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    Nux Mighty Plug problems

    The bass amps are still there. It's up to you to select them. But just because they're modeled after famous bass amps doesn't mean they are the best choices for the music you want to play. The Deluxe Reverb model sounds great with a Precision. For my ears. For the music I play. So it all...
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    Woodworkers' Question (moving the bridge)

    You're likely to be purchasing the entire guitar. Actually, many of the solid body guitars from Asia are likely to have agathis bodies. Assuming, of course, that this is a solid body guitar. If it is a semi-hollow, a maple plug in the block would be perfectly acceptable.
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    Long term durability of pickup selector switches

    Replace once every century or so whether they need it or not. :)
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    Woodworkers' Question (moving the bridge)

    Plug is preferred. Preferred, as in, don't use a dowel. Agathis is a conifer (soft wood). The problem is finding a small piece of agathis. The cheapest thing to do would be to scour some swap meets or flea markets to pick up a trashed agathis solid body. Failing that, domestic softwood...
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    Which bass amp to keep??? Suggestions and input requested.

    The room is more important than the amp. A square room is a bad dream for bass. A small, square room is a recurring nightmare that you never wake up from. The amp you have is fine. Spend your money treating the room. Floor to ceiling bass traps in the corners is a good start.
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    Lets go over tone from a non-gear standpoint. Strictly playing.

    Those affect dynamics, not tone. With the exception that some of it can be considered ornamentation. But none affect core tone.
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    Tele bridge on bare wood?

    Removing paint from the neck pocket is usually done to allow for either a flat mating surface or to allow for a more reliable seat for a shim. It's about geometry. Much more so than tone.
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    Tele bridge on bare wood?

    Give this man a cheroot.
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    Tele bridge on bare wood?

    Every change, such as removing the paint beneath a telecaster bridge will absolutely have an effect on the tone. Whether or not that change can be measured with well calibrated sensors and computers, let alone the human ear, remains to be seen. No one will hear it in the mix.
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    Lets go over tone from a non-gear standpoint. Strictly playing.

    Ask a classical player. Or a bass player. It's all about the plucking hand. There is probably nothing we can do with the fretting hand to affect tone except make a mistake stopping the string at the given fret. This is where the guitar is like the piano. Press and play. It is the other...
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    Best frequency to boost bass guitar for a power trio?

    Would you care to offer a somewhat more articulate rebuttal?
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    Best frequency to boost bass guitar for a power trio?

    Why? By the way, if you "crank up" all the frequencies you're right back where you started. Just louder. And usually less defined. Can you say, "Where did the bass go?"
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    Best frequency to boost bass guitar for a power trio?

    Boosting a frequency with EQ will not make up for a lack of instrumentation. If you need to use EQ, the frequencies that will need to be boosted will be those that give the instrument increased clarity and definition so that it can occupy it's own space in the sonic mix. That is usually in the...
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    Oil finishing raw neck - do fretboard as well?

    No. It does not polymerize on it's own. That's why they do what they do.
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    Oil finishing raw neck - do fretboard as well?

    Very toxic if taken internally. The dryers are typically mixed with petroleum distillates. That was the point that Vaughn was making. When dry (polymerized) it is more or less harmless.
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    Oil finishing raw neck - do fretboard as well?

    Modern boiled linseed oil contains chemical drying agents. They are toxic. They used to boil linseed oil to make finishes. Some of those factories burned during the process. Linseed oil, boiled or not, is flammable. At least until it dries. Which is why oil soaked rags should be laid flat...
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    How did you learn to play?

    Lessons. Listening. Experimentation. Gigging. Mistakes. Lather. Rinse. Repeat. Repeat was/is the most important part.
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    Oil finishing raw neck - do fretboard as well?

    Oiling the fingerboard: Totally cosmetic. Totally unnecessary. However, it will make the fingerboard look nice.
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    Get yer nuts out

    It's like you guys are mind readers. Pre-slotted means: Might be the right spacing. Or not. It also means that the slots will have to be finished to depth if the spacing is right. One size fits (almost) none. That is why we always use unslotted blanks. Saves grinding.
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    Get yer nuts out

    Maybe. If the neck is correctly adjusted before taking measurements and the paper used is ~.003", then yes. If not, set up the guitar correctly and measure again with the right instruments. Graphtech nuts work just fine.
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    Get yer nuts out

    What does that tell you?
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    Get yer nuts out

    Checking nut slot depth: Capo at F3. Clearance at F1 should be approximately .003" or roughly one sheet of notebook paper. Pictures are useless. Unless you can see the difference of one or two thousandths of an inch, that is.
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    Get yer nuts out

    CyanoAcrylate. Super glue. Available in several viscosities. Liquid thin is appropriate for this repair. Buy good product. Use when fresh. We put the purchase date on the bottle if the date of manufacture is not available. Toss in six months.
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    Get yer nuts out

    Fascinating. You're basically installing an insert. Have you considered widening the slot so that a new slot is cut in the just the inlay material?
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