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by supremesound
May 7th, 2017, 4:37 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: General Help
Replies: 5
Views: 2148

Re: General Help

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by supremesound
May 7th, 2017, 4:34 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Guitar Set-up from Scratch
Replies: 1
Views: 1342

Re: Guitar Set-up from Scratch

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by supremesound
May 7th, 2017, 4:25 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Lower the action on an old Yamaha FG-75?
Replies: 3
Views: 2107

Re: Lower the action on an old Yamaha FG-75?

If your neck has a bow upward, you'll need to tighten the truss rod. That will bring your neck down, thus lowering your action. But that might not be enough. You may also need to address the high action at the saddle. If you are in any of the areas that we offer our COMPLETE Guitar Repair & Set-Up C...
by supremesound
September 4th, 2015, 7:53 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: 12th fret buzz
Replies: 1
Views: 1311

Re: 12th fret buzz

Before you adjust action or fill/file the nut, you must assess the truss rod. That is the first thing to tackle in the procedure order of doing a proper set-up. The neck has to be adjusted correctly to be sure the string has room to vibrate. You may also want to check the frets to see there isn't a ...
by supremesound
September 4th, 2015, 6:11 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Build Your Own Cigar Box Amp - Intro to Electronics Workshop
Replies: 0
Views: 1175

Build Your Own Cigar Box Amp - Intro to Electronics Workshop

Calling all guitar players! Due to great success at our previous clinics, we are proud to once again offer our educational class... BUILD YOUR OWN CIGAR BOX PRACTICE AMP - Intro to Electronics Workshop *Would you like to try your hand at soldering a circuit? *Have you ever dreamed of building your ...
by supremesound
June 23rd, 2015, 3:36 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Neck bending backwards
Replies: 4
Views: 1743

Re: Neck bending backwards

Before you take the neck off an shim it with business cards, have you tried adjusting the truss rod? That's where to begin. The truss rod is the rod that is inside the neck that can be adjusted to give you the correct bow you need for the strings to have room to vibrate. Shimming the neck with busin...
by supremesound
April 23rd, 2015, 6:22 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Building new guitar then this happened. PLEASE HELP.
Replies: 2
Views: 1768

Re: Building new guitar then this happened. PLEASE HELP.

Could it be that your neck is warped? or twisted? Look down it to see if it's straight with just a hint of a bow upwards around the first position. When you glued the neck on, did it move? You may have to take it back off and reset it.
by supremesound
April 23rd, 2015, 6:17 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Hummingbird Electro Acoustic Setup
Replies: 1
Views: 1287

Re: Hummingbird Electro Acoustic Setup

Have you looked at your neck? If there is too much bow upwards in your neck, you won't be able to get the action low enough. You should always start with making sure you have a straight neck with just a HINT of a bow upwards to allow for the vibration if the string. If you are in one of the areas wh...
by supremesound
April 23rd, 2015, 6:10 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Acoustic Guitar Neck Warp
Replies: 1
Views: 1393

Re: Acoustic Guitar Neck Warp

You can start with the humidifier and it may go back to normal. If not, you are probably just in need of a set up or slight adjustment to your neck and/or possibly your action. Remember, your guitar is made of wood, so temperature and humidity effect the playability and movement of the guitar. Guita...
by supremesound
April 23rd, 2015, 6:02 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Weird Intonation
Replies: 3
Views: 1771

Re: Weird Intonation

Definitely lower the action. And the previous post was correct about being in the middle of the fret wire. Remember, when you play the string at the 12th fret, you are actually bending the string. In your case because of the high action, more bend than normal. That would make sense that the note is ...
by supremesound
April 23rd, 2015, 5:57 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Half Drop-B setup/string gauges?
Replies: 1
Views: 1260

Re: Half Drop-B setup/string gauges?

I would go with a thicker gauge string set for sure. Many of my clients who do drop tunings and have their guitars set up in the lower tuning go with thicker gauges so there is a little more tension and less "flappy" strings. Be sure to set the guitar up (neck, action, intonation) in the new tuning ...
by supremesound
April 23rd, 2015, 5:51 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: The strangest noise ever
Replies: 1
Views: 1162

Re: The strangest noise ever

Could be the neck needs to be slightly adjusted or the action may beed an adjustment. Tough to say without seeing. Also, are the frets ok? Any excessive wear? Do you have a high fret or a low fret? Definitely things you'll need to check out.
by supremesound
April 23rd, 2015, 5:46 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: nteresting buzzing sound after attempted self repair with no prior experience.
Replies: 1
Views: 1167

Re: nteresting buzzing sound after attempted self repair with no prior experience.

Sounds like you snapped the ground that grounds the whole bass. Everything needs to be connected to eliminate the buzz. All electronics are usually grounded to the bridge and thus to the strings. Try and reconnect that piece you snapped or add another one.
by supremesound
April 23rd, 2015, 5:44 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Guitar won't stay in tune!
Replies: 8
Views: 2693

Re: Guitar won't stay in tune!

How long ago did you have the set-up? Was it set up with the 11's? Have you gone through a temperature change or humidity change? Did any strings break or get replaced possibly with a different gauge then from what it was set up with? Are you doing an alternate tuning from the tuning it was set up w...
by supremesound
April 23rd, 2015, 5:39 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Strings too high off fretboard
Replies: 1
Views: 1262

Re: Strings too high off fretboard

There are many factors that have to do with sting height. You should start by looking at your neck. If it's too bowed, your stings will be too high. If it's got a back bow, your strings will be too low. Once that is set correctly, you can deal with your bridge. You'll have to adjust the action with ...