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About walterlane

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  1. It is a great feeling of acomplishment to play a guitar you made play correctly. Played it tonight in church. While tuning up before service, I got a compliment on the guitar's sound and appearance. It sounded and played great. With the light, light action I used bar chords tonight more than I have in a long time with simple ease.
  2. It sure does--especially when its a brand new guitar.
  3. I did the adjustment and the buzz problem is gone and the B-string-third fret is not fretting out now. Before I adjusted the truss rod, I raised the action just a bit on the bottom end of the bridge, that supporting the first two strings, but that did not solve the problem. I did that check for relief holding down the 6th string at the first fret and last fret at the same time and the string lay right down on the frets. The neck was either plain flat or perhaps there was a bit of back-bow; I think this because the problems were occuring just at the first three frets. After the adjustment, the
  4. Did the card test and it checked out fine. There is no buzzing at all with open strings indicating the nut is okay. And the buzzing I do get, I think, is due to me striking the strings too hard. As stated before I'm coming from acoustic play back to some electric play after a long time. The only real concern is that slight fretting out at the third fret, B-string. Even that is still usable and I can go ahead and use the guitar but you can tell its not ringing as good as the other notes all over the neck. From all I studied so far, the various videos describing the very symptoms the guitar is
  5. I've been watching videos on adjusting the truss rod and just wanted to double-check before I proceed to adjust my Dot Studio. I've put the action back to a really low position and have some buzzing around the first three frets especially at the B string-third fret where its almost fretting out; otherwise its fine all down the neck. It seems the neck may be a little too straight and I may need to increase the relief. To increase the relief, I should loosen the truss rod by turning it slightly counter- clockwise, in other words turn it to the left, correct? Thanks.
  6. Yes, it does make a difference. I'm still using the 10s on the DS and have gotten a little more use to them. Now that the strings have been broken-in a bit the DS is holding tune better.
  7. I've looked over that page before. While looking again just now I spoted a slight detail that needs correction: it says PR200 had satin finish but mine has a gloss finish. I did not see a PR200s listed so maybe I am misremembering this, but its possible a model is missed in listing. There have been so very many.
  8. Found a video on the PR-350s. Not best recording scenario but good enough to provide a pretty good representation of how the guitar sounds in general. I thought it sounded pretty good: I'm looking for a video of the PR-200s. Found some on the PR-200 but not the solid top version yet. P.S: Might be a little name confusion going on with this thread of mine. Epiphone changed the PR to DR some years back and its possible I've been thinking PR-200s when I've should have been thinging DR-200s. However, I'm still kinda sure there was a PR-200s. I've found videos on the DR-200s; here's
  9. If I recall correctly, the S in PR-200S meant the solid top model as with the current model AJ-200S which also has a solid spruce top.
  10. Does anyone have a PR-200S, long discontinued, the S standing for, of course, solid top? How does it sound? As stated before, I have a PR-200; it has a select, meaning laminate, top. Of course solid tops are always preferable; but I'm just wondering if, in this case, if really makes all that much difference.
  11. Is a nut described as 1.68" the same length as one described as 1-11/16"? Thanks.
  12. For years when I played the Strat only (have had it for thirty years now) I used 9s and was quite use to that light action. Went years, I think, not touching an acoustic. About 12,13 years ago got interested in acoustic again and got a little acoustic and very soon after got an Epiphone PR-200 dreadnough which after eleven years I still haveā€”the little acoustic long gone. Then went years not playing electric. Now I use 10s on the Strat and they work pretty good; I have the action somewhat high. I raised the action a bit on my new DS and that helped some. So far, I've used the DS in church only
  13. Have not tried a new set of 10s on the Dot Studio as intended. Instead, I compared my Strat with the Dot Studio side by side and eyeballed the strings. They look the same size to me: 10s like you guys said. So I guess my little theory of the store putting on smaller strings goes out the window. I'd forgotten the Strat has a longer scale than the Dot: 25.5 vs 24.75. So I'm sure that accounts for the difference in feel. As recommended, I'll try 11s if I do change out; but first I think I'll give it some time to see if I can get use to the lighter feel. I knew coming back to electric play from ac
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