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Recent content by tonydetiger

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    Floyd 'like' Vintage Trem Replacements

    Personal experience with the Super-Vee Blade Runner. I have it on a Music Man guitar. The bonus with the Blade Runner is that you can order it with a shorter/more shallow block. Some EBMM guitars don't have deep trem cavities. I'm looking at ordering another for a Sterling Petrucci that I...
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    what!!!!!!!!!! come on PRS....Who would pay this?

    There are plenty of dentists and lawyers out there with expendable income.
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    Sterling vs Music Man materials

    They do runs of certain model with Dimarzios loaded. The AX40’s, Luke’s, and certainly JP models had special runs of the US model pickups. I own 3 Sterlings - 2 Cutlasses and 1 Valentine. The hardtail bridges are fine. I don’t notice any difference in performance in those. The tremolo bridges...
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    Help me bring my Tele into the modern age...

    Schroeder tele bridge - a good blend of classic features and modern appointments. Has the flat plate of a modern bridge, and brass saddles with enough rim to appear slightly like an ashtray bridge. Hipshot locking tuners - the staggered tuners eliminate the need for a string tree If the nut...
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    Tele body with comfort contours? Yes or No?

    I own the black one with the rosewood fretboard. I love it, but find myself wanting the burst one with the maple neck. It’s the only sub-$1000 T style guitar I’ve found with contours. I also have 2 T style partscasters with belly, forearm, and heel contours. I practically worship ergonomics as...
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    Which Signature Models of Millennial Musicians do Millennials Like Best?

    I have the Sterling model. 100% happy with it.
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    Which Signature Models of Millennial Musicians do Millennials Like Best?

    I’ll second this. The newer JV with the tremolo in Toluca Lake Blue is drool worthy. I’ve settled for the Sterling model, as there’s no way in hell I could afford the US model.
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    Tele humbucker parts build advice: shielding

    I've built partscasters in T style setups with both humbuckers and single coils. My latest is a Warmoth build with a T body, roasted maple neck. I'm using hum cancelling single coils (Dimarzio Area T neck and bridge). Between the pickups already being hum cancelling, and the shielding on...
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    Tele humbucker parts build advice: shielding

    I shield the control cavity, the pickup cavities, and use the shielding to help hold the bridge ground wire in place under the bridge. I also shield the pick guard. I’ve had good results with the copper or aluminum shielding tape.
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    Les expensive guitar and upgrades?

    I’m in the category of modding an affordable guitar rather than spend way more on the pricey model that still may or may not have what I’d like on it. My example: I love the Music Man James Valentine. But the prices on those are over $2000. I bought one of the Sterling JV60’s with a trem...
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    Need a Guitar for Praise and Worship Music...

    Is it circumcised?
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    Pedal sequence for Acoustic board

    I've gotten my pedals for my acoustic board, and I’m curious about what sequence they should be set up in. Here’s what I have: - LR Baggs Session DI - Korg Pitchblack tuner - TC Electronic HOF Mini reverb - TC Electronic Ditto looper - Mooer Mini EQ I’m building this to go to the sound...
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    HH TELE to P90!

    Seymour Duncan offers “triple shot” pickup rings that wire into the pickups. They let you switch between humbucker, P90, and single coil. You can also use 2 3 way mini switches, which would require drilling holes to mount them.
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    HH TELE to P90!

    I don’t have any experience with Phat Cats. My one jump into humbucker sized P90’s was the Railhammer Hummcutter P90’s. I don’t know how faithfully they reproduced P90 tone, but they covered a lot of ground. I felt like they were somewhere between a P90 and a wide range humbucker. I used the...
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    Low volume guitar players tones blows in Nashville bars !

    I'm just waiting for the moment when all the bars downtown synchronize and perform "Wagon Wheel" at the same time.