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SD Welcomes Adam Gotch (Forum user Sosomething)

We'd like to welcome Adam Gotch, best known as long-time forum user sosomething to our customer service team. Adam brings a great wealth of practical

Picks, Picks & More Picks!

Hi folks, I know as with many things picks are highly personal preference for many reasons. I am about to buy a few different types and

Duo Sonic: what pups would you use?

What pickups would you slap in a beautiful guitar like this and what would you use it for? So many great options the way I

NGD: Squier California Series Stratocaster! Named this one Alvin.

As you can see I am a big fan of Alvin and The Chipmunks.. So my blue guitar is named Simon, and the red one

Pickup Recommendations for a Strat

Hey Guys and Gals, Not particularly clued up on pickup combinations, so looking for a bit of advice. I work in the industry so my playing

NGD: Fender factory special run Stratocaster

I've had the soldering iron fired up for a while here to get this stuff done and present it here. nice fat tremolo block: All stock Fender

Floyd Rose fans a bit of advice needed here

I just got a B. C. Rich with the Floyd Rose Special on it. I don't get to touch it until Christmas. This is my

Magnet Swap - Ceramic Magnet In Screamin Demon

I love the Screamin Demon but want it to be hotter/more powerful to be in a set with a Dimebucker. Has anyone installed a ceramic magnet

any comment on this one

so many people ask me to build a hotrod stylish guitar so i came up with this :) the steel mesh is 1 cm inside the body

Bob Sperzel (Spercel) Passes

From the family: It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of our cherished Dad, Robert J. Spercel on December 14th, 2014. Bob is

Neck Relief : Difference between Low B and high E : nominal limits

Hello, I noticed something related to relief with my UV70p, I get smaller values in high E than low B (1st and 7th strings). E.g. When

Off the wall Tele question

Hi, If fitting or space was not an issue, and I hear how great a good Tele pickup sounds, not to mention read about how cool

Pickups suggestions for 57 re-issue strat

I have a 57 reissue USA strat from about 2006, and it has the original 57/62 set in it. Everything is stock except the

Fretboard Oil that does not darken rosewood?

I have a mineral oi/ / lemon oil combination product that darkens the wood. Anyone know of a protectant that lets the wood

Best way to buff out surface scratches? Car Wax?

Hey all, I have no idea about this sort of stuff (for cars either), but how would one go about removing the surface scratches from a

left hand strat neck

Hello, I asked this on a thread but got no response, so If I go from .009 to ,095-D'Adarrio, I feel the extra tension and it

Squire Affinity Strat.

I just bought a Squire Affinity Strat. I was wondering since it came out of the box should I take it in and have it

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Sunbursts, care to show them off?

I have to admit that I am a sucker for the many flavours of sunburst. Here are mine: The Tele Custom has Dimarzios...I think

Output Level - How Do You Get Your Crunch?

I remember some years back, talking with Dimebag about tone and he started asking me about Slash and his pickups. I told Dime I'd be

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