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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 03-07-2009, 02:53 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2005
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My New American Standard!!!

Hey folks,

After checking out the guitar yesterday I decided to purchase it for $750CDN. I took it to the guitar store where it was purchased and showed them the guitar. I was delighted when they told me I got a great deal and its value will only increase.

When I brought it home I immediately took it apart. The guitar was filthy! I cleaned everything thoroughly, put everything back together, put new strings on and gave it a quick set up. The guitar feels brand new! Here are some pics.

I am worried about two things, however. The last tone knob seems to "lock" on ten. If I want to turn it I need to pull up on it slightly first. The previous owner said it might be dirty. What do you guys think?

The other problem seems to be the intonation. Every note above the twelfth fret on the bass strings seems to have a "chorus" sound to it. I tried adjusting the intonation and pickup height with no luck. What could be causing this?

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 03-07-2009, 09:08 PM
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Re: My New American Standard

The tone knob is supposed to do that. It has a detent at 10, which is the equivalent of switching the pot completely out of the circuit. It should turn easily though -- if not if may need cleaning. (Fender has a special name for that tone pot, which I don't remember at the moment.)

As for the "chorus" issue, check for a high fret.
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