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11/23/12 8:47 PM
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Thanks. I guess that makes sense.
11/23/12 8:53 PM
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MrFluffyHippo - If I play over 30 min I wipe my strings down afterwards. Get much longer use out of them. And yea the wah pedal makes the wheeping or wah sounds. Phone Post
Jeebus. Seriously? I'm super anal when I pick up the Tele but other than that I don't worry too much. Phone Post
11/23/12 9:13 PM
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Sweet guitar!
11/23/12 9:27 PM
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MrFluffyHippo - If I play over 30 min I wipe my strings down afterwards. Get much longer use out of them. And yea the wah pedal makes the wheeping or wah sounds. Phone Post
Jeebus. Seriously? I'm super anal when I pick up the Tele but other than that I don't worry too much. Phone Post
Not with a cleaner or anything, just a dry rag Phone Post
11/23/12 9:31 PM
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I set up and repair guitars for a living. I'd be happy to answer any questions regarding set up of your guitar.


how often should you change out your strings,  Lets say you play an hour a day.

It all depends, if you wash your hands before you play and wipe them down after, humidity, how hard to strike the strings.
You will know when they need to be changed, your fingers won't slide as easily , the sound will be different. Being newb you will probably be breaking high E strings for awhile so that would e a good time to change the rest.
Being that you have a tremolo bridge(the thing your strings attached to on the guitar body) don't remove all the strings at once, replace 1 at a time. Phone Post

what do you wipe them down with?

11/23/12 9:31 PM
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100kgkilla - Sweet guitar!

thanks man.

11/23/12 9:44 PM
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Just a cotton washcloth to remove any moisture . Phone Post
11/23/12 10:14 PM
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I read 5 pages of this thread and want to add for you to pay 30 bucks and get the guitar set up by a pro.

Ask around locally and get someone experienced

I would also reccomend to get a rectangle of wood and put it behind the bridge to deck the bridge. You will effectively make a hardtail but a beginner needs for a guitar to be in tune

Congrats on a great guitar. The deluxe models are the upper end of the MIM guitars. Find people to jam with ASAP

If you are in New Mexico I will hook you up with a free lesson.
11/23/12 10:18 PM
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MrFluffyHippo - If I play over 30 min I wipe my strings down afterwards. Get much longer use out of them. And yea the wah pedal makes the wheeping or wah sounds. Phone Post
Jeebus. Seriously? I'm super anal when I pick up the Tele but other than that I don't worry too much. Phone Post
Not with a cleaner or anything, just a dry rag Phone Post
So I should wipe down my strings before I play? Phone Post
11/23/12 10:27 PM
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I don't. I can't imagine how that would extend the life out of strings that aren't that expensive to begin with.

I just add some Honey and clean my fretboard every so often
11/24/12 12:54 AM
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I usually just wait until my fingers start to smell metalic and then I know the strings need to be changed.
11/24/12 1:12 AM
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The is mine...I've always loved the sound of the telecaster.

 

American Standard Tele. It's probably about 15 years old now.


11/24/12 1:26 AM
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Racer X -

I set up and repair guitars for a living. I'd be happy to answer any questions regarding set up of your guitar.

... PAUL GILBERT POSTS ON THE OG?! Phone Post
11/24/12 1:43 AM
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Johan Von Brügermëister - Throw out that line 6 peice of garbage and get a real amp with tubes and shit Phone Post
Don't do this. It won't help you at the moment.

You have everything you need and much much much more.

Trust in your equipment. It's fine. It's you that sucks :) Phone Post

So true. When I was learning to play in college, I got carried away and way overspent on my first guitar. I was terrible of course and thought "maybe a better guitar would help". Then I saw the guitar player for a really good local band play the shit out of a HONDO brand guitar (retail value, about $50) at a house party and it sounded fantastic.

11/24/12 10:23 AM
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Try not to get as frustrated as this fellow on your journey.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vms_6_TSQuc Phone Post
11/24/12 11:14 AM
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LMAO!!! That guy ^ is AWESOME!!
11/24/12 11:17 AM
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11/24/12 11:33 AM
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Extendo - Try not to get as frustrated as this fellow on your journey.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vms_6_TSQuc Phone Post
Haha had me rolling Phone Post
11/24/12 11:44 AM
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DonkeyKick215 - I read 5 pages of this thread and want to add for you to pay 30 bucks and get the guitar set up by a pro.

Ask around locally and get someone experienced

I would also reccomend to get a rectangle of wood and put it behind the bridge to deck the bridge. You will effectively make a hardtail but a beginner needs for a guitar to be in tune

Congrats on a great guitar. The deluxe models are the upper end of the MIM guitars. Find people to jam with ASAP

If you are in New Mexico I will hook you up with a free lesson.
I just had it set up yesterday. :) Phone Post
11/24/12 11:45 AM
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Extendo - Try not to get as frustrated as this fellow on your journey.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vms_6_TSQuc Phone Post
Great heading to the computer now Phone Post
11/24/12 11:48 AM
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Extendo -  Try not to get as frustrated as this fellow on your journey.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vms_6_TSQuc Phone Post

Holy fuck! Buahahahah!

11/24/12 11:54 AM
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holy fuck my cheecks hurt

11/24/12 12:28 PM
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How About this one:




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11/24/12 12:42 PM
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BenBJJ - How About this one:




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11/24/12 12:45 PM
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Wow so many guitarists on this board. This advice is almost like asking for fitness goals, dieting tips, or how to fuck women. Every one knows everything about everything! I wonder if any guitar players would step up if I posted up an OG guitar challenge?


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