NGD: Pleasantly surprised

Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by 11top, Feb 2, 2019.

  1. Bill SAS 513

    Bill SAS 513 Just another old guy in a T-shirt

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    Neat guitar, and the Tux is perfect. I've used a keyser capo to assist in string changes on Bigsby equipped guitars. Try that, around the 12th fret to secure the strings, once secured at the tailpiece, while winding them at the headstock...but congrats!
     
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  2. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    I watched a YouTube video which showed bending the string 90 degrees about 1/2” from the ball end with needle nose pliers. That keeps the ball from springing off the small black post on the Bigsby. It helped a bunch, and my language seemed to simultaneously clean up.
     
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  3. jjhookemup

    jjhookemup Gearoholic

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    Very nice. The Starlas have that thing going on...at first they’re ugly, but then they grab you. Beautiful man.
     
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  4. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Known as the “nae f€ck” technique!;)
     
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  5. fender1punk

    fender1punk Certified Guitar Hoarder

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    Just stick one of those pink erasers under the string to keep it in place while changing your strings.
     
  6. Lister

    Lister Playing guitar badly since the 70's...

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    Nah, I just ran across it while I was doing research in my Gretsch infatuation period. I knew Bigsby's have their issues, perceived or real, so I wanted to be up on them before I made the leap. The feature I liked about the spoiler, was in a live situation, if you broke a string, it would definitely speed the replacement process. There's a few other places that make products to help Bigsby's play better, including the Reverend spring and Towner tension bar.
     
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  7. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    That looks like a really sweet guitar, Steve! And the pickguard is just the thing to make it even cooler than it already was.

    I really dig it. Great work!
     
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  8. Glide-bpm

    Glide-bpm We were small but we were slow...

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    Nice!
     
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  9. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    “Mutha” disappeared as well.
     
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  10. jfb

    jfb Plank Owner

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    Very cool, guitar. Congrats, 11.
     
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  11. shinksma

    shinksma What? I get a title?

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    Awesome stuff Steve! I'm still loving my S2 Starla that I just picked up!
     
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  12. vchizzle

    vchizzle Zomb!e Nine, DFZ

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    Looks great! The upgraded guard is bangin’.
     
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  13. Boogie

    Boogie Zombie Two, DFZ

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    I’m gonna get that soooooo dirty...:eek::oops:
     
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  14. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    I just washed my hands.
     
  15. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Better have some rubber gloves ready for his visit...
     
  16. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    Fixed
     
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  17. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Yeah, that's a better idea... good plan!
     
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  18. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Better stock up on fretboard cleaner and wet wipes!
     
  19. AaeCee

    AaeCee New Member

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    Love that! My core Starla/Bigsby is definitely a "cold dead hands" guitar for me. As I've said before, the Starla is a modern guitar with an old soul.

    Love the pimpin' pickguard as well ... did you get that from PRS?
     
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  20. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    Yes. Available on their website for $40 for pearloid. However, pretty sure the S2 is a different fit than core.

    https://us.prsaccessories.com/collections/s2-parts
     
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