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by imalone
November 17th, 2013, 4:08 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Wilkinson tremolo bridge realignment
Replies: 2
Views: 642

Re: Wilkinson tremolo bridge realignment

Pictures would help here, it might actually be better to reset the neck if it's a bolt-on. But depends just how much things are mis-aligned by. (Of course they're centred at the nut, that's what it's for :) )
by imalone
November 14th, 2013, 4:32 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: HHH - to split or not to split
Replies: 1
Views: 1032

Re: HHH - to split or not to split

Wow. Not too many HHH, Billy Corrigan plays one (triple rails) http://www.musicradar.com/reviews/guitars/fender-artist-series-billy-corgan-stratocaster-167223 and the SG Deluxe features triple PAF http://www2.gibson.com/Products/Electric-Guitars/SG/Gibson-USA/SG-Deluxe.aspx both take quite different...
by imalone
August 9th, 2013, 5:02 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: intonation help
Replies: 9
Views: 1505

Re: intonation help

Not sure I follow the elasticity premise... I can see how the stiffening of a string would shorten the speaking length, but it seems to me that the speaking length is identical for both the fundamental and the overtones; if part of the string isn't vibrating for one, it won't for the other either. ...
by imalone
August 6th, 2013, 12:51 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: intonation help
Replies: 9
Views: 1505

Re: intonation help

<- is a physicist, but it'd take some work to figure out the details of this (there are people who spend their careers looking at the physics of instruments). It's not quite destructive interference, it's more that energy leaches into different modes and they decohere, but yes if they're close toget...
by imalone
August 5th, 2013, 2:02 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: intonation help
Replies: 9
Views: 1505

Re: intonation help

When you play a harmonic, it will ALWAYS be in tune with the open string I have a tele that wants a word with you... (I think it's likely due to oldish strings and maybe a difference in the tuner note tracking between the open and 2nd harmonic, having tried plugging it into anything more accurate y...
by imalone
August 5th, 2013, 1:56 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Coil tap
Replies: 1
Views: 805

Re: Coil tap

Not with active pickups generally, since they basically contain a small amplifier connected to the pickup. There are some (EMG-89 I think) which are made in such a way that they can be coil split, not sure of the details, probably some form of internal switching that you wouldn't wire the same way a...
by imalone
August 5th, 2013, 1:47 pm
Forum: Live Sound
Topic: Anyone play it straight... no pedals.
Replies: 8
Views: 4195

Re: Anyone play it straight... no pedals.

Yes! Well, it's a modelling amp... but I do most often play with just reverb on, which is onboard on loads of early tube amps too.

But my main reason for replying is to bring you this Wilko Johnson quote: "Pedals? I'm a guitarist not a cyclist."
by imalone
July 10th, 2013, 3:09 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Messed up pick ups!**NEED HELP**
Replies: 8
Views: 1276

Re: Messed up pick ups!**NEED HELP**

David.V wrote: Thanks! The springs were the problem! I took apart my guitar again and fixed everything! :D
Great, happy playing!
by imalone
July 8th, 2013, 11:19 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Messed up pick ups!**NEED HELP**
Replies: 8
Views: 1276

Re: Messed up pick ups!**NEED HELP**

Hi, Mine are a little weird and they have springs, i checked and it seems that i've placed everything back properly, the pick up closest to the neck is fine, the biggest problem is the one closest to the bridge though, it falls out and if i tighten the screw the pick up gets really high and hits the...
by imalone
July 8th, 2013, 2:54 pm
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Headstock tuners?
Replies: 3
Views: 1224

Re: Headstock tuners?

I'd been thinking of writing a short blog on this for a while and hadn't got round to it. Headstock tuners are electronic (by 'electronic' I'm wondering if you mean pedal tuners?). They are all broadly similar, but performance does vary, I got a Snark SN-8 'super tight' not too long ago and it's bet...
by imalone
June 19th, 2013, 4:35 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Re-setup for switch to lower gauge?
Replies: 8
Views: 3487

Re: Re-setup for switch to lower gauge?

Well, my wall of text omitted the simple fact you could just put the 11 or 12 set on and see how it behaves. It's only if it needs adjustment that you need to start thinking about truss rods or special files.
by imalone
June 19th, 2013, 4:33 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Confused about Chords
Replies: 7
Views: 2164

Re: Confused about Chords

Yes.

What, you want more?
by imalone
June 18th, 2013, 3:25 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Re-setup for switch to lower gauge?
Replies: 8
Views: 3487

Re: Re-setup for switch to lower gauge?

Well, a LP standard is a much nicer guitar, so I wouldn't be so quick to dole out advice. However, as long as you're careful if the truss rod does need adjusted (probably the only realistic way you could damage the guitar here and you'd need to go a little crazy to achieve it) then most of this appl...
by imalone
June 7th, 2013, 1:49 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Re-setup for switch to lower gauge?
Replies: 8
Views: 3487

Re: Re-setup for switch to lower gauge?

:) No worries.
(It's actually I(an) Malone... but you're not the first to misread it.)
by imalone
June 7th, 2013, 6:22 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: A chord suggestions?
Replies: 6
Views: 1109

Re: A chord suggestions?

I also use the mini-barre across the 2nd fret on the D G and B strings.....sometimes in conjunction with the pinky at the 5th fret, sometimes without. This makes it easy to add a sus4th or a 6th note....or both if you like Keith Richard-style add-ons! Mini-barre! Great also for doing messy I - IV -...