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  1. J-Dizzle

    MXR micro amp

    I'm considering getting one as a clean boost for solos. Musical style in this particular band is 70s style hard rock with medium gain. Anyone use one and what's your opinion? Cheers
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    Tokai 57 PAF pickups

    I pulled these from my 1983 LS 80 a while back. Zebras with the decal on the baseplate. The attached pic isn't mine but mine are exactly the same. Mine read 8.21 and 8.15 resistance on the multimeter. I had a love/hate relationship with the 57 PAFs. In the end I replaced them with some...
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    Super Distortion copies versus Dimarzios

    Several boutique winders offer their own versions of Super Distortions. Anyone tried them and how do they compare against just getting a new Dimarzio Super Distortion?
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    Hipshot buttons and Mid Size Grover tuners

    So its known that Hipshot tuner buttons fit Grover tuners. This is great, because Grover has a limited choice of button types and Hipshot has lots, so you have many more options now. However, I know that Hipshot buttons fit full size Grovers but not Mini Grovers. But what about MID SIZE...
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    hard times for MIJ guitar manufacturers?

    I was reading on a MIJ guitar Facebook group there's a rumor that one of the major guitar manufacturers is on the verge of closing down. Not confirmed which one but the rumor appeared to insinuate that it might be Fernandes. Apparently guitar sales are way down because of the decline in rock...
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    locking tuners on an EDS 1275 style double neck

    I have a late 70s MIJ copy of an EDS 1275. The tuners are worn out on both necks and I am going to replace them. I am considering locking tuners for the 12-string neck. Would this help it to stay in tune better? 12-strings sound horrible when they slip out of tune even a tiny bit so I'm...
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    I'm a dad

    Title says it all :cool2: Little man was born a few days ago. 3.75kg, or 8 pounds 4 ounces. My first child. I couldn't be happier. It's a life changing experience as I'm sure the other dads here will agree. I've taken some time off work, and giving as much help as I can to my Mrs. I want...
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    strategies/tips for "older" bands playing originals to increase their audience?

    I haven't played in an original band for about 7 years now. In that time I've been doing covers/tributes and its been great. The songs are fun, its lower stress, fits in with my life commitments and I always get paid from it. But I am still a creative guy and would like to do original music...
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    Neck pup suggestions for partscaster tele

    Looking for suggestions for the neck pup. Alder body, maple neck/fretboard. Looking for a single coil neck pup. Will be paired with a SD Little 59 humbucker bridge pup. I have one of these in my strat and i love it. I wanted a singlecoil sized HB in my tele bridge. I hate the look of rails...
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    Explorers.....

    .... and by Explorers I also mean the Explorer copies like Hamer Standards, etc... For all of you that have owned, played and loved them, tell me about your explorers and why you like them. What did you like? what didn't you like? What's great about them? What isn't? I've owned numerous...
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    1950s wiring for a 3-pup LP

    I have a MIJ 1970s 3-pup LP custom and am going to upgrade the wiring harness. I always change to 50s wiring when I change pups or rewire my guitars, so I'd like to do the same now. Can someone post a link to any specific wiring diagrams for 50s wiring for 3 humbuckers? Cheers in advance
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    nitro rattle can splatter question

    Was spraying over the weekend with a rattle can of clear nitro - similar to Reranch but the Australian made equivalent. The can was unused, but a bit old, about 1 to 2 years old. The paint must not have been shaken up enough before use, or perhaps had started to congeal/thicken inside the can...
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    Hybrid hand dyed/rattle can burst?

    I'm refinishing a maple top. Apologies for any newby questions or if elements of this question have been discussed before. My original plan was to do a hand rubbed dyed burst and then shoot clear nitro over. Colour is to be a dirty lemon or similar. I was first going to use a darker dye such...
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    NPD: Earthquaker The Hoof

    So I've been in the market for a fuzz for a really, really long time. I like fuzz tones, but have struggled to find a pedal that didn't sound like utter garbage when I tried it in person. Then I found The Hoof. All I can say is that it is head and shoulders above any other fuzz pedal I've...
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    sander suggestions

    I've been given a reasonably generous gift card from a hardware store and I'd like to get a sander I can use on guitar bodies. I'm thinking something along the lines of a palm sander. Can anyone recommend any good ones? Doesn't matter if you are in a different country to me, I can get an...
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    how to get that "lightback" mahogany look?

    I'll be refinishing a couple of guitars soon and I'm really keen on that lightback finish you see on the back of many Goldtops. How do you get that? Because a natural mahogany finish is darker than that isn't it? Is stain or wood bleach involved?
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    Greco Spacey Sounds pickups question

    I have a spacey sounds thinline like in the pic below (not my actual guitar). For anyone who might know, are these Greco's version of wide range pickups? Or are they just humbuckers made to look like wide range pups?
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    storage of magnets

    A while back I bought some extra magnets with some pickups so I could experiment with magnet swaps. But that was about 3 or 4 years ago and I think they're still in a box mixed in with a bunch of guitar parts and junk. I moved house since that time so everything had to be packed up. They're...
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    Seymour Duncan pups with "Seymour Duncan" written on them

    It sh*ts me. And it looks terrible. Is it permanently printed on the pickup or is it like a sticker you can remove? When did they start doing this? Its honestly one of the reasons I've never bought a new SD pup. I don't want my guitar covered in advertising. DiMarzio has started doing it...
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    Boring old guys playing boring strats

    I'm mainly a Les Paul guy. But I also love stratocasters. Some of my first heroes were strat players. When I think stratocasters, I think of Jimi Hendrix & Richie Blackmore blowing the roof off the joint. EVH exploding onto the scene with his Frankenstein. SRV wringing every last cry & moan...

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