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  1. Dick Blackmore

    Dick Blackmore Senior Stratmaster

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    Happy NGD. I'm not sure why you put up a picture of a plastic shovel, or vacuum cleaner, ironing board...whatever that thing is? Anyway HPNGD

    \m/:rolleyes:\m/
     
  2. pj1440

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    Congratulations! I play mine more than any of my other guitars, I have it on a stand next to my desk. So easy to just pick it up and go.
     
  3. longboard blues

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    Yep!
    that’d be fab, thanks.
     
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  4. longboard blues

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    Damn you, my secret is out!* Shakes fist...*
     
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    I'll try to remember. If I'll forget please text me to remember. That tremolo can give you hard headaches.
     
  6. Nadnitram

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    I think it just looks that way because the picture was taken in the southern hemisphere. Everything is reversed south of the equator. It's the same principle that makes their clocks run counter-clockwise.
    :rolleyes::confused:;)






    Sorry. Couldn't help myself.
     
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  7. clydethecat

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    Not even in the back of your Ute?
     
  8. longboard blues

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    ah, yeah, if i had a Ute i'd deffo have an ugly carpet. It's mandatory, ideally one picked up from the roadside.
     
  9. longboard blues

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    so i took the Steinbergerererer to rehearsal last night, as well as the rejuvenated strat.
    When I pulled the headless one out, I got the predictable mockery from the others - ranging from "where's the rest of your guitar?" to the straightforward "what the actual f**k is that?!". Then I played it, with the amp on the edge of breakup, a heap of reverb, and with a slide. That shut them up. And in a good way.

    Well, all apart from the keys player, who said it looked like a cricket bat - an unwise assertion from an Australian, after this week's ashes miracle by a Brit...
     
  10. Triple Jim

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    I have one that's very similar. It's a really nice guitar. It has the smoothest fretboard of any I own, almost like it's lubricated. I got a new "headless nut" off eBay for it that takes regular strings.

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  11. longboard blues

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    Yeah, the fretboard is nice on mine too. Which nut did you get, do you recall? There’s lots available, any issues with the one you chose?
     
  12. Nadnitram

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    Hmmmm, why'm I thinking you'd also have shut them up playing a Tonika through an Esteban G-10?

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  13. Triple Jim

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    One like this: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-5...0001&campid=5338148356&icep_item=273086919517

    Now that you asked I realized that I did have to remove some aluminum to get it to sit low enough to keep the strings against the zero fret. I don't know if they're all like that or if they've been changed since then. It has worked well though. I like the double clamping of the strings, once with the three big clamps and again with the small set screws on the individual strings.
     
  14. longboard blues

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    oh now i like that.... I do have a hankering for obscure instruments, now i have the full gamut of usual stuff - tele, strat, semihollow, jazzmaster, and now the steinbergerererer with humbuckers. I have a dreadful case of GAS for a backlund... Although I can't push my luck any more, and i WILL have to sell some before buying one of those.
     
  15. longboard blues

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    yeah. double clamping seems like a good plan.

    I'm assuming you removed material from the front side, where the strings exit?

    cheers!!
     
  16. Triple Jim

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    I just looked to refresh my memory. I mainly had to slot the screw holes to position it to sit in the right place and hold the strings down against the zero fret. It got complicated because the holes are countersunk, so I had to oval the countersinks too. Luckily I have a milling machine. I have to think that either my guitar had the screw holes a little off, or it was the headless nut's fault and they've fixed them by now. It's been almost two years, I think.
     
  17. longboard blues

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    Thanks, Jim.


    I'm happy to drop a few bucks as an experiment. If not, i'll grab one from headlessUSA.com.

    the only other issue with mine is the tuners are hard to turn when it's nearly in tune - the received wisdom is that a bit of lube on the threads, and also some PTFE washers between the tuning knob and the bridge will sort that.


    cheers for your assistance!

    l
     
  18. Triple Jim

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    Agreed... it tunes and holds tune fine, but the actual tuning knobs are just OK. The Wine-O-Matic bridge on my other headless is a lot nicer. Maybe the best tuners of any I have.

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  19. longboard blues

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    Looks great, what guitar is that?
     
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