A Sour Note

A Sour Note

I got a customer’s guitar the other day, for a setup. Can you tell from this photo, one of the likely problems you’d encounter while playing this guitar? No fair reading further until you study the photo!) Other than looking a bit loose, can you spot a...
Dean’s “Colt Bigsby” Is Worth A Look!

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...
$71 Glarry Telecaster Setup & Compare to Fender

$71 Glarry Telecaster Setup & Compare to Fender

It’s not often I get asked to do a $60 setup on a $70 guitar. Most of what this guitar needed, could have been done by any DIY-er with a bit of know-how. While I like getting guitar setup and repair business, i really hate to see people spend their hard-earned...
Corona Virus & Guitars

Corona Virus & Guitars

So yeah, gigs have disappeared, but this thing is affecting all guitar owners – not just professionals. For instance – what if you want to buy a guitar or need a guitar repair or setup? There are people trying to make you think you can (almost) go about...
Squier P-Bass – How Cheap Can Fender Get???

Squier P-Bass – How Cheap Can Fender Get???

I don’t have much time this morning, so I chose a guitar that looked like it wouldn’t need very much work. But it seems it’s always those innocent looking guitars that bite the hardest! Read on to learn how badly Fender cuts corners on these.. (Now...
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...