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D'Addario Strings

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59n vs Jazzn vs PGn in basswood.

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Pickup wiring help!!!

Last week I tried making where my bridge pickup didn't have a tone pot. All I did was clip all the wires attached to that

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Really want a fretless with a metal fingerboard.

This is so cool.

"noiseless" single coil vs strat size humbucker vs full humbucker for neck position??

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Blackouts Vs. passive with boost

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Strat Trem Block Upgrade

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Tell me about the JB.

I've never used one. I'd like to drop one in an epi lp junior that I have. The guitar is real mahogany and plays amazingly.

I've realized:

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