Reader Question: Strat Bridges and Claw Mounting Screws

Don’t concern yourself too much with claw mounting screws. Set them so that the your string tension feels right, and then pretty much leave them alone

“Mark” Writes:

Hello, to who this concerns:

Can you please tell me the what’s and hows of the screws are on the tail of the bridge. ( hopefully to make it clearer. the screws, if you were putting them in, the thread of the screw is acing the neck and head of the guitar and the head of the screw is facing the rear of the body ).
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Reader Question: Why is my Classic 57 humbucker thin and humming?

Gibson Classic 57 humbuckerMost likely, you have the “hot” and “ground” wires backwards.

“Sven” Writes:

I have an Gibson classic 57 humbucker witch has an really high output = 9K!! and its NOT an classic+ what I know, but installed it by iself in bridge position whith selector on treble it sounds thin, wery quiet and is humming slightly. What could be wrong?
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Reader Question: What do you think about the Takamine ef508kc?

Takamine ef508kc “George” writes:”I am considering purchasing a 2007 Takamine ef508kc. In researching it I saw your comments on Bestcovery. What do you think of the ef508kc? Thanks for your time.”

Our Answer:

Hi George, thanks for your question. This is a first-class guitar. Koa is not only visually stunning, but if offers some pretty complex and warm tones as well.  The CT4B preamp is well thought out and a real asset. Takamine does not make too many bad guitars. The retail price is pretty fair for this instrument, so if you are buying a used one in good shape and the asking price is reasonable, It’s hard to imagine you’ll be unhappy with your purchase.
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