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The definitive Crate V1512, Palomino V16 Cleanup Mod for less than a buck

The Mod Other Mods that are not necessary! A Very Cool Mod SPICE - Frequency response details Lets turn a pig into a princess for less than a dollar minus shipping charges. Really? It can be done! You need one capacitor that will cost you about 35 cents plus shipping. It's a shame Crate [...]

The definitive Crate V1512, Palomino V16 Cleanup Mod for less than a buck 2016-10-08T18:55:36+00:00

Bowes 7 String Stainless Steel Refret

We don't post refret pictorials unless there is something special or unusual about the procedure or the guitar.  Recently we received a Bowes 7 string and the owner wanted a refret with 6100 stainless steel fret wire. A very good choice for this guitar. This guitar is light weight well balanced and the joinery work [...]

Bowes 7 String Stainless Steel Refret 2016-05-19T10:02:29+00:00

What size fret wire should I use?

Customers ask me quite often what size stainless steel fret wire should they use. It takes  experience and talking with you the customer to decide. Lets get this out of the way to start. The size of the fret wire has nothing to do with intonation. If the wire is properly crowned during a refret [...]

What size fret wire should I use? 2017-07-23T09:40:12+00:00

Les Paul Buzzing

A customer brought in a Les Paul and stated that it would buzz loudly in various circumstances. He tried to show me how and plugged it in. He said when it happens he could touch the strings or one of the pots in the control cavity and it would go away. I knew it was [...]

Les Paul Buzzing 2017-07-23T09:40:12+00:00

1956 Gibson J45

We recently had this guitar in the shop for a stainless steel fret job. It's a real honor to work on these old guitars, especially one in as good shape as this was. We discovered after examination that the bridge plate was shot. It is owned by a professional keyboard player who played with John [...]

1956 Gibson J45 2016-05-03T18:08:01+00:00

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 Fretboard 2017-07-23T09:40:12+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 Coil 2015-09-23T17:28:25+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