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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-14-2002, 01:46 AM Thread Starter
 
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Blocking the trem on BSB

I was changing my strings over the weekend of *my BSB so I blocked my Lo-pro with a small book as I usually do and everything was fine.

However, when I finished and removed the book, guess what I found.... Two micro indentations into the edge of the body where the book once rested.Grrrrrrrr!!!!!!

My Jem was dead mint until then. Anyway, it's really tiny and no paint was scratched or anything, so it doesn't really matter. But what I need you guys expertise on how do I tackle this for my BSB in the future without any futher incursions into the body?

Thanks guys.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-14-2002, 07:31 AM
 
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Blocking the trem on BSB

Keep it in the case and never touch it ?? jusst kidding..
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-14-2002, 08:17 AM
 
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Blocking the trem on BSB

Basswood is soft, and the BSB has no finish to protect it. *I change the strings one at a time so that I don't have to block the trem. *If I need to clean the fretboard, I remove the springs in the back and take the trem out of the body. *I admit the idea of removing the trem with the strings still on it sounded kinda crazy to me at first, but it's very easy to do, and makes things a lot easier.
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-14-2002, 08:28 AM
 
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Blocking the trem on BSB

Your guitar is supposed to get a little dented in life no matter how much you adore it. *I use a nicely rounded hilt of a (completely)stainless steel knife. I fits perfectly in the cavity so it won't slip away and leaves no markings whatsoever. And if you didn't want your guitar to get damaged, you ought to have put a cloth in between...
BTW the BSB is supposed to look damaged...
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-14-2002, 08:37 AM
 
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Blocking the trem on BSB

Just use come cloth or some wool to block it.

Just make sure it's folded enough to provided a solid block.

Steve
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-14-2002, 12:04 PM
 
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Blocking the trem on BSB

How long did you survive untill you did that damage! Mine didn't last a week if I remember before the first dent appeared! And it looks cooler for it!

Anyway, here's a tip: Get something like a piece of wood, thing, wrap it wit quite a bit of cloth and place under thhe trem in the cavity. I only do this if I want all the strings of to give the fretboard a good clean, otherwise it's a string by string replacement jobbie (much better, and easier to keep everything near the tuning you want).

Is your neck worn down a lot yet? I am starting to see basswood

James
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-14-2002, 08:11 PM Thread Starter
 
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Blocking the trem on BSB

Thanks for the tips guys.

Well it's the first dent since I've had it, which is about 6 months. I normally do a string by string replacement but I had to wipe down the fret board this time.

While I'm typing this in, a thought just came to mind, I could also use a mousepad!

Anyway, like you guys said, it cooler looks with the dents.

Thanks again guys!
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-14-2002, 08:27 PM
 
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7 Dying Trees on 12:04 pm on Jan. 14, 2002
Get something like a piece of wood, thing, wrap it wit quite a bit of cloth and place under thhe trem in the cavity.
...or put an eraser
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-15-2002, 12:45 PM
 
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snakepit on 8:27 pm on Jan. 14, 2002
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7 Dying Trees on 12:04 pm on Jan. 14, 2002
Get something like a piece of wood, thing, wrap it wit quite a bit of cloth and place under thhe trem in the cavity.
...or put an eraser
Doh! That's a lot better an idea! I'll try that (not that the cavity has already taken a few whacks, but still...)
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