Guitarist's Guide to Maintenance & Repair
Hal Leonard Book

Guitarist's Guide to Maintenance & Repair

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Authors: Doug Redler and Dave Rubin

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Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1: Your Toolbox
Your Brand New Bag
CHAPTER 2: Proper Stringing Techniques
Stringing Along
Stretch It To The Limit One More Time
Brand Placement
The Bronze Age
Electric Avenue
CHAPTER 3: Evaluating the Neck
Take A Bow
Rattle And Hum
Gimme Back My Bullets
Acoustically Speaking
CHAPTER 4: Setting the Action
Tooling Along
Stop It!
Tale Of The Scale
Learn To Compensate
Time For A Change
CHAPTER 5: Adjusting the Pickups
Feel The Pull
A Good Pickup Line
Bucking The Hum
The Gibson P-90 Pickup
CHAPTER 6: Basic Bass Guitar Set-up
Getting Some Action
Pickup Lines
CHAPTER 7: Tales from the Road–Troubleshooting and Quick Repairs
The Wizard Behind The Curtain
Follow The Scout Motto
A Strapping Issue
Fear Of Flying
CHAPTER 8: Humidity and Your Acoustic Guitar
Take Precautions
CHAPTER 9: Amp Care and Maintenance
Amp Words To Live By
Cable News
You(r) Tubes
Twisting The Night Away
In The Tank
Get Grounded
Speak Up
Is It Just A Phase?
Open- Or Closed-Back Speaker Cabinet?
CHAPTER 10: Resources
Guitar Repair Schools
Tools, Repair, And Parts
Guitar Sales And Repair Shops In NYC
Guitar Sales And Repair Shops In Los Angeles
Amp Repair In Los Angeles
Guitar And Amp Companies
Guitar Pickups
Guitar Strings And Accessories

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!

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