Reader Question: Strat Bridges and Claw Mounting Screws

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

Mark Writes:

Can you please tell me the what’s and hows of the claw mounting screws on the tail of the bridge? That is, when you’re putting a screw in and the thread of the screw is facing the neck and the head of the guitar, and the head of the screw is facing the rear of the body. I have some adjusting to make with the action and need to adjust each string to the curvature of the neck. I have a pretty clear understanding of how to do this, but have not yet gotten the idea of the claw mounting screws mentioned.  Continue reading “Reader Question: Strat Bridges and Claw Mounting Screws”

Reader Question: Gibson 57 Classic Humbucker Problem Sounds

Gibson 57 Classic humbuckerIf your Gibson 57 Classic Humbucker produces a thin, humming sound, perhaps it’s the wiring.

A reader has asked about problem sounds with his Gibson 57 Classic Humbucker.

Sven Writes:

I have a Gibson 57 Classic Humbucker, which has a really high output of 9K!! and it’s NOT a classic+, which I know. I installed it by itself in the bridge position, with the selector on treble, and it sounds thin, very quiet, and is humming slightly. What could be wrong?
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Reader Question: Is the Takamine ef508kc a Good Choice?

Takamine ef508kcA reader wants to know what we think of the Takamine ef508kc.

If you’re considering a  2007 Takamine ef508kc, be assured, it’s a good choice — it’s not only a top-ranking guitar, but it’s also a genuine beauty!

George writes:

I am considering purchasing a 2007 Takamine ef508kc. In researching it I saw your comments in Bestcovery. What do you think of the ef508kc?

Thanks for your time.

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