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by U2Bono269
March 2nd, 2012, 7:24 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Bad Setup? Bad Neck Angle? Opinions sought...
Replies: 8
Views: 5967

Re: Bad Setup? Bad Neck Angle? Opinions sought...

Neck is dead straight. The guy predicted it would backbow in a week or two after I rehumidified it and that hasn't happened. I normally have a great respect for those who are highly trained, but frankly I think in terms of his humidity claims he's completely wrong. If I take it to Martin I can drive...
by U2Bono269
February 25th, 2012, 12:32 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Bad Setup? Bad Neck Angle? Opinions sought...
Replies: 8
Views: 5967

Re: Bad Setup? Bad Neck Angle? Opinions sought...

Ok so I talked to the guy about it and I'm not very happy. He told me that he can't do anything else for the guitar because the action falls within Martin's acceptable range and that this is all the result of me not taking care of the guitar. He said that a lack of humidification has caused the wood...
by U2Bono269
February 20th, 2012, 4:24 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Bad Setup? Bad Neck Angle? Opinions sought...
Replies: 8
Views: 5967

Bad Setup? Bad Neck Angle? Opinions sought...

Hey guys, I just want to throw this out there and see what you think about this scenario. My Martin DX1 was in dire need of a setup. I'm really bad at acoustic setups so I wanted to take it in, but I also noticed that the neck angle was getting a little too steep. I also remember that my regular set...
by U2Bono269
November 22nd, 2011, 6:29 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Moldy Bass
Replies: 6
Views: 2145

Re: Moldy Bass

Looks like I got most of it off with alcohol and elbow grease. The pickguard might have to be replaced but that's no big deal. I got the smell out so that's good. The bag seems ok, but I will get a new one. There's some minor finish damage around the bridge pickup. I wouldn't mind it if I'd gotten t...
by U2Bono269
November 20th, 2011, 9:18 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Moldy Bass
Replies: 6
Views: 2145

Moldy Bass

Ok, I need some help folks. We've had an extremely wet time of it around here, between record rainfall, Hurricane Irene and then the Halloween blizzard. As such we've been struggling with moisture in the house. Yesterday, I found a rather large mold colony living in the corner of a bedroom, and it j...
by U2Bono269
January 19th, 2011, 4:07 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Got a Mandolin for Christmas...and GC is awesome.
Replies: 0
Views: 691

Got a Mandolin for Christmas...and GC is awesome.

First of all, I got a bunch of GC gift cards for Christmas and about 2 weeks ago walked out of there with an Epiphone MM30 Mandolin. Sunburst, solid top. $180, nice mandolin overall. It was the only mandolin in the store, and as such it looked to be a little dusty and in need of a set up. That didn'...
by U2Bono269
November 23rd, 2010, 7:04 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: I forgot to tell you all about my new guitar.
Replies: 5
Views: 1207

Re: I forgot to tell you all about my new guitar.

I just realized the pics are messed up. I'm working on it.

Also, I didn't do these upgrades myself...the guitar came that way, which is why I was so happy to jump on it.
by U2Bono269
November 21st, 2010, 3:30 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: I forgot to tell you all about my new guitar.
Replies: 5
Views: 1207

I forgot to tell you all about my new guitar.

Ok so it's a pretty self-explanatory title. About a month ago I picked up a new guitar in trade...I swapped my MIM Stratocaster because since I got my MIA Telecaster, I simply haven't played the Strat. It's too close tonally to the Tele and I figure if I want a guitar with that specific sound and fe...
by U2Bono269
October 27th, 2010, 8:34 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Home Made Stringed Instrument - Starting This Weekend
Replies: 20
Views: 3775

Re: Home Made Stringed Instrument - Starting This Weekend

Roy, I believe this is actually called a Diddly Bow. I made one myself, pretty much an exact replica of the one Jack White made in It Might Get Loud. I used the nails, the beer bottle, nailed down an extra single coil pickup and went to town. I used heavy music wire from the hobby shop. Be careful a...
by U2Bono269
August 28th, 2010, 12:11 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Your Gear...
Replies: 1112
Views: 99364

Re: Your Gear...

I love these threads... I've had to really thin out the herd recently...wife and I had a baby a month ago, our first, and I lost my music room to the baby's room. So here's what I'm down to. Still respectable but not what it once was. 2002 Martin DX1 2008 Fender American Standard Telecaster 2004 Fen...
by U2Bono269
March 30th, 2010, 4:51 pm
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Favoite guitar that you own.
Replies: 29
Views: 3827

Re: Favoite guitar that you own.

if my house were burning down and I could only grab one guitar, it'd be my Telecaster.
by U2Bono269
March 23rd, 2010, 6:57 am
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Does the wood ever bother you?
Replies: 20
Views: 2902

Re: Does the wood ever bother you?

I'm a big fan of certain models in Martin's X-series guitars. I have a DX-1, which has a solid spruce top and is otherwise completely made of alternate materials. The back and sides are made of HPL, which is paper fibers compressed with a plastic photo-veneer on top. Looks pretty great. The neck is ...
by U2Bono269
March 21st, 2010, 10:11 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Strange vibrating high e string sound
Replies: 3
Views: 9718

Re: Strange vibrating high e string sound

sounds like it could be an issue with the bridge and the saddle. make sure teh saddle is properly seated. you said when you use a heavier string, it goes away. this could be caused by the heavier string's increased tension holding the saddle in proper contact with the bridge. be sure all the parts o...
by U2Bono269
March 17th, 2010, 3:42 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: same notes? can not fix.
Replies: 9
Views: 1764

Re: same notes? can not fix.

you could shim the saddle. the saddle is the white thing the strings run over on the body of the guitar. pull it out, cut out some pieces of paper in the shape of the white piece of plastic and stick them in the groove. then put the saddle back and check the height. do it a couple of times until you...
by U2Bono269
March 11th, 2010, 6:33 pm
Forum: Bass Players Discussion
Topic: String Question
Replies: 4
Views: 2168

Re: String Question

well i got a 70s Reissue Jazz bass...love it. You can see pics at the other thread I made for it..

but more importantly, I got a set of Chromes Flatwounds today...and they are definitely my favorite now. Forget about roundwounds, these are amazing to me. Very glad I tried them.