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Jocko

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  • That segue sounds similar to the problem I am having. I am learning Desperado and The Girl From Yesterday (easy number) at the same time. However, they are both in G, but the easy chord runs are partially in the opposite order. I keep slipping from …
  • Working on "Desperado" at the moment. Got it pretty well sussed, G9 and Cm6 included. Where I do slip up is the odd Em7 instead of Em or the one D/F# that appears in one Bridge section and not the other. Neither is noticeable to the casual listener,…
  • Did the mechanical assembly of the new electrics onto a spare Strat pick guard. I will build it, wire it and test it, then swap it all over onto the proper, bespoke pick guard. That way I avoid doing any damage to that guard or the guitar body. I'll…
  • Yes, it was a wonderful guitar. Just too big for my fat belly! My nephew has it now.
  • can't have people throwing guitars into skips, when what they need is just a bit of tlc from someone with your skills. As I said to Lester, there was nothing wrong with it when it was thrown into the skip. It is only the last couple of weeks that th…
  • This is the info Gordon-Smith Guitars (the originals) gave me when I enquired about it. Serial No. 01668 is a Gypsy 2 in Wine, built Mar 1985. Records that old are a bit sketchy, but looks like it was probably made from Brazilian Mahogany with a Ro…
  • Pulled out my Stratru-caster today. Thought I'd play it for a week or so before modding it and putting it away for my grandson, but it sounds so p*sh after the cheap Strat clone I stuck it back in the case. I'll start building the new electrics in t…
  • Well, after playing the Gypsy 2 for three weeks I have changed my opinion of it somewhat. Once I began getting used to the neck I started to like it. It is still not my favourite guitar but I do love the coil tapping in the two pickups. Being able t…
  • Hope the rehearsal went great and that you fitted in. Best of luck for Saturday.
  • Fitted the Super Bullets and set it up. I had to add a bit of relief back into the neck as the guitar appears to have been set up professionally at some time in its past. The nut is beautifully cut with minimum headroom at the first fret. My straigh…
  • Great work on making it playable. They have had the guitar for a couple of years. First Brian then he passed it on to Corey when his "Vee" was in dock. It has been a very playable guitar until the block fractured. If I can get it back to how it was…
  • Before removing the strings I checked the neck relief. I tightened it slightly. I like very little relief and anyone who gets a guitar I have set up gets that by default! Nut was loose so I spotted it in with a drop of PVA adhesive. Built and fitted…
  • Just got another project to do. Corey was given an Elevation ST his grandad found in a skip. You can buy them from Argos, currently at £69.99, but this is the older style with the maple fingerboard. And going by the dirt on the higher frets it has b…
  • I watched his meeting with Trump. Unusual to see so much sh*te in one place, outwith a sewage plant.
    in Kanye West Comment by Jocko October 12
  • Brilliant. One of my favourite pieces. I must be one of the few with a well worn album of Scott Joplin rags!
  • Did you go for the cream/ivory coloured nut on the Aria Jocko? or the black one? As I said in my original post, I went for the Ivory. I looks great.
  • I read that, but I have all the bits, including a 5 way switch.
  • Well I have all the bits for the Strat, and I am still unsure what wiring configuration to go for. I am starting to swing towards the Blender option, If I do, I will fit knobs with no notation on them. Like these
  • My two are the same. One's as bad as the other.
    in Shine SIL510 Comment by Jocko October 7
  • This afternoon I replaced the nut on the Aria. I slackened off the strings, took a blade round the edge of the nut (in case there was any lacquer on it), a quick tap along the length of the fretboard and the nut was off (bound neck). I then placed t…
  • I am still waiting on the pups. It is not started yet so I haven't made a final decision on what circuit to go with. Nothing is agreed until everything is agreed.
  • Decided to stick with the standard configuration. I fancy the blend pot, but since it is a gift for someone else I think I had better go the norm. Had to strip the pups on my Gordon-Smith today, after one of the adjusting screws dropped out. Luckily…
  • Good to know. Does anyone want to buy my Unicorn Bone glue, since I won't need it?
  • Confirm please. 250Ω or 250KΩ?
  • I am finding that the more I learn new stuff, the easier it gets to retain it. Now I am playing 2 or 3 hours a day I need to learn a new piece every week, just to keep me going.
  • I rather fancy the first option. What value have you used for the Blender pot and have you used a Linear or an Audio taper? My Sienna Burst Strat has tone control on the Bridge pick up. There is an indent on the tone control, which takes it complete…
  • Don’t believe the voodoo about using unicorn bone glue I paid good money for my Unicorn Bone glue.
  • Almost gave up on the Gypsy 2 this morning. It was digging into my leg something rotten. If it wasn't the strap lock it was the jack plug or the curve of the body. Eventually I hoiked the strap up a good bit, which cured the immediate problem, but i…
  • Been playing for about an hour this morning, and I am definitely getting a bit more comfortable with it. Biggest issue is the length of the neck (not actual, just perceived). The neck meets the body about the 21st fret and it gives the impression yo…