As players we often overlook the importance of GOOD, REGULAR maintenance of our instruments. Regularly scheduled maintenance makes a HUGE difference in the play-ability AND longevity of our guitars, basses, mandolins, etc!
Restring and Tune: $15 - $35
Cheaper than a tetanus shot! Fresh strings make a HUGE difference in your tone! Price includes cleaning and conditioning* of fretboard (No petroleum products used for conditioning, and *on non-maple boards only).
Intonation Service: $15 - $45
Love how your "Cowboy" chords sound...but playing anything above the 5th fret makes you wonder if you forgot to tune? You need a full intonation with a strobe tuner my friend! For guitars with intonatable saddles only! This service also includes setting proper saddle height and radius to match the fretboard.
Truss Rod Adjustment: $5 - $15
Is your action too high and your fretboard looks a little like an Olympic ski jump ramp? Or...do you have string buzz and your fretboard is slightly reminiscent of a humpback whale? Well then... you likely need a truss rod adjustment! Having your fretboard either dead straight or with a slight amount of relief will give you GREAT action with no fret buzz! Price varies on location of adjustment access and how far off from spec the current neck is. Please note that intonation and action is often altered with this adjustment. Therefore, the Intonation Service is necessary with any truss rod adjustment on instruments with adjustable saddles.
Tremolo/Vibrato Service: $15 - $75
Whether it's an "old school" Bigsby or dive-bombing Floyd, this service will get everything functioning exactly as it should...or to your specs. Lock your Strat trem down, or get your Bigsby working as smooth as silk!
Nut/Saddle Service: $15 - $35
When you tune...do you sometimes feel the string "jump" up in pitch accompanied by an annoying "TINK, TINK" sound? Well, I "TINK" you've got problem! Strings breaking at the saddle? Cleaning and polishing the nut and saddle slots will alleviate any string binding. Graphite or quality synthetic lubrication added only if needed.
Complete Setup: $50 - $150
This includes EVERYTHING above...along with a light clean and polish! This is the "full meal deal" for your guitar. A full setup is recommended at least every 6 months to keep your instrument in tip top shape!
Clean and Polish: $15 - $75
Depending on the level of cleaning necessary, I stock a full compliment of cleaning and polishing pastes and sprays. Although I give every instrument I work on a light clean and polish before returning it to the customer, sometimes a thorough cleaning and polish is required!
Tube Amplifier Service: $35 - $75
Have you noticed a decline in volume or tone quality from your favorite tube amp? Is it making "funny" noises... are the pots scratchy? My Tube Amp Service will get you back on track! I will replace your tubes with fresh, tested JJs or Tung-Sols....depending on the application. I use JJs in the power section as they are incredibly stout and can take the higher plate voltages of today's Cathode Biased amps. The new reissue Tung-Sol 12AX7s are SWEET and are the best sounding preamp tubes out there in current production. The bullet-proof Sovteks are perfect and economical for a matched phase inverter tube. if you play a "fixed" biased amp...no worries! I'll install a matched set of octal power tubes and reset the bias using a highly accurate meter and bias device. Finally...I'll clean and lubricate all the pots. Price varies depending on whether the amp is fixed or cathode (self) biased and whether the entire chassis needs to be removed to access bias adjustment. Cost of tubes is NOT included.