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Rik Anderson
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Nils, cheers mate and thanks for a great site, it is in my favourites folder :D

The only thing that keeps me from realising my full potential is the depressing awareness that it wouldn't take much time or effort...


   
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Nils, cheers mate and thanks for a great site, it is in my favourites folder :DThanks Rik. These kind of comments are what makes the effort all worthwhile

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tim shull
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well got those d"addairo's on without breaking them :oops: man they have a sweet sound seem to fret alot easier to. thanks for tips and the great links

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Chris C
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Nils, cheers mate and thanks for a great site, it is in my favourites folder :D

Mine too. :D

In fact, when I just went to check I discovered Nils' site was in my favourites folder marked "Guitar Information Sites" and again in the one named "Music".

The only other double mention I could find was Guitarnoise.com ... Now who are they?... :)

Cheers, Chris.


   
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Rik Anderson
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Well done Tim, and I'll bet they sound even sweeter 'cos you put 'em on :D

The only thing that keeps me from realising my full potential is the depressing awareness that it wouldn't take much time or effort...


   
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Thanks to the positive feedback that gave me the urge to improve the stringing page AND the constructive comments by Rik and Chris AND the significant recommendations from Chris I have revised the stringing page on my web site. (got rid of the long sentences like that one). Hopefully it is more helpful to people and less confusing.

I just want to repeat my thanks to Chris for taking the time and effort to put his recommendations together. :!:

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mushin
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I did my first string change yesterday. And I broke the low E string. :(

What I did find before it happened though was that the string seemed to be touching all the frets or pretty close to them. I think this is because I tried using 10-47s instead of the 12-52s that were on it and the 47 sat deeper into the nut due to its thinner profile.

I had a spare set of 12-52s so installed them and the clearances are back to wehre I expect them. I also adjusted the action slightly to bring it to Bass just over 6/64 and treble 5/64.

The strings sound very tinny at the moment. I am hoping this is mainly because they are new and will settle once I play them a bit. (my old strings were about 8 months old and copped about 5-6 hours a week, sometimes more, so the change in sound is obvious)

I did notice the 1st fret had some flat spots under where the strings sit. Is this normal due to wear? should I be doing something about it ( I assume it will eventually make fretting notes harder?)

BTW- I referred to Nils' page prior to beginning to reference and aqauant myself with the task at hand. Thanks Nils.

Cheers

Mick


   
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