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post Sep 3 2009, 03:58 PM
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The other day I put aside my main guitar (ESP MH400NT) leaning up against my computer desk beside my guitar rack which was holding my scalloped ephiphone. I have done this hundreds of times but in the back of my mind, I have always thought that I might be pushing it and should buy another rack or put it away.

Well the inevitable happened - it fell over and when I picked it up, I was pretty shocked - the high e-string has broke (not so bad) but I saw that a 6 cm long section of the fret board lining had broken off and their was a huge chunk taken out of the 12th fret. I sat there for a long time staring at it but I couldn't figure out how the fret board could have been wrecked like that!

The next day, I got back on the horse and started to play around with my scalloped guitar only to realize what had happened the day before - my ESP had fallen over and clipped the tuning screw of the low E string bending it so badly that the only tuning regime I have been able to do for that guitar is drop Dflat (not sure it that is correct name but its like Drop D but a half step lower).

For the ESP, I was able to snap in the plastic liner piece (but I am thinking of taking it out and glueing it back on). The problem is there is a fairly large gap between the liner and fret that I may have problems with catching my fingers but I will have to wait to see if it is a problem - any ideas on what I can use to fill it if need be?

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post Sep 3 2009, 06:23 PM
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ohmy.gif THATS HORRIBLE!!!


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post Sep 3 2009, 07:06 PM
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Ohh sorry to hear. sad.gif
Maybe someone can fix that piece of fretboard for you, take it to guitar tech!


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post Sep 3 2009, 07:43 PM
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Oh Oh.. Sorry to hear that mate..

I have done that to both of my guitars.. a crack neck on my JEM and a paint off on of back of the neck on my Epi LP. It sucks and you always want to go back a min before and save that fall. Luckily, they are still playable with no major harm on tunes or playability for me.

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post Sep 3 2009, 07:49 PM
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Oh man, sorry to hear that, that is indeed double trouble for you. Do you have some guitar tech around? Can it be fixed?


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post Sep 4 2009, 01:41 PM
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I put new strings on the ESP and it is not bad - my finger catches a bit between the lining and the hole in the 12th fret but it is playable until I can get it fixed. There is a guitar tech in the area but it sometimes takes a month or more to get something done.

The epiphone is a fairly old guitar (1985) that I did a quite a bit of experimenting - removed the finish and repainted it along with scalloping the frets (inspired through some GMC posts). The bridge is essentially toast now but I had plans to replace it at some point in time - however it is still playable (in fact I have been practicing on that pretty much since the accident. I do have 2 other guitars though - another ESP (MH400 with tremelo) but I broke the high E string on it a while back and a epiphone Gothic Les Paul which is in good working condition which I use for jamming in the basement (I don't like the balance of it all that much for playing in front of the computer unless I play with a strap).
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post Sep 4 2009, 03:48 PM
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Oh man!!!
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post Sep 4 2009, 08:33 PM
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I would actually physically cry if i even dented my PGM, and probably throw a "wobbly" like my little neice does laugh.gif laugh.gif


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post Sep 5 2009, 01:04 AM
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I leaned my guitar against the computer desk last night...started to get up, looked at the guitar, and laid it on the floor instead. Sorry that happened bro!


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post Sep 8 2009, 07:54 PM
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Nice move Praetorian - you won't catch me doing that again.

Mattacuk - yup - I stared at it for 10 minutes and I must have been in a state as our 3 dogs and the cat scattered to the far corners of the house so I must have shouted something (I can't remember what exactly I did at first).

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