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    Hey All, I'm new here. I've had a lot of Strats over the years. My three current guitars are a '82 Fullerton '57 reissue, a 1996 50th American Std., and a 2006 Classic Player. Twang, Billy
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    Today i wondered into a local music shop looking for a new cable (exciting right). A friend of mine who worked their handed me an Strat (he knew i wanted a G and L and he has been trying to get me to buy a fender for a month now). It was an Eric Johnson signature Stratocaster. I am usualy an...
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    hi, i guess this is kind of a two part question. 1) What is the main different between the V7 and V8 pickups? Can you put the V8 in the neck position? Should you? 2) The reason is, i plan on getting a more powerful bridge pickup, and am wondering if i can move the V8 up to the neck if it...
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    I really haven't found much backup on this, just here and there. Understanding this forum may be biased towards Ibanez, I would still like all opinions of superstrat type guitars and how they compare sonicaly and as far as quality (and visually if interested). Which guitars I have in my mind...
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    I am hell bent on getting me an Ibanez with a neck that has a profile true to the wizard/super wizard dimensions. In one of the other threads i have been informed that J-customs no longer really come with the dimensions that Ibanez advertises on their website. The neck should be 17mm at the...
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    I finally found love with my RG1570 after putting a Tone Zone in the bridge and a Breed in the neck. But After trying endless pickups in the middle position, (chopper, air norton s, blue velvet) I can't seem to find one I like. So I've decided to put it back to 5 way switching and give it a...
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    I walked into a shop wednesday, and for some reason a PRS CE24 gave me some instant gas. I've played one or two, but never was that impressed. But for some reason this sunburst model just felt right. It was nice and 'played in', the neck had a great maple figure, the finish worn just right...
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    HH vs HSH? I do prefer HH over HSH config. Less cluttered, looks better, and IMO additional split tones are definitely not worth losing those sleek HH looks. And on a serious side, tones like split neck + middle s don't really have any real big advantage over split HH. :wave:
  9. Players, Bands, Sounds, Tours, Lessons & Theory!
    This must have been posted before, but just in case: http://www.guitarworld.com/article/yngwie_malmsteen_studio_tour At the risk of encouraging the Yngwie bashers, he should be shot for storing guitars like that!
  10. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    Is it just the royalty to Vai that makes it so expensive?
  11. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Well, in my really slow quest for becoming a guitar tech, I feel it's time to start fretting. I know I should start on simple stuff, and of course, on cheap/disposable necks. The thing is, I've looked around and basically I've found 2 radically different approaches: 1.- Stew Mac: "buy this...
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    As most of you know I've been looking for a Ibanez RG770DX. Well I haven't found one but I came across an excellent condition '92 770 at music go round outside of Pittsburgh. Called the guy today who sent me some pics and he said it was put on the floor last night. I couldn't pass it up great...
  13. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Ok this may be a really stupid and obvious question but I've gotta ask. Ok, I've painted the body of my guitar. I had a small run and a bit of orange peal, so I lightly sanded with 600grit so everything is nice and smooth, no imperfections. Is it time to shoot clear or do I need a smooth...
  14. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    I started writing this long, long ago but I never finished it. It has been sat on my hard drive for ages, but I figured someone somewhere might benefit from this information. So here it is... incomplete, but probably quite useful? I don't know. Maybe I'll finish it one day. STRING TENSION...
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    here it is. took them forever just to put in a volume pot and set up. then when i got there there was a dime sized ding in the back that they put there. I was very unhappy. they had it filled but it is still very visible on the back. i will never go there again.
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    Newb question here. I never got a chance to play a Jem so I wanted to know if I upgrade my pups on my RG560 would it be close to a jem in playability and sound. Yes, I know my 560 has h-s-s pups. thanks
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    What would you guys consider to be the best current guitar investment? What guitar make and model do you believe to be currently undervalued and likely to increase in value over the next several years?
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    Kramer Neck-Hard to find 'Hockeystick' headstock, excellent condition, frets have very little wear. I believe that they stopped making these in 1986. Schaller tuning keys. The only reall flaw is that there are very small holes below each tuner where there were different keys previously...
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    Hey all, I'm looking for a set of pups to replace the stock ones in an 80's MIJ Squier strat. I'd be looking for a vintage strat sound, without the hum. I'm thinking maybe Vintage noiseless . . . Thoughts?
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    Check this baby out. For me it's the holy grail of guitars, others may disagree but I think it's fantasticly cool.
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