"I don't know what the specifications are, but my Maritime-MJ had pretty high action from the factory. As I moved up the fretboard, the notes were a bit sharp because the strings were so high. It was also pretty hard on my…"
"A friend I work with took an old Guild to Mike Lull in Bellevue and was really happy with the outcome (neck reset, partial refret). My guitar teacher had a Godin electric refinished there and was happy with the work.
I had Dusty Strings…"
"My Maritime can easily lose both the nut and the bridge when all strings are removed. I remove all but the high E, dust & clean, then put on the low E & ear tune from the high E (helps get it in the right neighborhood for the electronic…"
"Probably has most to do with how snug your saddle is. On two of my S&Ps, the saddle is in pretty tight. I need pliers to pull it out. But on the third, it is quite loose. If there were a transducer under that one, I can see how it might shift…"
"This discussion hasn't been touched in awhile however... My recent Seagull purchase came with a small pamphlet that states that all the strings should not be removed at the same time due to the neck tension topic. I like changing my strings…"
"Having a few lessons early on really helped me get started. Even if you only take 3-4 lessons and go back to practicing on your own, it's probably worthwhile to have someone give you a few pointers on technique to make sure you don't…"
"Yes - I used both. I used the stepped drill bit until I got to the 1/2" diameter section. Then I used the 1/2" reamer to get the entire hole to 1/2" diameter. The stepped drill didn't have a long enough…"
"I recently posted my install experience with another pickup that required the 1/2 inch hole. It was paradoxically very easy and very stressful.
I bought a brand new stepped drill bit and a 1/2" tapered reamer from Harbor Freight. …"
"You're on the right track. #1 criteria should be to buy a guitar that feels good to play. I bought the mini-jumbo size for the same reason. After two years of playing my Maritime-MJ, I can't imagine doing without…"
"Thanks for the advice. If I would still need a DI box, the GE7 wouldn't accomplish what I was hoping. Also - 'noisy' is going to bug me in the long run - so it sounds like I might want to drop the idea of the…"
"The Fender Twin Reverb seems to work pretty well. I turn the gain all the way down, put bass and treble around the middle (5), and turn the volume knob up relatively high (8/9).
I think many of the amp models sound good as long as you…"
"Good job on the installation!! The Boss GE7 may be OK, but I think in the long run you'll be better off going with a preamp designed for use with an acoustic guitar, especially one that works as a DI with an XLR output. Another…"
"My hat is off to you for your courage! I love the "measure 5 times drill once" stratagy! Not sure I'm ready yet. I had a Fishman Matrix active pick-up installed in my Taylor 12 string, but I paid a tech $60 buck to…"