ShortScale Forum Index www.shortscale.org
Head 'n Neck Above
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 
UploaderUploader   ShortScale WikiBuilder

70s Japanese Columbus
Goto page Previous  1, 2
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    ShortScale Forum Index -> All Other Guitars
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
lorez
.
.


Joined: 16 Dec 2009
Posts: 8745
Location: Hopelessly Wayward

PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 11:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fran wrote:
Good score.
I had a Columbus Les Paul early on in the 90's, it was a nice guitar.


guitarist in one of my first bands had one as well if memory serves me well. I had a Hondo Ricki Bass copy as well. I try to forget that band though as we made Northside sound decent.

Nice score on the guitar though Thomas Smile
_________________
benecol wrote:
Ah, the heady days of trying to get beefytoanz out of my Marlin strat by adjusting the pickups right up to the strings.

dots wrote:
This forum's format is my vinyl.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Thomas
.
.


Joined: 09 Oct 2008
Posts: 3196
Location: Glasgow, UK

PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dave wrote:
I know this is going to sound a bit stupid, Probably just saying what you've already disqualified BUT...... but are you sure about the saddles? have you tried moving them to the opposite side and start setting the intonation? I don't pretend to understand how but back in more N00b days I one found I was bottoming out some saddles and had started from too far back or something........ moved them all the other way and ended up in the usual places for intonation. Yeah I know it doesn't make logical sense.... but that's what happened. I'm sure you've checked everything though, so just saying just in case!

Also: Have you measured with a ruler from the 12th fret? That should be a good objective way of telling if the bridge really is too far forward?


Yeah Dave I tried that already. It's only a smidge out just now. I think the bridge placement is off by just a few mm.

I need to find my tape measure to check the distance from the 12th fret. Because Gibson bridges are mounted at a slant I need to find out the exact distance. Do you measure to the middle of the bridge..?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Thomas
.
.


Joined: 09 Oct 2008
Posts: 3196
Location: Glasgow, UK

PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 11:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Drilled holes. Moved bridge. Now intonnates better than any of the Gibsons I've owned. 20 minutes well spent Very Happy
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    ShortScale Forum Index -> All Other Guitars All times are GMT
Goto page Previous  1, 2
Page 2 of 2

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB 2001, 2002 phpBB Group

Anti Bot Question MOD - phpBB MOD against Spam Bots
Blocked registrations / posts: 626779 / 0

Guitars at Musician's Friend

Help support this site by clicking the above link!