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A trivial matter.

Post by felixcatus » Wed Nov 18, 2015 2:29 pm

As a mechanic besides playing I always want to wrench when a 'new' used guitar arrives.

Usually it goes like this: play it for a very short while, clean it up, pull off the neck, check the truss rod, adjust if necessary and take lots of photos. Reassemble, new strings, alter bridge, saddle and pu settings to my liking.
Intonate, some more fine tuning and start playing.

Not so with the latest one, did all of the above except for the neck. Like I'm not in a hurry to remove the neck, in fact I'm a little reluctant to do it, it's quite nice as it is and don't want to mess things up. Never had this happen to me before! :o

Am I content, getting old or do I have something special in my hands? :D

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Post by J.E.M. » Wed Nov 18, 2015 7:44 pm

You know there's no possible way to answer your question without pictures, right?

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Post by bluejeannot » Wed Nov 18, 2015 7:57 pm

You`re getting old :D
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Post by marcusnieman » Wed Nov 18, 2015 9:18 pm

As a mechanic, you know "if it ain't broke, don't fix it"

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Post by brokentoes » Wed Nov 18, 2015 10:35 pm

That's a lot of work on a Les Paul style guitar. No thank you !!

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Post by felixcatus » Wed Nov 18, 2015 11:13 pm

All very true and wise words, and I know you guys are right. :wink:
But 2 weeks of no work coming up , let's see if I can l leave it alone. :)

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Post by Mick51 » Thu Nov 19, 2015 11:43 am

marcusnieman wrote:As a mechanic, you know "if it ain't broke, don't fix it"
That's not right.

"If I can't fix it, it ain't broke.."

That's more like the mechanics that I know..
There is no revolution, only evolution..

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Post by felixcatus » Thu Nov 19, 2015 11:50 am

Mick51 wrote:
marcusnieman wrote:As a mechanic, you know "if it ain't broke, don't fix it"
That's not right.

"If I can't fix it, it ain't broke.."

That's more like the mechanics that I know..
:lol: :lol: :lol:



Or "if it ain't broke, I'll fix(break)it"

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Post by marcusnieman » Mon Nov 23, 2015 8:40 am

:wink:

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Post by felixcatus » Thu Dec 10, 2015 2:35 pm

Playing out is slow this time of year for us, so it took a while before I could try out the ST80R in a 'live' situation.

Last sunday we had a 'Sinterklaasfeest' for the children and a party for the parents afterwards.
I usually use two guitars for the different styles (Classic rock/Rock & Roll - Neil Young, Chuck Berry, Thin Lizzy, Led Zep, Elvis, Stones, Jimi.
Funk/soul - Nile Rodgers, Curtis Mayfield, Temptations. Pop - The Police, U2, David Bowie) we play.

I went brave :wink: and took only the ST80R with me.
I already was quite impressed with this one, and now even more, it handled all and went beyond

PS and I also still haven't removed the neck :wink:

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Post by marcusnieman » Fri Dec 11, 2015 9:14 am

:wink:

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Post by felixcatus » Sat Dec 12, 2015 3:28 am

It happened, the grease monkey always wins. :o

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Post by felixcatus » Sat Dec 12, 2015 3:56 am

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Post by JVsearch » Sat Dec 12, 2015 9:03 pm

felixcatus wrote:Image
This is great - what a clever idea!
Pieces of solder?
Totally biased towards Japanese made guitars.

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Post by felixcatus » Sun Dec 13, 2015 12:20 am

JVsearch wrote:This is great - what a clever idea!
Indeed, not my idea though, found on the internet.

JVsearch wrote:Pieces of solder?
Yes. Easy to work with.


For me neck shape and size are an important aspect in buying a guitar (sight unseen), they are hardly ever featured in advertisements. That's why I do it. :wink:

PS just for fun, some more measurements.

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