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    there's the rub, you can't get it as soft as you...

    there's the rub, you can't get it as soft as you might like and still get no movement on a double stop bend. i have one of my guitars set up that way and i still enjoy using the trem. just go slow on...
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    if you're ok with it lifting on bends, try...

    if you're ok with it lifting on bends, try loosening the 2 claw screws quarter turn at a time. that will also give you a softer arm feel.
  3. glad you're enjoying it!

    glad you're enjoying it!
  4. if you mostly played the SAs split, the SCs will...

    if you mostly played the SAs split, the SCs will be a bit darker for you. the SC's were not designed to be split, they were designed to get the best humcancelling sound we could get. so consequently...
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    hi steve, i'd disagree that the combination of...

    hi steve,

    i'd disagree that the combination of split hb and single coil is dark with vintage voicing(our preferred load value for single coils with 500k pots) engaged.

    if you have a hot hb...
  6. Thread: No NAMM

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    because the final take off point on the saddle is...

    because the final take off point on the saddle is in the middle of the radiused top, it is far enough back from where our other saddles are that intonating the high E can be a problem running into...
  7. Thread: No NAMM

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    yes, we're good friends and talk a lot. each...

    yes, we're good friends and talk a lot. each method has it's plus's and minus's. he pointed me to the version we're working on. being in full control of a project allows you to fine tune something...
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    i'm afraid that's no longer true. we could not...

    i'm afraid that's no longer true. we could not come to a lasting agreement on cost, so i'm back working on our inhouse solution that i was working on 2 years ago. just need to fine tune it, now a...
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    they vary some with how much grease they put in...

    they vary some with how much grease they put in them. also the more it's used the easier it gets to turn.

    you can spray with dioxit d5, it's a very good cleaner, and also lubricates so it will...
  10. i still have a few of those. i also have a lava...

    i still have a few of those. i also have a lava lower end cable i like. i also have a markley cryo cable they gave me at a namm show that is good. i don't use a long cable so i'd have to say there's...
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    correct. when the springs are spread open more...

    correct. when the springs are spread open more they are quieter. the coils never collapse on each other.
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    i use two on all my guitars, short and long...

    i use two on all my guitars, short and long scale. i enjoy the softer feel and have been floating more lately as well. the springs stretched more makes the tension feel more the same through the...
  13. Thread: Schecter Body wood

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    any cocobolo necks we made at schecter failed...

    any cocobolo necks we made at schecter failed before becoming guitars, they all twisted. wood availability back then was more crude than it is now. people just sliced up wood for any purpose not...
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    the danger is breaking through the nickel...

    the danger is breaking through the nickel plating. i'd first scruff with some light oil and cloth. if that's not enough, some light scotch brite and oil is good, don't scrub too hard.
  15. Thread: TF3 vs SC3

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    the pickups them selves are very similar. the T...

    the pickups them selves are very similar. the T pickup has a more severe angle, so that probably contributes more to the difference in sound. the treble side is just slightly more forward and the...
  16. what tuner are you using, and are you tuning to...

    what tuner are you using, and are you tuning to the attack?
  17. tuning down is similar to going down a gauge in...

    tuning down is similar to going down a gauge in string size, so it should be intonated for that pitch. you also might want to try running the neck as straight as you can get away with, but if your...
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    there should be a set screw in the collar the arm...

    there should be a set screw in the collar the arm goes into that tightens against the black delrin bushing that the arm sits in.
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    living in florida where it's crazy humid, you may...

    living in florida where it's crazy humid, you may have some corrosion inside the latches. we use this stuff on latches and it's great, Elmers slide all spray. you can get it at walmart, home depot...
  20. Thread: Bullfrog

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    ah, the in house name for the bulldog locker. i...

    ah, the in house name for the bulldog locker. i believe it was 7 of those.
  21. Thread: Purple Cobra

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    both split in parallel, but humcancelling.

    both split in parallel, but humcancelling.
  22. Thread: Purple Cobra

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    the center part is super dependent on the top...

    the center part is super dependent on the top grain. the ones with more soft end grain will get deeper, and the harder pieces will be lighter.
  23. Thread: Purple Cobra

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    can't help you with that one.

    can't help you with that one.
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    correct, we started using ziricote when the cites...

    correct, we started using ziricote when the cites stuff started. i have an acoustic guitar made with ziricote back and sides and it is lovely and also sounds lovely so that was an inspiration to try...
  25. Thread: Purple Cobra

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    purple is a commitment. think about your wardrobe.

    purple is a commitment. think about your wardrobe.
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