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  1. When I'm setting FR nut height, or standard nuts' slots depths, I fret each string at the fourth fret and look at and feel the gap between the string and the first fret. I want to see barely any gap on the high E and B, I actually rely on my ear just as much. I want to here a gentle "ting" when I tap the string on the first fret. That "ping" tells me I have a wee gap even if I can barely see it. I want gradually more gap as my strings get bigger, with the biggest being about nice card stock's (elite business card) thickness of a gap on the low E string. If your nut is too low, dial in the
  2. I've had a few new Cordoba classicals cross the bench for initial set-ups and they needed very little TLC. All their owners were wooed by the Cordobas being very affordable for getting all the features one would like to see on a good classical. The ones I serviced had truss rods too. Very nice option to seek out in any classical you plan to enjoy playing for decades. Taylor makes great classicals too for steel string players who are branching into nylons and want a USA-made guitar without spending a fortune. Nice classicals can get EXPENSIVE.
  3. I use Hercules hooks very similar to these in my shop. I trust them with multiple thousands of dollars worth of my clients' stuff and my own stuff. They work good, they look good, and they don't eat or stain lacquer. If you install and use with common sense, you won't have any problems. For the record, my shop is one room, so all my walls are exterior walls. The wall with all the Hercules hooks is maybe 150-200 feet from one of America's busiest interstate highways. No issues whatsoever.
  4. I may be mistaken but I seem to remember reading years and years ago that the reason the Tool guy got the old silverburst Custom in the first place was because it was the most affordable decent LP he could find at the time, on either the new or the used market.
  5. Look at the 60-62 J-bass scheme below to get some circuit ideas. That scheme has a stacked concentric volume and tone for each pickup. In your case, I'd assume you'd have a stacked V/T for the bridge H and then a stacked V/T for the two singles. You just have to integrate your selector switch into the circuit. VERY IMPORTANT ... you MUST have the 220K resistors as a backwash wall between the two assemblies to isolate the controls to their respective pickups. Omit the resistors and unfortunately each control affects all pickups.
  6. Wanna make a Heritage headstock look better? Compare it to a Seagull headstock. As much as I love those acoustics, that head is absolutely the pits.
  7. Elaborating on what Drew said a few posts ago, there simply aren't enough clean, unmolested original prepro strathead EVHs for the world market. Keep in mind Europe and Japan collectors wants theirs too and they are paying dearly to get them. This example is the next best thing and "good enough" for many buyers with deep pockets. It is currently a $5K guitar in lieu of this week's developments IMHO. Keep in mind, vintage "markets" are misleading because it only takes one buyer, one deep pocket, and in this case one depressed fanboi wanting his EVH Grail.
  8. That's a $3,000-plus example before this week's developments.
  9. I am destroyed. I don't know what else to say.
  10. Best strat trem plate for the undecided ...
  11. That finish reminds me of mobile home bathroom wall paneling.
  12. Toothpicks compress easily and dowels are overkill IMHO. If you want a fast, easy and effective fix with no visible evidence of a fix ... Change your strings and save the cut-off remnants from the D and A strings. Take the piece of D string and push it into the stripped hole. Pinch the string and pull out. The pinch marks your depth. Snip at the depth and put the little piece of string back in. Screw the pin back on, and the string should grip the screw's teeth and the wood around it. If the screw is really stripped out and won't grab the string in the hole good enough
  13. The '72 Thinline is wired SOLD. It's returning to the Shack. Kiz, check your messages.
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