Screws affect your "tone" more than most things

dangerdog

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I replace all the screws on my guitars with nails.

They actually resonate better because you don't have to worry about the really high frequencies getting lost in between the threads.

They are also MUCH easier to change out if you want to adjust your tone in between songs too. I keep my thumb nails super thick so I can quickly pry a screw or two loose and then jam in the replacements.

I keep sets of brass, nickle, lead, iron and a few totally top secret alloys.
 

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Vhat if I plays withs ring on fingers. Effects magnetic field or no?
 

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What's with all this talk of screws and alloys and nail crap??

Duct Tape my friends :dude: no worries of magnetic fields, no worries about what alloy, just a simple fix for anything, including the singer's girlfriend who won't shut up, or some groupies looking for some quick bondage with the band
 

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Vhat if I plays withs ring on fingers. Effects magnetic field or no?
Of course it does. It's why I told my second wife I couldn't play with that damn thing on my finger and had to leave it home so it wouldn't get lost:thumb:
 

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If I replace my normal steel screws with Brass screws...
how will that affect my tone, string bending, and strap
locks?
 

mgenet

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Hey, it gives a whole new non-issue for us to discuss! I personally take credit for this break-through discovery. All future threads that come from this topic are my fault. :)
Who, you will be ensconced in the MLP hall of Fame.
We will be referring to you/your thread in perpetuity.


Although those referrals may be derogatory in nature,
I guess any attention is better than no attention.

Because indeed you have started another apparent
cork sniffing, hyper-intellectualized issue for the MLPers
to masturbate and masticate over for decades to come.

I salute you sir. This should be delicious.

Let the chewing of the scenery begin...
 

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Actually, (...this is a semi-serious question...I am turning to the dark side...Help meeeeee)
would having brass screws reduce the amount of P-90 hum
without having to buy really expensive equipment or new
P-90s to do so?
 

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I'm thinking if you MUST use screws instead of duct tape, ones made from the bones or teeth of your annoying neighbors would suffice
 

mgenet

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Uh oh, you asked an actual question.

I am not prepared or qualified for this event!



You should definitely try, and report back. It's a simple change, and you can easily go back if you hear no difference.
Oh, God no, Who. Why in hell (this is the sarcastic part, btw.) would
I want to try something simple.


I need to make it appear difficult and pratter on endlessly instead of actually TRYING it.

Damn, Who, when will you get it? :naughty:

That and I like people so much too... :rolleyes:
 

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Uh oh, you asked an actual question.

I am not prepared or qualified for this event!



You should definitely try, and report back. It's a simple change, and you can easily go back if you hear no difference.

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C Squared, your neighbors have really long teeth!
Semi-serious answer ....

P90 pups are single coil. They are not "humbuckers" and they do not have a second winding to help cancel out hum. They are probably picking up 60 cycle hum from the house wiring. Some buildings and some spots in buildings are worse than others. Also beware of flourescent lights.
 

mgenet

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I replace all the screws on my guitars with nails.

They actually resonate better because you don't have to worry about the really high frequencies getting lost in between the threads.

They are also MUCH easier to change out if you want to adjust your tone in between songs too. I keep my thumb nails super thick so I can quickly pry a screw or two loose and then jam in the replacements.

I keep sets of brass, nickle, lead, iron and a few totally top secret alloys.
Best one so far, I think.

Do you work for the military Danger?
 

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I think I see where I screwed up. You asked a question, and I tried to come up with a solution, instead of discussing it with no proof for my thoughts.

I apologize for this misstep. Please forgive me! :thumb:
Who, always good to throw a changeup. Keeps us all on our toes
and we might actually learn something about ourselves, take it to the streets
and evangelize our findings to the masses; share our good will and human kindness
and generally hope that we get boinked.

Carry on, sir, you are a gentleman and a scholar...
 

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Hey, it gives a whole new non-issue for us to discuss! I personally take credit for this break-through discovery. All future threads that come from this topic are my fault. :)
Henceforth, "screwed" will have your name fondly attached.

Thus, "Who screwed..." or "...screwed Who." Sometimes "Screwy Who" or "Screw Hooey".
 

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I find that the screw material isnt as important as the angle in which you place the Trilithium in the Flux capacitor.
I thought that was plutonium? Where do I refill my flux capacitor on my Gibson? I can't seem to find that cover.
 

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The sonic difference between using a spring and surgical tubing to mount pickups is clearly audible. :thumb:
 


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