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Sunday, March 19, 2017

My first blog post

Current mood: embarrassed

So apparently to get anywhere on Ultimate Guitar, one must post to a blog frequently. Well, ain't nobody got time fo' dat! But I'm a try anyway.

Now that the terrible slang grammar is out of the way, I changed the strings on my RGA8 last week. As you may have noticed in the pictures, when I brought it home, the first thing I did was unlock the nut to tune it. Mistake. The high E broke the very instant the nut loosened. For some reason I didn't have a 9 lying around, or was simply in too much of a brain fog to realize I had a bevy of spare 10's and decided, "no matter, I'm only probably going to use the last 3-4 strings anyways", and played my new eight-string with only seven strings. So, finding a deal on a pack of Dunlop 8-string 10's, I leapt for joy at finally being able to play a "proper" eight string. But alas, while on my last stint of string stretching, the saddle for the D string decided it was too loose, and flung itself forward, thus destroying the intonation and tuning of said string. However, I don't have the correct size Allen wrench in my guitar tool kit. I have the truss rod size (7mm?), a Phillips head screw driver for just about everything else, the tiny little (2 or 3mm?) Allen for adjusting string height on standard bridges, and the locking nut (5 or 6mm?) size. But the locking saddle is larger than a standard bridge and smaller than the locking nut. I can't seem to remember where I put my comprehensive set of Allen wrenches, so, for now, I am again stuck with a 7-string 8-string guitar. *facepalm*

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