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  1. DAKnox

    Fret Polishing

    I'm a total beginner at any kind of proper maintenance. I bought a Jim Dunlop fingerboard care kit, for my rosewood fretboard. Came with cleaner, conditioner and a cloth. It also hade a micro fine fret polishing cloth. On the back it says 8000. It feels pretty smooth! I polished the frets by...
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    NGD American Professional

    New arrival! 2017 model in excellent condition. Have an American Standard with a maple board and had a hankering for a rosewood board strat. I love a sunburst strat too. I'd tried a pro in the shop and loved the neck. I thought maybe I wouldn't like the deeper C as I don't get on with chunkier...
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    Nitro Touch-up Advice

    I've got a poly neck and In want to touch up a little area that has some damage. For this I bought 50ml neat nitro - it was the best I could find, amber tinted do I think it'll do a decent enough job (not looking for perfection). I have no experience, but I've always heard that nitro is a...
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    Accidentaly Removed Tinted Finish From Neck...

    So my guitar had a scrape, no idea what happened - in a strange place. Probably happened at a gig. Anyway it was kinda rough so I just wanted to smooth it out. I took to it with micromesh paper. And I'm an idiot as I've took the tinted finish off. It must have been so so thin at this part...
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    NGD - Baja 60s Telecaster

    I had a 50s before but the neck was way too chunky for me. Anyway I fancied trying a 60s and the necks great, much more to my taste. I've ordered a white scratchplate, I'm not keen on the mint one. Think white will contrast better. It badly needs a set-up. The action is so low its very...
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    American Pro 2020 Body Wood

    Im looking at a used American Professional from 2020. Butterscotch Blonde. I can't find our for sure what the body wood is. Currently they are roasted pine but I'm not sure what was used in 2020? Zoomed in on sellers photo in case it helps...
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    Road Worn (2021) Neck

    Not totally bonding with my new road worn neck, its maybe a little chunky for my taste but I could adapt to that however: the bare wood on the back of the neck is a little dry and rough feeling - like I can feel wood fibres. It'll maybe always be like that or simply playing it will resolve...
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    In Appreciation of my Guild DS-240

    I always loved the look and tones of the J-45, but I could never justify the expense. I do spend more on electric guitars and have various American made Fenders. Maybe because I gig them, and the acoustic is just for strumming at home I find it hard to justify a large outgoing. Anyway a few...
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    Nitro Guitar on a Hercules Stand

    I know the topic of nitro safe stands has been discussed quite a bit and I was under the impression Hercules stands were OK. Also I thought the issue was with the Nitro melting but not with the stand material "melting". But I have owned a nitro telecaster for just a couple of weeks and during...
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    NGD - Vintera Road Worn 50s Telecaster

    Just took delivery of this - a 2021 model, so not much to report on the playability etc. yet (I'll check back in once I've had time to play it). Other than, to me, the neck feels pretty hefty. Certainly noticed when I muted the E and A string with my thumb to play an open D chord! They are...
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    Incoming....Vintera Road Worn 50s Telecaster

    I've been kinda fascinated with the relic guitars for a long, long time. Every time I walk into the guitarshop my eyes are drawn to the Custom Shop ones and I'm sort of in awe with them, but could never justify that kind of money. So I saw an almost new (it has the 75th badge on the back of...
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    In Appreciation if the Vintera 70s Telecaster Deluxe

    I dont think I posted a proper NGD thread for this and I've had it a few months so I've posted this instead. I've always found Fenders most comfortable for me. I've had Gibson Les Pauls and SGs and an Epi Dot and not bonded with them at all. My other guitars are an American Standard Strat and...
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    Do You Use The Pick-Up Types Of Your Influences...

    and does it matter? First guitar I gigged for years was a Squier "Fat Strat" - HH. Guess I bought it because it looked cool and was comfortable but I was oblivious to HH v SSS etc. That was replaced by a Fender Tele. I've been a Tele guy since but I have a Tele (SS), Strat (SSS) and I recently...
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    Mooer Black Secret - Vintage v Turbo (or Rat v Rat Turbo?)

    Just got myself a Mooer Black Secret. Main advantage over buying an actual Rat...footprint and Vintage/Turbo toggle. Prior to buying I thought, Vintage....that'll be for me...I like classic rock and indie etc.Turbo sounds like it's for heavy metal people. What I've actually found is that the...
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    Poly Repair (worth attempting?)

    Got an almost new Vintera Deluxe Tele. Its awesome I should really do a NGD for it. Anyway the description on ebay said there was a mark on the horn. Which didn't bother me. But what it is, is a bunch of tiny scratches through the finish like its been hit by a tiny brush or something. You...
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    Pau Ferro Finish Overspray?

    I took a Vintera 60s Strat in a trade. I was never keen on how light pau ferro was. But this is actually looked an OK piece. Except....the first fret and a half....its very light. I decided to try and darken the fretboard with Montys relic wax. This led to a discovery. The first fret and a...
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    NGD - 1998 American Standard (Ocean Turquoise)

    I just picked this up on Gumtree. Love the colour! The seller said he didn't have it long but preferred his Strats. Apparently, it spent most of it's previous life in it's case. The condition for a 22 year old guitar is brilliant. I was without a regular Tele for a short while there...
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    NGD - G & L ASAT Classic

    I must have owned about 15/16 Fender Telecasters over the years and love them. My current Tele is a Baja but I've owned a few US made guitars too. Baja just happened to be the keeper. I also own a Classic Player Jazzmaster and a Gibson Les Paul Studio. Anyway, I was just browsing on Gumtree...
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    Black Nitro Repair - Help!

    What a nightmare I had last night. Got home with my first ever Les Paul (a studio). Black with gold hardware. It's used but was pristine. I plugged it in, got some kind of shock from the strings, which gave me enough of a fright to drop it onto my pedal board. My Xotic SL drive now has a...
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    NGD - Fender Jaguar (Crafted in Japan 94-95)...few questions!!!

    I've always been a Tele guy, but recently I saw a Jazzmaster on Gumtree at such a great price, I bought it just to try it out and I loved it. Then I saw a guy offering to swap his Jaguar for a Tele. So I swapped one of min and man I absolutely love the Jag. The serial number checks out as a...
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    Yamaha Revstars

    I'm looking at an RS420. There's a really good deal in my local shop £330 for a new one. I usually stick to the classics - Fender Strats Teles and Gibson SG etc. But there's just something about these Revstars that really appeals to me and that price point seems excellent. I had an SG that...
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    Caring For Nitrocellulose Lacquer Guitar

    After 25 years of Poly guitars I've got my first guitar which is nitro. A very nice Made in Japan Strat. I have a polish for the finish which is suitable for nitro, it's by a company called Music Nomad. So I'm OK with that. What I do from time to time is put a little Dunlop 65 Lemon Oil on a...
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    Blackstar ID Core 10

    Looking for an amp for noodling on the couch at low volume. I've narrowed it down to an ID Core 10 or a Mustang GT40. Mostly looking for opinions on the Core 10, I played it in a shop and thought it sounded good, but it's a massive shop with other guitars being belted out, so doesn't recreate...
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    Home Playing Amps

    I've got a Vox AC15 for gigging but I live in a flat so it's really no use for home playing. A couple of years ago, I got a Yamaha THR10C for noodling on the couch. I've barely used it as I never really took to it. The reviews of it are amazing so I'm sure it's the practice amp for others but...
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    How Does Everyone Manage/Consume/Store Music?

    I guess at 39 I am a bit of a dinosaur already! I have quite a large CD collection. They're not backed up anywhere else. I have a CD player in my living room for these. I hardly ever play them though. What I tend to do nowadays, is buy digital music on Amazon. Sometimes, I will buy the CD and...




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