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  1. NoahL

    Here's what a Fender Heavy pick looks like after a few weeks on the road

    LOL. He's put out 13 records and has played with Ry Cooder, Alejandro Escovedo and 100 more, so he sells tickets. He's just a creature of habit, I guess.
  2. NoahL

    Here's what a Fender Heavy pick looks like after a few weeks on the road

    Here's what the pick sounds like.
  3. NoahL

    Here's what a Fender Heavy pick looks like after a few weeks on the road

    Belongs to the fine roots-rocker and Austin favorite Jon Dee Graham. Well, here's the URL since as usual this site won't render a Flickr photo. What a drag. https://flic.kr/p/TYMcZP
  4. NoahL

    Gibson Nighthawk pickup question

    On the original Nighthawks with the slanted bridge humbucker, is it a conventional humbucker or just two Fender-style single-coils in series? I know the Duncan reissues offer JB or 59 "voicing," but I wondered about the original. I've seen these called both M Series and NHT Series, but one of...
  5. NoahL

    Is there a pick like this?

    Gotcha. I tried this one, kinda like it, but I just couldn't get the pick st the right angle. That made me wonder if there's one truly made for the first finger. But I'll try the one you suggest...
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    Is there a pick like this?

    Thumb picks position the plectrum just like if you were holding a regular pick. But fingerpicks create a claw. Is there a pick you can wear on your first finger that puts the plectrum in the same spot as a thumb pick would? I've tried various odd thumb picks, even have heated them up to try to...
  7. NoahL

    Dumb question, but which way does a Tune-o-matic Bridge go?

    Isn't there another consideration, which is if the slot has been pre-filed so that it "falls off" toward the tailpiece, you don't want to turn the saddle around so the fall-off is toward the pickups. Of course you can adjust so the fulcrum point is in the right spot, but you won't get the...
  8. NoahL

    First Act "Alnico 52" pickups?

    Great answer, thank you! And you're right about the rings. I have one, need another. Anyone got one to sell me? Thanks again.
  9. NoahL

    First Act "Alnico 52" pickups?

    I know the company put out a ton of cheap stuff and some custom shop stuff. But I can't find info on these pickups. Anyone?https://flic.kr/p/PSytfp
  10. NoahL

    Ybarra pickup wiring question.

    Why is that not true on a volume pot? The answer must be simple, but I'm curious.
  11. NoahL

    Adding fallaway to upper frets...

    That's a fairly radical solution no matter what. More for situations where an old guitar has a hump at the body, I think. I read your other post. If as you say the relief is still only .010" (width of a high E string) AND you haven't filed the nut slots yet, your strings might not have enough...
  12. NoahL

    Ybarra pickup wiring question.

    I opened up a strat with 2011 Custom Shop AY pickups. They meter at 5.2 each. Found a 500k tone pot (literally meters 504k) and a treble bleed. The guitar sounds more Stratty than any I've played. Real stringy and acoustic, super-quack, all that. But it IS trebly (maybe that explains the magic?)...
  13. NoahL

    G&L bi-cut neck with hairline crack at the seam

    Not surprised. I'll do the glue unless there's a better suggestion. Thanks for the reply, WhoIs.
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    G&L bi-cut neck with hairline crack at the seam

    35-year-old bass. G&L used to make necks with a seam longitudinally slightly off center. Supposed to strengthen and prevent warping. Well, the neck had too much relief, and I had to add a washer on the truss rod to get it right, and maybe I had to tighten it a lot to finally get the relief...
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