While intonation the low e-string on my silver sky (USA), it's acting like the saddle is moving or something. The tuner will read in tune, then flat, then sharp, then maybe flat again - it's just all over the place. Sometimes it will show the note holding one pitch, others it just...
Any thoughts on upgrading the pickups in a SE Mira? Has anyone tried this with maybe 57/08's, or something different like Lollar imperials?
The SE Mira's stock pickups aren't bad, but I have a McCarty with 57/08's and just love it a lot more.
I just got a 594 SE singlecut and while the tone knobs turn freely and easily, the volume knobs turn with much more resistance.
Should I just spray them with Deoxit? Sweetwater said give it time to loosen up.
We played a gig at a lake a few months back and I just found a lot of mold, mostly underneath the volume knob of my Silver Sky. I'm sure the high humidity and not cleaning afterwards caused it.
I tossed the volume knob and took Lysol wipes to the pots, washers, and nuts to make...
After working on my Silver Sky this weekend, I discovered a lot of mold under the volume knob. We had a gig this past summer that was humid and misting, never thought to clean under the volume knob - but I'm sure this is when it happened.
Anyway, I pitched the volume knob...
I bought a Silver Sky SE and finally changed the strings recently to NYXL 10-46. Now, when I use the tremolo arm, the strings catch (in the nut slots) and some jump wildy out of tune.
Is this normal? I'd rather not drive to get the nut slots recut. Debating buying the PRS strings...
I normally hang my silver sky and McCarty guitars on a wall next to our window. For a few hours a day the sunlight seems to hit them directly.
I’ve touched them before and they are pretty warm after being in the sun. I’m not really worried about finish problems, but should I be...
Days after a really humid gig, I noticed green/dark spots on some of the plastic tuning keys/pegs on my silver sky.
I have used Lysol wipes to remove most of it, but there are some spot stains leftover which are difficult to see without a light.
Anyone else experience this...
I have a Silver Sky guitar and have something weird going on. About a year ago, I got this guitar and didn't really understand tremolo systems - always been a McCarty player. My instinct was to loosen everything, put the 6 tremolo screws down and bring it back to flatten the...
Thanks for your reply. It's strange because as I mentioned - my McCarty was doing the same thing and after a setup w/fret dressing/level, it is gone (and the tech put the pickups higher to the strings than these are on the silver sky). Interesting on the tremolo springs - they are providing...
Thanks for your reply. I thought this as well and while it helps somewhat to lower the pickups, it doesn't "cure" the issue. Right now they are 1/64" lower than factory spec. I'll keep fiddling and contact a repair tech for more help.
Just wondering why the pickup heights are the way they are. All the bass side measurements are the same, but the treble side are all different - and by quite a bit. Why not have them just straight match the radius of the fretboard? Why have one side lower than the other?
My Silver Sky is doing this thing where higher up on the fretboard (9th fret and up), I'll play a single note and there is this overtone that comes out and creates almost a "wah" sound - exactly like when you play an octave and it's out of tune - those dissonant waves. Normally...