G3 Saga

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Re: G3 Saga

Postby shadowcastaz » Tue Jan 15, 2008 8:24 am

Yeah that is a noble act. But think of all the projects they are gonna snag n drag to land of sno and ice [smilie=smilie_kopf.gif] .I say that as I scrape more red gooo off my latest headache (oops, project). ...you know ,it way be in the water up there because I was born in Rochester.ive been curious about that TR kit from Stewmac. I cant wait to hear how it works .M
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Re: G3 Saga

Postby godofthunder » Tue Jan 15, 2008 10:47 am

came home on lunch to see if the truss rod kit showed. yes it did and 20 min later I have a fully functional G3! this tool is the bomb. gotta run Bill call me if you can. Scott
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Re: G3 Saga

Postby harleyyy » Tue Jan 15, 2008 10:50 am

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Re: G3 Saga

Postby steveonbass » Tue Jan 15, 2008 11:07 am

Great news! Thanks for the update.
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Re: G3 Saga

Postby godofthunder » Tue Jan 15, 2008 6:04 pm

This tool is worth every penny ! http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Tools/Speci ... e_Kit.html A 8th grade shop student with ADD could do this, it took all of 20 min. I can't say enough about how easy to use and well made it is. In some of my conversations about G3 necks some felt that the G series basses truss rods were easy to snap. With that in mind I did not tighten up the truss rod as much as I might normally. There is a bit more relief in the neck than I usually have but most of my necks are almost flat with just a hint of relief. Bottom line the bass plays great and you would never know the truss rod was busted unless you looked. This really is a great solution, very noninvasive, quick and compared with the traditional method of pulling the fretboard very economical. Happy,happy,happy [smilie=music-smiley-005.gif]
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Re: G3 Saga

Postby godofthunder » Tue Jan 15, 2008 6:23 pm

Oh yeah about the bass ! [smilie=smilie_kopf.gif] I really love the sound ! I strung her up with a brand new set of Roto Sound 66LDs Man the bass just sings nice zippy tone and what really struck me was the open E string very tight and focused. The bass makes me think of a souped up Jazz bass or maybe put a better way how a Jazz should sound :) The bass has balls and lots of mids thats for sure !
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Re: G3 Saga

Postby drbassman » Tue Jan 15, 2008 8:21 pm

I knew you'd get her done! I'm not surprised the kit worked. It's really quite simple. I'm glad the bass sounds good too. Very cool!
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Re: G3 Saga

Postby Nocturnal » Tue Jan 15, 2008 9:22 pm

Glad to hear that this has a happy ending!!! [smilie=music-smiley-005.gif]
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Re: G3 Saga

Postby drbassman » Wed Jan 16, 2008 9:01 am

godofthunder wrote:came home on lunch to see if the truss rod kit showed. yes it did and 20 min later I have a fully functional G3! this tool is the bomb. gotta run Bill call me if you can. Scott


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Re: G3 Saga

Postby swood » Fri Feb 08, 2008 1:01 pm

Man, I wish I knew about the Stew-Mac rescue kit a little before your nightmare. I snapped the truss rod nut right off my G-3's truss rod in early December. I found a fantastic repair guy in NYC( Norio Imai) who used the Stew-Mac kit to repair the damage. He did a beautiful job, but the price tag for the repair was almost equal to the value of a beat-up G-3! Here's the scary part, at least to me: I've been tweaking truss rods since G-3's were new and I have never snapped one. This onesnapped without any warning. It was turning freely and easily, and then it just snapped. Maybe there really is something to the idea that the truss rods were badly built or badly designed. I know this: the next time I bust one I'm calling you!
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