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Since the weight of a banjo is primarily in the pot, we players tend to have the straps anchor the pot itself. We never put a strap on the neck near the nut. It's usually configured like this: http://neotechstraps.com/skin/frontend/neotech/default/images/Pilot/SuperBanjoStrap2.jpg ...and you choose the hooks to attach to based on the ones that leave your ...


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Get Caig De-Oxit 5% (which you should have anyway if you like your electronics to work properly), squirt a little spot on a cloth, grip the string firmly and slide the rag back and forth until the string stops squeaking. May take a minute or two per string, depending on how dirty they are. String may get hot from friction. I've not noticed any problems on ...


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First, I'm assuming that your gain isn't cranked while your volume is up. Second, connections can be bad. I'd first try turning knobs (normally volume or gain) and seeing how that affects the crustiness. If it goes away, you probably have a dirty contact in the know and you can try cleaning or replacing it, or (if you're lazy as I am) turning it a bunch ...


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I trialled all three methods. Both the coke and vinegar solution took some of the tarnish off over about 8 hours, but neither did the entire job. (The coke was more effective, but perhaps using straight vinegar, rather than a solution may help.) The bicarbonate of soda was the most effective method. An hour or two of soaking took a lot of tarnish off, ...


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Yes, you will need to set it up again. There are two essential reasons for any guitar -- bow, and intonation. (For those with tremolo bridges, other responses have already addressed that.) Bow: The string gauge effectively determines the total tension on the guitar neck, when the string are tuned to pitch. (Note that this affects those who change tunings ...


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Yes you will need to set that lovely Strat up again. Don't worry, you can't screw your guitar up. Take a look on youtube, there are many videos that explain how to do it. The hard thing on a Strat is finding the perfect balance on that tremelo system. I like the Carl Verheyen technique a lot, I use it constantly! Make sure to work with already stretched ...



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