Share a Cool Tech Tip You developed on your own... (Share It already... ).

Discussion in 'Tech-Talk' started by glmino, Nov 13, 2019.

  1. LutherBurger

    LutherBurger Squier-holic

    Sep 2, 2015
    NYC
    [Everybody laugh at me now. You have my permission. :)]

    I listen for the metal-on-metal squeak, but until I read this, it never occurred to me to turn on the amp. :oops:

    Thank you, @glmino.
     
  2. Jay Jackson

    Jay Jackson Squier-Nut

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    Here is a Tec tip I have developed way back in my first year of playing. Have you ever had a string unwind at the ball end? I have had that happen to me enough that to prevent it from happening I will use nail polish and coat the windings . It mostly happened on the unwound strings. And coating them stops it.
     
  3. MrYeats

    MrYeats Squier-holic

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    Dec 28, 2017
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    Go to 1:07 on the video to get to the subject I am about to discuss.
    Build a shelf 11 inches wide and as long as you need it to sit your guitars on.
    Measure up to just below the headstock a few inches and run a narrow board
    parallel to the shelf at that measurement at the headstock. Every 5 inches you
    can install a normal hook that you would hang a guitar with only turn it to about
    10 oclock and lock the guitar in.
    You will get a lot more guitars in the same space..Watch the video.

     
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  4. glmino

    glmino Squier Talker

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    Nov 11, 2018
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    Hi Mr. Mark,
    I am one of your subscribers, You are as about as real as Me!!!
    Just sayin' " Keep up the postings, I like Good Peeps"

    Mike
     
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  5. MrYeats

    MrYeats Squier-holic

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    It has been a while since I did a vid.....I need to put one on or maybe two.
     
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  6. Guitfiddlist

    Guitfiddlist Squier-Meister

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    Aug 16, 2019
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    I do my set ups with a nickel at the 12th fret and a capo. As long and the neck has a slight relief, it works perfectly for my feel of playing.
     
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  7. Davis Sharp

    Davis Sharp Dr. Squier

    Jan 7, 2016
    Maryland, USA
    Well done.
     
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  8. brians

    brians Squier-holic

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    Hey GM , chin up, you are our go to guy for pretty much everything we need to know on this forum.
    No time for others and their silly " take offence " attitude, this is Squire Talk, not one of those other dark forums, we all like it here !!!

    And to the rest of you, here's my technical tip for the day....

    Go to your amp now, plug in your guitar, turn everything in sight to 10, punch the drive to max, and in fifteen minutes, you will feel better !!

    Sent from my HUAWEI VNS-L22 using Tapatalk
     
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2019
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  9. Davis Sharp

    Davis Sharp Dr. Squier

    Jan 7, 2016
    Maryland, USA
    I'm having trouble following. How is the lift-and-tie method better than soldering the wire to the floor of the cavities on each side of the pass-through hole? Am I missing something?
     
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  10. glmino

    glmino Squier Talker

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    Nov 11, 2018
    Mars
    love each other right now!!! Give what You've got!!!
    Someone gave it to you, pay it forward!
    Think about it...

    Take Care Peeps,
    Mike
     
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  11. TimTheViking

    TimTheViking Squier-holic

    Actually, in 15 seconds the wife would end the glee.
     
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  12. brians

    brians Squier-holic

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    In such a case, headphones are your friend!

    Sent from my HUAWEI VNS-L22 using Tapatalk
     
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  13. Gunny

    Gunny Squier-Meister

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    I do a similar thing tuning my basses. At the 7th fret I tune to BEAD. It's roughly the middle of the area where the instrument is played and any intonation errors near the nut or towards the bridge are optimized evenly. Works every time.
     
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  14. Atlen

    Atlen Squier-Meister

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    Maybe not originally my idea, but had an issue I had to google and found a solution.
    I was switching between my MIM Telecaster and my Affinity stratocaster and noticed that the screws on the saddles on the Affinity was poking my hand so I decided to cut down the saddle screws for the A ,D ,G and B strings as they were 2-3mm too high.
    Screws are M3 and I used similar pliers as this one to cut them. Remember to cut the end that touches the bridge so you dont risk damage the hex-part that you use to screw them in and out.
    2.jpeg

    Here is how it looks now, no poking:
    20191115_061741.jpg
     
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2019
  15. LutherBurger

    LutherBurger Squier-holic

    Sep 2, 2015
    NYC
    I've done that too, with a similar tool (mine cuts both English and metric sizes). After cutting the screws, I filed the sharp ends smooth so they wouldn't gouge the bridge plate too much.
     
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  16. Atlen

    Atlen Squier-Meister

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    I didn't file them... Maybe I should have. Not only does this mod make it feel a lot better but also looks a lot better without the screws sticking up.
     
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  17. Atlen

    Atlen Squier-Meister

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    Got this wise off ebay recently for high frets. Used the caul by itself with a hammer for the highest frets so didn't need to take the neck off. Don't like the idea of using just a hammer even if it is brass or plastic. You can get cauls seperatly if you don't like or need the wise and are afraid of damaging the frets with just a hammer.
    Screenshot_20191117-074843_eBay.jpg
     
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2019
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  18. beagle

    beagle Squier Talker

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    Nov 19, 2017
    Yorkshire
    My best tech tip is to ignore 99% of set up tips on guitar forums. Use your eyes, fingers and ears.
     
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  19. Afrika61

    Afrika61 Squier-holic

    Or use these in large quantities:
    Guinness.jpg
     
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  20. surf green

    surf green Squier-holic

    Jul 15, 2014
    RI
    DSCN3497.JPG DSCN3498.JPG DSCN3495.JPG DSCN3499.JPG Cutting a tele headstock out of non-tele necks. Make template using a Bullet or Affinity (they seem to be the smallest headstock) out of a file folder. Most of the time it will fit, but on the close ones, use the template like a French curve. Move the template back & forth or up & down to get as close a tele image as possible, re-connecting the pattern after each move. You can see, that it's not easily going to happen on a Sawtooth headstock, but I was able to get pretty close on 2 Hadean tele cut necks. Cut with a coping saw or other and finish with a spindle sander, file or sandpaper.
     
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