Dan Erlewine – Maintenance & Setup for Electric Guitars and Basses Vol. 1
Aug 02 2014
In this video, one of the best known and most successful guitar tech tells about the techniques set up and repair of electric guitars and bass guitars. Here you can find lots of useful tips on how to bring their instruments in proper form, how to configure them and how to care for them. The material will be useful to those who are interested in guitar mechanics, and those who want to achieve the most effective management tools. Want to learn to adjust and tune the guitar so that the play was very comfortable and pleasant.
Useful to pros repair shops as well as players. Dan demonstrates some techniques from his book “How To Make Your Electric Guitar Play Great!” and beyond. Each DVD is 2 hours. Learn from real-world jobs – guitars belonging to real customers. Every time I turned around, the exact job I needed waltzed in the door! This is for players as well as repair shops, and even experienced repair techs will find some gems in this. See how we reclaimed a 1973 Gibson Les Paul “fretless wonder” that came into the shop playing badly. Gretsch Brian Setzer ‘Hot-Rod’ setup: Installing TV Jones replacement pickups; Protecting a new guitar while working on it; Fine-tuning a Bigsby vibrato.
Setting up Jorma Kaukonen’s Tele: Troubleshooting a pickup that won’t work; Rewiring the toggle switch; Jorma’s electric action setup for playing blues.
Setting up Jack Casady’s P-Basses: Repairing a shrunken pickguard (1963 P-Bass) and freeing up pickups that won’t raise or lower; Conquering a hard-to-adjust P-bass truss rod; Repairing ’53 Bakelite Telecaster P-Bass saddles; Setups for three of Jack’s basses
BONUS: Dan and Jorma play “Dan’s Place Blues”; Jack plays and describes the circuit design and tone of his Epiphone Signature model bass.
- Evaluating the guitar before setup
- Dating a guitar by potentiometer code
- Getting an unworkable truss rod working perfectly
- Cleaning dirty potentiometers
- Straightening a collapsed Tune-O-Matic Bridge
- Cleaning, and replacing corroded bridge parts
- Comparing and selecting replacement hardware
- Slotting saddles to match the fretboard radius
- “De-luxeing” Tune-O-Matic bridge saddles
- Tone-Pros locking bridge system
- Refurbishing the nut for low action and clean sound
- Replacing humbucker mounting rings
- Low-action setup
- Setting pickup pole piece height
- Setting intonation
Running time: 1 hour
Video: XviD 1612 Kbps 640×480 29.97 fps
Audio: Mp3 112 Kbps 2 ch 48.0 KHz
Size: 1.36 Gb