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  1. Lex Luthier

    Anybody like to mod Jet City amps?

    I have a 22H. I tweaked it to my preference, I didn't like the lack of mids and the fizzy highs, was too modern metal sounding for me. I used the Duncan Amplification tone stack calculator to come up with some tweaks to suit my needs. I removed C6, changed the slope resistor to 33k, changed C16...
  2. Lex Luthier

    Soldano Avenger replacement amp knobs

    Look like large Jazz bass knobs
  3. Lex Luthier

    Which Glue For Refrets And Why

    I use CA for fret jobs, been using Pacer Slo Zap for years. I'm currently doing a refret on a PRS, they really cram a lot of CA in the slots.
  4. Lex Luthier

    Sold DiMarzio Area T Tele pickup set

    I'm interested can you shoot me some pix to corky@hutchtel.net ?
  5. Lex Luthier

    Wah Pedals- Who has the best tone??

    I own a ton of vintage Italian Vox, Cry Baby, JEN, Dallas Arbiter, etc, wahs, and that's the sound I like. I have a Teese Picture wah, and it sounds pretty close to my favorite vintage wahs. I will put in a plug for Kyle Chase, I like his pots, and he also hooked me up with some vintage Arco...
  6. Lex Luthier

    Soldano SLO 100 vs Friedman BE 100

    I had a SLO for close to 15 years. The first time I played one, it made me go 'whoa!'. They do one thing extremely well, high gain with punch and articulation even at high volume. They have a unique sound. The clean/crunch side of things were OK at best. The loop worked fine with pro rack gear...
  7. Lex Luthier

    1974 Les Paul Custom "twentieth Anniversary"

    My 74 20th Anny, it had the anniversary 15th fret inlay, but it disappeared when the fingerboard was planed due to humps. Really cool guitar, I can unleash my inner Al DiMeola Elegant Gypsy era licks.
  8. Lex Luthier

    Highwood strat saddles

    I've been using them for around 3 years, I'm glad they are back on the market again because I love them.
  9. Lex Luthier

    Alternatives to Callaham?

    I recently picked up a ABM 5050 Strat trem and also put a set of Highwood Guitar Parts saddles on it. The ABM is every bit as good as a Callaham, plus it has an arm tension set screw so you can adjust how loose or tight you want the arm. I love the Highwood saddles, I've used them on various...
  10. Lex Luthier

    AGL Saddle comparison: Gotoh vs Highwood tremolo saddles.

    It's hard to go back to using regular Strat saddles once I got the Highwood saddles. I even replaced the cast saddles on a couple of Gotoh 510 trems and put on the Highwoods, got more of the vintage tone going now.
  11. Lex Luthier

    Highwood Contoured Saddles

    FWIW, I have used the Highwood saddles since 2015, and I love them. I am not an endorser, just enthusiastic about them.
  12. Lex Luthier

    Highwood Contoured Saddles

    I would guess they use SS screws so they don't rust. It's not a lot of fun trying to clean out rusty crud in the hex screws in old Fender saddles trying to get the allen wrench to go in again
  13. Lex Luthier

    AGL Saddle comparison: Gotoh vs Highwood tremolo saddles.

    Ive been using those saddles since they came out in 2015, I think they are wonderful.
  14. Lex Luthier

    Beware of MJT/Musikraft customer service!!!

    If it's a parts-o-caster, I usually assemble the parts in the white before finish to make sure everything is going to fit/work. Then I disassemble, do final prep work and shoot the finish. You can't just assume stuff is going to fit together perfectly.
  15. Lex Luthier

    Fender label on Warmoth neck?

    Do whatever you want, it's your guitar. I'm not going curl up into the fetal position and break into a cold sweat because someone put a Fender decal on a Warmoth neck.
  16. Lex Luthier

    What's the verdict on Richlite fingerboards?

    I think Richlite has its uses, but if I'm plunking down big bucks for a high end tonewood guitar, I don't want a mother of bowling ball fingerboard on it. If it is a composite guitar, or something experimental/futuristic, then I don't have a problem with it.
  17. Lex Luthier

    Peavey’s making Wolfgangs again.

    The Peavey Wolfgangs were pretty solid fiddles, plus they were the first Peavey guitar you could own and not feel embarassed that you owned a Peavey. LOL FWIW, the new ones look great, but too bad they didn't upgrade the trem while they were at it. The Ping made Gotoh copy trems are ok at best...
  18. Lex Luthier

    what are the rarest pedals?

    The old Yamaha UD Stomps are getting hard to find, probably harder to find if they were once owned by Allan Holdsworth.
  19. Lex Luthier

    Any Yamaha electric guitar owners or fans out there?

    I also have a SA800 and a SA2100, both are real nice ES style guitars My SA800
  20. Lex Luthier

    what are the rarest pedals?

    I had this one that was virtually mint and I sold it for nearly $500 (!)
  21. Lex Luthier

    Any Yamaha electric guitar owners or fans out there?

    I have 5 Weddingtons and 5 Image guitars. Yamaha makes great stuff, but for whatever reason a lot of their guitar products never catch on. I bought this Weddington Custom from Rich Lasner, who designed them when he was working at Yamaha.
  22. Lex Luthier

    Allan Holdsworth R.I.P.

    I've been fighting back the tears ever since Louise Holdsworth posted the terrible news today. RIP
  23. Lex Luthier

    Are Bedrock amps 'orphans'?

    No problem! Enjoy the amp.
  24. Lex Luthier

    Stainless frets or Nickel Silver

    I've re-fretted a whole bunch of guitars with SS. Yes, it does do a number on your tools. I've found a few workarounds in that regard, but I'll still lose a tool now and then doing SS. So that alone drives up the costs. It would be nice to have tools engineered to work with the stuff. I just...
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