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Guitar Care, Repair, Modification & Lutherie / Re: Buzz Feiten Intonation
« on: February 12, 2015, 04:45:05 AM »
Hi guys.

Thank you for the reply.  I have also seen the tuning and intonation offsets online and had used them with an app which claimed to be accurate to 1 cent however when it came to the intonation every string was showing as flat and after adjusting all the saddles one at a time towards the neck I have now moved every saddle forwards as far as they will go but they are still showing as slightly flat on each string... so I am nog satisfied the app I have is accurate.

I did look at the korg tuner but the only one I have seen on ebay uk was in pretty tatty condition and was buy it now for 40 quid :/

I have looked at the stroboclip tuner from peterson but that is only set up with the tuning presets for bfts and not the intonation and the display doesn't show the cents flat or sharp from the note.

Given the trouble I have had with the app and that asking local shops who do setups and getting blank stares when I ask about bfts intonation and tuner accuracy I am now considering the strobostomp!!

Thanks for your help guys... if I have another crack at the intonation and can't get anywhere I will be back!!!


Guitar Care, Repair, Modification & Lutherie / Buzz Feiten Intonation
« on: January 25, 2015, 09:13:00 AM »
I have recently purchased a 2nd Hand Washburn guitar which has the Buzz Feiten tuning system.

I have given the guitar a full setup including lighter gauge strings which I have tuned down a half step, added a spring to the reverse of the trem, adjusted the claw to get the floyd floating parallel to the body, adjusted the action slightly and am now ready to adjust the intonation however I am having a lot of trouble with this as apparently you need a tuner which has the BFTS intonation presets as they are completely different to the tuning presets.

I have been searching around for hours now and have found only one tuner which is available in the UK and costs £140 (Peterson Stomp Classic) however I am extremely reluctant to pay out that much for a tuner considering this will be it's only use

I have looked at various apps for android and apple devices but there are only a couple which have the BFTS presets for tuning and not intonation.

I normally just use a Korg Pitchhawk clip on tuner or an android app called waves for tuning and have tuned the guitar according to the instructions on the BF page about tuning each string to an E note. The app has a variety of temperaments predefined or the option to define your own if that can be used to input the offsets?

Any other help or suggestions would be fantastic!!

Many Thanks


N Series (Nuno Bettencourt) / Re: N4 - no Made in USA stamp - early model
« on: January 04, 2015, 04:10:59 AM »
Maybe a made in japan guitar?

I believe these have a red stamed serial number inside the cutaway, if you are in a position to take the neck off amd have a look.

not sure if there are other ways to tell if it is made in Japan (MIJ) but you might find more info on this board!

N Series (Nuno Bettencourt) / Re: N24-F
« on: December 18, 2014, 05:32:47 PM »
Same specs as a standard N24 except with a flame maple veneer. You might call it a slightly sexier version.

Thanks for confirming, that's what I thought. Much, much sexier in my opinion, that vintage finish does nothing for me personally!

Once I have it cleaned up and set up to my liking I will get some better pictures up with my other Washburns!!


N Series (Nuno Bettencourt) / Re: N24-F
« on: December 18, 2014, 07:19:51 AM »
Body closeup

Full body

Headstock rear

N Series (Nuno Bettencourt) / Re: N24-F
« on: December 18, 2014, 03:39:14 AM »
I decided to go ahead and purchase this guitar!


(Will need to find the post about embedding photos again!)

From the serial number I am assuming it is a 2010 guitar? Has the N24 model been around that long?

I like it a lot, will look at getting a Wilde pickups L500XL and an SD '59 in there and may consider making a 1 piece alder body for it in the future but overall it is a good step up from my N2. The SEC is very comfortable!! It has the Floyd Rose Special and Grover 18-1 tuners so all in all it is about halfway to an N4.

I love the finish on it as well, very unusual to see a Nuno guitar that isn't natural or paddy. The headstock has the flame veneer as well!

N Series (Nuno Bettencourt) / N24-F
« on: December 07, 2014, 01:59:59 PM »
Hi all!

New to the forum but I have been following for many years and have had a good long read through before posting this!

I live in the UK where it is very difficult to find anything except N2's and N4's. I already have an N2 and an N4 is way out of my price range just now.

However I have recently been offered an N24... all I knew of this model was that it wasn't available in the UK and the only ones I could find had this really nasty looking "relic" finish.

The one I have been offered however is a dark grey with a flamed maple which looks really good!

Does anyone know where I can find some specs for this one? I know the aged N24's have an agathice body, maple neck and rosewood board, SEC and Bill Lawrence USA l500 and washburn neck p/u. This one looks like it meets all of those I just cannot find out about this flamed top version!

When were they out? Is the flamed top a rare one? How long was it available?

many thanks in advance for any help!

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