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    my strat

    not sure if I've posted this here...did a search and nothing came up but here is my fave strat. kind of interesting assortment of parts: early SRV neck '62 RI body MIJ Gotoh locking vintage tuners Callaham hardware everything else Fralin vintage hots it's a little beat up, but hey. people pay...
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    reading Clapton's autobiography

    ...probably old news to many ppl here, as it's been out a while it's an interesting perspective on the music scene in the '60's, and how it evolved, in the UK and US some great background on some interesting events: Greece, and the abandoned LP/Marshall The Beatle's acid infused debut of Sgt...
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    just saw Albert Lee....he's on tour

    just saw Albert Lee in a small, intimate venue in Toronto ( The Dakota Tavern ) it was great!! I couldn't believe he was playing & singing ten feet away from me, in such a cool venue. he did a mix of killer guitar stuff, some cool old tunes that he obviously enjoys playing & paying tribute...
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    #$*&% string mfr's who don't put string sizes on the inner packages

    goddammit, I have a whole bunch of strings here, with no string size indication on them ie: DR strings....several packs that just say "2nd & 5th", "3rd & 6th" etc. how the hell am I supposed to figure out what diameter they are?? D'Addario too...a set comes in a single plastic sleeve, so...
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    has anyone shot clear nitro over a faded finish?

    hi, just picked up a LP std faded, I think it's tobacco burst. gtr has great looking grain & flame but that matte finish looks putrid debating sanding/bleach/refin, but also wondering if I just spray some clear over it, maybe it will drastically improve the look? anybody here tried that? thx!
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    who's got a Slash sig LP?

    a friend of mine just got one of the red ones, it's a great gtr :dude:
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    '63 Firebirds, all Mahogany vs multipiece?

    has anyone had a chance to compare an early all mahogany firebird, to the later ones with the strips running thru the neck/body? wondering if they sound different....I've heard the strips were maple & also walnut? with maple strips I'd guess the sound would brighten up a bit? and I assume...
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    best case for a firebird?

    hey who makes the best case for a firebird? I heard the stock ones don't have enough clearance around the headstock & it can break fairly easily? thx!
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    how did Neil Young get a firebird pickup in his LP?

    ?? will a firebird pup fit in a P90 soapbar route?
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    anyone ever pull a Bigsby apart?

    I need to get the tension/roller bar off a B7 ( same as a B5 ) & file it down a bit so it doesn't rub on the body. it's binding & not spinning freely it looks like it's just pressed in...I assume a punch & hammer will get it out, pushing from the high E to low E? thx! it's the TOP bar in...
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    58 & 60 burst on youtube...Doug & Pat

    this is very cool some killer tones, the guy is a great guitar player too!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Tl6mw6OSifc
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    epiphone HB pickup wiring, BLACK/WHITE/BARE

    trying to wire in a set of Ep pups, but the wiring is confusing me tried white = hot black + bare = ground got bad humming, no signal black = hot white + bare = ground same thing does anyone know how these are supposed to be? thx!
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    how to apply a decal logo on headstock?

    hey I have an old ES135 & have refinned the headstock, I have a GIBSON decal, what's the procedure to install it? I assume I just stick it on somehow, then spray clear coats over the whole headstock? thx!
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    corner radius on '59 Les Pauls?

    hey, curious: what's the roundover radius on the back edges of a '59 Gibson? ( not a custom ) is it the same as what they're using on the reissues? or is it more square? thx!
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    extreme worn fretboard edges...

    hey guys, I have a guitar that some idiot sanded the edges of the fretboard away while refinishing...there is a good 1/4" missing between the frets in places kind of like a roundover, but he went way too aggressive I assume I need to build some sort of dam with tape, and then fill with...
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