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Offline Phil

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« on: January 28, 2006, 01:14:28 AM »
How do you do it....I tried loosening all strings..that plastic saddle thing came of....now what? HELP :cry:


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« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2006, 02:17:42 AM »
Ano ba gusto mong gawin? Itaas ang action o ibaba?
To raise action cut a small strip of cardboard o yung mga spam credit cards na pinapadala sa yo. Cut it the same witdh and length as the bridge slot. Ipasok mo yun then put your bridge back in. That will act as a shim.
To lower the action: On a flat surface maglatag ka ng fine grit na sand paper tapos slide the bottom part of the bridge until you sanded down the amount of material you want to be taken off. Better have a spare bridge if you'll do this. :D

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« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2006, 02:27:10 AM »
Also... pag nakuha mo na ang tamang height ng nut use Elmer's Glue to keep the nut in place. Make sure to clean the excess glue off.

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« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2006, 03:52:39 AM »
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Ano ba gusto mong gawin? Itaas ang action o ibaba?
To raise action cut a small strip of cardboard o yung mga spam credit cards na pinapadala sa yo. Cut it the same witdh and length as the bridge slot. Ipasok mo yun then put your bridge back in. That will act as a shim.
To lower the action: On a flat surface maglatag ka ng fine grit na sand paper tapos slide the bottom part of the bridge until you sanded down the amount of material you want to be taken off. Better have a spare bridge if you'll do this. :D
nag bubuzz yung d and g string ko (uy that didn't come out right) ...I'll take pictures para you guys can really teach me.
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« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2006, 03:53:03 AM »
Quote from: stratman1
Also... pag nakuha mo na ang tamang height ng nut use Elmer's Glue to keep the nut in place. Make sure to clean the excess glue off.
nut? anong nut.
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« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2006, 04:08:49 AM »
Nut? Kailangan pa bang galawin yung nut? medyo malaking gawain yun ah. I-compensate na lang ng truss rod adjustment.
Phil, yung nut yung may groove na parte na nasa malapit sa headstock ng gitara. Yung parang ivory. Pue mo nang hindi galawin yun, yung saddle na lang. Lagay ka lang ng shim.

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« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2006, 05:48:56 AM »
I don't know if you'll like my suggestion but for acoustic guitars I use .10 electric strings para hindi masyadong tumaas yung action.

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« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2006, 05:53:21 AM »
Sorry, po. na mis read ko ang tanong nyo. Go with Bart's suggestion. My bad. carry on class :lol:

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« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2006, 06:04:12 AM »
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I don't know if you'll like my suggestion but for acoustic guitars I use .10 electric strings para hindi masyadong tumaas yung action.
ang nipis naman....I'm using 13s right now and even still feel it's a little bit thin sounding pa rin.
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« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2006, 07:53:02 AM »
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I don't know if you'll like my suggestion but for acoustic guitars I use .10 electric strings para hindi masyadong tumaas yung action.
ang nipis naman....I'm using 13s right now and even still feel it's a little bit thin sounding pa rin.


Go for 24s. That should take care of your manipis problem, haha!!!
I'm the same, I use 13s sa acoustic ko. Wala namang bending, eh, so no problem. Tsaka mas full ang tunog. Anong kustik mo?

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« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2006, 08:03:13 AM »
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I don't know if you'll like my suggestion but for acoustic guitars I use .10 electric strings para hindi masyadong tumaas yung action.
ang nipis naman....I'm using 13s right now and even still feel it's a little bit thin sounding pa rin.


Go for 24s. That should take care of your manipis problem, haha!!!
I'm the same, I use 13s sa acoustic ko. Wala namang bending, eh, so no problem. Tsaka mas full ang tunog. Anong kustik mo?
cheapy cheapy lang na Washburn acoustic electric.
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« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2006, 08:23:40 AM »
That's cool. Washburn pa rin yon. Be loud, be proud! Hehe!

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« Reply #12 on: January 28, 2006, 03:10:35 PM »
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nut? anong nut.


me?

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« Reply #13 on: January 28, 2006, 03:57:46 PM »
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nut? anong nut.


me?


No... yong nasa pantalon ko, hahaha!!! Sorry po :oops:

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« Reply #14 on: January 28, 2006, 04:02:57 PM »
Ano na na uli Tagalog ng peanut?

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« Reply #15 on: January 28, 2006, 04:10:34 PM »
Gising ka pa rin?

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« Reply #16 on: January 28, 2006, 04:16:34 PM »
Oo. Kumukukot ng mane.

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« Reply #17 on: January 28, 2006, 04:22:41 PM »
Bart... Yahoo IM.

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« Reply #18 on: January 28, 2006, 04:29:51 PM »
teka, fire up ko muna yung isa kong computer. ayokong madungisan tong gaming rig ko ng yahoo [gooey brown stuff]. dun na lang sa laptop na luma yung YM. sandali lang at mabagal mag boot, de-uling kasi yung laptop. Nagpaparikit pa.

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« Reply #19 on: January 28, 2006, 04:32:54 PM »
Wow! yaman naman.

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« Reply #20 on: January 30, 2006, 04:36:17 PM »
I have a question. Kasi my guitar (avatar) has slightly higher action than what I'm used to.
I've heard that when I lower the action, the guitar's sustain suffers.
Is this true?  :?:

And does action have any other effect on guitar tone?

If my sustain suffers, then I might as well forget lowering my action.

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« Reply #21 on: January 30, 2006, 06:22:44 PM »
Yes It does...The lower the action the lesser the vibration the lesser the sustain....

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« Reply #22 on: January 30, 2006, 09:03:01 PM »
Ah...nevermind then.
Maybe it's just the stock strings that make my fingers hurt after a long period of playing. Magaspang pa..

I'll replace these strings soon. Any reccomendations for any warmer (more bass) strings for my acoustic? These are 10's

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« Reply #23 on: January 31, 2006, 02:11:14 AM »
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Ah...nevermind then.
Maybe it's just the stock strings that make my fingers hurt after a long period of playing. Magaspang pa..

I'll replace these strings soon. Any reccomendations for any warmer (more bass) strings for my acoustic? These are 10's
Use 13s...I use it in my Washburn
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« Reply #24 on: January 31, 2006, 04:20:01 PM »
13's? Di kaya magfret-buzz na guitar ko nyan?

And ano gamit mong strings?