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Hipshot Headless Solo Guitar Bridge

Hipshot’s Headless Solo Bridges Are Getting A Facelift

June 14, 2019 by Alex Storrie in Alex's Blog, Guitars & Gear

Not in Stock The Headless Solo Bridges have been unavailable on Hipshot's website for some time now. Hipshot have said that the bridge has been discontin...

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1000 Feedback on eBay

Reaching 1000 Feedback on eBay

June 12, 2019 by Alex Storrie in Alex's Blog

This morning we hit 1000 feedback on eBay (and got a shiny, new Red Star) which, for us, is kind of a big deal. Yes, I know, 1000 feedback is not impre...

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The JLD Bridge Doctor

Fitting a JLD Bridge Doctor in a guitar with a slim bridge

May 17, 2019 by Alex Storrie in Alex's Blog, JLD Bridge Doctor

The Screw Mounted version of the JLD Bridge Doctor requires enough space behind the row (or rows, if it's a 12 string) of bridge pins to accommodate the sc...

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Sutch Guitars Prototype

Latest prototype build from Sutch Guitars

April 4, 2019 by Alex Storrie in Alex's Blog, Guitars & Gear

Check out the latest prototype guitar build from Sutch Guitars: [gallery size="medium" columns="2" ids="3340,3339"] The guitar has a figured Eucalypt...

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Schaller Original F-Series 70's

Replacing Fender Squier Trapezoid with Hipshot Vintage Tuners

April 3, 2019 by Alex Storrie in Alex's Blog, Guitars & Gear

Just a quick one about changing Fender Squier Trapezoid tuners over to a set of Hipshot Vintage Grip-Lock machine heads - they aren't always a drop in fit...

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Roland GR-50 Saga (Part 5) – Roland FS-7

February 23, 2019 by Paul Storrie in Paul's Blog

Enter the Roland FS-7 Dual Footswitch (http://my.roland.com/products/fs-7/) or rather two of them. I can set these such that when the bypass on the GX-700 ...

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Schaller Signum Bridge

Installing the Schaller Signum Bridge

February 12, 2019 by Alex Storrie in Alex's Blog, Guitars & Gear

The Schaller Signum Bridge is a fairly recent bridge from Schaller and is a new addition to BTN Music's guitar parts catalogue. It's very nice addition too...

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ABM 2400n Roller Guitar Bridge

ABM’s increasingly popular Roller Guitar Bridges

February 11, 2019 by Alex Storrie in Alex's Blog

Another ABM delivery. Another load of roller guitar bridges. (And some modern hardtails too.) This morning I received another shipment of guitar parts f...

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Apogee HypeMiC now available from Sound Technology

February 9, 2019 by Alex Storrie in Alex's Blog

Sound Technology (Apogee's UK distributor) have announced that the HypeMiC is now available to purchase in the UK. The HypeMiC is Apogee's latest release -...

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Jim Dunlop, founder of Dunlop Manufacturing, has died

February 8, 2019 by Alex Storrie in Alex's Blog

Sad news today - Jim Dunlop has passed away at the age of 82. Jim was the founder of the Dunlop Manufacturing company. He was also the man behind many o...

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Periphery are back with their latest single “Blood Eagle”

February 7, 2019 by Alex Storrie in Alex's Blog

Yes, I know this is a slight deviation from the usual subjects (all things guitars & gear) but this is just too good to share - Periphery's latest sing...

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The Pickup Mounting System (PMS) is here!

February 5, 2019 by Alex Storrie in Alex's Blog

The Pickup Mounting Systems (PMS) are here and they look great! - Check out the photo below. The solid brass tone block is designed to increase the tran...

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Luthier Supplies in the UK?

January 28, 2019 by Alex Storrie in Alex's Blog

If I said "luthier tools" to you, what would be the first place you would think of buying them from? I'll give you a second.... It's StewMac isn't it? I be...

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Yamaha Revstar Parts

January 18, 2019 by Alex Storrie in Alex's Blog, Guitars & Gear

Lately, I've seen a real increase in the amount of people getting in contact about parts and spares for Yamaha instruments. It's mainly been BB and TRB bas...

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Roland GR-50 Saga (Part 4) – Another GX-700

January 8, 2019 by Paul Storrie in Paul's Blog, The Roland GR-50 Diaries

The answer is…another Boss GX-700! Feed the output of the GR-50 into GX-700 #2 (and then on to the power amp) and use another latching footswitch to c...

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GraphTech

TUSQ Nuts and other new things!

January 7, 2019 by Alex Storrie in Alex's Blog, Guitars & Gear

BTN Music is finally stocking GraphTech TUSQ, TUSQ XL and Black TUSQ XL guitar parts! The truth is I've actually had the nuts & saddles in for a month...

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Snark Clip On Guitar Tuners

Clip-On Guitar Tuners

January 4, 2019 by Alex Storrie in Alex's Blog

OK, starting the year with introducing clip on guitar tuners to our catalogue wasn't what I had in mind. I was really hoping for something a bit more excit...

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New Year, New Gear

January 2, 2019 by Alex Storrie in Alex's Blog

Happy New Year! :) Today is the first proper day back for me. I was in and out of the shop over Christmas but it wasn't like I was really doing much work ...

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Hipshot Locking Tuners Reviews from eBay Customers

December 17, 2018 by Alex Storrie in Alex's Blog

Hipshot's Locking Tuners are by far one of the most popular items that I stock. And it's not surprising - Everyone knows that Hipshot produce some real qua...

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Grainger's String Ferrule Block

Grainger’s String Ferrule Block Really Is Fantastic!

December 9, 2018 by Alex Storrie in Alex's Blog, Guitars & Gear

I first came across Grainger Guitar Parts during a phone call with customer at the beginning of this year. We were chatting about parts (obviously) and som...

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Grainger Hardtail Guitar Bridge - Black

Grainger Hardtail Guitar Bridge – The British Alternative to the Hipshot Fixed Bridge

December 8, 2018 by Alex Storrie in Alex's Blog, Guitars & Gear

Everyone uses the Hipshot Fixed Bridge. I mean EVERYONE! I guarantee that most custom guitar builders have used the Hipshot bridge on at least one of their...

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Hipshot Guitar Bridge Stainless Steel Saddles in Black

Hipshot Fixed Bridge – The Best of the Best?

December 7, 2018 by Alex Storrie in Alex's Blog, Guitars & Gear

The Hipshot Fixed Bridge is everywhere. Everyone is using them! I guarantee that every guitar builder out there has used this Hipshot guitar bridge, at lea...

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Guitar Lemon Oil – A Strange Review

December 6, 2018 by Alex Storrie in Alex's Blog

I sell a lot of Lemon Oil. And I mean A LOT! A good amount of those sales come via Amazon in their Home Care & Cleaning category. You see, I don't just...

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Does a Hipshot Xtender fit on a Warwick bass?

December 5, 2018 by Alex Storrie in Alex's Blog, Bass Gear

You have a Warwick. You want to fit a bass detuner. Is there one that will work with your bass? Yes, there is, but it isn't perfect. Warwick basses gen...

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Hipshot Tulip Guitar Buttons

November 29, 2018 by Alex Storrie in Alex's Blog, Guitars & Gear

The general feeling is that Hipshot Classic or Locking Tuners are "modern" style machine heads. They are usually fitted to new builds, custom guitars, as u...

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Hipshot Tulips used as Grover Replacement Buttons

Using Hipshot as Grover Replacement Tuner Buttons?

November 28, 2018 by Alex Storrie in Alex's Blog, Guitars & Gear

Hipshot have a fantastic range of replacement buttons for their tuners; Half Moon buttons, Telecaster Style (D07) buttons, even the bizarre Deco and Indust...

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Schaller Locking Tuners Fitted To An Ibanez

November 16, 2018 by Alex Storrie in Alex's Blog, Guitars & Gear

I had a customer pop down this week who wanted to change a set of tuners for a locking set. His Ibanez had the standard GOTOH SG381 machine heads that came...

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Babicz Telecaster Bridge

Babicz FCH Telecaster Bridge – A Customer’s Review

November 15, 2018 by Alex Storrie in Alex's Blog

Although I've personally received positive feedback about the Babicz FCH Bridges, I've yet to have any customers leave feedback or a review in writing. Wel...

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Zero-Mod – Thumb Rest for Rickenbackers

November 13, 2018 by Alex Storrie in Alex's Blog, Bass Gear

I had the pleasure of meeting a number of customers at the Guitar Show last month one of them being Paul. He recently purchased a Hipshot BT5 Xtender for o...

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Blueridge BG-60 Acoustic Guitar – Fitting a JLD Bridge Doctor

November 12, 2018 by Alex Storrie in Alex's Blog, JLD Bridge Doctor

Sometimes, there just isn't enough room to fit a JLD Bridge Doctor. To fit the Screw Mount version, there has to be enough room behind the bridge pins and ...

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N-Tune: On-Board Chromatic Guitar Tuner

November 8, 2018 by Alex Storrie in Alex's Blog, Guitars & Gear

Following on from my post about the Wilkat Headless Guitar, I wanted to look a little more into the N-Tune Chromatic Tuner. The N-Tune Tuner simply fits...

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Wilkat Headless with a JCustom Bridge

November 7, 2018 by Alex Storrie in Alex's Blog, Guitars & Gear

I've really, seriously gone done the headless guitar rabbit hole. I'm finding all sorts of guitar makes and models, parts and tech! The latest discovery is...

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Hipshot Ibby 6 String and Ibanez Gibraltar II

Ibanez Gibraltar Standard II and Hipshot Ibby Side by Side

November 6, 2018 by Alex Storrie in Alex's Blog, Guitars & Gear

That's what we love about Hipshot; their direct replacements. Quality parts that drop-in without the need for any modifications whatsoever. It's why the Ib...

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NEW Agile Headless Bridges from Rondo Music

November 3, 2018 by Alex Storrie in Alex's Blog, Guitars & Gear

I'm finding out/being told about new gear all the time at the moment! A customer has just brought these new Agile Headless Bridges to my attention. If y...

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The New Apogee JAM+

November 2, 2018 by Alex Storrie in Alex's Blog

A Guitar Parts Retailer Selling Interfaces? The Apogee JAM, oddly, is an important part of BTN Music's history. (A guitar parts company selling interfaces...

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Technology for Musicians Black Headless Bridge

Technology for Musicians – Guitar & Bass Bridges

November 1, 2018 by Alex Storrie in Alex's Blog, Guitars & Gear

Technology For Musicians is another one of those brands that I've heard of but have never seen in person before. They've been mentioned a few times by cust...

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