Started by The General, January 11, 2014, 12:11:00 PM
Quote from: eeieeyeoh on January 26, 2014, 05:55:22 PMInteresting. Isn't the notch in this case a string raiser w/slightly shorter length?
Quote from: eeieeyeoh on January 26, 2014, 05:55:22 PMAs an aside, have you ever worked w/a FFT analyzer w/zoom frequency resolution to 3 digits < 1?
Quote from: guildnavigator on January 26, 2014, 07:05:51 PMGot another question for the next cast: When gluing in frets, do you reccommend installing the fret and then applying glue next to the fret so that it wicks under? Or do you glue first? I'm way more practiced at doing it the first way. I'd like your opinion on this.
Quote from: guildnavigator on January 26, 2014, 07:05:51 PMAlso, do you ever scrape glue off of the fretboard with a razor?
Quote from: The General on January 26, 2014, 07:38:08 PMNope. That's a compensated saddle specifically for a nylon string guitar.I can take you as far as this puppy goes.[attachimg=1]After that, you're on your own, bub. Bob Lazar might be able to help you with that.
Quote from: eeieeyeoh on January 26, 2014, 10:45:28 PMInteresting. I wonder if a saddle notch is similar to saddle horn.
Quote from: eeieeyeoh on January 26, 2014, 10:45:28 PMI don't know what Bob Lazar specializes in.
Quote from: The General on January 26, 2014, 02:25:38 PMGuild nailed it, it's old strings, likely. ... Other things that can cause this are an improperly cut nut, action set too high, bad fret wear, I could go on... just change the strings first and see what happens.
Quote from: The General on January 27, 2014, 02:03:21 AMOnly in English.Weebering, Zeta Reticulans, antimatter propulsion, and brothel accounting services.
Quote from: eeieeyeoh on January 27, 2014, 08:49:57 AMAgain, my apologies for perhaps wandering outside the realm of a luthier or guitar repair tech.
Quote from: The General on January 27, 2014, 10:26:41 AMAs long as we're wandering, does your name have anything to do with Old MacDonald?
Quote from: eeieeyeoh on January 27, 2014, 12:02:44 PMNot related to the name or song.My handle was more based on engineering, calibration, repair, and reverse-engineering of electro-mechanincal things.I've made some sounds too.
Quote from: zeebo on January 27, 2014, 02:18:45 AMThanks General & GuildNav as well. I'll put new strings on to start, but I think in the past when I've done that I still get some wonky chords. (I do however often mangle my strings by over bending them so I'm sure they're in bad shape now.) Also, the action idea is interesting as mine is on the high side.
Quote from: The General on January 11, 2014, 04:11:35 PMThanks!As for soldering to the housing on tone/volume pots... it's all about temperature. The soldering irons most folks have, the pencil type from Radio Shack or if you're lucky maybe even a nicer one, they don't really get hot enough to work properly for that. You gotta get the big guns out for that...[attachimg=1]
Quote from: area51drone on February 03, 2014, 02:14:12 AMGeneral, I gave your show a shot tonight...
Quote from: guildnavigator on February 04, 2014, 03:36:16 AMMy friend just got an American Special Telecaster, he says it slips out of tune a little. If you'd unleash some Tele tuning stability tips in the Fret Files I'm sure he'd dig it.
Quote from: area51drone on February 05, 2014, 02:29:40 AMGeneral, what's your take on this in regards to tuning in cold weather?http://news.radio.com/2014/02/04/red-hot-chili-peppers-at-center-of-super-bowl-miming-controversy/
Quote from: The General on February 05, 2014, 04:30:41 AMObviously not the real reason. As long as the instruments were acclimated it would have been fine.
Quote from: eddie dean on February 05, 2014, 08:28:16 PMWhat's the ETA for the next episode of the fret files?
Quote from: MV on February 05, 2014, 08:48:24 PMIT WILL BE HERE WHEN IT GETS HERE!!! HOW DARE YOU ASK THIS!only kidding. i just wanted to see what it feels like to be a neck bearded virgin on a linux forum.
Quote from: area51drone on February 05, 2014, 09:57:39 PMThe Neckbeard GodI just threw up on my keyboard.
Quote from: eddie dean on February 05, 2014, 10:04:21 PMSo, Mr. General, what string gague do you recommend for neck bearded dudes?
Quote from: The General on February 06, 2014, 05:36:39 PMAny banjo string will suffice.[attachimg=1]
Quote from: analog kid on February 08, 2014, 09:51:03 AMI have a Baby Taylor. It's 3/4 scale and highly susceptible to the climate here in LA. I should have a humidifier for it, and a hardshell case, but the intonation is so bad since winter that it's unplayable. It has relatively new Elixirs on it, and they're brand new in appearance. Could this be mitigated at all with truss rod adjustment?Same as this one.
Quote from: The General on February 08, 2014, 12:15:51 PMYour guitar likely needs a setup. Truss rod adjustment is only one aspect of a properly functioning guitar. Saddle height, nut slot depth, neck angle, etc might all need some adjusting. Get it set up by a pro, is my advice. I recommend getting any guitar set up at least a few times a year. By a pro.
Quote from: analog kid on February 08, 2014, 12:44:40 PMI wish. I don't have any pros in my area.