Friday, April 30, 2010

it's okay to take your strings seriously

Here's Ned D., one of our extended shop family, and a set of bass strings that he feels very strongly about.

The thing is: we'll work with you to get your instrument exactly how you want it to be, with your string choice, your tuning and taking into account how you like to play. In our world one size does not fit all.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

moving our work offshore?

No! But Gary displays an unexpected talent for restringing, tuning and even (almost) playing this sitar. And, interestingly enough, it's an Indian classical instrument, not a folk instrument.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Adding a bridge Pickup to a Telecaster Bass

We were asked to add a bridge pickup to this single pickup stock Fender Tele bass.
You get a-lot of bang for your buck with this mod. The bridge pickup not only lets you add high end but when both pickups are on together they act together as a hum canceling pair. We were also asked to wire it like a 60's Jazz Bass with 2 dual concentric pots, or "stack-pots". The upper knobs being a volume for each pickup the lower pots are the tone for each pickup.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Tim does it again...

Here Tim has fabricated an entire back for the body of this venerable Guild D40 (presented in a shocking condition and documented in our Friday, December 4th, 2009 blog entry). Not only has Tim cut and fitted the piece perfectly, he's done it using the original braces, the original binding and, to top it off, saving and reapplying the original label on the inside.

Don't think for a second that just because your guitar is smashed almost beyond recognition that it can't be resuscitated! We've had guitars come to us in garbage bags and depart in museum quality. Tim especially relishes this kind of work.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

new new new!!!

two (2) new signs are up at the shop today!

ps: this is our 300th post...woo!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Godin Multiac jack board repair.

The Godin Multiac is a great value in a multi function guitar.
It runs off the RMC guitar system which is one of the best guitar midi
systems. On this guitar one of the contacts on the jack had broken off, this is a very rare problem. The jack-board holds the 13pin jack for midi or VG control and the
1/4" jack for the acoustic sound output.
There are 6 contacts soldering the jack to the circuit board which
are easily opened up to put on the new one and we are good to go.