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Old 10-18-2012, 04:46 PM   #871
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Ideally, there should be a slight curve away from the strings. Could be the channel in the nut on the D-string is too low compared to the other strings, of course, too.
Yeah, most likely a worn out nut or saddle, especially for just one string, but it's usually the thinner strings that wear down first. As mentioned, truss rod is possible, but people jump to that too quickly I think. You start with the cheapest fixes, and while turning the truss rod is definitely the cheapest up front, replacing it is the most expensive, and many a beginner has stripped one by not paying attention. A full turn is the most you'd ever really need in most adjustments.

Also a slight chance the one of the fretwires has risen. I had that happen on a Fender and couldn't figure it out until I laid a straight edge along the bad area and noticed it would teeter on one of the wires.
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Old 10-18-2012, 08:46 PM   #872
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frets look good, and it does have a slight bow (nearly unnoticeable) in the neck like Klay mentioned. Maybe too straight? I've been wanting to try the "1/2" size heavier strings anyway, so I'll try those first; maybe a touch more tension on the neck will fix it. If not, I'll take it to my local guy- it's worth the work to me, if it needs it. nice tone for a relatively inexpensive instrument; that tree had 30 years to learn how to be a guitar.

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Old 10-18-2012, 09:02 PM   #873
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I played my Alvarez more than any other guitar I've ever owned...I loved it. I can see why you like that guitar. I actually wore out the frets and had to get it re-fretted. The second time it started to wear out, I moved on.
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Old 10-19-2012, 08:23 AM   #874
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My Christmas present to myself will be a new guitar, and I'd like some inmate advice.
- Budget is $1000, maybe a bit more for the right piece.
- I play classic rock and blues.
- I prefer humbuckers for this one. I am not opposed to having some single coils as long as it has a bucker in the bridge.
- I prefer Seymour Duncan pups. '59's, JB's, and Pearly Gates are all special to my ears.
- Would prefer new, but not opposed to used for the right piece.
- Fixed bridge, but not opposed to a trem. If it has a trem it'll be blocked from day one.
- Prefer a string-thru body.
- Must be set-neck or neck-thru.
- Must have a Strat, Tele, LP, or SG body style. Not into V's or Explorers.
- Here is the biggest thing: It must have a flat radius neck. 9.5 inch radius isn't cutting it, so that rules out most Fenders and Gibby's.

I have been looking at Hell guitars lately, but I'm not big on the bolt-on necks. Nothing really against them, just not into that right now. Also, I am really digging the ESP LTD EC models, the EC 1000 with SD's to be exact However, it's a 2 hour ride to the nearest shop that carries them. So if you FF's can recommend something I would appreciate it.

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Old 10-19-2012, 04:10 PM   #875
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My Dad, who has always been into Gibsons, is becoming a Tele fan.

Sent me a pic of his latest guitar...

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Old 10-19-2012, 08:28 PM   #876
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My Dad, who has always been into Gibsons, is becoming a Tele fan.

Sent me a pic of his latest guitar...

The tele guys are really in love with those mini-hums now. I can't blame them. My main player has a couple in it. Sweet sound.
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Old 10-19-2012, 08:48 PM   #877
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My Christmas present to myself will be a new guitar, and I'd like some inmate advice.
- Budget is $1000, maybe a bit more for the right piece.
- I play classic rock and blues.
- I prefer humbuckers for this one. I am not opposed to having some single coils as long as it has a bucker in the bridge.
- I prefer Seymour Duncan pups. '59's, JB's, and Pearly Gates are all special to my ears.
- Would prefer new, but not opposed to used for the right piece.
- Fixed bridge, but not opposed to a trem. If it has a trem it'll be blocked from day one.
- Prefer a string-thru body.
- Must be set-neck or neck-thru.
- Must have a Strat, Tele, LP, or SG body style. Not into V's or Explorers.
- Here is the biggest thing: It must have a flat radius neck. 9.5 inch radius isn't cutting it, so that rules out most Fenders and Gibby's.

I have been looking at Hell guitars lately, but I'm not big on the bolt-on necks. Nothing really against them, just not into that right now. Also, I am really digging the ESP LTD EC models, the EC 1000 with SD's to be exact However, it's a 2 hour ride to the nearest shop that carries them. So if you FF's can recommend something I would appreciate it.
When you say "string-thru body", don't you mean this:

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Old 10-21-2012, 11:55 AM   #878
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The tele guys are really in love with those mini-hums now. I can't blame them. My main player has a couple in it. Sweet sound.
Got one of these on the way to replace the bridge pickup on my telecaster. After a while with the LP copy, I still prefer the telecaster but just wanted a little more of a meaty twang on the bridge pickup.
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Old 10-23-2012, 06:56 PM   #879
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When you say "string-thru body", don't you mean this:

Yes, IMO it captures the sound of more of the guitar as opposed to something like a TOM bridge.
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Old 10-23-2012, 07:04 PM   #880
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I live in a townhouse. Need some recommendations on a small tube amp that will get some good break up at lower volume. Local shop has a VibroChamp XD on sale really cheap. All I have right now is a Mustang I. Or would you just use all of your guitar budget on a new guitar considering I need to keep the volume a bit lower? FWIW, I've had a Delta Blues in the past and it would not work in this townhouse, so I guess it would need to be smaller than that.
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Old 10-23-2012, 07:11 PM   #881
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Vox Valvetronix VT-20+ best bang for buck out there.
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Old 10-23-2012, 10:19 PM   #882
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I use a vox AC4TV right now living in a rowhouse. Still a bit loud for late night sleeping hours, but 1 watt for clean, 1/4 watt for breakup is not unreasonable if you have good neighbors.

for late night, i still use my fender g-dec3 30 with headphones.
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Old 10-24-2012, 05:23 AM   #883
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I use a vox AC4TV right now living in a rowhouse. Still a bit loud for late night sleeping hours, but 1 watt for clean, 1/4 watt for breakup is not unreasonable if you have good neighbors.

for late night, i still use my fender g-dec3 30 with headphones.
I have the same thing and like it quite a bit....nice and small as well...easy to carry around even for me. It is my take outside and play amp.
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Old 10-26-2012, 03:39 PM   #884
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