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Dear Humbucker Soup…
My son built a strat and built it with two input jacks.
His desire is to plug one amp into one input and another amp into the other.
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A reader asks about modifying the Fender Mustang tone knob so that it only affects the bridge pickup
I would like to modify the wiring of my Fender Mustang tone knob so that it affects only the bridge pickup. It’s a newer model and I have attached the wiring diagram from Fender. Is this an easy mod? Is it even possible?
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Don't worry too much about claw mounting screws. Set them so your string tension feels right, then you can pretty much leave them alone.
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”
If your Gibson 57 Classic Humbucker produces a thin, humming sound, then perhaps you have a wiring problem.
A reader has asked about problem sounds with his Gibson 57 Classic Humbucker.
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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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!
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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