- Dec 30, 2010
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How did the phone call go, is your new Axe on its way to you?"
Iced tea, no photos I just placed the order to make sure someone else doesn't steal it from under me, the guy in the chat told me to adn then to phone tomorrow and if I'm assured the frets are perfect then I'll go ahead with the order, just worried about them as I really want a nice low action and I don't have the experience to level frets by myself and I live miles away from someone with the knowledge.
Perfect will be difficult - especially with different climate conditions. If you can set it up to around optimal factory specs (around 3/64" on the treble side, around 0.010" relief) and not have any buzz up and down AND on full step bends above the 12th, then it's definitely a keeper. Slightly sharp fret ends are almost inevitable unless its one of the models where they take extra care to roll off and dress the fret ends (i.e. exclusive and/or artist models). They never do that for standards. I'm not familiar with climate in the UK, but it is almost winter and with heaters on and everything, I wouldn't be surprised if you did have a few sharp fret ends here and there. If the fret ends really bother you, a small fret finishing file (or a fine diamond file with the edge grinded smooth) should do the trick. The really small one from Crimson Guitars does wonders and you could even skip taping up the fret board and just go through all the corners of the frets fairly quickly.
Yes! I think you did great. You got better pups, better wiring and and overall better guitar in my book.To sum up 2020/21 Standard 60s better then a plustop?
I live in Scotland so it's starting to get cold now but not too bad yet. I didn't mean perfect out of the box necessarily but after lowering the bridge I'd like at minimum 1.15mm and 2mm at the 12th respectively with no fret buzz, then I can start to lower it from there. If there is fret buzz at that height then I start to worry because filling frets etc iss something I've never done.
Congrats!!! Oh I love that color!! If it's not too much to ask, would you be able to take pics in a spot where the lights aren't amber (i.e. natural light or lights with a whiter hue). If everything looks and plays right, then yeah, go for it! I'd loosen the strings a bit and adjust the bridge downwards to your liking. Once height is set (and assuming no buzzing etc..), last step is to set the intonation then you're gold.
Wow, meesa like. Congrats, she is gorgeous. How does she play for you, do you like it, and how does it sound?
Oh yea... waiting patiently on the amp.
Plays well so far thank you, action as I say is a little high for now but I'm about to start lowering it, one thing I will say is there's a very slight 'gritty' feeling when bending the top 3 strings, I imagine that means the frets need a little bit of a light polish?