some facts to know

Fender Maple Fretboards or Any Maple Fretboard

Let's talk about maple necks and Stainless steel refret. Fenders come up most often because they are obviously the most prevalent. One of the questions many fear is that they may have to pay for a fret board refinish on a maple neck. And because refrets are expensive the average guitar player tends to shy [...]

Fender Maple Fretboards or Any Maple Fretboard2017-07-23T09:40:12+00:00

Schecter Gets a Single Coil

I recently had the opportunity to install a middle single coil in a brand new Schecter Damian Elite.  In addition we added a Free way mega switch to give it some real nice switching arrangements. First thing I did was cut a single coil template on our CNC so we could then cut the cavity [...]

Schecter Gets a Single Coil2015-09-23T17:28:25+00:00

Our Neck Shims are International!

To our surprise we're seeing a lot of use out there for our neck shims!  Along with many states across the US, our neck shims have gone to Norway, Italy, UK, Brazil, Spain, Australia, France, Japan, Singapore, Croatia, Belgium, Puerto Rico, New Zealand, Finland, Sweden, and Canada and others. We have the best shipping prices [...]

Our Neck Shims are International!2017-07-23T09:40:12+00:00

Tube Amp Tone Control Stacks and Settings

With all the modeling going on these days I thought it might be of value to show the transfer curves of the tone stacks in Fender, Marshall and Vox AC30TB tube amps.  I hear complaints that it takes too long to get a sound without twiddling for hours with the modeler.  I think one reason [...]

Tube Amp Tone Control Stacks and Settings2017-07-23T09:40:12+00:00

Spotify Royalties or Lack Of

I just came across an article on Slate about Spotify and how much is paid per song in royalties. If Spotify does well in paid subscribers then bands and musicians can do well based on their projections. In the mean time better keep those gigs happening! Keep those refrets coming too! We all need each [...]

Spotify Royalties or Lack Of2017-07-23T09:40:12+00:00

Fender – Ovation Closes its Only USA Factory

This was gleaned from an article published in April. I forgot where I found it, somewhere on the industry news. ***** Owned by Fender corporation, Ovation has closed its only US factory and is moving to cheaper production facilities in Asia. Sadly, 46 employees will lose their jobs after the company decided to close the [...]

Fender – Ovation Closes its Only USA Factory2015-09-23T17:40:52+00:00

Re-fretting and the Tree of Life

I had a customer inquire the other day about a refret concerning Ibanez Jem guitars with a tree of life inlay. They are fine guitars, some of the best made but from an everyday guitarist point of view they pose some difficulties. If they need to be re-fretted the tree of life can get chipped.  [...]

Re-fretting and the Tree of Life2014-07-16T12:46:41+00:00