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  1. LutherBurger

    Fender USA string trees - why do they ping and can you cure it ?

    I finally tried it last night and yep, you're absolutely correct. Any lateral movement at all causes pinging.
  2. LutherBurger

    Man stole an $8000 LP by stuffing it in his pants

    "...the large bulge in the man’s sweatpants is clearly visible." Story of my life.
  3. LutherBurger

    Zippo! Who still has one?

    I must investigate this sorcery. :)
  4. LutherBurger

    Fender USA string trees - why do they ping and can you cure it ?

    I don't want to make my strings longer. I was just wondering whether you use an unusual winding technique or your strings are just extra long, and I'm still uncertain.
  5. LutherBurger

    Fender USA string trees - why do they ping and can you cure it ?

    I use d'Addario EXL-110 strings. On my Tele with vintage tuners I don't cut the high E string -- I just stick it into the hole and wind the entire string onto the post to prevent slippage -- and it never gets anywhere near the bottom of the post. Is there a special technique to accomplish this...
  6. LutherBurger

    Zippo! Who still has one?

    I bought mine in 1996, and I'm surprised I haven't lost it. It had a brushed-metal finish when it was new, but it's worn smooth. I had to send it in for a new hinge about ten years ago. I also have my grandfather's Zippo, but I never use it.
  7. LutherBurger

    Any reason I couldn't use this as a tone cap in a guitar?

    I'd drill four small holes and mount 'em on the front of the guitar. 🕺
  8. LutherBurger

    Fender USA string trees - why do they ping and can you cure it ?

    I have a set of roller trees on a Strat that were too tall when I received them. I just filed down the bottom surfaces with a mill file until they were short enough to do their job. It was easy.
  9. LutherBurger

    Can a guitar tech please explain?

    The only way I could make sense of it was to assume that all of the other strings were flat as well.
  10. LutherBurger

    First build, import parts, sorting out the hum

    Please endure the pain and tell us what the problem was. Your confession will definitely be helpful to someone else.
  11. LutherBurger

    Graph Tech's RATIO machine heads: what do you think?

    Apparently they are two-pin tuners that are a drop-in fit for Squier guitars. To install them on a Fender you'd need to drill new holes or use some kind of adapter plate. That was an interesting decision.
  12. LutherBurger

    2nd String Tree on Tele-type??

    Once you hear that awful ringing sound that a tree-less G string makes, you will never un-hear it. All of my Teles and Strats have two trees, whether they came from the factory that way or not. I put the second one in the vicinity of the A string's tuning post.
  13. LutherBurger

    Fender USA string trees - why do they ping and can you cure it ?

    I have the same trees on two guitars. Every time I change strings, I swab the underside of the trees (along with the string contact points at the bridge) with a drop of 3-in-1 oil on a piece of pipe cleaner. No "ping".
  14. LutherBurger

    How to solve a string jumping out?

    Yes. You solved it.
  15. LutherBurger

    How to solve a string jumping out?

    I'm with @Sea Devil. Something is probably wrong with your string tree.
  16. LutherBurger

    I called the police, would you have called the police?

    That makes sense. Different areas have their own "usual" and "unusual" occurrences and behaviors. On my street, an idling car won't get a second glance unless it's obstructing traffic. It can be assumed that the driver is waiting for either a passenger or a parking space. (And if the idling...
  17. LutherBurger

    Bridge grounding issue—1997 American Standard Telecaster

    Thank you very much. I had considered doing something similar with rubber cement on an old MIM whose 6-saddle bridge doesn't lie solidly against the body at the front, but I didn't know where to put it. Now I do. 🍾
  18. LutherBurger

    Bridge grounding issue—1997 American Standard Telecaster

    Thanks for sharing that. What's the stuff on the surface of the guitar, running along the three screw holes? Wax, rubber cement, something else? Did you put it there, or did the manufacturer?
  19. LutherBurger

    I called the police, would you have called the police?

    No, I was saying the opposite. You seemed to understand the concept in your previous post.
  20. LutherBurger

    I called the police, would you have called the police?

    But if there's a gun in the car, your recommendation would probably be one of the fastest ways to get it into his hand.
  21. LutherBurger

    I called the police, would you have called the police?

    I think the goal is to check on his well-being and/or learn why he's there, not to make him think he's under attack by an unseen entity.
  22. LutherBurger

    I called the police, would you have called the police?

    Haha. I love this woman.
  23. LutherBurger

    Forum Changes - Where's My Threads?

    On your profile page there's a box labeled "Find". Click that.
  24. LutherBurger

    Whoever said you can't have too many guitars was wrong in this case

    I'd plug it in and knock it over just to hear what it sounds like. 💃
  25. LutherBurger

    I called the police, would you have called the police?

    I walk right past unconscious people all the time, but I'm here and you're there. If I were there, I'd have knocked on the window.




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