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Acoustic Guitar / No earth/ground wire on an acoustic?
« Last post by mickrathe on August 02, 2016, 10:29:22 PM »
This may sound dumb, but i don't know so that's why i'm asking!

I've just bought one of those simple all in one pickup systems for my acoustic, a single coil connected to volume and tone pots, connected to a jack. Easy to install. But my question is why is there no earth/ground wire? If i put this onto an electric, i would have to ground it wouldn't i with the black wire from the back of the bridge? So why do this not have one, and does it need one? (if so, surely they would include it).
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Recording Gear / Small studio gear / line 6 ux1
« Last post by curiousgeorge on July 23, 2016, 04:52:33 PM »
Just got myself a lovely line 6 ux1 very impressed with it.Just one question is it possible to connect it to a mixer ive tried but no luck as yet any help would be great
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Acoustic Guitar / Re: open D
« Last post by curiousgeorge on July 18, 2016, 01:53:41 PM »
Thanks Rob spot on as usual
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Off Topic / Happy Birthday!!
« Last post by Rob S on July 17, 2016, 12:14:52 PM »
Happy UnBirthday to You !!
Happy UnBirthday to You !!
Happy UnBirthday to Doc !!
Happy UnBirthday to You !!

Hoping you have a super day Doc.  :)
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Acoustic Guitar / Re: open D
« Last post by Rob S on July 17, 2016, 12:12:17 PM »
OK, so you have your guitar tuned to open D? Before you do anything else, just use your index finger as a Barre  and move around the neck. Sounds better? You bet it does! When you are in the majority of Open Tunings, the chord positions that you already know from Standard Tuning, mean very little anymore.
It really is a matter of experimentation, don't forget, you can get some amazing things happening by just using one finger and letting the drone effect of the Open D work its magic.
Start by fretting your 4th string at the 12th Fret and then strum ALL the strings, then try moving your finger either down, or up the same string whilst strumming them all.
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Acoustic Guitar / open D
« Last post by curiousgeorge on July 15, 2016, 03:42:02 PM »
Hi guys been trying to tune my guitar to open D when i strum with no chord it sounds ok when i add a chord it sounds terrible would a chromatic tuner help?
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Off Topic / Happy Birthday!!
« Last post by Rob S on July 12, 2016, 08:41:44 AM »
Happy Birthday to You!!
Happy Birthday to You!!
Happy Birthday to beq0000 !!
Happy Birthday to You!!

Have a great day Brendan  :) :) :)
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Off Topic / Happy Birthday!!
« Last post by Rob S on July 03, 2016, 08:35:01 AM »
Happy Birthday to You!!
Happy Birthday to You!!
Happy Birthday to SimonG !!
Happy Birthday to you!!


Have a Great Day!!  ;D ;D
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Off Topic / Happy Birthday!!
« Last post by Rob S on July 02, 2016, 08:40:29 AM »
Happy Birthday to You !!
Happy Birthday to You !!
Happy Birthday to DavidJ !!
Happy Birthday to You!!


Have a WONDERFUL Day David.  ;D ;D ;D
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The Workshop. / Re: Tidying up a showmaster
« Last post by Rob S on June 04, 2016, 10:03:46 AM »
As far as cleaning up the fingerboard goes, I always used either Lemon Oil or Dr Duck's Axe Wax.
Once you have all the strings off, just apply some Lemon oil to a rag and just gently rub it in to the fretboard and over the Frets themselves. Leave it a few minutes and then give it a quick buffing with another clean rag. You'll probably find that the cleaning rag will be filthy once you've done this. Have a look at the finger board, if you thing it could do with another going over, do so.
Really rub hard when you are taking the oil off on the second application, your fingerboard should now be looking far nicer and your frets should be gleaming.

As far as the frets are concerned, perhaps pop a picture up on here so that we can get a better idea of how bad they are? It's a long time since I had any fret work done, so I am out of touch with prices, but a good fret dress WILL cost more than you paid for the guitar, but in my view, it would be money well spent.

Where abouts are you based? Might be able to make some recommendations on people woth using once we know your location.

String Breakages. 99% of the time the problem will lie at the Nut. But Showmasters came in many types, some had a Fender version of a Floyd Rose Trem and a Locking Nut, others had the more conventional style of Nut, so again, tell us which you have and then........ we can offer more advice.

What ever, the problem shouldn't be anything too serious. ;)
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