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    Today, 02:55 AM
    shihan replied to a thread X-500 problem in Archtops/Hollowbodies
    John, that’s what I would have thought, too. They weren’t real loose, just enough to cause some sort of internal vibration on a certain note. Very...
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    Yesterday, 02:46 AM
    shihan replied to a thread X-500 problem in Archtops/Hollowbodies
    I think the problem has been solved. I took the neck PU out; and indeed, the screws holding the bobbin to the baseplate were loose. I put it all back...
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    01-22-2020, 09:06 PM
    shihan replied to a thread X-500 problem in Archtops/Hollowbodies
    Well, I bought it from you, so I don’t expect any corrosion occurred in the GAD Lab!
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    01-22-2020, 04:18 PM
    shihan replied to a thread X-500 problem in Archtops/Hollowbodies
    Thanks DTC. I didn’t get time to investigate this yesterday, I’m hoping to get into it today. I hope you’re right about loose parts. I’m in full...
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    01-21-2020, 05:41 PM
    shihan replied to a thread X-500 problem in Archtops/Hollowbodies
    It’s an ‘84; with HB-1 PU’s. Yeah, DTC, that’s the first step. Later today, I hope. Thanks.
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    01-21-2020, 05:37 PM
    I can see why you couldn’t resist. That’s beautiful. Really, it’s just about what look you want, because, as you said, its going to play great....
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    01-20-2020, 11:42 PM
    shihan replied to a thread X-500 problem in Archtops/Hollowbodies
    Nuuska, I think you’ve figured it out. The distortion only occurs on the neck PU. Doesn’t happen on the bridge. Thanks for your suggestions, guys....
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    01-20-2020, 05:46 PM
    Just to add to the chorus; thanks to Don for running this freat site for so long, and thanks to GAD for stepping in and keeping it great. Long live...
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    01-20-2020, 03:06 AM
    shihan replied to a thread X-500 problem in Archtops/Hollowbodies
    Muting the strings behind the bridge doesn’t change it. It has the original wooden bridge; I can’t hear anything unplugged. There’s no indication of...
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    01-19-2020, 04:09 PM
    shihan replied to a thread X-500 problem in Archtops/Hollowbodies
    The strings are fairly new, and the same brand I always use. I can’t hear anything unplugged, and the usual culprits (tailpiece, tuners, PU rings)...
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    01-19-2020, 03:24 AM
    Thereís a weird thing going on with my X-500; when I play a C# on the D string, Iím getting a audible distortion coming through the amp. I thought...
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    01-18-2020, 01:18 AM
    Fun read, GAD. I got the impression you kind of like this guitar. That color is B L U E. There’s really no modifier that will do it justice. ...
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    01-16-2020, 04:17 PM
    shihan replied to a thread NGD in Archtops/Hollowbodies
    Richard, you are my hero! Your guitar acquisitions are fun for all of us here. I’ll bet that plays like a dream. Looking forward to your report on...
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    01-15-2020, 11:44 PM
    It could very well be. I think the Sox are just trying to get out in front of a coming scandal. Teams were warned about this, and told managers and...
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    01-15-2020, 09:08 PM
    MLB’s investigation into th Sox hasn’t been completed. The other shoe will drop later.
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    01-15-2020, 05:53 PM
    So the only way to beat the Dodgers in the WS is to cheat? The Astros BA at home during the Ď17 series was 50 points higher. MLB should have revoked...
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    01-11-2020, 09:05 PM
    He did tell me one time that the ES-330 he’s playing at the beginning of the first clip was the guitar he was grabbing if he could save just one. ...
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    01-11-2020, 07:52 PM
    It was my great good fortune to have been able to study with Ted back in the ‘90’s. He was, apart from being a master teacher and player, he was a...
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    01-11-2020, 07:32 PM
    I was very fortunate to be able to study with Ted back in the early ‘90’s. I’ll comment more about him on the other thread. I will say the DE 400...
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    12-27-2019, 08:26 PM
    shihan replied to a thread Favorite Smiley in Miscellaneous
    I gotta agree with gjmalcyon. I can do without emojis completely.
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    12-27-2019, 06:24 PM
    Works freat for me, no issues. Thanks GAD! I like the logos.
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