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Zero frets are all well and good but what happens when you need to level or refret a guitar with one? How do you handle a zero fret during fret-work?
Why do some tuners have pins sticking out the back and no screw-holes? How would you go about installing tuners like this on your guitar? Well, it’s a little more involved than a screw-secured tuner but it’s still pretty straightforward.
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Last time with looked at one of the biggest problems with installing vintage-style tuners in place of modern ones. This time we do the easy bit: the actual installation.
Swapping out your modern sealed tuners for more of a vintage vibe presents a problem. Those newer tuners mean you’ve got a bigger hole in the headstock than you need. Here’s how to fix that.
Because there are many variables when it comes to tuning problems, it’s not terribly helpful to give your guitar to a tech and say, “It won’t stay in tune.” Having a think about some stuff beforehand can make a good result more likely.
Getting a Takamine preamp out of the guitar body is something that’s confusion to many. There are no obvious screws or clips. There’s a hole that might do something but, just one. What gives?
Taylor’s Expression System preamp mounts very sleekly in the side of their guitars. If you ever have to remove one, though, you hit some bushings that can cause head-scratching. Check out the best (and safest) way to remove them.
If you’re a musician, or if you hang around with musicians or luthiers – or even if you’ve ever read a guitar forum – you’ll have heard the handmade versus CNC instrument debate.
So what’s actually important?
If you set your string action by ensuring the bottoms of each string are a consistent distance from the frets, doesn’t that mean the tops of the strings are now inconsistent because of the different string diameters? Is this a problem? Do you need to be concerned?
Another look at the integrated saddle/piezo pickup. You’ll most often find these in Takamine guitars but there are variants around. Like this Epiphone pickup. The action needed a little finessing here and this version presented it’s own challenges.
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