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Golats

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  1. Golats

    SX or XS?

    Ha ha....How many combinations of X and S are there out there? I did manage to find one with the same logo as mine (see link). I'm still non the wiser though. https://www.ewbankauctions.co.uk/20170302MG-lot-508-XS-Electric-Guitar-Serial-20347747-with-case?arr=0&auction_id=371&box_filter=0&category=&department_id=&exclude_keyword=&export_issue=0&high_estimate=0&image_filter=0&keyword=&list_type=&lots_per_page=10&low_estimate=0&month=&page_no=0&paper_filter=0&search_type=&sort_by=&view=lot_detail&year=
  2. Golats

    Couriers & packing.

    I'm selling a guitar on ebay (collection only) and a few people have asked if I will post, so I thought...."may as well, might get a higher price". When I go to change the postage details on ebay however it turns out I can't revise it. So what do I do? If the winning bidder wants it to be posted can he pay the postage charge directly into my PayPal account? Won't he need my PayPal e-mail address for this and isn't it dodgy giving this out? ALSO! Every courier service I try to get a quote from stipulates that the guitar must be packed in a hard case for postage. It doesn't have a case so what can I do? Does that mean I can still post it, at my own risk, but if it arrives damaged then I get no compensation? I find this whole thing really confusing, don't know how everybody else seems to do it with apprent ease. Any advice for a courier that will take it without having to pack it in a hard case?
  3. Golats

    SX or XS?

    Thanks @therealting at least I know I’m not the only person in the world with one of these!
  4. Golats

    Acoustic Guitar advice

    Wahey! Bargain. That’s how much mine was too. God knows what the bloke had been doing with it though....the body is chipped to hell and the machine heads were full of sand!
  5. Golats

    Acoustic Guitar advice

    I don’t think you can go wrong with Yamaha. I’ve played a few of their budget acoustics and I’ve always been impressed with them . I’m doing up a battered FX310A at the minute and the action is great on it. That said, I agree with BigRedX - try out as much you can and go for something that sounds decent and isn’t going to give your friend blisters on their fingers within half an hour. I think if you get one that feels and sounds right...then it’s the right one for you, regardless of the brand.
  6. Golats

    SX or XS?

    Can anybody clarify what the make of this guitar is? It looks exactly like an SX SE3, even down to the offset “side parting” on the headstock, but the logo is wrong. The same logo appears on the tuners and neck plate too. Did SX guitars ever use a different logo...or is it an XS guitar? If it is I can’t find out anything about them on the net. Whatever it is it’s a decent guitar, very solid build, weighty and nice to play. I bought it from Gumtree, not working. I’ve now fixed it and want to sell it on but I don’t know what to ask for it.
  7. Vintage Yamaha pedal in excellent condition and full working order. Boxed with instructions. I've had this for more years than I care to remember but now's the time for it to go. Free postage, no offers please.
  8. Golats

    Where does this wire go?

    That’s good enough for me @Grangur thanks for your help!
  9. Golats

    Where does this wire go?

    Thanks for helping out everybody. I've re-strung it and tried it through my Micro Cube.....it sounds fine! While I'm playing there's nothing coming out of the guitar that shouldn't be there (buzzing etc). When I take my hands away there's some hum from it but my USA Tele and Peavey Predator do that too so that's normal right? Or the amp's knackered 🙂 There isn't any shielding in the cavity, no obvious areas on the pickup casings, and attaching it to the screw doesn't seem to make any difference at all. What should I do - just tuck it away and forget about it?
  10. Golats

    Where does this wire go?

    Thanks for all that @Grangur, much appreciated. The cover is all plastic (no foil covering) by the way. I suppose I'll just have to plug it in and see what happens. Unfortunately I can’t test it at the minute as it’s in pieces, but once I get it back together I’ll see what it’s like through an amp. It won’t be tonight as I have to help my daughter with her GCSE chemistry revision! I hope she appreciates the sacrifices I make for her 😀
  11. Golats

    Where does this wire go?

    You're too kind @Grangur.......but I am hopeless with anything electrical. In reply to your questions: There's a GREY wire, going from the casing of the bridge volume pot to a hole in the body. The two black wires going into the hole have other wires within them. The bobble you mention is actually a screw head. A black wire enters the body where the screw is, going in the general direction of the tail piece. Is that the one you mean? It's attached to the bridge volume casing.
  12. Golats

    Where does this wire go?

    Sorry everybody, I'm on the scrounge for advice again. I've just bought a Les Paul Copy and I've noticed one of the wires is loose on the pots. It's soldered to the casing on the neck volume pot but I have no idea where the other end should go and can't see any obvious areas where it has detached from. (I think I have that right - Clockwise from top left is Neck volume, Neck tone, Bridge tone, Bridge volume???) Does anybody know where I need to attach it? When replying please assume you are talking to a complete idiot.
  13. Golats

    Magic Scratchplate

    Ended up sanding it to take it back to white......and then liked the finish so much that I've stuck with it. Contrary? me?
  14. Golats

    Magic Scratchplate

    Possible I suppose, but I think the drill holes for the angled bridge pickup wouldn't be covered by the humbucker hole. Might be wrong of course - would have to compare an SSS strat scratchplate next to mine..
  15. Golats

    Magic Scratchplate

    As rare as hen's teeth aren't they? Excuse my ignorance but what do you mean by vinyl wrap?
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