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I'll go with some free stuff first. This might not apply to you but these are all things I have encountered as I've learn't guitar. Do you attack the strings harder when you play rhythm? Wirewound strings (E A D) go up in pitch the harder you strum them. If this is the case tune them slightly flat. Do you play your rhythm on open string chords? maybe your ...


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There are things called 'screw extractors', which need a small hole drilling into the screw/bolt. As they are left hand threaded, as they are screwed into the hole, they grip and undo the screw. The smallest I have will do for a 1/8" screw, but there may be smaller available. Or drill slightly larger holes until the screw is drilled through - carefully! A ...


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There is zero chance your lighter will damage the wood, unless you've got a clarinet made of bamboo :-) . Grenadilla wood is next to impossible to ignite. As practical matter, matches or lighters are often used to soften pad-glue and reseat pads in situ. I would stay far away from hammers, as you're far more likely to bend things and make it all worse. ...


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Before going through all the trouble of working on this, research your instruments / wood types and see acceptable humidity levels. As for a buffer, unless you can make the room airtight, super insulated and wear a spacesuit, you will always have varying humidity levels. But the bigger the room and the slower the air exchange the slower the effect. Give ...



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