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    How high is your action and string gauge?

    Complain to a mod if it bothers you.
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    How high is your action and string gauge?

    I’ll link the video later this evening, but there’s a video of the shop manager at Gruhn’s (arguably one of the best shops in the world) going through the bare basics on how to properly set up a guitar and clearly mentions that everything builds off of the neck relief and this must be done...
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    How high is your action and string gauge?

    Crying for a moderator? Does your mom still cut the crusts off your PB&J’s, too?
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    How high is your action and string gauge?

    Ask any competent tech what the first step is when setting up a guitar and it’s going to be neck relief. If they don’t say that look for a new tech. Everything else builds off of that. It’s cute though that you tell others to knock it off. What are you going to do? Turn this car around if we...
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    How high is your action and string gauge?

    Never understood why people use radius gauges. If you adjust the action of each string the strings with naturally follow the curve of the fretboard.
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    I think I’ve been bitten by the fuzz bug

    Yep. I negotiated 20% off a brand new Gibson ‘61 Standard with the Maestro Vibrola brand new from a local brick and mortar store and got it for in some cases less than what these clowns are selling the same guitar used for. I tried to explain to one guy that he’s only asking $200 less than a...
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    How high is your action and string gauge?

    You said if the action is too high you take out a little relief. Now you’re backtracking and saying it’s not all you do. Either way, I’ll say it again, but you should already know this. You set the relief before doing anything else, then use the saddles to adjust the action. Guitar set up 101...
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    How high is your action and string gauge?

    Then you don't really understand what relief does. Sure, it can affect action, but the truss rod isn't meant to adjust the action. It's there to set the relief, and the saddles are meant to adjust the action. Both affect each other, but they also are meant to do different things. The very first...
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    How high is your action and string gauge?

    Gotta love the guy who adjusts his action by adding more or less relief.
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    How high is your action and string gauge?

    Fretboard radius is irrelevant to me. If it sounds good and feels good and it's a guitar I'm in the market for, then I'll buy it. I don't limit myself to only preferring one radius over another and could care less about it. I have guitars that have 7.25", 9.5", 12" and one Strat with a compound...
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    Help me find my perfect strat?

    Why not buy a Fender neck directly from Fender (they offer quite a few aftermarket necks) and an MJT body. I'd also recommend if it's a matter of a couple hundred dollars between you compromising on putting together your dream guitar and having exactly what you want vs. compromising to save a...
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    What Fender should have done with the ‘68 Custom Vibro Champ Reverb…

    IF a meteor hits the earth it won't matter...dude.
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    I think I’ve been bitten by the fuzz bug

    I'll agree with a lot of this, but disagree with the mid-level guitars being the most compromise. First though, you ahve to actually define what mid-level is. The more you tend the pay, the more it becomes a case of diminishing returns where you get fancier appointments and nicer looking wood...
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    I think I’ve been bitten by the fuzz bug

    You do you, and keep I'm mind I'm not specifically referring to you or calling you out specifically. Also keep in mind the world doesn't exist in absolutes and there are always exceptions, but overall what I have mentioned above is true for most, but not all. You're also talking about both...
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    What Fender should have done with the ‘68 Custom Vibro Champ Reverb…

    I have one and think it's great the way it is and for what it is. Could care less about an effects loop and have never even wanted one or used one if the amp I was playing through had one. There are plenty of amps and amp makers out there. Why complain about all the changes a company should...
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    I think I’ve been bitten by the fuzz bug

    Nobody "needs" anything. Home player or pro is irrelevant. If the pedal you want that does exactly what you want it to do cost $120 why not just shell out and buy THAT pedal? Sure, if you can find a cheaper version of that pedal that does the same thing it makes no sense to buy the more...
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    I think I’ve been bitten by the fuzz bug

    You don’t have to spend a ton for a good pedal, but also keep in mind there is a difference in many cases between price paid and value. Might be better to pay a little more for quality over a bunch of cheap quality junk, which could end up costing you more in the long run. You just have to...
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    Help me find my perfect strat?

    I did this with a Telecaster and went with an MJT ash body and paid extra for a lightweight body and paired with with a Fender American Original neck, Fender hardware and Fralin Blues Special pickups. Guitar weighs under 6.5lbs and is an incredible guitar. If someone knows what they want spec...
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    I think I’ve been bitten by the fuzz bug

    No experience with mini fuzz pedals, but just picked up a JHS Bender and it's an incredible fuzz.
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    Case Candy . . .

    My comments seem to have really fired you up. You take things WAY to personal. Why would you care if I say you can or can't play? And before you say you don't care...you did just type out that rant above attempting to defend yourself to me and attempt to insult me, someone whose comments you...
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    Case Candy . . .

    Play the victim much?
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    Case Candy . . .

    Buying new will always guarantee you case candy (unless you buy from Guitar Center).
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    Case Candy . . .

    Nobody said you can't play and gig your guitars and take care of them at the same time. You can play and gig your guitars AND take care of them and still not ahve the case candy. How many of you have consistently bought used guitars that are 20+ years old that actually have the original case...
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    Case Candy . . .

    There is so much wrong with this. I addressed the differences between the requirements for collectors and players. Also discussed why not having case candy does not automatically raise red flags. Completely unrelated. Not having case candy does correlate with a guitar that was or was not well...
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    Case Candy . . .

    Care to elaborate on this? I'm not making the connection here with what you're trying to say. Guitars are meant to be played, and toting guitars around and playing them and putting honest wear on them in no way correlates with red flags in my world. If anything, a well played guitars probably...


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