Monthly Archives: February 2011

“First Run” Gibson Robot Les Paul

We’ve taken in a lot of inventory as of late, and this little gem was part of the influx. It’s part of the initial run of Robot guitars from Gibson, and has the case and candy to go with it. … Continue reading

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Things That Excite Us, Volume 1

Last week, Gibson announced yet another run of signature model guitars. This isn’t surprising or shocking in any way, as it seems Gibson does this like clockwork. “So, why are you excited, then?”, you query. I’ll tell you: They gave … Continue reading

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Oh, me? Nothing. Just makin’ some guitars. No big whoop.

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C. 1967 Fender Villager XII w/ DeArmond Pickup

One of our customers, Kirk, came to us with this Villager 12-string in less-than-ideal condition. The top, cracked in multiple places and liberating from the neck pocket, needed serious attention, and the neck had its own set of fissures as … Continue reading

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Gibson ES-355 + THD Quintet = SHAZAAM!!!

I mentioned in a post last week that I was in the midst of installing/modifying the THD Quintet, a self-contained replacement for the Gibson Varitone. Well, it’s installed! We’ve also taken the trim pot off of the board and wired … Continue reading

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Pedal Mods: A Master Class

It’s a well-known fact that ‘Electronics is tuff™’, to coin a phrase. With that in mind, you can imagine the flurry of expletives that barreled through my mind once I’d removed the screws from the rear of this Boss BF-2 … Continue reading

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Warwick Thumb Bolt-On

I know, I know. It’s been a while since I posted anything related to guitar maintenance. I’m sorry. I’ll do better! We took in a Warwick bass that had been left in a basement for 4-5 years, and had certainly … Continue reading

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Unboxing Day!

Yesterday was unboxing day! We haven’t been this excited since Reaganomics! Strymon pedals, friends. Come find out why we’re always fighting over these things! I asked John, “Are they any good?”, and he all but held up a skull and … Continue reading

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I said to Mike Ball at work the other day, “These things come in threes. I wonder who it’s gonna be next.” I then conjectured about the terrible possibility that someone we liked would no longer be with us, which … Continue reading

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R.I.P. White Stripes?!

The Stripes announced yesterday via their website that the band is ending, and will not “…make no new recordings or performing live.” I just don’t know what to do with myself! But, why?! This may come as little surprise to … Continue reading

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