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    Wiring Library

    Muddy sounding neck pickup? Try Seymour’s quick tech fix Posted on November 15, 2010 on the Official Seymour Duncan Blog By Seymour Duncan Tech Guru Scott Miller People often call and ask how to fix a muddy sounding neck pickup. Some years ago, Seymour taught me a cool trick to fix this...
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    Cleaning up the muddy tone in my Les Paul Supreme? [SOLVED]

    Muddy sounding neck pickup? Try Seymour’s quick tech fix Posted on November 15, 2010 on the Official Seymour Duncan Blog By Seymour Duncan Tech Guru Scott Miller People often call and ask how to fix a muddy sounding neck pickup. Some years ago, Seymour taught me a cool trick to fix this...
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    Looking for tips for fret nib repair.

    IMO getting super glue on the finish is worse than on the fret board. I've done both. On the board I've been able to scrape it off without bad looking results. On the body? The razor blade scrape.
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    Tenons: Modern CS vs. Historic Reissues

    Here's what gibson had to say about in 2010
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    Thoughts on string gauge—

    I use daddario 9-46 set. So it's a hybrid. I never liked the perceived tension across the strings when playing with the standard string sets. For instance, on a set of 10-46 when walking up or down the neck the unwound strings work as I would expect: bending the high E was hard (lack of better...
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    Broken lug on switchcraft 3-way toggle.

    Try to fix it. If you can't then you get a new switch. If you can, then you've made the guitar a little bit more you than it was before. Even if your experiments fail, you still get to getting a new switch installed. So buy a new switch they say. For some of us, the journey toward a goal is a...
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    The Middle Position of the switch is now home base

    I'm happy about it at least. I got my pickups sonically inline finally after years of other equipment experiments. I've hated the middle pos as useless since the 90's when I got my first lp. It was just a big muddy mess and I never used it. That's because of how I adjusted the pickups. Until...
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    Stupid Vintage Rats are around $200 so I got a MS-50G instead

    Yes, but I want one from the 80s. That is the Rat that *I* grew up one and sorted through and bought and sold trying to find the perfect one. I found it. Then later sold it as the G3 model matched enough that I couldn't tell the difference between the two in a blind a/b test
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    Stupid Vintage Rats are around $200 so I got a MS-50G instead

    Interesting. The ZOOM stuff here has the RAT, 2 BMP, Metal Zone, 2 Tube Screamers, and a whole bunch of dirt boxes that I've never played, some that and some I've never heard of. I was told/read once that these modelers cannot perfectly mimic their pedal equivalents but can give you the flavor...
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    Stupid Vintage Rats are around $200 so I got a MS-50G instead

    It's a model of a vintage (80s) RAT pedal or an early RAT II. Back when I first had a G3 I a/b tested the real RAT against the G3 and I sold off the RAT. The settings below are on the G3 and also on my MS-50G. I have a small bag of LM308 chips that I got years ago in a fit because the RATS...
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    Stupid Vintage Rats are around $200 so I got a MS-50G instead

    I ended up with 2 MS-50G pedals. Yie. They are both set up as stomp boxes. I have one at the front just after my wah and it is is a Comp and RC Booster. The second one is right after the first and is set as a Rat model. Then the Dist+ and then the ZOOM G3 for modulation and then a vol pedal and...
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    How many backup pedals do you have?

    I have four because I think that they are cool. I was trying to find a backup pedal and bought several, tested them against each other and modded them all to have more bottom end. Now after working on them, I kept four. Yeah, the FUZZbrite is still alive. I have two new ones on Ebay right now...

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