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  1. It has a board in it? I have no idea, disregard anything I said, it is probably all the wrong diagnostic tests for that guitar. Yer one yer own buck. rct
  2. They probably make much better stands today than they used to. They were rickety and clunky. I remember using them for Heart songs. Good times. rct
  3. You have a ground problem. You can narrow it down by fooling with each part until you are sure who is doing it. Eliminate the switch first. Then the jack/jack plate stuff. Just touch them, tap them, with the volume up on the guitar and the amp, nice and loud. If it doesn't change much with them two parts, move on. Touch and tap the pickup covers if they have them. If bare pickups, touch and tap the poles, nice and loud. You should be able to determine one or the other or both. Same for the bridge next. After that, get the back off, start touching pots and solder points, volumes up. The place that is no good will make itself(selves) apparent pretty quickly. From the sound of your bridge pickup, I would think that it is not grounded right, and it may be a crappy pot if you can't roll off the tinny ice pick. rct
  4. Nice, I hope it works out for everyone involved. I've done the stand thing. meh. I prefer to wear two guitars, but I'm not nearly as sexy or proficient at that as Joe Perry. rct
  5. I know I almost bought two Teles right off the floor, and I could have. Retail - 10% plus Cali taxes, which is like 11.5% total. So Retail plus half a percent, something like that. I should have bought one of them, at 3500 ++ to get it out of there it would have been well worth it, I have never seen one for sale anywhere, that was in 2013. We saw no acoustic work being done and no acoustic raw materials. I don't recall any in the showroom, but I was looking for very specific stuff. I bought a mug. rct
  6. We should do that in front of the GC up there. In that little tunnel part towards the liquor store, all smellin of the urine and stuff. It would be fun. rct
  7. Can you still get that? Boones Farm? Mad Dog? Night Train? I've read about these things in old books is all. rct
  8. We had a lovely couple days in Corona CA. I'd go back in a second. I'd do the tour again too. rct
  9. Put it together and trade it for a guitar that doesn't have one. rct
  10. I am sorry Kid. You are in our thoughts every day. rct
  11. I was completely distracted from my Redd Fox retrospective by that damn M-36 so, another night maybe. Thanks for the laughs though, and good luck with the new Epi! rct
  12. Started on the Absinthe, have a good cigar in a bit, find me some Redd to watch. I'm giggling like a 12 year old already. rct
  13. I'ma fire me up some Absente and some Sanford later tonight you guys are giving me some really warm and fuzzy. rct
  14. I have a Hammond XK-1. I'm not even sure you can buy it anymore. It is their own digital knockoff of their own Hammond sounds, B3/Leslie in particular. I put it in the recording system and yes, it makes my knees just as weak as the real B3 and Leslie I used to keep my Sloe Gin and my ashtray on. Mention it in a Korg or Yamaha or Roland place? No way. It's trash. I've never understood them peoples and I'm glad to hear someone else is befuddled by it all. I think guitar playing is a more personal act, we can have more influence over a guitar than we can over a set of keys. In that sense, all keyboards players are exactly equal and pissing all over the other guy's gear is all they got. We always talk about how the player makes the guitar, maybe they feel bad that they can't say that. I don't know. But no, we don't do that here, not at all. Well, sometimes reality causes someone to inject a bit of caution into some discussion based on their experience. But not just outright trash talk. We should make a single thread just for trash talk, trash talk anything. Could be some good comedy. rct
  15. A video from a guy out ChicagoTown way. Julian restores art. Awesome stuff, I highly recommend Baumgartner restoration videos on an average day. So he's doing something, we helped him out, you might want to too. Two. You know. rct
  16. Went to get a few things today, first time out in almost a week. It is just weird out there. Store is weird, roads are weird, businesses are closed or weird. Just weird. rct
  17. Zoom, Skype, GoToMeeting here. They all work pretty good. rct
  18. Return it. Complaining does nothing, they understand returns. rct
  19. I'd go back to see who shot JR. I was out that night. rct
  20. rct

    String Butlers

    A nut should look like this: T00ners \_I_/\_I_/\_I_/\_I_/\_I_/\_I_/ Fingerboard The "apron", wide side is the t00ner side. The string stops right at the Fingerboard side of the nut, passes through the "apron", and has room to head off to the t00ner, no matter what the headstock looks like. I don't know when, and I don't know why, but nobody dresses nuts like that anymore. Prolly so they can sell snake oil like this, which is just a very expensive piece of hardware doing what we always used to do with a file and less time than it took to smoke a smoke. rct
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