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Recent content by smithguitars

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    EVH Wolfgang Standard

    It depends on the how thick the block is. I don't grind on the body 9/10 times. I have, but prefer not to. The shim is the tone sucker.
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    Help with Luminlay side dot markers - they won't charge!

    it is fairly straight forward to replace them should yoiu decide to do so. A local luthier/tech/builder might be willing to drill out and re-do your inlays for you.
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    super glue and baking soda in the nut trick

    From the interwebs: The bicarbonate (even water) starts the reaction between one cyanoacrylate and another one. The bicarbonate and cyanoacrylate form an ion which reacts with another cyanoacrylate molecule. This starts a chain reaction (polymerization) which ends up a very good adhesive. A...
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    Stewie Spring Puller Tool for >1/2 off

    I have thin skin, bleed easily, and heal poorly--that and, springs always bite me. I don't need a tool for everything. but this one is very helpful.
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    Do you like two way truss rods?

    I like the ability to cotrol both convexity and concavity, but I am not a vintage purist. Options are often a workaround for perfect workmanship. Mass production does not lend itself to perfection, IME, IMHO, & YMMV.
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    Stewie Spring Puller Tool for >1/2 off

    Save yourself the extra $5 and get the same tool here. It’s $4.05 + shipping and they take paypal. https://www.centraltools.com/51-1851-spring-tool-with-handle-pull.html
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    Gorgomyte fret cloth

    There is a large one too. But by all means, spend more if you want. 6x9 @6.39 9x12@ 2 for 12.95. There is Probably a gold leaf one available somewhere.
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    EVH Wolfgang Standard

    My EVH Special/Standard Minimum upgrades: +Ti String Block Inserts +SS Hex screws -- all of 'em, bridge and nut +Big Block or L Block--Brass, Naval Brass, or Ti -Get rid of the spacer-tone sucker Optional but highly recommended: *Push in-arm
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    Gorgomyte fret cloth

    MIRACLE CLOTH is the same. better and cheaper. Miracle Cloth is made by DUNLOP. Works great on Ebony, and Rosewood for me. I use TruOil Paste Wax on my bare maple fingerboards and necks, but MC on all frets.
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    AmazonBasics guitar pedals

    That Pedal Show doesn't take advertisements. They are opinionated, in marketing themselves (Mick as a consultant, expert & Dan as a product designer) and are pretty up-front if they like something or not. My fav. YMMV.
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    Mesa Boogie - Son Of Boogie (SOB)

    Sounds like you have it well in hand. I wonder why that made it go poof.
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    Mesa Boogie - Son Of Boogie (SOB)

    I would love to see the setup for that! Let’s see it!
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    Mesa Boogie - Son Of Boogie (SOB)

    These babys are old. I'd take it your amp tech. Changing a fuse is pretty ez tho.
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    Looking for a template for installation of tuners

    G-Tech Tuner Installation Tool/Jig is $38.97 on ebay. $10 cheaper than Stewie, esp if you don't have the MAX free shipping deal. Basically identical tool.