Gear Aquisition Syndrome is a serious disorder.... FX etc

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#783053
oh didn't I already do that? I'll make sure I do next time...

I did refret 2 of the mans guitars for practice and cos I like the bugger (and because I wanted to see the new headstock), so from that I'd take away, don't buy cheap chinese fret wire - unless you know the size of the tangs. Every fret glued in and a pita for being stainless.

The other, don't buy precut chinese frets, I'm thinking of an unless but I reckon, just don't. They're cut to size with ends under-ground, so the ends need to be glued. And then you may still get a rasping of the fingers....

Other than that I reckon I did a sterling job in the end....
#783055
Bg wrote:more of a in my workshop, lovely new fretwire courtesy of stewmac in the biggest box ever for a few lengths. Even the string trees were in a huge paper bag within the box.
We're a carbon zero company, I got shakes of the head and tsk tsk when I showed the size of the packaging. Still its all recyclable....



Pssh.

Pile your desk high with cardboard packaging.

Tell everyone you are starting a localised carbon sequestration system as part of the company's corporate social responsibility programme.
#783059
Bg wrote:Other than that I reckon I did a sterling job in the end....


Absolutely!!

Won’t cheap out again lol sounds like it was a colossal pain in the arse.

Guitars are still at the doctor. Probably will be for a while.

Headphones for ms. Single coils bday arrived today, bose in ear jobbies that cost about 20% my weeks wages lol, along with my spark plugs <3
#783087
Single coil wrote:
Bg wrote:Other than that I reckon I did a sterling job in the end....


Absolutely!!

Won’t cheap out again lol sounds like it was a colossal pain in the arse.

Guitars are still at the doctor. Probably will be for a while.

Headphones for ms. Single coils bday arrived today, bose in ear jobbies that cost about 20% my weeks wages lol, along with my spark plugs <3


meh, I took both on knowing they'd be learning curve and for cheaps, so don't worry about that :) It was for the challenge :D
#783096
Molly wrote:
Bg wrote:more of a in my workshop, lovely new fretwire courtesy of stewmac in the biggest box ever for a few lengths. Even the string trees were in a huge paper bag within the box.
We're a carbon zero company, I got shakes of the head and tsk tsk when I showed the size of the packaging. Still its all recyclable....


Cool. Can we have whole process documented in Single_Coil-like detail?


Yeah but he would take some coat hangers and beat them into fretwire, rather than lamely buying some!
#784542
Molly wrote:Just paid for this. Again.... I'm not sure if this is the third or fourth time I've owned it.

https://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listin ... 1626079336

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Right. Now I need a cab. 2x12 preferably.


Is it getting cheaper with each purchase?
#784548
H671 wrote:
Molly wrote:Just paid for this. Again.... I'm not sure if this is the third or fourth time I've owned it.

https://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listin ... 1626079336

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Right. Now I need a cab. 2x12 preferably.


Is it getting cheaper with each purchase?


No. The unicorn tears have fermented and the price has risen accordingly. ;-)

Actually, I paid the same as I sold it for about six months ago. It may have bottomed-out.

For folk who don't know the amp, here's the seemingly one and only demo out there:

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