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  • Leo

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    Nut height is what I see most out of spec from the factory... That's the least identifiable or correctable by a new player...
    I delayed spending almost $200 for a proper set of nut slot files for years. I would flat file the back of the nut after making measurements and that was close, but you really need to be able to adjust the slots individually to get it the best.

    If you own one guitar, it is hard to justify the expense. If you own many and moonlight at a guitar shop, the expense is a must.
     

    ancjr

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    I delayed spending almost $200 for a proper set of nut slot files for years. I would flat file the back of the nut after making measurements and that was close, but you really need to be able to adjust the slots individually to get it the best.

    If you own one guitar, it is hard to justify the expense. If you own many and moonlight at a guitar shop, the expense is a must.

    My guy said he was only working to pay for his nut file set. :):
     
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    phylodog

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    I'm soooooo excited to play it after he's done. The guitar deserves it. I'll likely drop off the Strat for him to go over it as well. I've got frets that need attention. I'm not a great guitar player as I'm still knocking the rust off and going back to learn more theory. However, it's so rewarding and something I can do into old age.
    I've had guitars set up by two other techs in the central IN area and I'll gladly make the hour + drive to take mine to Derek from now on. There are people out there who can do a great setup without a doubt. Derek is at another level.
     

    Denny347

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    Not letting this awesome thread die off. I have found that guitars multiply. It's really quite mysterious. Since I started playing in the mid 1980's, I'm a fan of all guitars from that era. Especially since I couldn't afford them back then. I found a modern Jackson Dinky but looks JUST like the 80's era, but just a fraction of the cost of an original.


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    But what has REALLY caught my eye recently is a 1989 Kramer Striker (made in Korea) guitar shell. Just bought it AS IS with the hard case. I love working on stuff, so I look forward to getting this up and running. Likely just add the Floyd Rose, a single humbucker, and a volume pot. I can add the rest later if I feel I want to.


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    littletommy

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    I have looked everywhere for a few months for a stingray bass with maple fretboard, and finally found one after getting on sweetwaters waiting list. They emailed me saying they had a few in stock, and sent me pictures. Within the hour, I had this one on the way, and got it last weekend. Absolutely love it, setup was great, and aside from having to adjust intonation a slight bit, it was perfect right out of the very well packed box.
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    Leo

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    I have looked everywhere for a few months for a stingray bass with maple fretboard, and finally found one after getting on sweetwaters waiting list. They emailed me saying they had a few in stock, and sent me pictures. Within the hour, I had this one on the way, and got it last weekend. Absolutely love it, setup was great, and aside from having to adjust intonation a slight bit, it was perfect right out of the very well packed box.
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    THe Musicman Stingray bass is a great instrument. I didn't even know they made it in a maple fretboard model. I always enjoy hearing about people finding their "unicorn" guitar.

    Since 1971, I have had that experience a few times. At this point I either have, or have had pretty much any guitar I wanted. I miss the thrill of the hunt more than missing a special piece of gear. In the past, a person had to stop at every guitar store and pawn shop in his travels to hope to get lucky. Or you pestered your buddy until he sold you the one he had. The expansion of collectors and sellers on the internet has really changed things. Now I can type in something like "2003 Washburn Idol 66 PRO, spalted maple" and a couple come up for sale.
     

    chezuki

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    Picked up this little beast this week. It’s a hybrid (tube preamp and solid state power) Ridiculous tone in a tiny package. It’s paired with an 8” cab, but this thing will push a 412 cabinet just fine.

    My first thought was “damn, I wish these were around when I was a kid”, but then I remembered I’d have been more excited about tons of ****** digital effects than pure tone then.

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    Denny347

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    Picked up this little beast this week. It’s a hybrid (tube preamp and solid state power) Ridiculous tone in a tiny package. It’s paired with an 8” cab, but this thing will push a 412 cabinet just fine.

    My first thought was “damn, I wish these were around when I was a kid”, but then I remembered I’d have been more excited about tons of ****** digital effects than pure tone then.

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    Great amp.
     

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