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Yamaha Revstar P90 Pickup Covers

Can I order in Revstar pickup covers? It's a question I've been asked a few times and the answer is the same every time. Y...


February 19, 2020 by Alex Storrie in Alex's Blog, Guitars & Gear
Yamaha RM-Pro III Tremolo

Sourcing parts for a Yamaha Pacifica 821DX

A recent enquiry about a Yamaha Pacifica 821DX led me to looking into some replacement parts for these electric guitars. Cue ...


February 18, 2020 by Alex Storrie in Alex's Blog, Guitars & Gear
Hipshot Tone-A-Matic's Intonation Screws and Saddles

Removing the Hipshot Tone-A-Matic’s Intonation Screws

The Hipshot Tone-A-Matic's intonation screws - DO NOT remove them! The nut, at the opposite end of the intonation screw, has ...


February 11, 2020 by Alex Storrie in Alex's Blog, Guitars & Gear
Hipshot Directrofit and Fender Squier Machine Heads

Hipshot Directrofits DO NOT replace Squier tuners

The Hipshot Fender Directrofit guitar machine heads do exactly what they say on the tin: replace Fender machine heads. They D...


February 10, 2020 by Alex Storrie in Alex's Blog, Guitars & Gear

Sourcing a replacement jack socket for a Yamaha APX

Yamaha APX acoustic guitars use a stereo endpin jack socket with an external strap button – pretty standard stuff. So when ...


February 6, 2020 by Alex Storrie in Alex's Blog, Guitars & Gear
Higgins Peg Bender

The Higgins Peg Bender

The Higgins Peg Bender completely flips the typical B-Bender design on its head(stock)! Most vibrato units (Bigsby, B-Bend...


February 4, 2020 by Alex Storrie in Alex's Blog, Guitars & Gear

GraphTech InvisoMatch Compatibility with Vintage Tuners

GraphTech's InvisoMatch mounting plates are a great way to fit the Ratio tuners without the need for any drilling. 4 sets of ...


February 3, 2020 by Alex Storrie in Alex's Blog, Guitars & Gear

Widening String Post Holes on Hipshot Machine Heads

Hipshot's Grip-Lock and Classic tuners can take guitar strings up to a .060" gauge. For any set of strings over that gauge, t...


January 21, 2020 by Alex Storrie in Alex's Blog, Guitars & Gear
Chapman ML3 Headstock

Chapman ML3 gets a new set of machine heads

Unlike the Pro Series, the Standard series Chapman ML3 come fitted with the company's own brand machine heads. They share the...


January 14, 2020 by Alex Storrie in Alex's Blog, Guitars & Gear

RISA Ukulele Tuner Button Modification

Check out this cool modification of a RISA Ukulele (I believe it's the Uke-Solid-Concert model). A replacement of the origina...


January 9, 2020 by Alex Storrie in Alex's Blog, Guitars & Gear