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  1. I've had this happen around volume controls. I think its a combination of water and pressure while wet sanding and buffing. I've fixed this with lacquer thinner on the cracks, applied a few times, let re-cure for a week then re-spray another coat and fill in the areas where the cracks were.
  2. I'm fixing an older acoustic guitar that need the headstock to be redone. Its an older "Morris" brand guitar and I'd like to have a similar looking logo after the repair, which includes a new headstock overlay. Does anyone know where I could get a one-off decal that would match the original? It looks like this: https://www.aprilwine.ca/blog/i-collect-morris-guitars/
  3. I accidentally used a waxed shellac and when I realized my mistake, I lightly sanded it and I added 2 coats of dewaxed shellac over it, then sprayed the lacquer over it, I just hope the lacquer doesn't peel off because it would be a lot of wasted time, effort and money. So far, on the headstocks, its seems pretty solid but I'm not sure about the bodies with more lacquer layers. Maybe the adherence isn't great because its still fresh? It seems like the dewaxed shellac coats should be sufficient for proper adhesion, but I'm not so sure anymore.
  4. Yeah, I like to use shellac to give the wood a nice hue and it also acts as a sealer and partial grain filler. This is the first time I mix my own shellac. I used a 2lb cut and sprayed it on. I just wasn't sure anymore whether lacquer would work over it with no sanding. I haven't sprayed lacquer in a while.
  5. Do you guys sand a dewaxed shellac base coat when topcoating with Lacquer?
  6. I'm not sure I understand your post. You want listeners to listen to identical guitars and ID the woods? That's not what this thread is about.
  7. Actually, the answer is no. I have two neck blanks here and the tap tone tone on them is very different. The wood is from the same tree, same board.
  8. High gain is all about the amp, speakers and pickups. The more distortion you pile on, less and less the guitar's acoustics come in to play. You could play a piece of cardboard and it would sound the same. Play some clean and crunchy tones and the guitar's tone should come out.
  9. On my computer, everything is bunched up and there's a 2" brown stripe on the right of unused space... and yes, the scrolling is very choppy.
  10. Would there be a way to make things a little larger? seems like everything got more squished together, making it harder to read.
  11. That's a simplistic view. Do speakers make a huge difference in tone in an amp? For example, try out a V30, G12T75, G12M greenback, G12M blackback, or G12-65. The amp is the same but the final tone will be vastly different. Can EQ tweaks make the amp sound the same across all speakers? No, because they all have an inherent character that can't necessarily be dialed out. Another experiment. Try an amp loaded with Tung Sol preamp tubes and then, swap 'em out for Shuguangs or JJs. The same applies to electrics. Certain basic characteristics can't be dialed out of the basic tone of
  12. I don't buy the 90% is in the pickups, unless you install high output pickups, like the EMG, in which case, a plywood body vs honduran mahogany wouldn't really make a difference. Your assumption is that everything contributes to the final tone in fixed amounts i.e. pickups are 40%, body is 20%, neck is 10%, frets are 10%, bridge is 20% etc. It doesn't work like that. Take the same guitar and install nickel roundwounds and nickel flatwounds and tell me the difference isn't noticeable enough to make a BIG difference. Then, there's the steel strings, coated string, large core strings, the DR
  13. Another point (or two). Make sure you have a smooth surface to apply the paint on. On one of those pictures, I can see some defects under the paint. Fix that, then paint. The other thing is that as you go higher in grit as you're sanding/levelling the finish, apply gentle pressure and let the paper do the work.
  14. Perhaps, but if you're going to stock up on nuts, might as well get the Tusq XL or Black Tusq XL. There's really no point in getting the regular Tusq.
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