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Zareon-chan
post Nov 21 2011, 03:23 PM

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QUOTE(aneyekay1 @ Nov 21 2011, 02:15 PM)
wheres the bridge height adjustment tutorial?
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yes, need this one... truly important especially for the floating bridge guitar..
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post Nov 24 2011, 09:04 AM

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love this thread, very informative indeed.. .

keep it up bro...
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post Nov 24 2011, 12:58 PM

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Thanks for sharing John!!
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post Nov 25 2011, 07:19 AM

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QUOTE(johnlauguitars @ Nov 13 2011, 06:52 PM)

Added on November 13, 2011, 6:54 pm
Check out my FB page for this !

Lubricating & Oiling of tuning machine

its here .

hope it helps .


Added on November 13, 2011, 7:01 pmAnyone wanna learn this?
Make A head out of any amp !!
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i wanna learn DIY A HEAD OUT OF A AMP..hahahaa..if u r teaching,i dun mind getting a 2nd microcube to test
TSjohnlauguitars
post Nov 29 2011, 12:00 PM

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Apologies for the uber long reply , the bridge adjustment will be split into
4 installments :
1- Acoustic Bridge
2- "gibson" Tune-no-matic bridge
3- Strat Style tremolo
4- Floyd -rose ( Floating) style

Note that there are many more "names" for bridges out there , but generally these are the few that are different . If your guitar bridges are not listed above , chances are they are a variation from the 4 types of bridges , same concepts are used . Just email me for questions , i'll start posting up some tutorials by tonight ! Thanks for waiting !
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post Nov 29 2011, 02:33 PM

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Really nice. smile.gif It's great to see techs sharing their knowledge. I've always been terrified of neck adjustments.
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post Nov 29 2011, 04:11 PM

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QUOTE(currynoodles @ Nov 29 2011, 02:33 PM)
Really nice. smile.gif It's great to see techs sharing their knowledge. I've always been terrified of neck adjustments.
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Wow !! Cool Poster collection !! PM me your contact?? Wanna buy a few for the shop !
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post Dec 2 2011, 09:44 PM

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First INSTALLMENT for bridge height Adjustment - ACOUSTIC GUITAR!!



Today's "victim" is a nice Taylor 615 series !
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Reason I choose this was because its the most common one , and its really the simplest !

All you need is

220 Grit Sand Paper , Small steel ruler , and something square


220 grit sand paper , and also something Squarish corner .


SO let start !
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First things first , this tutorial is made to LOWER the string action . So , to know if your action is "high " or "low" , here's a guide

measurement is made at the 14th fret:

String Height From 14th fret - Height

Bass Side ( EAD ) strings - 2.5 mm , Treble Side (Gbe) 2 mm

ANything more then this. is HIGH .

So we're gonna lower it !

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First step . Remove the stirngs . Then take the bridge out slowly .
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Tape a 220 grit sand paper to a flat surface . In my case , my dinning table !

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Take something square , and do this . This is to ensure the nut is always 90 degrees .

Keep going , reduce 1mm at a time , and install back , and try again. GENERALLY , every 1mm u reduce , the 14th fret reduces .5mm . So if you need to reduce 2mm on the 14th fret , meaning you probably need to reduce 4 mm on the bridge . THIS IS ONLY A GENERAL RULE . Best results , do 1mm at a time . test , and do again .


SOme cautions to take , specially you are using piezo pickups . If you insert back the bridge , and then realised that some strings are LOUDER or softer then the other .. this is normally the case of UN-even Saddle . Take a straight ruler , and put it on the bed (or bottom) of your saddle . It should be PERFECTLY flat..
but if its not !

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It will let some light pass thru . Make sure its always FLAT! Do flatten it , make sure your surface you stick the sand paper to is EVEN and flat !!!
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post Dec 2 2011, 10:10 PM

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continue 2/2



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This is what it looks like for a perfect flat one ! No light going thru .

Next step , Fit in the saddles , and string up , tune up .

Here's a Before After -

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Before ! WOw... thats high..

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Thats more like it !

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Nice low Taylor Action DIY style . Hope you guys enjoy it !

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Any questions , email me at john@munkeemusic.com , you know i'll love to help!

Best !
J

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post Dec 2 2011, 10:44 PM

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When I see the Taylor, I forgot about the purpose of the post already. biggrin.gif
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post Dec 3 2011, 01:38 AM

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Subscribed.

Can't wait for the stratocaster tremolo style tutorial.
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post Dec 3 2011, 03:36 AM

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QUOTE(wgn_white @ Dec 3 2011, 01:38 AM)
Subscribed.

Can't wait for the stratocaster tremolo style tutorial.
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Up next is the Les Paul - Tune -matic . After that is the strat style . biggrin.gif
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post Dec 10 2011, 04:24 PM

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TUNE-o-MATIC style bridge adjustment

2nd installment of my bridge adjustment tutorial !
Our victim for today - A limited edition Les Paul ROBOT
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I'm demostrating this on this guitar because , Its actually the MOST sophiscated guitar now in the market . Check out Youtube- Robot guitar ! Reason being is to prove , that even the most ADVANCE guitars , the setup is still pretty much the same and simple .
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The tutorial are step by step here on my facebook . I lazy transfer and re-type 2 rounds . Just click on the red "DIY tutorial" text below this..

DIY tutorial - Tune-matic bridge
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Hope you guys like it ! Next installment will the the strat style .
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Its easy , anyone can do it !

if you need more info , mail me @ john@munkeemusic.com . I'm happy to share!
It'll be nice if you can "like" my post too !


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here's what we're offering
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This is is CON-POM Rugi business!!! But hey ! Its the season of sharing eh !

Best

J

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post Dec 27 2011, 11:32 PM

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really helpful tered bro..nice rclxms.gif
update the bridge adjustment tutorial for floyd rose cepat2 bro.huhu
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post Dec 30 2011, 11:04 AM

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I'm gonna cover a PRS Wrap-around type also... But need to find time...
LYN's attachment's system not too friendly for high-res ...
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post Dec 30 2011, 11:31 AM

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wow cant believe i overlook this. Good stuff!

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post Dec 30 2011, 12:47 PM

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nice guide bro. thumbup.gif
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post Jan 8 2012, 06:09 PM

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You're a legend man.....nice guide!!!
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post Jan 9 2012, 12:02 AM

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nice thread, should be pinned. anyway, cant wait for the tremolo bridge height adjustment
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post Jan 14 2012, 10:22 PM

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