Just a quick update. The shop will be open throughout the December Holidays, except the 24th and 25th. If you have any holiday guitar repair needs, give us a ring.
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As the ONLY guitar repair shop in Southern California to offer actual one-on-one workshops to teach how to do your own repairs including: setups and fret dressing, I’ve now added another basic level hands-on course on proper and efficient restringing. Yea, it seems basic (and it is) but I am constantly amazed how many customers come in and they don’t really have this skill down yet.
I know from experience years ago when I started learning guitar that restringing was a dreaded time. You either had to pay the music store an additional fee to take care of it and have them look at you pathetically for not knowing how to do it yourself, or sit in your bedroom for two hours and still mess it up. Well honestly, EVERY guitar player should know how to restring their own guitars efficiently, correctly and without any teeth nashing.
This course will show you the basics of restringing either an acoustic, electric or classical guitar. You can also bring in two different style guitars if you wish to really make sure you have this skill down.
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Our shop will be closed the above listed days and will not be available to work on repairs, return phone calls, or answer emails. Sorry for the inconvenience.
The very popular Guitar Setup Basics Course that I provide to area guitarists has just been updated.!! The content is still the same but now you also recieve included in the price of the course your very own set up tools. These tools are the Cruz Tools brand Guitar Tech Guitar Player Setup tool package that not only has most of tools you will require for proper setups and string changes, but it is housed in a very nice, convenient, clear front zip up pouch. This is perfect for bench top or taking along to the gig for those spot, emergency string changes.
For more details check out this link: http://cruztools.com/products/mitools.html
So if you would like to learn how setup your own guitars and never pay me for another setup, bring two of your own guitars in and get ready to learn!!
If you have read my recent post on an inexpensive(ie, really cheap) way to create your own strap locks with your stock strap buttons, then you will be pleased with this short update. I wasnt really happy with the ones i had bought from the local hardware store, so I went to the music store that had been selling the pink washers.(see last post pics).
They were of course out of this item, but the store owner then confided in me that these were actually the rubber stoppers that you find on your standard Grolsh Beer bottle. So he said in a pinch I could go buy a 6-pack of Grolsh, and not only get the rubber stoppers I needed as strap locks but also enjoy a cold one on the back patio while strumming my favorite guitar. Awesome!!
So now you know.
Hello everyone! Just wanted to say Happy New Year! Hope to see you at the shop sometime soon in 2012.
Check out this video of Billy Gibbons at the Roxy on the 23rd, sitting in with the Camp Freddy gang for their annual December residency on the Sunset Strip. Just doesnt get any more blues than this.
Well, I am back from my incredible three week vacation to Europe with my lovely cohort. Spent some time in London, capital of the British Invasion and home to many incredible bands. Didn’t get a chance to hear any music in particular but I did have some authentic Fish&Chips and thoroughly enjoyed the city. Can’t wait to get back. We also had a chance to visit Paris(also incredible), see friends in Switzerland(Rhone Valley, lots of wine tasting), buzz through Baveria and Munich, and ended our trip in Denmark. It was quite an experience to spend the longest day of the year in the tiny northern Danish town of Loggen. Although it finally did get relatively dark around midnight, you could see faint light all night in the northern sky, and the night sky had this psychadelic dark blue tint to it. Will try to put up some pics soon of the trip.
I did pick up a copy of the recent Keith Richards autobiography, LIFE, in the spirit of London inspired music. Started reading it on the plane, really good so far. A must read if you are a stones fan or even just a fan of that era of music.
And so, summer is officially here, and hopefully I get a chance to post some of the recent guitar building projects I have been working on, more of my guitar collection, and also updates on a two man band I have been rehearsing with.
The shop will be closed that week as someone is getting married. Sorry, no names to protect the guilty. Hope you all can wait until we get back.
Although its been a while since I have had a booth at this event, I still love to attend this show. Last one was on same day as Super Bowl, but no excuses this time. You have to check it out! Its just a great place to find some off the wall and vintage used music gear, enjoy searching for that used effects pedal you always wanted, or just enjoy a brat, sauerkraut and a beer while walking around. I got an incredible pedal board case there last time for my brother. Its held at the Old World Village, a german style beer hall that rocks during the Oktoberfest season.
Since we were sharing some family videos on the last blog, I couldnt resist adding this one, which features my dad Professor Adams, and my little brother Nathan Adams. Yea, it has absolutely NOTHING to do with music, guitars, chicks, rock n’ roll, coolness or even football. I realize that, but come on people, expand your mind.
Life is not all about pentatonic scales, humbucker pickups, and guitar gear. There are alot of engineering nerds out there. Imagine if you could write a song that spoke to them. You could make….millions. mwahahaha.