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I truly prefer the 1st version. Since all my guitars have trems (I got only one with a FR), the first spring setup suited my guitars best ; the second one always put my guitar out of tune whenever I used the tremolo. The 6th string had too much tension, resulting in a sharp (de)tuning when I got the tremolo back into position.


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Usually in upright pianos there is a spring based return mechanism that forces the damper on to the string when the key is depressed. The spring may be rusty or broken in which case only replacing it will solve the problem. Another possible cause, the axis of the damper lever may be partially displaced, giving unsuall resistance. In that case dismounting ...


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As a temporary (which may turn out to be permanent), you could stick something onto the damper, which seems like it's not pushing against the string/s enough. It will depend whether it's against 1,2 or 3 strings. Something like a small piece of foam that has sticky on one side, as long as it allows the note to play normally. It's admittedly an amateur ...


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You might find that the faulty spots on the high frets don't impede your practice very much. After all, there are plenty of notes that work, which you can use to practice most pieces of music. :) Since you set up the truss rod, you probably checked the intonation. One major difference between Strat and Tele on the one hand, and Les Paul on the other is the ...


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However, I don't want to blow more money than necessary on something that I may well give up on in 2 months. Hmmm. Sounds like my first electric guitar apart from the high frets. (An Epiphone Strat copy from the 1980s, funnily enough. Weedy single coil pickups and a trebly bridge humbucker.) I'd suggest: fix the pickup height with blutak or tape. ...


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A lot of guitarists fall into either the Strat. camp or the Les Paul camp. It's interesting that you have a Strat type of guitar already, but would prefer to maybe get a new Les Paul type. The two are very different in many ways, which is why some prefer one over the other - none is superior, just different. So my reasoning is that if you really liked the ...


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You can end up spending a great deal of money upgrading the components of your entry level guitar. Fret work is expensive, the tuning gears may not be the best quality, the pickups may not be first class and more. But no matter how much you spend, it will still have a neck that might not be perfectly straight (could be twisted or bowed), and the finish may ...


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Twelve string guitars have basic tuning the same as a 6 string (EADGBE) but the pairs are arranged a little differently: For the thickest 4 pairs (EADG) the thinner string of each pair should be an octave higher than the thicker string For the thinnest two pairs (BE) each string of the pair should be tuned in unison. There is a handy tuner online at ...



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