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  • racefaceec90
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    changing strings on a double locking guitar (ibanez S420 WB 😑

    have tried for years to learn how to (when i had a guitar with a double locking whammy bar).tonight i messed up yet again and had to open another set of strings to replace the 009 πŸ™

    AAARGGGHHHHH!

    ALWAYS and i mean ALWAYS (beep) it up.

    yes i have watched videos on youtube e.t.c

    doesn’t make any difference though πŸ‘Ώ

    will be trading up to a telecaster when funds allow (i know where i am with changing strings on them πŸ˜‰

    what things are like kryptonite to you when you have to do them?

    Premier Icon coolhandluke
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    For me it’s loosing weight.

    Not expressing ones opinion, on the internet, when drunk.

    And knowing if I should have put an apostrophe somewhere in ones.

    saxabar
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    Bike maintenance! (hangs, head, shame)

    Premier Icon Stoner
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    Manhandling the vacuum cleaner without raging.

    Houns
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    Getting out of bed as soon as my alarm goes off

    deadlydarcy
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    Manhandling the vacuum cleaner without raging.

    Henry hose be addling you again Stoner? πŸ™‚

    Changing strings on a double locking trem. How I do it:

    First principle: 1 at a time!

    Start with the low E.

    String out:
    Undo the bolt at the nut and take the locking block off
    Unwind the tuner peg
    Undo the long bolt at the bridge that is holding the string in
    Take the string off
    Unwind the fine tuner all the way, then back in two full turns

    String in:
    Cut the ball end off with pliers
    Put that end in the bridge
    Tighten up the bridge bolt/clamp at the back
    String guitar as normal
    Tune up as normal, remembering to stretch the string

    Do the same for the A string
    Then lock those two strings using the locking part at the nut.

    Once you’ve done them all, take all the nut locking parts off and play the guitar for the while – do some bends, give them trem a wee wiggle etc.
    Keep tuning using the tuning pegs

    Once the guitar has settled down, lock all the strings at the nut.
    Now you just adjust using the fine tuning nuts on the bridge

    choppersquad
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    Putting a screen protector on a mobile phone without getting dust under it!

    jordie
    Member

    +1 wheelies

    WillH
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    Organise myself and the boy sufficiently to get out of the house on time in the mornings…

    choppersquad – Member
    Putting a screen protector on a mobile phone without getting dust under it!

    Always used to until I looked it up on youtube. The answer is to run the little cloth that comes with it under the tap, then use it to wipe down the screen. Peel side 1 from the screen protector, run it under the tap too and shake most of the water off. Now, both the screen and the protector have lots of tiny tiny beads of water on them. Apply the screen protector as normal, you will get a few ‘bubbles’ under it but they are water filled and are 1000x easier to remove than air bubbles, you just rub a finger over them and push them to the edge of the screen. Any stubborn ones will just evaporate eventually (the plastic must be ever so slightly permeable or something).

    Rorschach
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    Talk to girls…..

    ElShalimo
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    Ride my bike
    πŸ™

    sbd16v
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    ask a genuine question on STW without atleast one person making it into something it is not and going on the attack, with you just thinking WTF I only asked a question

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    Not upsetting my wife.

    _tom_
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    DIY stuff without at least one bodge/moment of thinking “**** it, that’ll do”

    Premier Icon martinhutch
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    Putting a duvet cover on.

    Rorschach
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    Putting a duvet cover on.

    Get inside.It’s no easier than doing it conventionally but it’s a great way to spend half an hour.

    Premier Icon martinhutch
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    Get inside.It’s no easier than doing it conventionally but it’s a great way to spend half an hour.

    I have a suitcase I zip myself into for that sort of thing.

    Premier Icon maccruiskeen
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    Putting a duvet cover on.

    Just grow longer arms. 6’6″ and the king of the fast duvet cover swap.

    But from there all mastery of soft furnishings ends. I can’t make anything fabric related – curtains, table cloths, bedding look half way presentable.

    Premier Icon bearnecessities
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    Quote properly

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    Premier Icon binners
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    Fixing anything without resorting to using a lump hammer
    Walking past a pie shop.
    Shout and swear at the telly constantly during Question Time, or during any United game where Fellaini is on the pitch
    Not stopping for another pint. Oh go on then…..

    iolo
    Member

    Cope with normal day to day life

    torsoinalake
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    Get to work on time

    sharkbait
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    Assemble flat pack furniture in the right sequence 😳

    hooli
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    Leaving the pub at a reasonable hour when I know I need to be up early the next morning!

    Agree with vacuum cleaner, mobile screen protector and duvet cover too

    racefaceec90
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    yourguitarhero appreciate the guide.my problem is locking the strings at the bridge end.

    i either don’t lock them tight enough (they come out when tuning up),or i lock them too tight the high strings (and they snap when tuning up).

    don’t know if the zr trem system is at fault (probably not),but more than likely it’s my incompetence 😳

    i check that the string is tight in the bridge groove by pulling it,it seems fine,tune up and the above happens 😳

    edit even though i’m having issues with the guitar,i still would keep it (as i do like playing it) don’t use the whammy much tbh.

    IHN
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    Put a stem on straight.

    twinw4ll
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    Getting my wife a birthday card.

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    Getting my wife a birthday card.

    Think of anything to write in any card for any occasion.

    There’s probably something wrong with your saddles then – little burrs or something?

    Try going over them with a needle file and/or rubbing a pencil on so you get graphite lube. I just had to do that for a saddle on my Floyd Rose.

    http://www.ibanez.co.jp/world/manual/english/7.pdf

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    Putting a duvet cover on.

    Turn it inside-out.

    Put your arms inside, grab the far corners.

    Grab the corners of the duvet, shake the cover down.

    Simples.

    hooli
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    Turn it inside-out.

    Put your arms inside, grab the far corners.

    Grab the corners of the duvet, shake the cover down.

    Simples. Leave it to the wife πŸ˜†

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    be happy πŸ™

    emsz
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    Get up showered dressed made up and have breakfast in any sort of normal way whatsoever.
    Not miss my bus
    And the next one (sometimes)

    avdave2
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    Fit a rear wheel without turning the bike upside down. πŸ™‚

    Premier Icon Ming the Merciless
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    Carrier bags at the self service checkout, I cannot open them when they are on the dispenser!

    Premier Icon oldnpastit
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    Booting an image on this development board and not having it crash a few seconds later.

    Wrapping apipe in PTFE the right way round with the tape coming off the underside of the roll . Always get the rotation wrong and I probably wrap a fittinng every week.

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