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Stub Mandrel

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  1. Sound great, but fugly as hell...
  2. He's 65 in this video. Why does he look like a teenager? I suspect monkey glands....
  3. I would, even though the screw SHOULD lock the string in place a turn or two around the post is going to make any slipping less likely, which is a good thing.
  4. Sewing machine oil is very good. I have used it in the past. Lemon oil of guitars is the same stuff (light mineral oil) but with some lemon oil to add fragrance, which makes it pleasant to use. Avoid plant-based oils as they tend to oxidise and go sticky.
  5. Ah it looked like wood to replace a metal plug. Yes it should be completely flush with the body and the top level, so it is perpendicular to the strings. As it's metal it is probably best to epoxy it in place, being careful not to block the central hole.
  6. I've wondered about wiping/spraying the stain around the edges to keep the central area natural for a redburst...
  7. Ok, forget the compressor, with that sort of sound compression is superfluous - especially as the limiter on the quilter does essentially the same thing. You need masses of gain, on the amp and on the pedal. Consider investing in some cheap pedals (e.g. Behringer Tube Overdrive a tube screamer clone) or maybe a fuzz or distortion pedal rather than just overdrive. There is delay or chorus in there too, as a minimum use some of the amp's reverb. Once you are close to the sound you want, you might upgrade, or feel you don't need to. Bad news is that Yngwie uses stacked humbuckers in his guitars, tele PUPs are pretty weedy single coils that give the classic thin, biting sound, even more than a Strat. That's one reason why they aren't popular with shredders. Best thing to do is dial gain and tone controls (especially the mid range) to max, then back things off to get the sound you like. You don't get a sound like that by pussyfooting around. If you can't hammer on a note and get a creamy distorted sound you won't get anywhere near that video.
  8. EEK! Looks like they are screwed into wooden plugs that are pulling out. I'd guess that a different bridge which had metal plugs to allow height adjustment was removed and this bridge fitted in its place. I'd suggest getting the wooden plugs removed then glued in properly before the bridge goes to meet the nut... a luthier will do it, but you should be able to do it yourself. Just tapping the wooden inserts back in won't be a permanent fix because of the amount of tension.
  9. Yep, Luthier Warehouse. Should turn my old Squier hack into something a bit unique! It's very nice in the flesh. Working up the courage to use my smaller router to round over the edges. Then it needs some filler on some natural voids. I have Northern Guitars blue denim stain on a bass. It worked really well, so might try their red stain. Nitro lacquer was really hard work, so an oil or wax finish is tempting.
  10. I've just hit the button on this: (sorry it's a bit out of focus - from eBay) As a new body for this ply-bodied Korean Squier I bought new in about '87 (pretty much only body, neck and neck PUP original): Now what colour... clear, clear with red dye? Scratch plate or not?
  11. How many fingers do you need?
  12. Try putting your ad on basschat - more likely to be seen there.
  13. A local guitar shop owner (about two years ago) was telling me how the 'online giants' generally do discount deals for shops, these allow him to sell at prices close to theirs.
  14. Once found a neck in a skip. Made a ratty body out of plywood to use up some random bits. It's actually the guitar in my avatar. Then changed the body to a cheap s-type of the 'bay.
  15. I'd have thought someone looking at a 'player pack' is an outright beginner. I suspect they may be more interested in learning to play a guitar than learning to build one?
  16. Egad! It is a stripped-down Strat-style body with the feel of a Les Paul!!
  17. My brother regularly posts videos on a Gibson forum. Often sat in front of a conspicuously unplugged-in Marshall stack. He gets so many people asking what amp and pedals he's using, he now has a standard photo to use in reply. It's a Blackstar Fly balanced on his hand
  18. I'd go for a stripped-down Strat-style body with the feel of a Les Paul. Full shred.
  19. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/353544113861?hash=item5250df0ec5:g:DuEAAOSwL5lg0j-G
  20. It's a common misconception that Martin Barre, of Jethro Tull, invented the barre chord. This is of course nonsense. He merely introduced them to so-called 'popular music', and as a result they became known as 'barre chords'. Previously, they were known as 'dito appiccicoso' chords in classical guitar and lute.
  21. Need to either do more relic work on this or get a new body. Korean (plywood) Squier I bought in the '80s after my Hohner Strat was pinched.
  22. This! I went over to check my brother's house when he was on holiday, and his '62 SG Junior was lying on the floor, face down. The hanger and pile of brick dust were on top of his Marshall head, which must have partly broken its fall. Miraculously, it was intact, and even in tune. I don't know how I would have broken the news if it had been damaged.
  23. My Shubb is nearly 40 years old. The nylon tip of the adjuster unscrewed and got lost a couple of years ago. I was able to buy a spare for not very much. Any questions? (the 'beak with handle' type are second best.
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