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Everything posted by Dave1963

  1. That is exactly how my tech checked and sorted it.
  2. If mine had been that bad, I would have done the same. Fortunately a little tweaking sorted it, although I do agree that it should have been picked up at the factory.
  3. What they don't know, won't hurt them? Besides, I would assume every one gets their guitars set-up to their own liking?
  4. I doubt I would have picked up on it by sighting it, as it was such a tiny amount out. My eyes are pretty well knackered as well. With my varifocal glasses on, nothing looks straight!
  5. That was the case with mine and it wasn't noticeable until I dropped the action. I am happy how it is now.
  6. So it seems. It was probably like it from the off and I only noticed it when I tried to drop the action.
  7. Hi Lars. Its like this: My guitar was with me in the Luthiers' workshop, he said he could sort it easily. I didn't want to send it anywhere or muck about waiting for it. I trust him to do excellent work, so I will get the setup I want. As I said, it wasn't expensive and I had it back the next day...Job done...
  8. Maybe it was buggered out of the factory....Hard to tell. I am just glad it's sorted and for very little outlay.
  9. Yes very relieved! I was attributing the choking on not being used to '10's and poor technique on my part.....
  10. I have had my ES335 for a few months and decided I need the action dropping a bit. I tried to do it myself but struggled to get it right without strings choking. I took it to my tech and he told be he thought the neck has a slight twist. Turns out he was right.... He sorted it out by a little fret re-profiling and now the action is spot on and no choking when bending strings. He seem to think the twist was due to the guitar being on a wall hanger for an extended duration. I did get it discounted as it was the previous years model, so I am led to believe it had been in the shop for some time. Anyone else experienced anything like this?
  11. Was that in Brum? I wondered what the fuss was about. Me and my boy were there, he was trying out a Roland kit. I was rather struck by the lack of Gibbos as well.
  12. Portishead- Dummy. I find it infectious and I don't know why.....
  13. I will second that. NOS JAN Philips are just amazing.
  14. Get any NOS US or UK made tubes you can find. There are only 3 tube factories in the world, Russia, Slovakia and China. The brand name and price determines the quality of the tube. Older tubes, especially the Mil grade ones are likely to be better quality and should last well too.
  15. I was in New York in February and was struck by how few people were smoking. In the UK, almost very bar/pub will have people standing outside smoking. There did seem to be a lot of weed about though as walking around the smell of it was quite noticeable.
  16. I saw that, but didn't like the look of it. I am a fussy git!
  17. I put one in my Takamine, on the heel, but I don't fancy drilling into the J45. I have a strap coming from the US, via a really helpful member (Jedzep), so all sorted. Thanks for all the suggestions, they are much appreciated.
  18. UK. Originally Kent/South East London, now in Leicestershire.
  19. No-one posts to the UK that I can find. So who wants to buy one and sent it over? I know it's being cheeky, but hey, you don't ask and all that malarky.
  20. He doesn't do guitar....But I know what you mean and yes I will.
  21. Thanks my man. I will see if I can find one this side of the pond....
  22. So, none fitted. I thought there was meant to one under the heel....So what to do? Bootlace behind the nut? I really don't fancy screwing anything into my new beauty...
  23. I will see how I get on. The Boss isn't exactly high end to be fair, and only has TRS inputs for mics. It is a start only. My son has a BSc in music tech, so I am sure he can help with software and interfaces if I need something better at a later date.
  24. Thanks my man. I have ordered a SM58 and a Røde M3. My son has a mixer he uses for his drums mics, so I am going to borrow that. Otherwise it's straight into the Boss. It's gonna be fun if nothing else.
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