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  1. langstoneight

    Conversion Scale Strat neck (24.75) Template

    measured the warmoth and musikraft neck and they are actually 24.685" in scale length - can anyone confirm?
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    7.25 inch radius

    nut width and scale length matters NOT the fretboard radius
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    When do you start modding a new guitar?

    1st full moon after the summer solstice - sounds unreal afterwards
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    I wouldn't call it phobia, it's just that blackface amps sound better without them
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    No more Fender guitars for me.

    I had exactly one Fender Strat sold it after a couple of month and started building partscasters - there is no way back, ever! wood acts differently in different climates - it’s not all the manufactureres fault
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    Best upgrade you can make to a strat

    sell it and build a partscater!
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    Neck Pocket Too Tight

    nope, the neck pocket should be tapered (as should be the neck)
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    Conversion Scale Strat neck (24.75) Template

    Hello, does any one know where to find a template for a conversion scale neck. The regular fret spacing calculator for 24.75 from SM is not accurate obviously. After the 21st there should be a much smaller gap. I measured the Warmoth conversion scale neck and got the following (rough)...
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    '61 Neck Specs?

    that would be incorrect for a 1961 neck for all I know. It it was introduced with the veneer fingerboard. courtesy of precbsguitars Here is what I would order if I were the OP that is 725 bucks for a Neck without finish and incorrect dots Colortones "Straw" dye or "aged clear" laquer...
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    '61 Neck Specs?

    particularly if you consider what "luthier supply" shops charge for it - a lot less it will probably be cheaper to ask some builders in your area if the could build you a custom neck with vintage accurate clay dots
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    '61 Neck Specs?

    Slab, Brazilian Rosewood 59 Truss Rod, Single Acting Bone Nut Wide Dot Spacing at 12th Fret Rock/Hard Maple - if you want to get real specific, install your own "vulcanized fibre dots" because the "real aged clay" is not vintage accurate - Narrow Nut width, 7,5" Radius, .8 to .95 Thickness...
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    Perfect Amp That Can Do Everything Perfectly

    Rift Amps - Aynsley Lister
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    Why deal in flats instead of sharps??

    the ladies say more comfortable for the feet
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    Is there anything you aspire to, musically?

    not anymore, as a beginner I wanted to play like Pierre Bensusan and Ian Melrose - tried for a year - it ended any aspirations I had being able to play like Naudo wood be fun though
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    Is GAS a curable disease?

    if you can resist the lure of marketing it is how many wifes do you have?
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    I must be old, I am still buying books.

    nope you are perfectly fine - everything else will pass. Ever wondered why the Ebook market never really caught on? And the greatest benefit - the good old, vintage stuff costs even less than new ones - tell that to guitar sellers! I recommend 1984 and Brave new world - never been more current!
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    Anyone into the NBA?

    I like Basketball but I won't support organizations like the NBA
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    Vintage killer rig challenge - sub $3000

    here would be my choices - what are yours Guitar: 1981 Tokai ST-60 Springy Sound -$1,125 Pickups: Van Zandt True Vintage - $155 Amp: 1977 Fender Vibrolux Reverb - $1500 Total: $2780
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    Single vs dual acting truss rod - what do you think

    I have two necks with dual acting TRs - both guitars are crazy resonant and have almost too much sustain. I will give the single acting one a try next time though.
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    Single vs dual acting truss rod - what do you think

    came across this from Kinmans website and found it quite interesting. What do you guys think? "Personally I dislike anything other than the single-bent-truss rod used on traditional Strats. The double expander or under-and-over rod as it is sometimes called presents a number of disadvantages...
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    Highwood Relic Vintage Saddles vs Fender Vintage Saddles

    bought the ABM PVS saddles cause I did not like the look of highwood. I think the Fender were 2,8g for each saddle the ABM are 3,7g. When inquiring about the hardness of their steel they told me it was a secret. Which is pretty ridicolous as if someone is going to copy their product - because...
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    Does anyone make "vintage" Strat PUs with 52-50-48 pole piece spacing

    @dirocyn - wanted to give it a try to see if I can hear a difference (I always use 2 1/16th bridges and a 12" Fretboard radius). Next Pus should be non staggered and narrower spaced
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    Does anyone make "vintage" Strat PUs with 52-50-48 pole piece spacing

    could not find any manufacturers. Any ideas? P.S.: just found cetera a swiss builder