Learn how to do great guitar setups time and time again with this easy to follow, step-by-step manual. With expert tips, clear instruction over 100 photos, you will gain the understanding on how to fine-tune your guitar to play it's best. Makes an excellent starter book or reference for budding professionals. ***Now updated and expanded with additional content including a section on restringing, neck shimming, scale length determination and new images!*** Included in the Book: An 8 step method on setting up your electric or acoustic guitar; How to adjust Fender-style tremolo's, Gibson hard-tails, Floyd Rose and other floating bridge types; How to adjust the saddle on your acoustic steel string or nylon string guitar; How to file nut slots; Setup spec's for electric, acoustic, classical and bass guitar; Manufacturer's setup spec's from Fender, Gibson, Ibanez, Jackson, Gretsch and others; Exclusive setup specifications from the Author's best playing guitars; A handy measurement conversion chart.
This is the first hands-on how-to manual devoted to all electric guitars. This guidebook shows owners and dreamers the basics of selecting and buying electric guitars; maintenance and repairs such as tuning, setting intonation, fret repairs, bridge and nut adjustments, troubleshooting; spur-of-the-moment stage-side fixes; and some basic “performance” enhancements, like adding aftermarket pickups, locking tremolos, and more.
John Carruthers, legendary guitar builder and repair guru to the stars, has teamed up with Alfred Music to produce this ultimate beginner's guide to guitar repair and maintenance. Comprehensive, step-by-step instructions and close-up shots clarify how to set the action for ultimate playability, adjust for bulletproof intonation, and keep any guitar in top condition for a lifetime. Also includes steps on setting up and adjusting Floyd Rose tremolo systems, soldering and maintaining electronics, the proper way to remove and install strings on both standard guitars and Floyd Rose systems, and exact specs for the action, nut action, and truss rod adjustments of electric guitars, acoustics, and 4- and 5-string basses.
(Guitar Method). Here's your complete guide to getting your guitars to play and sound their best! Step-by-step instructions and photos teach how to adjust the action, truss rod, bridge saddles, nut, intonation and more on electric guitars and steel string acoustic guitars. Basic electronic repairs are covered as well. This book will get you started on the road to becoming your own guitar repairman.
The ins and outs of today's elaborate guitar hardware are examined in this book, with complete instructions on adjusting and tweaking your electric guitar setup. It serves as a guide to getting the best sound and feel from the electric or acoustic-electric guitar. Over 120 charts and illustrations will help you in achieving that perfect sound.
In the past few years the market for electric guitar kits and parts has exploded. For every two enthusiasts, there are four opinions on how properly to fill woodgrain. In this book, Will Kelly cuts through all that noise and shows how, with a little patience and some inexpensive tools, the average person can turn a modest investment into a gig-worthy instrument and perhaps even a lifelong hobby. Kelly presents guitar-building in a progressive fashion, beginning with a simple Stratocaster-style kit with a bolt-on neck and continuing on to a "relic'd" Telecaster-style build, two Gibson-style set-neck models, and a custom double-neck mash-up. Because each build is more involved than the previous, the reader builds on his or her skill set and acquires only the tools necessary for the reader's level of interest. Kelly shows how to apply finishes, choose and install hardware, wire electronics, execute the final assembly, and set up the finished guitar for proper action and intonation.
(Guitar Educational). Foreword by Rich Robinson of The Black Crowes. Doug Redler has been a guitar tech to the Black Crowes, k.d. lang, the Dixie Chicks, the B-52s, Paul Simon, Goo Goo Dolls, Counting Crows, Peter Gabriel, and many other stars. He's seen it all, and knows what to do when it comes to keeping guitars and amps healthy. In this book, he reveals his trade secrets so that anyone with some mechanical ability can maintain their own gear. Co-authored by Hal Leonard guitar historian Dave Rubin, this book covers: guitar tech toolbox, proper stringing techniques, evaluating the guitar neck, setting the action, adjusting the pickups, basic bass guitar set-up, tales from the road, humidity and acoustic guitars, amp care and maintenance, and more!
This interactive package (complete with a book, an instructional CD, a wall chart poster, a guitar pick, and three sheets of fretboard stickers) equips the novice with everything he or she needs to achieve band quality competency in three months. Illustrations.
There are six million out there--from Eric Claptons million-dollar "Blackie" to your treasured hand-me-down--and still the world cant get enough of the Fender Stratocaster, the legendary electric guitar-of-choice for players and dreamers from pioneers like Buddy Holly to todays garage-band heroes. This is the worlds first hands-on, how-to manual for the Strat, taking the mystery out of maintaining and modifying what is really a relatively simple instrument (two boards, some wires, some pickups). It shows you how to make the most of your Stratocaster--and how to make it truly your own. With clear text and colorful illustrations, this guidebook takes readers through the basics of selecting and buying Strats; maintenance and repairs such as tuning, setting intonation, tremolo alignment, fret repairs, bridge and nut adjustments, electrics troubleshooting; spur-of-the-moment stageside fixes; and some basic performance enhancements like adding "hot rod" Fender and aftermarket pickups, locking-tremolo nuts, and more.
(Book). The sound of rock, blues, country and jazz is not just the sound of electric guitars. It's the sound of electric guitars through amplifiers. For the first time, Guitar Rigs examines the great guitar/amp combinations that have created more than 50 years of fantastic music. Each section includes a full history of guitar and amps and details the construction, components, performance, qualities and drawbacks of each combination. Guitar Rigs is not just a celebration of the collectable treasures of the guitar and amp world. Along the way it evaluates many more instruments, amps and effects, offering alternatives for those trying to conjure great sounds from less-exalted equipment. And it comes with a CD that demonstrates these and many more combinations so you hear them for yourself.
(Guitar). Guitar collectors rejoice! The first book to examine pickups in detail is here! Covers everything from the first experiments to classic models conceived for Rickenbacker, Gibson, Fender, Gretsch, Danelectro, Epiphone and others, with an overview of Japanese and European manufacturers. Includes a 32-page color section of the most popular models and rarities, a timeline, info on building pickups and technical specs, and biographical notes on George Beauchamp, Leo Fender, Seth Lover, Larry DiMarzio and Seymour Duncan.
(Musicians Institute Press). Navigate the guitar neck better than ever before with this easy-to-use book! Designed from Musicians Institute core curriculum programs, it covers essential concepts for players of every level, acoustic or electric. A hands-on guide to theory, it will help you learn to build any scale or chord on your own and unleash creativity. No music reading is required.
This book is chock-full of great photos and information on buying, maintaining, and repairing the legendary Fender electric guitar--the Stratocaster--from world-renowned guitar expert Terry Burrows.
A trusted collection of short essays arranged by rhetorical mode—with charming, practical writing instruction. With 71 readings (half new to this edition), well-written writing instruction (including templates to help students get started), and new navigation features that make it very easy to use, The Norton Sampler is a rhetorically arranged reader that practices what it preaches about good writing.