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Old 02-10-2015, 01:12 AM   #91
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no i don't know much about wang bars, only historical info.

i mentioned before i really want an sg with trem. i would accept either a danelectro reissue (with the the wide neck - sounds more like a les paul) or an off-brand 70s japanese model would be ideal. as long as it has a bar.
it's kind of a shame, i came across a few just like those in the past month
they're local auctions though so i'm not sure you\the sellers would be bothered

 
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Old 02-10-2015, 01:21 AM   #92
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yeah i dotn ahve that problem. However....i stringed this guitar only once so far and HOLY SHIT, an exercize in frustration. First time with a bigsby bridge. You kinda ideally need two people... I want to have to restring this as least often as possible.

 
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Old 02-11-2015, 01:50 AM   #93
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i never had to do this because i don't own a bigsby guitar
what's so frustrating about it

 
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Old 02-11-2015, 02:28 PM   #94
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The string ball ends slip off the little posts on the bigsy and make you want to kill yourself. It is a sisyphean task that will make you just play the damn thing with five or four strings or whatever instead of replacing them.

 
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Old 02-11-2015, 02:40 PM   #95
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YES.

Glad to know i'm not just a retard. Cause i was like...maybe i am a retard and don't understand the proper procedure to string this? I mean it did get a little better towards the end but still.

 
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Old 02-11-2015, 02:43 PM   #96
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The only thing I have found is to replace the tuners with locking ones and just pull the strings tight right from the start. You have zero windings on the posts, but at least you have your sanity.

 
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Old 02-11-2015, 04:08 PM   #97
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YES.

Glad to know i'm not just a retard. Cause i was like...maybe i am a retard and don't understand the proper procedure to string this? I mean it did get a little better towards the end but still.
Bend the bottom part about 45 degrees before putting it on the post

 
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Old 02-11-2015, 06:41 PM   #98
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yeah i tried that after the first one. It helps but doesn't keep it from happening.

I basically stringed it with one hand on the bridge and one hand on the head. very uncomfortable.

Ive been wondering about using the blue gum thing used to put posters on walls. put ball end on post, stick some blue gum over ball end and post, then remove gum after.

 
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Old 02-11-2015, 06:47 PM   #99
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just buy these and be done with it

http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/106C

 
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Old 02-11-2015, 06:59 PM   #100
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yeah i tried that after the first one. It helps but doesn't keep it from happening.

I basically stringed it with one hand on the bridge and one hand on the head. very uncomfortable.
using a capo will help. i always do anyway.

 
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Old 02-11-2015, 07:00 PM   #101
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this is clutch


 
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Old 02-11-2015, 07:01 PM   #102
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is that a fuck rug?

 
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Old 02-11-2015, 07:08 PM   #103
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Hey i'm sure i've asked this before, but what are some good songs for an intermediate learner to try? So far of all the songs i've taught myself, Siva is the most fun to play - a few interesting chords, lots of sections to learn, nice balance of riffing and leads. Any suggestions?

 
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Old 02-11-2015, 07:11 PM   #104
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the bass line to stranglehold

 
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Old 02-11-2015, 07:12 PM   #105
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transpose it all over the neck

 
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Old 02-11-2015, 07:13 PM   #106
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blue oyster cult - burning for you

great for playalongs either lead or rhythm

 
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Old 02-11-2015, 07:14 PM   #107
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those are my two little jam practice warmup exercise things at the moment

 
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Old 02-11-2015, 08:35 PM   #108
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so im bidding on a mij jaguar hh special, a guitar I used to own but had to sell for crack cocaine. 399. so far so good. hope to get it and swap out the pickups with something HOTTER.

 
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Old 02-11-2015, 09:54 PM   #109
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Don't those already have some pretty hot pickups? I could be wrong, it's getting hard to keep up with all the different models and versions of models that Fender keeps coming out with.

 
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Old 02-11-2015, 11:09 PM   #110
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Don't those already have some pretty hot pickups? I could be wrong, it's getting hard to keep up with all the different models and versions of models that Fender keeps coming out with.
They do indeed have nice pickups stock but I replaced them on my old one with dimarzio's dp155s and it gave it the sound I'm looking for.

Yeah there is a lot of new stuff. The black tops, the pawn shop models... I'm liking the mij 2007 models though I wouldn't mind the pawn shop bass vi.

 
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Old 02-12-2015, 06:30 AM   #111
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The string ball ends slip off the little posts on the bigsy and make you want to kill yourself. It is a sisyphean task that will make you just play the damn thing with five or four strings or whatever instead of replacing them.
Is it worse than a Floyd Rose?

Break a string and not have cutters and an allen key set and 10 minutes to get the thing in tune??

I got a mocking bird with floyd rose (yeah lol) and I like it but I'm fixed bridge + locking tuners for life now.

 
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Old 02-12-2015, 08:25 AM   #112
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I've never changed a Floyd Rose but it seems like you need a degree in civil engineering to do it. I've got an American Deluxe stratocaster with the regular nut and locking tuners and it stays in tune no matter what you do with the whammy bar.

 
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Old 02-12-2015, 08:40 AM   #113
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actually there's a new system called Evertune that's based around routing your guitar for it, which means losing a considerable amount of wood

BUT - you tune your guitar once, and no matter what happens to it, it'll keep that same tune forever

that is TEMPTING

 
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Old 02-12-2015, 08:41 AM   #114
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particularly for me because i'm obsessed with being perfectly in tune
two or three cents off on one string can drive me crazy

 
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Old 02-12-2015, 08:44 AM   #115
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What if you want to tune to open or some other alternate tuning?

 
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Old 02-12-2015, 10:14 AM   #116
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It's not like a floyd or whatever where you need to get the balance of everything spot on. You tune up however you want and the system then works to retain whatever balance is set. It's kinda a weird mechanical system of springs and levers and pulleys but apparently not all that difficult.

It's supposedly not that great though as it can adjust out some of the subtlety in guitar playing. And also guitars by nature shouldn't be perfectly in tune everywhere. It's a perfectly imperfect instrument. Dunno the science of it tbh but if you're playing in a band and your the only one with Evertune there's occasions when you're going to sound a little out of tune.

 
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Old 02-12-2015, 11:25 AM   #117
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i don't think i've ever played a guitar that has crazy dive action and i don't think i've ever had a problem with a guitar staying in tune. i guess they are both related.

you're lucky to be able to get a semitone from a gretsch bigsby and that's how i like it

 
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Old 02-12-2015, 04:33 PM   #118
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I have this dvd and every time I watch it I set one of my strats up to float thinking that I'll be able to master it like Beck. It's hard to explain being so inspired and dispirited at the same time. I mean, he is otherworldly.


 
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Old 02-12-2015, 11:03 PM   #119
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This is my dad's mid-80s Washburn G-2V, I had it worked on and fixed up but...



I still need this screw piece thing for the wonderbar trem...where the fuck would I find one?



My dad said he might be able to get someone to weld one but I don't know.

 
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Old 02-12-2015, 11:14 PM   #120
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Are you gonna smash it now?

 
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