Posted by admin on February 28th, 2015
Right around the time of the NAMM 2015 show last month, Jeremy at Everly Music, manufacturers of Cleartone Strings, gave me a call about getting some help with his gigging guitar, a mid 2000′s Gibson SG. ¬† Having done setups for the folks over there before on some of their demo guitars, he knew I could handle the job. ¬†I will let Jeremy explain the situation:
“Maurice works magic on guitars! I’m so amazed at how my guitar plays. I gave him my guitar recently that had terrible buzzing issues and intonation issues across much of the fretboard. I just got my guitar back and wow! Not only am I able to play for much longer without my hand getting tired, he completely eliminated buzzing in all the trouble spots, the intonation is perfect and the sustain is longer than I remember it ever being! There is a good reason Maurice has been our go-to guy for our guitar setups for years. No matter what shape your guitar is in right now, give it to Maurice for a second opinion. You’ll be amazed when you get your guitar back, I promise you that.Thanks Maurice!”
At the Cleartone Strings shipping area, this Gibson SG is ready for priimetime
So if you feel your guitar could be giving you more with less effort, bring it over and we can have a look. ¬†Thanks again!
Posted by admin on January 24th, 2015
Hello and Happy New Year! ¬†I hope everyone still has the holiday glow as you enjoy 2015 and keeping all those resolutions you promised to yourself.
One thing you may have always wanted to understand and do yourself is guitar setups on your own guitars. ¬†There is really no better way to understand what makes some guitars play better than others, how to tweak a guitar that feels a little off more to your liking, and also be able to check if a used guitar is in great shape but just plays funny because it hasn’t been set up properly.
We are the only repair shop in the area who offer this type of course because we do not mind educating our customers. ¬†You should not have to pay for a setup again after taking this 4 hour one on one course. ¬†Here is feedback from our latest student in November of 2014. ¬†He wanted to concentrate on Strats that he had, and was able to use the course immediately to work on another guitar he had. ¬†So give a ring if you are interested to set up a time: ¬†weekday evenings, or weekend mornings.
“I am very happy with the class and the results with the guitars.
¬†the fiesta red strat is the most playable – however the pick ups aren’t that great.
¬†the white custom shop strat is the most beautiful guitar – pickups have great tone -
¬†and finally . . . the black strat -
¬†I¬†have been able to adjust the truss rod a bit more and have gone back and forth with the truss rod adjustment ¬†- i believe i have it set up pretty nicely. ¬†i have also set the action pretty nicely. ¬†the intonation is a bit tricky as i am using a korg chromatic tuner (19.99) – for now i have re strung this guitar with the same size strings (10s) – this guitar has pick ups that absolutely scream.
Any how – thanks a lot for spending the time to work with my guitars, and teaching me so much – i am pretty confident in the basics of setting up fender guitars now.
it is an excellent service you provide. “