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    Maddening to keep playing the E like it's the A. Other than that it's going ok I've been able to use it walking lines and for that it's amazing! Instantly changed a whole part of autumn leaves for me that gave me fits deciding where to go.
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    If it is your first fiver, you are forgiven as it does take a while to get used to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChefBrianNYC View Post
    Neck pu is bottomed out...i will try raising the bridge!!! Thank you!
    Looking at kit photos on PBG site the routs are similar to those on my EX-5 and suggest removing bridge PUP and cut out some super high density foam that is no thicker than 5 mm to fit the hole and use that instead of springs for height adjustment. For neck PUP, maybe check to see if springs are doing anything at all. If not, remove them and replace with an even thinner piece of foam and screw things down solid.
    # 1 - EX-5 https://goo.gl/fQJMqh
    # 2 - EX-1 https://goo.gl/KSY9W9
    # 3 - Non PBG Tele https://goo.gl/W14G5g
    # 4 - Non PBG J Bass https://goo.gl/FbBaFy
    # 5 - TL-1AR GOTM Aug 2017 https://goo.gl/sUh14s
    # 6 - MMB-4 under construction https://goo.gl/gvrPkp
    # 7 - ES-1 under construction

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChefBrianNYC View Post
    Maddening to keep playing the E like it's the A. Other than that it's going ok I've been able to use it walking lines and for that it's amazing! Instantly changed a whole part of autumn leaves for me that gave me fits deciding where to go.
    Quickest way to get your head around a fiver is to noodle around on 5th fret....on 4th E string this plays an A whilst on the thickest 5th string (if tuned to low B) it should play an E. So instead of playing low E open on 4th you start using 5th fret on 5th string. For patterns with a long stretch down near nut end it is a whole lot easier shifting up the neck to take advantage of an additional string to access that lower note.

    Point in case is main riff in Money by Pink Floyd. Much easier to play on fiver as less of a stretch however when swapping back to a four banger it takes a few moments to remember where those notes are in a different position. Good way to force yourself how to explore many different positions on the neck by swapping back & forth between 4 & 5 strings.

    Tend to find the low open B and bit too low and hang out mostly around 5th fret and maybe down to 3rd.

    Otherwise it is a good thumb rest as you have already discovered.
    # 1 - EX-5 https://goo.gl/fQJMqh
    # 2 - EX-1 https://goo.gl/KSY9W9
    # 3 - Non PBG Tele https://goo.gl/W14G5g
    # 4 - Non PBG J Bass https://goo.gl/FbBaFy
    # 5 - TL-1AR GOTM Aug 2017 https://goo.gl/sUh14s
    # 6 - MMB-4 under construction https://goo.gl/gvrPkp
    # 7 - ES-1 under construction

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    Or I could just jam along to some Korn records...but yeah, your idea sounds better!! Haha that Fieldy huh...

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    You have reminded me I need to make more time to play some of these builds rather than keep moving onto the next one, and the next one, and.....you get the picture.
    # 1 - EX-5 https://goo.gl/fQJMqh
    # 2 - EX-1 https://goo.gl/KSY9W9
    # 3 - Non PBG Tele https://goo.gl/W14G5g
    # 4 - Non PBG J Bass https://goo.gl/FbBaFy
    # 5 - TL-1AR GOTM Aug 2017 https://goo.gl/sUh14s
    # 6 - MMB-4 under construction https://goo.gl/gvrPkp
    # 7 - ES-1 under construction

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    Quote Originally Posted by wazkelly View Post
    You have reminded me I need to make more time to play some of these builds rather than keep moving onto the next one, and the next one, and.....you get the picture.
    i am so +1000 on this comment.
    “My body is a temple, most likely to Bacchus though also quite possibly Hades or Loki.”

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