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  • I fucked my hand up in the mid 90s thus gave up on playing. The urge is grabbing me so going to go out buy a 4 string bass. Figured for what is wrong this is the best bet. Plus I like the feel and sound of Bass so a win win situation all round.

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    • Originally posted by WayOfTheHammer View Post
      I fucked my hand up in the mid 90s thus gave up on playing. The urge is grabbing me so going to go out buy a 4 string bass. Figured for what is wrong this is the best bet. Plus I like the feel and sound of Bass so a win win situation all round.
      Don't think I could ever put the guitar down

      Anyone who owns a Jazzmaster, how hard is it to put on a new Pickguard? Just bought a SX guitar which is basically is a JM Blacktop and want to switch the Pickguard with a tort one in the future.

      Been playing for 8+years

      Guitars:

      SX Liquid
      Conrad
      Fender Strat Squier
      Johnson
      Sierra
      Dean Z X
      Last edited by floyd2006; 01-25-2013, 12:32 PM.
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      • Originally posted by floyd2006 View Post
        Anyone who owns a Jazzmaster, how hard is it to put on a new Pickguard? Just bought a SX guitar which is basically is a JM Blacktop and want to switch the Pickguard with a tort one in the future.
        Shouldn't be too hard you do have a soldering iron right ?
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        • Yeah,I got one laying around somewhere.
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          • Originally posted by floyd2006 View Post
            Yeah,I got one laying around somewhere.
            Just make sure which line goes to the tone port and volume ports it's fairly simple a few screws and a few wires.

            I've done it a hundred times.
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            • Originally posted by Freddy_Lives View Post
              Just make sure which line goes to the tone port and volume ports it's fairly simple a few screws and a few wires.

              I've done it a hundred times.
              Thanks. Got another question to see if anyone can help me with.

              Got this Strat that has never played good from day one, so thought I would just sand it down and repaint it to something unique. Started sanding it down with 220 grit(I plan on getting a courser grit later on)anyway after some elbow grease the paint slighly started coming off showing a grey color underneath, guessing that would be the primer right?
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              • Originally posted by floyd2006 View Post
                Thanks. Got another question to see if anyone can help me with.

                Got this Strat that has never played good from day one, so thought I would just sand it down and repaint it to something unique. Started sanding it down with 220 grit(I plan on getting a courser grit later on)anyway after some elbow grease the paint slighly started coming off showing a grey color underneath, guessing that would be the primer right?
                I would say so btw use 2 coats of paint and some shellac before you laquer it when you finally laquer it wait for a long time use 0000 steel wool on the neck and some turtle wax or carnuba wax and give it a shine.
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                • This is my plan:


                  1.)Sand it down with 120 grit sandpaper to remove finish
                  2.)Put wood filler, if needed to fill cracks/dents
                  3.)Wipe guitar down with damp rag to clean it from dust/dirt
                  4.)Hang guitar from a wire
                  5.)Add coat of primer
                  6.)Sand guitar down with 800 grit with wet sand paper then add another coat of primer
                  7.)Spray 6 coats of paint (wait 15 minutes between each coat)
                  8.)Spray 10 coats of clear coat (let it sit for 48 hours)
                  9.)Sand guitar with 800 wet sand paper again
                  10.)Put parts back in guitar

                  Sound good? I used This as a guide.
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                  • Originally posted by floyd2006 View Post
                    This is my plan:1.)Sand it down with 120 grit sandpaper to remove finish
                    2.)Put wood filler, if needed to fill cracks/dents
                    3.)Wipe guitar down with damp rag to clean it from dust/dirt
                    4.)Hang guitar from a wire
                    5.)Add coat of primer
                    6.)Sand guitar down with 800 grit with wet sand paper then add another coat of primer
                    7.)Spray 6 coats of paint (wait 15 minutes between each coat)
                    8.)Spray 10 coats of clear coat (let it sit for 48 hours)
                    9.)Sand guitar with 800 wet sand paper again
                    10.)Put parts back in guitar
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                    That will work in my opinion a little over the top if it's just an old strat that's borderline professional also I have never used 800 grit I always used 220 because 800 seems like you would be taking way too much off.


                    But experiment who knows you might find a combo that brings it out really well.
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                    • I've never learned anything, apart from the Nightmare theme.

                      I've always been kinda interested to learn the G' Tar but my patience is almost non-existent.

                      However, a few mates are starting up a band (nothing serious, just for fun). And they want me to join, I told them I'd likely get a cheap Electric guitar ($100 depending on what I have left after car rego). And learning rhythm, they asked me to be singer too. As I do go all-right at the old karaoke at the pub when I'm pissed as all fuck.

                      Should be interesting though.
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                      • I absolutely suck at guitar. I have tried to learn for 20 years or so but bass is a lot easier for me with only 4 strings that are much bigger than guitar strings. I have talked my gf into letting me save up for a bass. I am interested in playing Tool type music or more mellow progressive metal to start with. What is a good bass that would fit my needs? I am in the process of looking but any suggestions would be great.

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                        • Originally posted by Frey View Post
                          I absolutely suck at guitar. I have tried to learn for 20 years or so but bass is a lot easier for me with only 4 strings that are much bigger than guitar strings. I have talked my gf into letting me save up for a bass. I am interested in playing Tool type music or more mellow progressive metal to start with. What is a good bass that would fit my needs? I am in the process of looking but any suggestions would be great.
                          Jackson C20

                          Ibanez SR400 or any Soundgear line.

                          If you want cheap yet still a quality bass go for the LTD B-50
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                          • Originally posted by Freddy_Lives View Post
                            Jackson C20

                            Ibanez SR400 or any Soundgear line.

                            If you want cheap yet still a quality bass go for the LTD B-50
                            Thanks

                            I came across one I want to check out, the Schecter Stilletto Custom 4. It has great reviews and is $550 but I am keeping my options open.

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                            • Originally posted by Frey View Post
                              Thanks

                              I came across one I want to check out, the Schecter Stilletto Custom 4. It has great reviews and is $550 but I am keeping my options open.
                              Schecters are nice but they have wiring issues from time to time so if you're buying from a big dealer such as Guitar Center/Musicians Friend make sure you give it a test run.

                              If you're buying online it's always more expensive but getting that extra warranty is always worth it.
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                              • Originally posted by Freddy_Lives View Post
                                Schecters are nice but they have wiring issues from time to time so if you're buying from a big dealer such as Guitar Center/Musicians Friend make sure you give it a test run.

                                If you're buying online it's always more expensive but getting that extra warranty is always worth it.
                                yeah I am starting to turn away from the Schecter and think I will go to the local music store and try a few out to see what I feel the most comfortable with.

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