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  1. ezbass

    Lisa

    Ad Dad says, Yamaha are a pretty safe bet for any musical instrument at any price point, I've certainly never played a bad one.
  2. ezbass

    Lisa

    Here’s the thing, you can spend as little as £50 or as much as £8k+.
  3. Hmm 🤔. The only thing I can think of is that the ball end is dangling a bit free and isn't sitting against the bridge correctly.
  4. It could be that it’s twisted. Take it off and put it back on again, trying to keep it as straight as possible (perhaps wind it around the peg a little before seating it in the bridge). The other option is that it’s a dead string (it happens). If the restring doesn’t work, you can always buy a single string to replace it, a damned nuisance to be sure, but perhaps something you could take up with the manufacturer.
  5. ezbass

    Lisa

    Hi Lisa, What sort of budget are you looking at?
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    Mark

    There is the Epiphone specific hard case but it’s not cheap https://www.pmtonline.co.uk/epiphone-940-e519-es-335-hard-case?utm_source=google&utm_medium=shopping&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI1ZCg2fDK6QIViK3tCh1LSQt8EAUYAyABEgL8CPD_BwE
  7. Firstly On the guitar front, I can’t help you I’m afraid. It looks decidedly ‘80s with that Kramer Superstrat styling.
  8. ezbass

    Out of tune

    First of all - welcome to GC. Now let’s seen if we can help. It’s your floating bridge that’s giving you the trouble here I think. What’s happening is that the string tension is pulling the trem bridge up and as soon as it does this the strings go out of tune against each other, which is exacerbated by the increase in string gauge (regs are 10-46 I think). It depends on whether you want to keep the bridge floating or not. Having it float allows for up bends as well as down. If you want it to do this, I’d take off the back plate, and tighten the screws holding the spring claw about half a turn maybe. Then go back and retune the guitar, which will take time, as each time you tighten one string, the others will lose their tuning as you are experiencing. However, if you bring them up to pitch equally so that they’re there or there abouts, the differences will become less and less until it holds tune across all 6 strings. It takes time and is often irritating, no matter how long you’ve been playing (they will also go out of tune as they settle in too, but that’s part of playing the 6 stringed beast). The other method is to have your bridge set up for down bend only. In this instance, tighten those claw screws down so, that the bridge doesn’t lift when you bring the strings up to pitch, this will lessen the de-tuning effect of the strings on each other, although you will still get a bit, this is easily corrected with a bit of tuning adjustment. However, there is a knock on effect of altering your bridge setting in that it can affect the height of your bridge saddles and the action might feel a bit different in that it’ll be a bit higher if you ‘lock down’ the trem for down bends only. There will be plenty of YouTube videos that will show you how to do all of this. I hope that helps.
  9. Surfing the guitar based web, as you do, and came across these https://www.dimarzio.com/pickups/soap-bar/fantom-p90-dog-ear I see expenditure in my future 🤦‍♂️
  10. Another beauty, the figuring on that yew is amazing.
  11. First of all . Our very own @Andyjr1515 builds all sorts of guitars, this is one of his acoustic builds... I imagine he would be able to answer your question.
  12. Well that’s an eclectic bunch. I like them all for different reasons, but the skateboard lap steel is my favourite and I don’t know why. I like to tinker with my guitars and basses, but this is whole level above my fiddling; kudos. 👏👏👏
  13. Ah ha! You can tell when someone has experience of forums when they list all their gear; nice work and nice collection. Still early days here, but it’s starting to pick up steam.
  14. As we are acquiring new members, some of whom are beginners, I wondered if it might not be a good idea to have a library of videos aimed at those folk staring out. Therefore, I thought I’d start the ball rolling with a couple from Rick Beato. You may not like his style (I run hot and cold with his channel) but there might be something useful in these two videos. I always think that you should take what you need/works for you from these type of things, as sometimes one can spend a lot of time trying to nail one of the ‘important’ techniques described when it might not apply to your playing. Anyway, on with the show... And, as a bonus, one from Rhett Shull...
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