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by Musicus
May 20th, 2018, 1:27 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Is this a solid body hummingbird guitar?
Replies: 2
Views: 249

Re: Is this a solid body hummingbird guitar?

I couldn't find anything on it either. But to see if it's a solid top, look at the grain pattern of an area where you can see the grain on top clearly, from inside with a small mirror. It should match the top if it's solid. If it's veneer/laminate it won't match. Non-solid tops are not necessarily b...
by Musicus
May 18th, 2018, 7:25 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: advice on strumming up
Replies: 1
Views: 131

Re: advice on strumming up

I think you mean perpendicular (like a wall to the floor, I _ ), not parallel (like this equal sign=). Should be at a little bit of an angle I _ which reverses for up and down strokes, so the pick glides across the strings. I don't think it's a matter of tipping your wrist so much as not holding the...
by Musicus
May 5th, 2018, 8:58 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Double Truss Rod
Replies: 4
Views: 433

Re: Double Truss Rod

Adjusting them separately is for untwisting the neck. This twist is caused by the difference in tension between the gauges of low v. high strings. 6 or less string instruments don't have much of this problem, so they don't need 2 rods.
by Musicus
May 5th, 2018, 8:32 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Need help identifying ground issue
Replies: 1
Views: 274

Re: Need help identifying ground issue

An ohmmeter won't really show you shielding problems. Grounds can show good when shielding is inadequate, missing, or damaged. Shielding is responsible for keeping EMI out of a guitar's electronics, and that shielding has to continue throughout the signal path, and that includes the cable, external ...
by Musicus
May 5th, 2018, 7:48 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Setting Neck to body
Replies: 1
Views: 255

Re: Setting Neck to body

Need the pics.
by Musicus
May 5th, 2018, 7:43 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Why is my amp clicking??
Replies: 1
Views: 309

Re: Why is my amp clicking??

It's probably coming in through your house wiring, from something else in the house that's on all the time, like a clock radio, maybe the clock in an electric range. Try plugging it in somewhere else, maybe a friend's house. Vox amps have pretty good shielding, but it could also be electro-magnetic ...
by Musicus
February 24th, 2018, 1:56 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Do you have problems dropping your pick when you play?
Replies: 4
Views: 745

Re: Do you have problems dropping your pick when you play?

Yep, happens all the time. Lots of players have extras lined up on their gtrs, on mic stands, anywhere convenient using double-sided tape and other tricks.
by Musicus
January 10th, 2018, 1:09 pm
Forum: In The Studio
Topic: Need help understanding guitar plugins and usb audio interfaces better
Replies: 1
Views: 355

Re: Need help understanding guitar plugins and usb audio interfaces better

The delay you're getting sounds like what's known as Latency. To quote the Focusrite user guide, "latency will be the time it takes for your input signals to pass through your computer and audio software. Latency can be a problem for a performer who wishes to record while monitoring their input sign...
by Musicus
January 8th, 2018, 1:33 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Guitar sound question
Replies: 2
Views: 563

Re: Guitar sound question

Upstroke with a pick, staccato, bright sound.
by Musicus
January 4th, 2018, 1:02 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: 1993 PRS 24 CE Neck Refinish
Replies: 1
Views: 405

Re: 1993 PRS 24 CE Neck Refinish

PRS used some combinations of finishes back then, like urethane over polyester, or nitrocellulose, but not on the fretboards. That has to be masked off. I would contact them for some advice, since you'll want to be sure what you use will be compatible with any of the old finish if it's not fully rem...
by Musicus
December 19th, 2017, 9:34 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Tube Guitar amp Input Transformer Removal
Replies: 1
Views: 429

Re: Tube Guitar amp Input Transformer Removal

I don't understand putting in a 2/1 xformer in the power supply. That gives you either 240v or 60v, not 120v. So what are you doing, plugging the amp into a 240v outlet? T2 is for safety (and for bridging the input Z), and must be there so you don't get zapped. Either way, make sure your neutral ("g...
by Musicus
December 18th, 2017, 2:47 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: The B note buzzes when I slide or hammer on.....
Replies: 3
Views: 742

Re: The B note buzzes when I slide or hammer on.....

That's 3 different B's on three different strings and 3 different frets. Sounds like some kind of sympathetic feedback from the distortion on the amp back through the pickups, which I've heard before. Could be a single higher fret, and the distortion brings it out more and that's why you don't hear ...
by Musicus
December 18th, 2017, 2:17 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: caged system
Replies: 1
Views: 420

Re: caged system

Big question. CAGED is just one tool. I won't debate its pros and cons here, but I think you might want to consider moving on at some point. This is a site that has some of the cons on it. https://tomhess.net/WhyTheCAGEDSystemHurtsYourGuitarPlaying.aspx (disclaimer: this is not my site, and I don't ...
by Musicus
December 14th, 2017, 2:52 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Dyeing Ash Body
Replies: 1
Views: 389

Re: Dyeing Ash Body

Yes, it needs sealer coats, after the Keda stain. Usually wet sanding, many coats, but follow the instructions on the sealer label. Keda should be the one to recommend a sealer.https://www.kedadyeinc.com/application/