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Discussion in 'Squier Tele Forum' started by DrBGood, Sep 25, 2018.
I think I might be losing some of that precious tone, through the strap button.
Just try to stay loose so you don't lose any more.
Tighten it up!
Seems like that tone would just recycle through the strap into the other strap button.
Your tone is loose???
Thanks, excuse my loose English.
But I never wear a strap !
Have you cleaned your ears lately, so you are maybe hearing differently?
Well then you're probably losing tone out of both strap buttons.
That's why! Also using the plain G string ... You need one of the fancy ones ....
EDIT: I looked again .. You've broken a piece out of the little knob thingy that the strap goes on.
How do you know what he's wearing?
Go to the tonedist and have it pulled.
Here is another very strange thing that will effect the tone of guitars. It seems most apparent on my Fender type guitars, maybe because of the design of the pickups. I have noticed that only when I take Pepto Bismol and play a gig, my tone is very noticeably brighter. I've since discovered that Pepto Bismol contains a soft metal called bismuth that is anti magnetic. Bismuth repels magnetism.
That's why you never use someone else's strap. They can end up getting some of your tone!
It also blackens your stool. Just sayin'.
Strap buttons are a common leakage point for tone. This is a point where proper maintenance is critical.
The most common point of failure is the felt gasket. These should be replaced every 150 playing hours, or every 10 hours if using a boutique tube screamer type pedal, which will create a back pressure spike of the haunting mids.
Next, make sure the screw is not cross threaded and is precisely torqued- not enough torque will cause leakage, and too much could damage the gasket or even strip the threads, which can cause a massive tone rupture, and even result in injury from the smoking hot tone.
With a small amount of routine maintenance, all of your tone can reach the amplifier.
What ... what ? What did you see ? Tone erosion maybe, but there's no chip there.
I religiously use Q-Tips every morning and I didn't have any knowledge I was losing my tone before I took this picture.
It's one thing to hear a leak, but to see it ? Have any of you ever seen a tone leak like this ? Or maybe it's Fairy Dust coming out ?
I think I'll make a visit to my local inorcist. Tried the exorcist before and it just got worst.
most likely a leak...just go to the nearest shop and have them top off your tone fluid. this will become regular maintenance from now on.
I'm not real geeky 'bout my gear, I'll stack strap buttons until it's just a wash of feedback and hiss. Love it. Not for everybody.
But the guys on That Strap Button Show put buffers after.
The question is, are your strap buttons directional? Maybe you have them backwards.