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  1. nickgray

    New Andy Gillion - Arcade Metal (ex-Mors Principium Est)

    His new solo album dropped, and damn, it's just as good as Neverafter. This time it's synth inspired instead of orchestral. The balance between the synths and metal is just right (it's sort of like what if an actual metal musician wrote something synthwave-inspired that leaned heavily towards...
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    Super hard to turn truss rod, any tips?

    I've recently discovered that my LTD Eclipse has an incredibly stiff truss rod all of a sudden. I've loosened the strings and managed to loosen it a few turns, it was super stiff initially, almost didn't buldge, but as it began to loosen it got easier to turn. After that I turned it a little bit...
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    Single string goes flat after a pull-up on a floating trem

    Edge Pro 7. It's an old guitar, and I've never really used it properly for trem stuff, so I'm not sure about its particular shenanigans. For some reason, after a pull-up, the D string goes flat. Doing a dive brings it back to tuning... sometimes. So something's wonky with whatever's related to...
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    NGD: Red Bishop Magik-Arm, quality trem arm + holder replacement for different trems

    https://redbishop.jp/EN_MAGIK-ARM_series.html Long story short, I never really gelled with the Edge Pro trem on my 1527, so I just mostly forgot about it. Recently I've been thinking of getting a 6 with a floating trem, and so I decided to tinker with the Edge Pro. Turns out, the arm was...
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    Comfy wide strap suggestions?

    I got a Mono strap a while ago, they're well regarded, but in my opinion it's a complete disaster. It's shoddily made, the strap doesn't shorten nearly enough (I got the short version too), it has uncovered metal parts (who the hell thought that would be a good idea?), and by far the worst, it's...
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    Temporary Elixir alternatives

    So I'm not sure what to do. I need certain Elixir gauges and sets that nobody seems to have, and I've used Elixirs for probably close to a decade now. I put a 12-54 set of D'Addario XLs literally a week ago, and that's it, the plain strings are already covered with this black rough gunk that...
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    Tonepros tailpiece inserts routing issue

    This is ultra bizarre, I'm not even sure what to say. Just discovered this, no idea what to do really Basically, the route for the inserts is too deep, by about 3mm I reckon. I pushed the inserts in (they're very easy to push), and this is the result. The problem seems relatively harmless...
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    10-52 for D standard

    So it works amazingly well, I feel like a dumbass for not trying it sooner. I've been playing a 7 with 10-46 for years, and not too long ago got a 6 for D standard. I've been putting 11-49 on it and something always felt off for some reason - tension, feel, and tone wise. The 3rd string...
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    Scratched gloss finish + glue residue

    So I gave my guitar to a tech for a leveling and a fret glue job. The frets seem level and the buzz issues are gone, but he made a real mess in the process. The chief issue is that he seems to have scratched (or at least it looks like it was scratched with a scouring pad) part of the neck near...
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    Sanity check for tones

    https://soundcloud.com/nckgr2718/tone-test-03-20/s-km8nadJU4XM Please excuse the shitty playing. I cooked up a couple of tones, just wanted a quick check to make sure they're okay-ish at least. Listening to some of my older tones makes think "wtf was I thinking", yet it sounded okay for me...
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    Reactive load + IR vs. modeling

    It's just another one of those "what the hell should I get" post, not at all trying to start a holy war here. I've been screwing around (more than usual, in any case) with plugins lately and I think I've finally came to the conclusion that I'm really tired of dicking around and never getting a...
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    Spring tension and trem angle

    Well, it's been two weeks since I got my 1527 (Edge Pro model) and I still can't set the trem properly, this damn contraption will be the end of me. I wanted to ask if it's alright to have uneven spring tension (currently it's set up so that higher strings get more tension, while lower get less)...
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    Edge Pro 7 action adjustment (knife safety)

    At first I took out the tremolo altogether in order to avoid any and all possible damage to the knives, but it turned out that the studs are pretty wiggly and extremely easy to turn, making precise adjustments extremely hard. Then I put everything back together and decided to dive the tremolo...
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    1527 pickups

    The stock ones are kinda muddy, especially in the low range. I'm looking for something that's gonna sound extremely clear, somewhat neutral (no extra highs or lows) and it should require little effort to get harmonics. Any recommendations? For now I'm planning to get just the bridge pickup. I've...
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    Looking to buy seven string, a bit confused as to which one to get

    So, unfortunately I can't really try the guitar out, I have to buy blind, which kinda sucks, but oh well. Max. price is around $1000. I also can't order online, so Carvin and second hand goodness on ebay are out of reach for me. Again, kinda sucks. Ideally, I want a 25,5" maple neck with maple...


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