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ElChoad

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ElChoad last won the day on August 14

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    The 3 Gs: guitars, guns, and guzzling beer.

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  1. For neck relief, put a capo on the first fret. Barre the 17th fret (where the neck meets the body). You want .010-.012 inch clearance at the 12th fret.
  2. I use the basic Gibson setup points to start with, then adjust as I see fit.
  3. I have a 40 watt iron, but I think an adjustable stationay be a good investment. I should really know how to do this myself, instead of relying on somebody else that keeps my guitar for what I think is way too long for what should be a simple job.
  4. I am not a fan of gold hardware. Just my taste. But that is sweet! Beautiful top.
  5. I actually just found a few old pots that I removed from a project a few years ago. I should just use those as a practice pad first. I should get some plain vintage braid wire and make myself comfortable.
  6. I may actually attempt to do this myself. I just need to get a cooler iron. The one I have is way too hot to use on pots. Worst case scenario, I get the crappy SDs out and they just need to do a couple joints. Should be simple,right?
  7. It may be a little bit before I get them put in. The local luthiers seem to work at their own pace. I had a Les Paul rewired, and it took a month and a half. Granted, I only paid for parts, the labor was comped. A lot of clerical mistakes. The work was great, but I hate giving up my #1 for more than a couple days.
  8. It may be a little bit before I get them put in. I have to find somebody that has the time to do it. I hate giving up my favorite guitar for more than a couple days. The local liters seem to take their own sweet time. I had my Gibson LP rewired and it took ao the and a half. A lot of bullshit errors, but I only paid for parts, no labor.
  9. Update: they arrived today. One week turn-around. I am impressed. I can't wait to get them in. This is going to be one bad-ass Standard.
  10. I was under the impression that the nuts are cut by the Plek machine now. Of course, if you other wasn't Plek'd, that wouldn't apply. I am now kicking myself in the ass for getting a Standard, but the mods I have done and am planning should make it pretty special. When my Sweetwater balance goes down enough, a Custom Core will be on my list.
  11. This is what I'm talking about. I should have kept it.
  12. This reminds me of a Gibson I once had. 2012 Studio Nitrous. Electric Lime was the name of the color. I bought it used at least than a year old. It had Bare Knuckle Rebel Yell pickups. I will see if I can post a pic.
  13. We didn't actually talk on the phone. We exchanged about a dozen emails. I am fairly certain he completely understood what I am looking for. He seems like a pretty smart guy.
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