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Jul
31
comment How to keep guitar strings from breaking so quickly?
@nathpilland Anything but plastic is fine. Some players claim to hear or feel the difference between materials. It's really a personal preference. Bone is traditional. Plastic is the new standard material that is put on less expensive guitars. Graphtech, tusq, etc... are all good quality and there is no reason to think one is better than the others. I prefer bone on my acoustic guitars.
Jul
31
comment How to keep guitar strings from breaking so quickly?
@nathpilland If you find yourself a local luthier, they will be able to give you accurate pricing. I would assume a setup would be between $50-$75, That should include saddle and nut work/adjustments. If you buy a new saddle and/or nut, the luthier should only add a little bit to the labor cost. Bone is not as expensive as you might think. [link] allparts.com is a good place to price out parts. Many luthiers will order their parts directly from allparts anyway. EDIT: Looks like a bone saddle can be had for under $10.
Jul
25
comment Acoustic guitar damaged by impact. How to repair?
This answer is spot on! There are many many valuable instruments out there with major damage. As a guitar player, you need a local luthier anyway; assuming you aren't driven to learn the craft. They will usually give good, free advice.
Jul
25
comment Annoying hot humbucker pick harmonics
@Spring Also, this is going to sound weird but, check that the bridge is grounded. There will be a wire from the bridge to something like the tone pot or cable jack. I can't remember exactly. Still, this is a potential source of noise.
Jul
25
comment Annoying hot humbucker pick harmonics
@Spring The Seymour Duncan website link has extensive support documents regarding wiring. It's very simple really. Just check to see the connections match the diagram for your configuration. It will all be more clear once you find the right diagram.