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Thank you so much for sharing the knowledge, and I agree with you 100% that craftsman used their hands and hand tools long before the fancy gadgets we have these days, quicker and easier doesn't make better thanks again
 

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I'm not exactly sure, but I'll tell you when I am done doing it.
 

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Awesome thread, Roman. Thanks a bunch.

I've been "tinkering" with my guitars as long as I've been playing. It's a little scary working on the Gibsons, but I've just purchased a fantastic 80's Charvel for next to nothing and I really want to do a fret job, re-nut and complete set-up myself. This thread will be a valuable reference.

Wish I had known about that bridge/screw mod before I bought the Tone Pros! I love mods like that! Works better than stock and pisses off the purists at the same time!
 

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Awesome thread, Roman. Thanks a bunch.

I've been "tinkering" with my guitars as long as I've been playing. It's a little scary working on the Gibsons, but I've just purchased a fantastic 80's Charvel for next to nothing and I really want to do a fret job, re-nut and complete set-up myself. This thread will be a valuable reference.

Wish I had known about that bridge/screw mod before I bought the Tone Pros! I love mods like that! Works better than stock and pisses off the purists at the same time!
LMAO :laugh2: I can just see them with the cork in hand, smelling their own ass on it!

Roman is a true treasure! :dude:
 

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I shot some video of Roman working on a neck tonight. Maybe the info will be useful to some.:D

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N10Ye6I84-Y&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL]YouTube - "Rolling" the neck edges[/ame]
 

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Roman posts 4am. Amber posts 2:42 am.
You people are mad. Get some sleep will'ya?
 

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Threads like this keep me coming back to this forum. Thank you Roman, I really appreciate your approach to things - if it works, it works. This is way more important than how "original" or "pure" it will look.
Again, thanks a million.
 

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So much great information. I found something of value here. Thank you.
Steve
 

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Roman,

Thank you so very much for sharing your wealth of knowledge here!

Thanks,
Doug
 

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Thanks for the thanks guys!
 

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Roman, please explain me one thing. When I see this tool,
I understand that is the one you uses to determinates the amount of groove you have to place on the saddles to aquire correct radius. But and how about the intonation, you do it before or after the grooves? I think it´s before. But what I don´t know is that after intonation is made, if I have to cut a deeper groover on some strings, it will has the same effect of lowering the bridge, it will modify the intonation a bit again. How to adjust this relation of radius and intonation properly? Or it isn´t to critical?

Thanks and sorry for bad english.
 

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Man...when I finally own a Gibson it'll be a dream to have it sent to Roman for work.

Rock on Roman, thanks for everything you do for MLP and everyone in general!
 

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Hi there,
I bought a 2005 standard trans amber about a month ago and I ve found that the bridge and the tail piece are really "out" of the body, about a cm.
And the bridge pick up is "out" of the plastic frame s well.
I was wondering why and if a luthier or professional guitar tech can actually do something.
I ll try to post a picture about this "problem"...
Thanks,
Ed
 

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Man...when I finally own a Gibson it'll be a dream to have it sent to Roman for work.

Rock on Roman, thanks for everything you do for MLP and everyone in general!

Thanks man! I try.:thumb:
 

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Roman, please explain me one thing. When I see this tool,
I understand that is the one you uses to determinates the amount of groove you have to place on the saddles to aquire correct radius. But and how about the intonation, you do it before or after the grooves? I think it´s before. But what I don´t know is that after intonation is made, if I have to cut a deeper groover on some strings, it will has the same effect of lowering the bridge, it will modify the intonation a bit again. How to adjust this relation of radius and intonation properly? Or it isn´t to critical?

Thanks and sorry for bad english.

Intonation is ALWAYS the LAST thing I do to the guitar. There are so many set up factors as well as your own playing style that can affect the intonation.

Intonating your guitar is the one thing everyone should learn to do for themselves because it IS dependent on your own attack and touch. The good news is that is usually a do it once and forget it operation.

Most guys stick to the same brand and gauge of strings and once set up keep the action pretty much the same.

If the intonation goes out it is almost always the strings wearing. As they get more use and develop grime and nicks from the frets, they lose the ability to vibrate as when new. Don't touch the saddles! Just put on a new set of strings and the intonation is good again.:thumb:
 

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Roman thanks so much for this post. I learned a TON.
You're welcome, thanks for reading. :thumb: More to come..............probably some more videos.
 
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I have this thread saved up until this point in .pdf format..
 




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