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  1. I play mostly through my Vox AC30, but also have a Fender Machete, and 212R.
  2. Just in case anyone else wants to know. I can confirm the Metric Acoustic Strap Secure does fit the DR-500MCE. http://www.stewmac.com/product/images/17651/Acoustic_Strap_Secure.jpg
  3. I understand how a lamp is made. I also know the output jack can be adjusted. I get that. Stewmac's site doesn't mention anything about the strap secure fitting Fender. the question remains unanswered if the threads on the ouput jack are SAE, or Metric. Doesn't matter where it was made. According to Stewmac and the A.S.S. site L.R. Baggs are Metric. L.R. Baggs are found on some Gibson AE guitars and the Guitars are made in Bozeman Montana. You said you take a lot of things apart. Me too. If you ever work on American made cars, you will find mostly metric nuts and bolts. It's not just the head of the bolt that is metric, it's the threads as well. I have no beef with you. I'm just searching for an answer to my question, and you start talking about lamps and totally unrelated pick up system you installed. I'll stop now. Below I copied and pasted from stewmac: Acoustic Strap Secure installs on your strap and threads onto the jack to replace the stock button. You can play plugged in or unplugged, knowing your strap can't slip off. Works for both straight and right-angle cables. Crafted of 1"-diameter easy-grip knurled solid brass, to last a lifetime. #0256 for standard jacks has 3/8-32 standard thread. A perfect fit for Switchcraft, Fishman output jacks and more. #0256-M for metric jacks has M9 X .75 metric thread. Fits L.R. Baggs.
  4. Looks like a better strap might be in order....Thanks! I got her a Gator case for it. I'm not sure about leaving a strap on all the time. I have mostly Gibson electrics and the leather can cause damage to the nitro finish. But like ag said..I'll figure something out.
  5. I really don't understand much of anything you just wrote! What does a miniflex pick up and fender stuff made overseas have anything to do with anything I asked here.
  6. Sure did! They didn't know either. I'm leaning toward it being metric. Shadow electronics that makes the E-sonic2 preamp is a German company.
  7. As said earlier I asked if the output jack has the standard SAE or metric threads. I'm getting conflicting answers. Agradeleous, you say it's the standard threads. I called Gibson/Epi customer service...they claim it's metric, but cannot confirm that the strap secure part will fit. http://www.stewmac.com/Hardware_and_Parts/Endpins_and_Bridge_Pins/Acoustic_Strap_Secure.html I got the thread sizes from Stew mac's site, figured for 50 cents I'd go to a hardware store and buy a bolt of each size to confirm for myself. went to 3 major hardware stores today. not one had ever seen an M9x.75 bolt, or nut. Fine, I'll get the 3/8-32... Not to be found 3/8-24 was the closest thing available. I guess if I really want her to have this, I'm going to have to roll the dice and choose one or buy one of each (which I really don't want to do)
  8. With the strap on, it doesn't appear that there is enough room on the strap pin to put a rubber washer on it...That's part of the problem.
  9. Thanks for the replies. I like the part at stew mac, But it says for switchcraft and fishman get the standard, LR Baggs takes the metric. I don't have the guitar in my possession. Which is it for the Shadow electronics?
  10. Just picked up a new DR-500MCE for one of my girls. The bottom strap pin / jack is hard to get a strap on securely. What do those of you with one of the Masterbilt AE guitars do? BTW, what a nice guitar, might end up with one for myself as well!
  11. You will like the zero turn.
  12. Most new Gibsons including the LP Standard come with .009-.046 strings. I would say that's why you thought the strings felt like butter and could bend easier than your Epi with .010-.046 strings
  13. My latest addition is a 2013 Traditional.
  14. I like the look of them covered. Mine is in my avatar.
  15. Congrats on a great SG Silvercrow. The 2008 SG LTD Blue Mist was a Guitar Center special, originally $999. with hardshell case. IMHO it is very unique with the headstock, neck, front and back of the body all the same color, and ebony fretboard with dots at only 5th and 12th frets. Mine plays great with very low action as well, and is definitely blue,(doesn't look as silvery as some). This color is often mistaken for Pelham Blue.
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