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re: MB Musicians: Opinion on Short Scale Basses - TheFretShack
Checking back in ... The '64 Hofner Model 188 now, with her new satin black faux textured vinyl finish ... [img]https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/46486356_1948566328778875_8485218672233676800_n.jpg?_nc_cat=108&_nc_ht=scontent-dfw5-1.xx&oh=bd61c70edffb19d2b5e7a5bee68cef83&oe=5C6923E0[/...
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re: Seagull S6 - TheFretShack
I've made no secret on my love for Seagulls. $325 is a very fair price for an S6 IMHO if the guitar is clean, if it plays well (no structural issues, set up nicely) if it has a hardshell form-fitting case and if it has electric guts. Tire-kick the seller a little if any of those elements are missing...
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re: MB Musicians: Opinion on Short Scale Basses - TheFretShack
Bass VI ... I'm actually bringing a '64 Hofner Model 188 back to life right now. Cut and paste from my shop's Facebook site ... [i]Another rare bird restoration project needing a rabbit's foot for good luck. A cleanup volunteer fished this from a muddy debris pile somewhere here in town during th...
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re: S. Yairi guitars? - TheFretShack
All the Yairi stuff is incredible on the bang for buck/value scale. The Yairis are all family, "S" is Sadao. Kazuo, "K," was his nephew. You'd be foolish to think there wasn't teaching/mentoring, borrowing idealogy and techniques, etc. The main thing to be mindful of with Yairis are possible neck re...
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re: MB Musicians: Opinion on Short Scale Basses - TheFretShack
If bulky and awkward is the only thing keeping you away from a long-scale bass ... maybe a long that's more sleek and ergo friendly than a Fender platform? I'd start with Ibanez Soundgear basses. They play themselves, they hug your body right and balance right, they are available in all quality and ...
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re: 1st Fret Level Attempt - TheFretShack
Any work you do on a hollowbody or SH harness is done outside the F-holes. Upgrade EVERYTHING while you have it out because even the nicest components for performance and lifespan are very affordable. The object is to not have to pull that sucker out again and reinstall it again for at least 10-20 y...
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re: 1st Fret Level Attempt - TheFretShack
Sounds like you did it correct, and thanks for the shout out :) Metal dust won't harm the pickup mags but it's not a bad idea to tape up pickups, for both metal filings and to protect the tops in case the sanding bar gets away from you for a stroke. I am very liberal in masking things via tape be...
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re: Guitar playing stagnation. How to meet guitar friends?? - TheFretShack
You guys like eye candy, and that was a great segue to show them off haha... Harmony H1215 Archtone [img]https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/17884370_1678155969153247_3684255879585927518_n.jpg?_nc_cat=100&_nc_ht=scontent-dfw5-1.xx&oh=eaf99a98c538353a4b626c0a24dc2727&oe=5C7C1EB3[/img]...
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re: Guitar playing stagnation. How to meet guitar friends?? - TheFretShack
Yes to the above, start with social media. The "Baton Rouge Musicians" page on Facebook is filled with local and surrounding area guitarists. Surely there are similar pages for Houston musicians, bands, guitarists. Start by going to local gigs being pimped on those pages. Best way to meet like-minde...
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re: Fender Guitar factory tour back in 1959 short film. - TheFretShack
G&L's Dual Fulcrum is a better bridge. Pivots on two studs, not six screws, less friction, smoother movement in both directions. It feels more like a Floyd Rose than an old skool strat bridge under your trem hand. The bar assembly is more stable in the plate, there is a grub screw to fine-tune drag ...
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re: Fender Guitar factory tour back in 1959 short film. - TheFretShack
And here's that same factory today, the home of G&L (George Fullerton and Leo Fender) Guitars. Leo believed G&L were the finest instruments he conceived and oversaw during his decades in the business ... better, more consistent guitars that what they made in the 50s and 60s. [link=(https://www.yo...
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re: Discuss...AIC best studio album/EP under Staley/Cantrell - TheFretShack
Dirt, no question, no hesitation. Desert island album....
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re: Fret work? - TheFretShack
E-mail is info AT thefretshack DOT com. My pleasure to help :)...
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re: Fret work? - TheFretShack
Sorry I'm late to the party. I'd love to see pictures of the damaged frets, to assess both the damage and the size of the raw fret wire and offer my two cents before you commit to task. Many acoustics have small frets and a level, crown and polish on damaged frets that were small to begin with can m...
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re: What guitar and amp to get - TheFretShack
I'll echoplex the suggestions above. If you like the strat, "deck" the bridge by installing all five springs and (possibly) tightening the spring claw just enough so that the bridge will remain stationary when you do a two- or three-step bend. Added bonus ... not buying a new tele, while a great ver...
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re: Best songs with dual lead guitars... - TheFretShack
Since the Maiden/Priest/Leppard cards have been played and pushing "best songs" aside ... if you want dual lead hard rock guitars with absolutely WTF technical prowess, Racer X's catalog with Paul Gilbert and Bruce Bouillet and together is a 10 for 10. [link=(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9CIh...
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re: Best Concert Venue for You? - TheFretShack
Glad it's not just me, I remember when HOB NOLA first opened, that was the best sounding venue ever for what my ears like to hear in live rock and blues music (the only genres I've seen there)....
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re: Any of you build your own acoustic guitar? - TheFretShack
All the relatively recent Guilds I have been exposed to have been very, very good, even the upper-tier imports. I'd definitely explore Guild alongside the usual candidates....
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re: Any of you build your own acoustic guitar? - TheFretShack
If you really want to build from scratch as in sawing your trees, plan first to spend money on plane tickets because the wood you want does not grow around here. Following the centuries-tested formulas of good acoustic wood, you'll need higher altitude spruce or cedar for the soundboard from the App...
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re: Acoustic Guitar Players...Capo Question. - TheFretShack
My favorite capo for over 20 years now is the Shubb's original. You can adjust the clamp tension via a screw to perfectly mimic your barre finger pressure, meaning you don't face intonation woes or frets eaten alive (very $$$ to fix) via too hard of a clamping capo, or flubbed notes by a capo that d...
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