We just bought a late ‘59 Fender Vibrolux! Totally original, well-loved and tuneful as all get out. It’s incredible, I tell you! For sale very soon… #guitar #guitarporn #vintage #fender #vibrolux #amp #vintageguitar #seattle #wow  (at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar)

We just bought a late ‘59 Fender Vibrolux! Totally original, well-loved and tuneful as all get out. It’s incredible, I tell you! For sale very soon… #guitar #guitarporn #vintage #fender #vibrolux #amp #vintageguitar #seattle #wow (at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar)

Building a set of pickups for my Squier Bass VI out of some Fender AV65 sets! The output levels of two bridge pickups matched beautifully with the neck of one set, which will be in the middle position now. #guitar #fender #squier #bassvi #jaguar #offsetguitars #pickups  (at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar)

Building a set of pickups for my Squier Bass VI out of some Fender AV65 sets! The output levels of two bridge pickups matched beautifully with the neck of one set, which will be in the middle position now. #guitar #fender #squier #bassvi #jaguar #offsetguitars #pickups (at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar)

First job of the day: Baggs didn’t include a battery pouch with their pickup system, and so I made my own with Gorilla Tape. Super professional, here! #guitar #martin #lrbaggs #art #creativity #ducttape #seattle #guitartech  (at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar)

First job of the day: Baggs didn’t include a battery pouch with their pickup system, and so I made my own with Gorilla Tape. Super professional, here! #guitar #martin #lrbaggs #art #creativity #ducttape #seattle #guitartech (at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar)

Sometimes you end up liking grille cloth backwards. #pretty #colors #fender #amp #cloth #backwards #blue #silver  (at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar)

Sometimes you end up liking grille cloth backwards. #pretty #colors #fender #amp #cloth #backwards #blue #silver (at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar)

Doing some rainy day maintenance on my Rivers Strat, which has had a bad tone/drive pot from the get go. It worked in its 10 and 1 positions, but cut out and continued to scratch even when cleaned out. So, I decided to replace the pot with a new one and on a whim, I started testing values. The one I removed is a 250k but reads at 275! All of the others are also rated at 250k, but check out the variances! Think I’ll go with the closest match, the 268 next to it. #nerdalert #guitar #gear #weezerquest #weezer #guitartech #drive #wow  (at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar)

Doing some rainy day maintenance on my Rivers Strat, which has had a bad tone/drive pot from the get go. It worked in its 10 and 1 positions, but cut out and continued to scratch even when cleaned out. So, I decided to replace the pot with a new one and on a whim, I started testing values. The one I removed is a 250k but reads at 275! All of the others are also rated at 250k, but check out the variances! Think I’ll go with the closest match, the 268 next to it. #nerdalert #guitar #gear #weezerquest #weezer #guitartech #drive #wow (at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar)

Very proud to announce that we now have Benson amps in stock! Made by hand in Portland, these diminutive units put out potent sound that belies their stature. Pictured is the Monarch (15 watts, EL84s, Brit/US tone switch!) and the Tall Bird tune reverb. And that reverb unit is choice, with the ability to max out the mix and drive hard. Damn. #guitar #amp #benson #handmade #portland #seattle #tube #reverb #yes #seattle #tubeamps #gear #guitarporn (at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar)

Very proud to announce that we now have Benson amps in stock! Made by hand in Portland, these diminutive units put out potent sound that belies their stature. Pictured is the Monarch (15 watts, EL84s, Brit/US tone switch!) and the Tall Bird tune reverb. And that reverb unit is choice, with the ability to max out the mix and drive hard. Damn. #guitar #amp #benson #handmade #portland #seattle #tube #reverb #yes #seattle #tubeamps #gear #guitarporn (at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar)

And the coolest record pickguard I’ve ever made is finished! @skullservant sent us a copy of Sunn O))) & Boris Altar in clear to cut up for his Telebird, and I couldn’t be more excited. The label, the shape, the ultra-smooth and glassy edges… It’s perfect. Can’t wait to ship this one out. And I don’t know why I haven’t done in the past, but this is the first one I’ve signed. So proud. #guitar #vinyl #record #pickguard #sunno))) #clear #handmade #yes #seattle #dirge (at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar)

And the coolest record pickguard I’ve ever made is finished! @skullservant sent us a copy of Sunn O))) & Boris Altar in clear to cut up for his Telebird, and I couldn’t be more excited. The label, the shape, the ultra-smooth and glassy edges… It’s perfect. Can’t wait to ship this one out. And I don’t know why I haven’t done in the past, but this is the first one I’ve signed. So proud. #guitar #vinyl #record #pickguard #sunno))) #clear #handmade #yes #seattle #dirge (at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar)

About to begin work on this ‘59 Les Paul Special DC, which is one of my favorite guitars. Much as I like the singlecut variety, the DC body shape has always held a certain allure for me, both in single and dual pickup configurations. A cherry DCJR is one of my most-coveted guitars. This one has a partial break at the heel, and has been repainted on the entirety of its back and neck.  (at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar)

About to begin work on this ‘59 Les Paul Special DC, which is one of my favorite guitars. Much as I like the singlecut variety, the DC body shape has always held a certain allure for me, both in single and dual pickup configurations. A cherry DCJR is one of my most-coveted guitars. This one has a partial break at the heel, and has been repainted on the entirety of its back and neck.  (at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar)

"But that’s just a stupid dream that I won’t re-al-ize" The Son-Of-Boogie both looks and sounds the part on top of my Sourmash 8x10/4x12. (at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar)

"But that’s just a stupid dream that I won’t re-al-ize" The Son-Of-Boogie both looks and sounds the part on top of my Sourmash 8x10/4x12. (at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar)

Oh, I’m sorry! Didn’t mean to sneak up on you. #door #jokes #igotamillionofem #seattle #bw

Oh, I’m sorry! Didn’t mean to sneak up on you. #door #jokes #igotamillionofem #seattle #bw

musingsandfandoms said: You gotta continue Weezerquest, they just released a new single!

Haha, I saw that! And heard it.

So, #weezerquest will keep fighting the good fight. ;)

Just finished a nut and saddle combo on this lovely old classical. It really needed a setup, and the tonal improvement of polished bone was just too good to pass up. #guitar #guitartech #bone #upgrade #classical #acoustic #seattle  (at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar)

Just finished a nut and saddle combo on this lovely old classical. It really needed a setup, and the tonal improvement of polished bone was just too good to pass up. #guitar #guitartech #bone #upgrade #classical #acoustic #seattle (at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar)

Spent the afternoon working on this Silvertone Espanada, which had a separated fretboard and missing binding. Replaced the binding and got pretty close to the right look. The new stuff wasn’t quite green enough, but I’m okay with it! #guitar #vintage #silvertone #espanada #harmony #amazing #seattle  (at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar)

Spent the afternoon working on this Silvertone Espanada, which had a separated fretboard and missing binding. Replaced the binding and got pretty close to the right look. The new stuff wasn’t quite green enough, but I’m okay with it! #guitar #vintage #silvertone #espanada #harmony #amazing #seattle (at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar)

Yeah, I’m using the same thing. You can totally do it.

Yeah, I’m using the same thing. You can totally do it.

I love it when the hardware store takes 45 minutes to get to with traffic, only to arrive and discover an expanse where it used to be. I check Google Maps and it’s moved less than a mile from my home. Another 45 minutes back, then 15 to find the place. Yep, Wednesday’s against me… #guitar #guitartech #hardware #store #seattle #boo

I love it when the hardware store takes 45 minutes to get to with traffic, only to arrive and discover an expanse where it used to be. I check Google Maps and it’s moved less than a mile from my home. Another 45 minutes back, then 15 to find the place. Yep, Wednesday’s against me… #guitar #guitartech #hardware #store #seattle #boo