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post #16 of 25 (permalink) Old 01-05-2019, 10:13 PM
 
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Re: JS1600

The only JS6 I've seen recently was for sale on Reverb. They don't come up for sale much either.
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Why on earth would you bother fitting locking tuners to a hardtail guitar, it's completely unnecessary.



I disagree. Having locking tuners on a guitar (be it hard tail or not), ensures that the string isn't going to slip, thereby losing its ability to maintain tune. This, coupled with a properly fitted nut will ensure that the guitar doesn't go out of tune when bending strings.
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Would you say the locking tuners would be drop-in replacements for a JS6 or would you have to drill any holes?

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Steve,


The tuners on the JS6 are Gotohs. Gotoh makes a locking one that looks just like the one that's currently fitted on your JS6. Go to Stew-Mac or the Gotoh site and you should be able to find it.


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https://www.stewmac.com/Hardware_and...ne_Tuners.html
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Why on earth would you bother fitting locking tuners to a hardtail guitar, it's completely unnecessary.



I disagree. Having locking tuners on a guitar (be it hard tail or not), ensures that the string isn't going to slip, thereby losing its ability to maintain tune. This, coupled with a properly fitted nut will ensure that the guitar doesn't go out of tune when bending strings.
However did all those legendary artists from the 50's, 60's and 70's cope without them?
They wrapped the string round the tuning post properly is how, but ok, I know some people can't string a guitar properly.
I think they're essential on strat type trems, optional on hardtails and positively pointless on double locking trems.
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Re: JS1600

My Reverb.com JS6 should be here tomorrow : )

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The only JS6 I've seen recently was for sale on Reverb. They don't come up for sale much either.
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I still don't get why Rich was able to sell the JS6 clones easier than the 1600s... I loved that silver.
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I never got around to doing the strip to do a clone, they were cheap, they all sold fast enough. I think I bought the last 28 they had on closeout.
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Re: JS1600

I kept my 1600 and sold the 6, the 1600 was much nicer.....
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Re: JS1600

I bought some minwax tung oil - what grit did you sand back to when you oiled it? I've read on some posts 220 grit works.

Also, did you reduce the tung oil with thinner? I also read that helps it penetrate the wood better.

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I sanded mine back and oiled it, looks just like a 6 now.... in fact I sold my 6... the neck on the 1600 is nicer, locking tuners and for me a better guitar..... love to see Joe do an updated version (24 frets)..... depending on who you talk too, some say Joe didn't even know the 1600 was being released (true?) either way it was only out for a short time
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I bought some minwax tung oil - what grit did you sand back to when you oiled it? I've read on some posts 220 grit works.

Also, did you reduce the tung oil with thinner? I also read that helps it penetrate the wood better.

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I paid a luthier to do it.... I know he used various sandpapers to get the job done.... be careful not to destroy the shape of the guitar, easy to do!
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