iffy. Some say it quits working after a while and seems really cheaply made. Looks like it'll fit with the thin SG body but the...
  9. Guitar: Tech, Electronics and DIY
    I love my RG7, but I could tell it had something inside that needed to get out. I loved the look of the plain oiled mahogany but there where a few tweaks I have been needing to do to make it truly my own axe. First I love single coils, just not in my metal guitar and especially in the middle...
  10. Guitar: Instrument Discussion
    This concept is a bit foreign to me, I guess. I was talking to someone about a Strat today and he mentioned, as one of the features, a custom relic job. He seemed vexed... that I didn't find any value in that. Now this is just me, but I'm not going to pay extra for some dipshit to sand the...
  11. Lifestyle, Health, Fitness & Food
    I'm attempting to smoke right now And I suck. :lol: This smoker's pretty bad. We got it as a wedding present. There's no vent at the bottom, so I'm having trouble getting it above 150. Next time around, I'll drill holes in the ash bowl and try to raise the charcoal grate up a couple inches to...
  12. Guitar: Tech, Electronics and DIY
    I have an old Jackson Dinky EX body laying in my box of spares that ended up there due to issues with the body. It was a Japanese model Dinky with pick guard and swimming pool route. I'll upload pictures this afternoon when I get home to show the exact problem. Whats happened it the wood in...
  13. Guitar: Tech, Electronics and DIY
    I know a lot of folks prefer Dimarzio strap locks over Schaller's, but I've had a pair of Schaller's laying around for a long time and just recently decided to put them on my Schecter... The only thing I don't like about Schaller locks is that the threaded shafts are just too large for the...
  14. Music: Recording Studio
    Ermz posted another batch of goodness over at the Sneap forums. Dude is a fucking monster of an engineer, so you should listen to him. :metal: Poking Holes in High-Gain Guitars - Case-in-Point Tutorial - Ultimate Metal Forum
  15. Guitar: Tech, Electronics and DIY
    So I have this warmoth body and I'm drilling the holes for the pickup switch and the volume pot. I drill the holes, and that's fine. However, the top is so thick that the controls barely fit through. Any advice on how to route the underside so the control go through farther? I don't want to...
  16. Guitar: Instrument Discussion
    So, I have this guitar, and It has no bridge, pickups, or pickguard. I need to decide how i'm going to go about putting it back together. It did have a Fernandes Sustainer in the neck, which was EMG sized, but that's gone. I was thinking of replacing it with a 7 string sustainiac, which is...
  17. Sports Talk
    Glorious Leader and his press secretary have announced it, and of course, everyone has to now accept as fact that he is indeed made of awesome. Next week, I think he's going to announce that he can fly! :lol:
  18. Guitar: Instrument Discussion
    Well, i filed out the peavey tele neck to fit the warmoth body from lee (gonna go shoot it this weeked :drool:), but upon checking, i find i was wrong. the screw holes dont fit, so theyll need to be filled and redrilled. Quick question. Can i do this with softer wood like skewers as i would with...
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