NGD: Lady Hurb bought me a guitar for Christmas

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Unfortunately the 14 was too short so I had to improvise

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Hurb wrote: Sun Jan 22, 2023 7:57 pmUnfortunately the 14 was too short so I had to improvise
Nice work, MacGyver :D

There don't seem to be any easily available strings that are light enough/long enough for that top A/B.
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Hurb wrote: Sun Jan 22, 2023 7:43 pm...turned it into a Baritone tuned A.
This is what I did too! Way better, I reckon.

(do you wax pot everything now? Do your family live in fear that you'll decide they're microphonic next?)
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Maybe I am the problem? Maybe I am microphonic?
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I got a little potted last night but I’ve never been waxed

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Wait... don't you have one of these already? This videos 2 years oooold

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Doog wrote: Sun Jan 22, 2023 11:10 pmThis videos 2 years oooold
So’s this thrad?
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Hurb wrote: Sun Jan 22, 2023 9:13 pm Maybe I am the problem? Maybe I am microphonic?
are you asking us for feedback?
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Hurb wrote: Sun Jan 22, 2023 9:13 pm Maybe I am the problem? Maybe I am microphonic?
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BearBoy wrote: Sun Jan 22, 2023 11:55 pm
Doog wrote: Sun Jan 22, 2023 11:10 pmThis videos 2 years oooold
So’s this thrad?
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Doog wrote: Mon Jan 23, 2023 8:27 am
BearBoy wrote: Sun Jan 22, 2023 11:55 pm
Doog wrote: Sun Jan 22, 2023 11:10 pmThis videos 2 years oooold
So’s this thrad?

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Ohmygawd, what a dumbass. I guess the coffee hadn't reached by eyes by that point in the morning
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Doog wrote: Mon Jan 23, 2023 12:28 pm Ohmygawd, what a dumbass. I guess the coffee hadn't reached by eyes by that point in the morning
I have broken Doog! :lol:
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Hurb wrote: Mon Jan 23, 2023 2:38 pm
Doog wrote: Mon Jan 23, 2023 12:28 pm Ohmygawd, what a dumbass. I guess the coffee hadn't reached by eyes by that point in the morning
I have broken Doog! :lol:
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Hurb wrote: Sun Jan 22, 2023 7:43 pm Bass vi update.

Have installed a Avantguard tort pickguard and turned it into a Baritone tuned A.

Also had a go wax potting the bridge pickup ( all of the pickups are microphonic) but haven't had a chance to see if it worked

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How did you go about waxpotting them? Did you use real wax or paraphine? What was your process? Did you put a pan inside a pan with boiling water to melt wax/paraphine?

I have an old Melody Maker pickup I snatched on ebay more than a decade ago for close to nothing. It's microphonic and I was thinking about waxpotting it. Chances are I will destroy it in the process, so I have lots of doubts.

The irony is that basically every shitty noname Chinese pickup comes waxpotted these days
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Pretty much as you said. I just melted some candles I had at home.
On the bass vi it worked and has stopped the squeal. Tried on another guitar and it made it better but not perfect. If it helps though I haven't killed a pickup yet!
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Some folks use straight paraffin wax some a mix of paraffin and bee’s wax.

It’s best to suspend the pickup in the wax until bubbles stop coming out.

I’ve never potted a pickup but I’ve watched a ton of videos and bought a 2nd hand mini-crock pot for the future.
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plopswagon wrote: Wed Jan 25, 2023 2:47 pm Some folks use straight paraffin wax some a mix of paraffin and bee’s wax.

It’s best to suspend the pickup in the wax until bubbles stop coming out.

I’ve never potted a pickup but I’ve watched a ton of videos and bought a 2nd hand mini-crock pot for the future.
My brain read that as mini crack pot
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Ideal for crack for one, but a bit tiresome if you're entertaining.
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