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Guitar TechYes – I am open during the Virus Crisis, but adhering to social distancing & other measures to protect my customers.

I’m just a guitar tech who likes to make inexpensive guitars play and sound as good as the pricier ones.
I won’t sell a guitar until I’ve checked it out end to end; leveled frets & dressed fret ends; professionally setup the guitar to factory specs; installed & stretched new (quality) strings; tuned and intonated so that the instrument is worthy of the time and effort you will put into it.

Dean’s “Colt Bigsby” Is Worth A Look!

Even if it weren't so beautiful, the Colt Bigsby would be worth trying out just to see how those magnetic pickups sound with the piezo kicked in, through the dual output jacks! Three knobs give you separate volumes for piezo and magnetic (passive) and apparently a...

Corona Virus & Guitars

So yeah, gigs have disappeared, but this thing is affecting all guitar owners - not just...

Used Guitar Shopping on the Cheap

Used Guitar Shopping on the Cheap

I'd posted a bass guitar on Marketplace for $120. I'd checked it out end to end, checked every fret for level from E to G then polished the frets with rouge and a dremel tool; filed nut slots down to spec (they're always too high), set the relief and verified the...

String Height Measuring – Capo or No?

String Height Measuring – Capo or No?

This morning, I had a customer tell me that I'm wrong to measure string height at the 17th fret (Strat) with a capo on the 1st fret and stated that his Fender manual doesn't say to use a capo for anything other than setting relief. Lots of debate on the forums about...

Don’t Clean Your Pickups???

Don’t Clean Your Pickups???

I love GuitarWorld.com but dang! I wish they'd stop selling voo-doo and pixie dust! Their latest article about Britney Howard's belief that filthy pickups are the key to her sound is a real disservice to its readers and guitar players everywhere. That crud can corrode...

Stupidest Guitar Article of the Week

Stupidest Guitar Article of the Week

it's title? The best electric guitars under $500: 10 top choice electrics for smaller budgets- guitarworld.com Despite the somewhat redundant wording of the title, the article promised to be an interesting read - and it was, but not for their intended reasons. The...

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