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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Halflight Guitars + G&B

October 30, 2018 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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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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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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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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Zero Fret

August 29, 2018 by Alex Storrie in Guitars & Gear

What is a Zero Fret Nut? A Zero Fret Nut is a replacement/alternative for the typical bone or plastic guitar nut. A fret sits in front of a smaller nut ...

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