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  1. EsquireOK replied to the thread Why can't you stain rosewood fretboards?.

    You can stain rosewood, you can dye rosewood, and you can finish it. Anything will come off, eventually, if you contact the board...

    Aug 2, 2021 at 10:09 PM
  2. EsquireOK replied to the thread Fine sanding an old les paul top color and changing color...

    I think it's a terrible move. A wine red LP Standard is 100X more attractive than a black one. "Good" Les Pauls are not hard to find,...

    Aug 2, 2021 at 9:58 PM
  3. EsquireOK replied to the thread sonic blue options.

    Go for the Vintera, and just pick one with a fretboard color and pattern that you like.

    Aug 2, 2021 at 9:55 PM
  4. EsquireOK replied to the thread Clean humbuckers for funk?.

    Try two Duncan Saturday Night Special Neck models.

    Aug 1, 2021 at 12:15 PM
  5. EsquireOK replied to the thread Why Do These Work for Me, But Seemingly Not Others?.

    You must not be a very loud band…which is very possible with that music. And, guitarists don’t need as much power as bassists, in...

    Jul 31, 2021 at 5:05 PM
  6. EsquireOK replied to the thread So what would happen if I got rid of the tone knob on my strat?.

    IME, the difference between 10 and bypass is inaudible in the real world, even with a 250K pot. Esquires have been my main stage...

    Jul 31, 2021 at 2:35 PM
  7. EsquireOK replied to the thread Original finish on this late '70s Tele? If so, what on earth happened to it?!.

    Gummy AUC clear coat imprinted with the case fuzz. Not all that uncommon, if you have seen lots of old Fenders from their dark ages in...

    Jul 31, 2021 at 2:38 AM
  8. EsquireOK liked Wobbles's post in the thread Any 3way switch lovers out there?.

    First thing I do to every strat I've ever owned. Change the switch to a 3-way.

    Jul 31, 2021 at 2:01 AM
  9. EsquireOK replied to the thread Flat pole pickups....

    EMG SAs would go in that, if I was into modding such a guitar, and was after what you are.

    Jul 31, 2021 at 2:00 AM
  10. EsquireOK replied to the thread Please Suggest 50's-era Blues Artists (Non-Chess).

    Slim Harpo, Jimmy Reed, John Lee Hooker (though he did do a few Chess records), early B.B. King, Freddie King, Albert King...just to...

    Jul 30, 2021 at 3:36 AM
  11. EsquireOK replied to the thread Thin Strings on vintage Bridge.

    The only issue with intonation on old style bridges is that two strings share each saddle. Nowadays, you can get straight saddles that...

    Jul 30, 2021 at 3:27 AM
  12. EsquireOK replied to the thread Classic rock -- anyone else here hate it?.

    ...except that "oldies," in the traditional sense, is largely comprised of R&B and pop, with a smattering of rock, mostly in the...

    Jul 30, 2021 at 3:03 AM
  13. EsquireOK replied to the thread Action on 7.25" necks.

    All by feel...but usually around 1.5X factory recommended settings – or at least 1.5X how they are set when they get to me, most of the...

    Jul 30, 2021 at 2:57 AM
  14. EsquireOK replied to the thread Classic rock -- anyone else here hate it?.

    Yup. '70s rock was the pits, for the most part...and it only gets worse with age, and widespread corporate radio airplay. To me,...

    Jul 30, 2021 at 2:43 AM
  15. EsquireOK replied to the thread Plywood VS. MDF Templates.

    None of the above. 1/2” clear Plexi/acrylic is my choice.

    Jul 29, 2021 at 2:58 AM