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    What Brand and Gauge Strings Do You Use?

    I bought a five pack of Brite Wires and have found they don't stay in tune at all. I hang the guitars by the headstock when they aren't being played and nearly every time I go to play one they are out.
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    Pedals, Is there such a thing as Made in USA?

    I don't think my EH pedal is Made in the US. It doesn't have Made in US anywhere on it and each time I email customer service to ask them they don't respond. If I had known I might not have bought it as I was trying to support a US based manufacturer. Just an FYI
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    Pedals, Is there such a thing as Made in USA?

    the people at Electro Harmonix have been very helpful, they replied to my email and quickly set up a return for repairs. Mine is under warranty but they have a $25 flat fee repair rate for their pedals that are either out of warranty or if they were purchased used.
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    Learning by ear is soo fun...

    fwiw, since nobody mentioned it already, you can slow down youtube videos to 75% or 50% of normal speed which really helps to learn songs.
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    Learning by ear is soo fun...

    I share your pain.....been going back to Middle of the Road by the Pretenders every so often. Every time I end up second guessing what I did the last time and there aren't any good YouTube videos to see a definitive technique. Sometimes having a second, easier song to work on helps break it...
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    Pedals, Is there such a thing as Made in USA?

    And it stopped working about a month or two ago. I've been busy with a lot of other stuff so I finally put a new battery in it thinking it needed that along with the 9v power from the wall but it's dead. Email was sent tonight, we'll see what EH has to say about it.
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    Stop bar position

    it's hard to explain but those higher strings sounded like there wasn't a guitar behind them, just a tinny string at the right frequency but nothing else.
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    confederate flag studio model ?

    the nerve of people to point out that your interest in that guitar represents honoring traitors to the US that killed patriotic Americans primarily in the name of slave ownership. it's taken too long, imho, but at least we're at the point where we're calling it what it is.
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    Stop bar position

    I loosened up the strings, raised the stop bar so the strings are only touching where they bear on the saddles, got it all tuned up again and it's just like it was when I brought it home. :) The strings sitting on the back edge of the bridge must have been doing something to kill the tone in...
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    Stop bar position

    It must have been late the night I put new strings on and adjusted the stop bar and bridge heights. :( The guitar was new-to-me at the time and I thought maybe the new strings were why the tone went to shit. It'll be interesting to see how it sounds once it's fixed. It's the higher strings...
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    Stop bar position

    Was playing my '07 Classic without an amp last night before going to sleep and noticed I set the stop bar too low and the strings were leaning against the edge of the bridge. Had to leave for a trip this morning but was wondering if the strings leaning against the edge of the bridge would kill...
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    Correct for '05 Classic?

    ok, thank you
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    Correct for '05 Classic?

    I realized that after I wrote it. Are the stamped Made in USA and the screen printed serial number correct? It looks odd. Thanks
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    Correct for '05 Classic?

    Does this look correct for an '05 Classic Gold Top?
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    Correct for '05 Classic?

    Does this look correct for an '05 Classic Gold Top?


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