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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
Ferrule Blocks in Nickel and Smoked Nickel

NEW Smoky Finish For Grainger’s Ferrule Blocks

With the latest batch of ferrule blocks from Grainger Guitar Parts comes a new finish - SMOKED NICKEL This rather tasty lo...


August 5, 2019 by Alex Storrie in Alex's Blog, Guitars & Gear
Hipshot Ibby 6 String and Ibanez Gibraltar II

Ibanez Gibraltar Standard II and Hipshot Ibby Side by Side

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


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

The New Apogee JAM+

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


November 2, 2018 by Alex Storrie in Alex's Blog
Roland GK-3 Pickup

Roland GR-50 Saga (Part 3)

Problems with the Pickups The lack of output from the magnetic pickups turns out to be a problem with the rear input on the ...


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

Kiesel Guitars Headless Tremolo

JCustom Hardware & Custom Guitars Since my last post about JCustom Hardware, I've been doing a little bit of research in...


October 24, 2018 by Alex Storrie in Guitars & Gear

A Sliding Guitar Pickup? – No Way!

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


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

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

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


October 5, 2018 by Alex Storrie in Guitars & Gear

The Hipshot Detuner

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


September 5, 2018 by Alex Storrie in Bass Gear, Guitars & Gear
Zero Glide ZS-7f Zero Fret Nut

Zero Fret Nuts

What is a Zero Fret Nut? A Zero Fret Nut is a replacement/alternative for the typical bone or plastic guitar nut. A fret sit...


August 29, 2018 by Alex Storrie in Guitars & Gear