sxoxdx said: Hey! I stopped playing my bass for a year or so and now the neck is way too bowed and buzzing hard from the 12th fret up. I tried adjusting it but seems he doesn't get any straighter. What should I do? It's a Squier Vintage Modified Jazz bass by the way, technically not an expensive bass, but still...
Take it to a tech. Without seeing it and having it in-hand, it’s really hard to diagnose something like that. I will say that if you’re going to store your bass for extended periods, it’s good to detune the guitar a bit to take tension off the neck. Not totally, but if you play in E, tune to B or something.
PROGRESS REPORT: the ‘69 Gibson SG is coming along nicely, having just been grain-filled and lightly sanded. I might have been a little too easy on a few areas, so I’ll fill them again before laying down finish. And I’ll gingerly tag @deebeeus just in case this raises his interest level. #guitar #vintage #gibson #sg #vintageguitar #guitartech #luthier #restoration #seattle (at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar)
After packing up The Replacements’ gear, Woody and I strolled around the stage and noticed the outline of a Jazzmaster off in the distance. After a moment of hesitation, he said “Okay, let’s go look at it.” as if making some kind of wager in his head. We walked up to it from behind, and once he peered around the other side he let out the kind of sound a person makes when a bet is won. Not a $1000 bet, mind you; no, this was something more akin to “You owe me a Coke if I can guess this chick’s name.” when one is secretly already friends with her. I rounded the guitar stand and sure enough, on it was Woody’s handiwork, the @masterybridge. Long story short: Hey @headandtheheart, the guy that made the bridge touched your guitar and thought it was pretty cool! (at Space Needle)
Last night was a gas! #thereplacements reinvigorated my love for ballsy rock tones, and made me remember how much I used to love plugging a Les Paul into a British amp. Hearing Dave’a Hi-Tone amps from feet away may have been the best thing ever. Thanks, Woody. #guitar #punk #seattle #bumbershoot #marshall #soldano #hitone #hiwatt #gibson
Paul Westerberg’s Boomerang Telecaster, #masterybridge equipped and accidentally sporting one of @nelscline’s straps. #guitar #fender #telecaster #tele #thereplacements #bumbershoot #boomerang #seattle #festival (at Space Needle)
killthereflection said: Could you make me an awesome bone nut for my Mascis Jazzmaster? How much would it cost? I see them on stewmac unbleached for under $16 but I am not sure which is the right size for my white Mascis JM. morganroutt@ yahoo. com
I can totally do that! However, I absolutely must have the guitar in-hand. Nuts have to be cut specifically for the guitar they’re to be installed on as things like fret height, string height and variances in manufacturing prevent a one-size-fits-all approach. Making a nut without the guitar means I can’t be sure it will fit or even fell as good as it should, nor can I guess at the height of the strings to clear the first fret.
I charge $75 to cut a nut, which also includes a re-setup to accommodate the new piece. Hope this helps!