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  1. jvin248 replied to the thread Strat-like guitar, sitar sound on all frets, flatwounds..

    . Sounds like fret buzz from too low of action. New strings = new tension. Did you do a complete setup? Check nut slots, neck relief,...

    Mar 2, 2021 at 7:46 PM
  2. jvin248 replied to the thread Is this Strat blasphemy?.

    . Does the guitar feel like satin all over? Or sharp chipped paint? Smooth it out if not. Make sure the metal bits have no sharp edges....

    Mar 2, 2021 at 1:29 PM
  3. jvin248 replied to the thread Slide Rule.

    . Just young enough that I missed slide rules at college, sorting punch cards for the computer classes, and working in a sea of...

    Mar 2, 2021 at 9:28 AM
  4. jvin248 liked himijendrix's post in the thread Slide Rule.

    While we are on the subject, this is my dear old dad's cylindrical slide rule which he gave to me. It's equivalent to a 'straight'...

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  5. jvin248 replied to the thread To Pedal or not to Pedal?.

    ... PEDAL Fear me not, Modeler. MODELER No, Pedal; I fear thee! I fear thee deeply! PEDAL Posh! Let us take the law of our side....

    Mar 1, 2021 at 8:40 PM
  6. jvin248 liked CigBurn's post in the thread To Pedal or not to Pedal?.

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  7. jvin248 liked circles's post in the thread To Pedal or not to Pedal?.

    Alas poor Metal Zone I used one, Horatio, a pedal of infinite distortion, of most excellent overdrive. I hath borne it on my pedal board...

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  8. jvin248 liked 33db's post in the thread To Pedal or not to Pedal?.

    Tremolo, and tremolo, and tremolo, Creeps in this pedals pace from day to day, To the last vibrato of recorded chime; And all our pedals...

    Mar 1, 2021 at 8:28 PM
  9. jvin248 liked Esg877's post in the thread To Pedal or not to Pedal?.

    "To pedal, or not to pedal, that is the question: Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer The huge expensive pedalboards of...

    Mar 1, 2021 at 8:26 PM
  10. jvin248 replied to the thread Brand new Strat delivered with fault.

    . You'll scratch it worse than that after the first week of playing. Remember that wood guitar had to get yanked from some forest....

    Mar 1, 2021 at 5:27 PM
  11. jvin248 replied to the thread How many of you have bought up from another strat?.

    . This is a common topic. There is the logo and the MIA note on it. For some this is very important and that is ok. Just like people...

    Mar 1, 2021 at 5:24 PM
  12. jvin248 liked Duane_the_tub's post in the thread How many of you have bought up from another strat?.

    I've been up and down the ladder a few times. It's not the most popular opinion around here, but I don't think CS and other high-end...

    Mar 1, 2021 at 5:05 PM
  13. jvin248 liked Handsome McClane's post in the thread How many of you have bought up from another strat?.

    I "downgraded" from my '97 US Lone Star to two recent Deluxe Roadhouses (MIM). I like both my MIMs better than my old MIA.

    Mar 1, 2021 at 5:04 PM
  14. jvin248 replied to the thread Texas Special Bridge reading 240k.

    . Remove the solder at the white wire eyelet. Unwrap the outer layers of the coil wire until you are well past the 'loose'/'frayed' bit...

    Mar 1, 2021 at 9:01 AM
  15. jvin248 replied to the thread which soldering iron.

    . Soldiering is technique as much as equipment. Just get a $10 stick iron off Amazon or Harbor Freight, 15w-40w range. Get a 'solder...

    Mar 1, 2021 at 8:04 AM