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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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Halo Guitars Headless Build Using JCustom Hardware

October 31, 2018 by Alex Storrie in Alex's Blog, Guitars & Gear

I'm really starting to come round to the idea of stocking JCustom Hardware. The more that I find their bridges being used on custom builds, the more they'r...

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London Guitar Show 2018 – Post Show

October 30, 2018 by Alex Storrie in Alex's Blog

Both Paul and I thoroughly enjoyed being at the London Guitar Show at the weekend. The shows are always a long day for us (made worse this year by gigging ...

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Halflight Guitars + G&B

by Paul Storrie in Guitars & Gear, Paul's Blog

Our nearest stalls at the London Guitar Show were Neil at G&B  and James at Halflight Guitars .   G&B Neil has invested in a state of ...

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Grainger Guitar Parts

October 26, 2018 by Alex Storrie in Alex's Blog

I think one the most enjoyable parts of my job is the discovering of new brands. There's something about stumbling upon a part, researching the brand, tryi...

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Roland GK-3 Pickup

Roland GR-50 Saga (Part 3)

October 25, 2018 by Paul Storrie in Paul's Blog, The Roland GR-50 Diaries

Problems with the Pickups The lack of output from the magnetic pickups turns out to be a problem with the rear input on the GX-700 which doesn’t work ...

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Headless Tremolo

Kiesel Guitars Headless Tremolo

October 24, 2018 by Alex Storrie in Guitars & Gear

JCustom Hardware & Custom Guitars Since my last post about JCustom Hardware, I've been doing a little bit of research into the brand's history - I fee...

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Roland GK-3

Roland GR-50 Saga (Part 2)

October 22, 2018 by Paul Storrie in Paul's Blog, The Roland GR-50 Diaries

So, I’ve picked up a second-hand Roland GR-50 on eBay which came with a GK-2 divided pickup and 13-PIN lead. First job; re-locate gear to a larger 5u ...

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JCustom Headless Bass Bridge with DD Lever

JCustom Headless Guitar and Bass Parts

October 19, 2018 by Alex Storrie in Bass Gear, Guitars & Gear

Thanks to Lewis, from Torbay Guitar Repairs, I've just rediscovered JCustom Headless Research guitar & bass hardware. A recent blog post of his detai...

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A Sliding Guitar Pickup? – No Way!

October 18, 2018 by Alex Storrie in Alex's Blog

A bizarre yet oddly interesting idea... ...came up on Monday evening which I thought I'd share with you. Simply, rather than having multiple pickups, why ...

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Roland GR-50 in my rack box

Roland GR-50 Saga (Part 1)

October 17, 2018 by Paul Storrie in Paul's Blog, The Roland GR-50 Diaries

I went over to midi-controlled rack gear when the covers band I played in in the 80s demanded instant switches between sounds. Programmable combos, Vari...

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Sperzel Button in Chrome

NEW Sperzel Buttons

October 16, 2018 by Alex Storrie in Guitars & Gear

  Sperzel's selection of buttons for their Locking Guitar Tuners is certainly small. There are currently 4 types of Sperzel Buttons which is nothi...

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Gamechanger Audio Plus Pedal

October 11, 2018 by Paul Storrie in Guitars & Gear, Paul's Blog

The Gamechanger Audio PLUS Pedal will probably become a staple in most guitarists’ setups. What does it do? You can operate the PLUS pedal in various ...

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Sperzel Locking Tuners are Reversible

by Alex Storrie in Guitars & Gear

I thought most people knew about this! This is a common question and one that has been asked a lot of late; do we stock left-handed, or "treble side" sets...

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The Gibson Teardrop Plectrum

October 10, 2018 by Paul Storrie in Guitars & Gear, Paul's Blog

I was devastated to learn that Gibson's teardrop plectrum was no longer in production. I’d been using the Medium gauge of this pick for over 20 years! ...

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Stainless Steel Fret

Zero Glide’s NEW Stainless Steel Fret

October 9, 2018 by Alex Storrie in Guitar Nuts, Guitars & Gear

  Gold Tone have introduced a Stainless Steel Fret to fit their Zero Glide Replacement Nuts. If you aren't familiar with Zero Glides, Zero Frets...

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A Guitar String’s “Break Angle” – What is it?

October 5, 2018 by Alex Storrie in Guitars & Gear

  The "Break Angle" is the angle that the string leaves both the nut and the saddle of your guitar. An adequate angle at both points of contact is ...

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Drop D Tuning – The Easy Way

September 27, 2018 by Alex Storrie in Bass Gear, Guitars & Gear

What is Drop D? For those who are unfamiliar with this tuning, Drop D tuning is just another alternative to Standard Tuning. For example; E Standard on...

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Aria Acoustic Fitted w/ the JLD Bridge System

September 11, 2018 by Alex Storrie in JLD Bridge Doctor

Another JLD Bridge Doctor Installation Justin had previously fitted a JLD Bridge Doctor in an EKO Ranger 12-String so he had no problems at all fitting o...

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The Hipshot Detuner

September 5, 2018 by Alex Storrie in Bass Gear, Guitars & Gear

The Hipshot Detuner - Everything You Need To Know What is it and what does it do? The Hipshot Detuner or "Xtender" is a mechanical device that allows a...

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