What did you do to your "Other" guitar today?

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The black works really well with the dark border i think and the gold knobs with the amber/yellow middle.
I have had that in mind for my 59 for a while. Its the dark burst, basically same color as your guitar. I kept getting stuck thinking the nut won't match but I guess the nut goes with the binding. Nice guitars.
 

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I have had that in mind for my 59 for a while. Its the dark burst, basically same color as your guitar. I kept getting stuck thinking the nut won't match but I guess the nut goes with the binding. Nice guitars.
I bet that would look neat. The cream/white nut indeed goes well with the binding and the pearloid fretboard inlays. The fretboard on my std 50's is quite dark so i think the cream binding and nut are great for breaking up the darkness a bit, i think it would be a bit too much if it was all dark/black.
I also have a set of black tuners and a black bridge and tailpiece (swapped from the LP BFG). i also did a mockup with those, the bridge and tailpiece in black look nice on it but the black tuners are a bit much in my opinion.
(don't tell Paruwi)
I could opt for gold hardware aswell, apart from gold pickup covers and pole screws i already have the rest of the hardware.. But for now it will stay like this. I'm well pleased with the way it is at the moment.
 

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what-did-you-do-to-your-other-guitar-today ?

Today ? Nothing... :dunno:

But on last wednesday, on reharsal, I played my Gretsch G5220 Custom Jet . :cool:

The one below, in Jade Grey Metallic, with TV-Jones T-Armond pickups :

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I'll have to think about it, as I've amassed a bit of a backstock. There were points •especially during lockdown • when I needed wanted something overnight from Amazon and a pack of strings or picks would tick the minimum order over the threshold.

If I were to do it, I'd mimic a set of the balanced 10's.
10 • 13.5 • 17 • 25 • 34 • 46.

For whatever reason I like 'em on damn near everything. The only reason I stock 9's is for the Strat and half the time I wonder why. Probably because everyone makes a 9 and I can try brands out?
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Amazon has a minimum order. Hell I thought they'd take an order for a single nail file if you sent it in.

I just use the half size sets on everything now whereas I used to put 10s on the 24.75" scale models. I got tired of stocking two different gauges. I'm no Eric Johnsson so whom am I kidding that I should worry about that. The 9.5s feel the best to me so that's what I use.
 

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Amazon has a minimum order. Hell I thought they'd take an order for a single nail file if you sent it in.
They'll deliver that single nail file - in a couple days. I was specifically talking about overnight / same-day service. Even as a Prime member, they're not going to give that up for a $2 order. I don't even want to think about the USDA Choice members.


I just use the half size sets on everything now whereas I used to put 10s on the 24.75" scale models. I got tired of stocking two different gauges. I'm no Eric Johnsson so whom am I kidding that I should worry about that. The 9.5s feel the best to me so that's what I use.
I found the balanced 10 set that I'd been running on the G400 acceptable on the 25.5" scale, and they work fine on the 24" Jag. If I had a traditional style Jag with the Jazz / Jag trem etc. I'd probably have strung it heavier, but given that it's setup more "Gibson-y" with the TOM and a Bigsby a ten set works fine.

I just feel like keeping 9's on the Strat even though everything else is on the BT 10's - even if it doesn't make sense.
 

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I perhaps did the unthinkable. I pulled a perfectly good set of Elixir 12s off my Taylor and installed a cheap set of Ernie Earthwood 10s.

I did indeed lose quite a bit of low end grunt, more than I thought I would,, but it's much easier to play now. Before I rarely played it because the action was a bit high past the 8th fret and the strings were always a fight. Now the action lowered quite a bit, the neck flattened out, and no more fighting. I will let it chill a few days before adjusting the neck, I think 1/8 turn will do.

I enjoyed playing it for an hour, that's an hour more than I'd normally play it. Interesting how the same 12s on my Guild are easy, but on this Taylor felt too hard.
 

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Tightened up the output jack nut on a Squier Bullet Strat. The Affinity doesn't have that periodic issue. Uneventful maintenance otherwise.
 

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Tightened up the output jack nut on a Squier Bullet Strat. The Affinity doesn't have that periodic issue. Uneventful maintenance otherwise.
Speaking of which - this happens to a few of my guitars too. It makes me appreciate some of those small design thigns that Epis have that other guitars don't - including their output jack that has two flat sides (it's actually not concentric and so doesn't turn). Would putting an extra washer on the inside help?
 

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Tightened up the output jack nut on a Squier Bullet Strat. The Affinity doesn't have that periodic issue. Uneventful maintenance otherwise.
Speaking of which - this happens to a few of my guitars too. It makes me appreciate some of those small design thigns that Epis have that other guitars don't - including their output jack that has two flat sides (it's actually not concentric and so doesn't turn). Would putting an extra washer on the inside help?
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One of, if not my biggest, pet peeves is the lack of lock washers on guitar components. Could you tell?

M8 is obviously the metric equivalent for the 3/8"

They go on the inside of the cavity / pickguard. You can even stack them in place of flat washers.
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Just go to the hardware store. They're pretty cheap, and they don't have to be the nice stainless ones I have.
 
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One of, if not my biggest, pet peeves is the lack of lock washers on guitar components. Could you tell?

M8 is obviously the metric equivalent for the 3/8"

They go on the inside of the cavity / pickguard. You can even stack them in place of flat washers.
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Just go to the hardware store. They're pretty cheap, and they don't have to be the nice stainless ones I have.
With that Strat, I tightened the nut on the inside of the output cavity, it doesn't move, it's the nut that is external to the guitar that comes loose. Maybe I'll use 2 nuts externally and lock nut it that way ? There are enough threads to do that.
 

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With that Strat, I tightened the nut on the inside of the output cavity, it doesn't move, it's the nut that is external to the guitar that comes loose. Maybe I'll use 2 nuts externally and lock nut it that way ? There are enough threads to do that.
On my Strat, I have a couple of lock washers stacked on the inside of the jack plate to achieve the flush with the nut look.

Two nuts on the outside isn't going to do what you want, especially on a Strat plate.

If anything, if I wanted a "belt and braces" solution, I'd put a drop of purple Loctite on the threads in addition to the washers. Blue •can• be too much.
 

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On my Strat, I have a couple of lock washers stacked on the inside of the jack plate to achieve the flush with the nut look.

Two nuts on the outside isn't going to do what you want, especially on a Strat plate.

If anything, if I wanted a "belt and braces" solution, I'd put a drop of purple Loctite on the threads in addition to the washers. Blue •can• be too much.
Didn't want to hear that.
 

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Didn't want to hear that.
Well, sorry. It's like adjusting the bearings on something like a bicycle hub. To lock in your adjustment you have to back off the cone (read: inner nut) a touch while tightening the jam nut against it.

I could go into all kinds of details, but in general two nuts on the same thread are torqued opposite to each other to hold themselves in place which means whatever you're setting them against will see less clamping power. Torqued the same way, they'll loosen themselves with vibration.

The easy way is as I mentioned above: Lock washers stacked to get it where you want when the outer nut goes on.
 

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A friend asked me to help setup her son's guitar. Interestingly, the main issue was that some of the screws on the back plate were becoming a bit of an annoyance and catching onto her son's clothing (which was triggering her haha). Turns out it the plate for the battery compartment wasn't countersunk properly and the screw heads were stick out (he'd also try tightening them and ended up giving the screws some nasty burrs as well). Got that fixed up and we're good to go! (If it were mine, I'd usually just stick some electricians tape on top and be done with it :rofl: )


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