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Pedro

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  1. I love it when people put stuff like that in their descriptions on ebay - "This guitar doesn't have a truss rod. You could have that changed by a tech or luthier. And there are no frets, or pickups. And the fretboard hasn't actually been made yet..."

    As if to say - "it's really straightforward, I just haven't quite got around to it yet..."

  2. every guitar I've owned buzzes a bit when you're not touching any of the metal parts, especially with higher gain or whatever. Can't say I've noticed it particularly on my HH jag (which doesn't hum at all if you've got your hand on the strings) but strange if you find it's happening more than on your other guitars. Double check that all the wires are well soldered onto the vol and tone pots. If it goes away when you touch any metal part I fail to see how it's a earthing/grounding issue though.

    Also io believe the Dragster pups are two wire, whereas replacement humbuckers are often four wire - i don't know if that improves hum cancellation or not though.
    No it doesn't - 4 wire pickups just allow to muck around with the circuit more easily than 2 wire - a 2 wire pickup still has the other 2 wires like a 4 wire, they're just locked up inside the pickup where you can't play with them. If that makes sense...
  3. im sorry i lied its my new years resolution to get a jag i dont care about a js or a stang anymore

    i relly like this one tho

    BTW - isn't a bit pathetically attention-seeking to post a picture of a guitar, saying you just got home and found as if it was some fantastic christmas present, and then say, "Oh sorry, I was lying. I'd relly like one tho."?

    In case you were wondering, this sort of thing is the reason half the people on the forum give you a hard time

  4. its cool guys, i got a dunlop cry baby 353Q as a suprise present, so its all sorted

    Nice, what do you think of it? I had a cry baby for ages and thought it had a pretty narrow tonal range, then after about a year I played it through a better speaker cab and it sounded ten times better. Developed a bit of a crackle after a while but generally a pretty solid pedal

  5. I say go for .11's. You get more 3rd order harmonics from thicker strings.... or something. Really the bridge shouldn't need altering if you go up a gauge, it will make a teeny difference to the intonation I guess but not much. The thing you should lookout for is that the truss rod might need adjusting to compensate for the extra tension from thicker strings. Again, you can probably get away without doing anything but I tightened mine slightly when switching from the stock strings (0.9's for chrissake!) to .11s. There are instructions on how to do it knocking around somewhere if you're not sure - google it.

    One other point is, if you do alter the height of the bridge you'll throw the intonation out by a small degree. And the other thing is, if the string height (action) was lowered when the guitar was setup the strings will feel lighter cos it's easier to play, so they might still be .11s anyway.

  6. I used to know a couple of studded-leather-jacket-type punks, who would tell you the Sex Pistols weren't really punk. Always confused me a bit. Like saying chimpanzees aren't monkeys - what's all that about? THEY'RE THE ORIGINAL MONKEYS FOR GOD'S SAKE. Otherwise they wouldn't have used them for PG Tips "the one the monkeys drink" tea adverts would they?

    Of course not. Those ad-men know their stuff

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