Contact us now if you are considering repairs, modifications or maintenance on your guitar or amplifier.
We have over 20 years experience in all kinds of guitar servicing & repairs including: professional setups, broken headstocks, refrets, rewires & tremolo installations!
Our amplifier department has vast experience in all makes & models old & new, from rack-mounted amplifiers to combos & heads, (valve or transistor).
We provide a friendly professional service to musicians & take care & attention to detail very seriously, this is highly regarded amongst our existing customers.
Our workshops are based in Ipswich & Felixstowe; both have easy access from the A14. We can also offer delivery & collection throughout the UK.
Some of the instruments we have been working on recently (click and drag to move, double-click to enlarge):
We endeavour to work to your timescales in most cases & can provide a fast turnaround on most set ups & repairs. We will never undertake unnecessary work and will advise customers honestly. Clients are always consulted fully before any work not previously agreed is undertaken & we guarantee that whilst your instrument is with us it will be treated with the utmost care and respect.
Neck & components
Broken neck repair, twisted neck correction, bowed neck correction, broken headstock repair, damaged & cracked neck repair. Fret work including refrets, partial refrets, fret dressing & damaged fret replacement. Ask us about fret upgrades to jumbos, gold, stainless steel & more. Replacement bone nuts, Tusq nuts, graphite nuts, plastic nuts, brass nuts, lsr roller nuts. Fret board repair, fingerboard repair & replacement, customised inlays, dot marker replacements, neck binding repair, neck binding replacement & customisation, neck finishing, neck painting, maple neck lacquering. Truss rod repair, truss rod replacement, stripped truss rods, broken truss rods. Machinehead replacement, tuner repair, tuner replacement, tuner upgrades. Replacement neck fitting & setup. Neck resets & reseating.
Body & components
Bridges & tremolo system installations including Floyd Rose, Bigsby, Wilkinson, Fender, Schaller, Gotoh & more. Saddle, preamp replacements & installation on acoustics. Pickup installations including active pickups, under saddle pickups, piezo pickups. We install EMG, Seymour Duncan, Dimarzio, Fender, Gibson, Kent Armstrong, Bare Knuckle, Iron gear, Fishman, Bartolini, Lindy Fralin & Benedetto pickups amongst others. Electronic services & wiring modifications include replacement pots, switches, jack sockets, screening, rewires, coil tapping, additional pickups & routing, CTS pots, various switching of pickups, phase switching, earthing & hum problems fixed. Guitar body damage repairs including removal of dents, scratches, repairs to cracks in lacquer & paintwork. Acoustic guitar repairs including body crack repair, humidity damage repair, brace repair, splits & various finish repairs. Guitar finishing (Painting) service available offering custom designs, sunburst & various colours in nitro cellulose, polyester & polyurethane.
Professional setups to personal requirements
Eliminate fret buzz, tuning problems, high action, neck bow, bad intonation & generally bad playability. Drop tuning & customised setups, major setups (Servicing) including maintenance on Floyd Rose systems & replacement of worn screws & parts etc. Setup points covered include general inspection, check for any loose frets, thorough clean of all components, polish frets & oil fretboard (rosewood only) restring. Check & adjust neck relief, bridge / saddle height, action at nut, tremolo system (if fitted), pickup height & intonation. Fret dressing or replacement of frets may be required during a setup if fret wear is severe. High action at the higher register on acoustics can indicate a neck reset is required.
Amplifier repairs & maintenance
Resolve problems like humming, squealing, crackling, weird sounds, earthing problems & overheating etc. Servicing, repairs & maintenance on all guitar amplifier brands, valve or solid state. Valve replacement & upgrading, health checks & bias testing. Component repairs/replacements, speaker replacements & upgrades, general repairs to chassis, casing etc. Restorations, modifications (Subject to manufacturer guidelines). General amplifier service includes:
Clean all control pots, switches, valve bases (Tube models only), connections, sockets. Check for dry joints & old worn components. Check valve bias, test under load conditions & clean. Repairs & maintenance on studio amplification, PA systems, powered monitoring, HIFI audio & DJ amplification.
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I just wanted to drop you a quick line to say a hundred thank you's for your hard work spent on my Fender Tornado refurb.
It really has exceeded all expectations. It has come up like new and it plays like a usa now not a mexican. I don't know how you did that!!
I have a few guitars and im keen to have them set up by you from now on so expect to hear from me again in the future.
Also the amp is sounding great.
when dave said it sounded really nice last night he wasn't kidding!
i'll give it a good work out tonight but after a little test last night I was gobsmacked..
I don't remember it sounding anywhere as near as that good ever..
whether it's the different tubes or what ever.. you're geniuses.
thanks again, seriously thats great!
Received guitar yesterday . All I can say is WOW . It plays fantastic and that TONE !! I was thinking of upgrading to a new Martin but there's
no way I'll be letting this one go . Thanks again .
Just thought I would srop you a e-mail to say thanks for a wonderful job you made setting up my newly aquired Epiphone Les Paul Custom.
It's a real joy to play!!!! This is the 3rd Guitar you have set up for me and I have been extremely pleased with the results each time. Well done
Excellent result Steve!
I tweaked the action up to my usual 2 mm, lubricated the nut with some Wilson's Ultimalube gun oil I bought home from Texas, a bit of Finger Ease
and it now plays perfectly. Sustain is improved in the top three strings as hoped for and the jumbos feel just right. Great work!
All the best,
Just wanted to let you know that the guitars have arrived safe and sound. Thrilled with them. The Gibson has never played better. Absolute joy
to play the thing. Thanks very much. Great job. Should have got it done years ago. See you next time.
Just wanted to thank you once again for your excellent work fitting the '69 pickups into my Highyway one Strat. I give it a really good testing once
I got it home and it was everything I hoped for. If only I was as good as the guitar!
I'd also like to apologise for nicking your plectrum! Didn't realise I'd pocketed it - instinct I guess!
Thanks again, and I'll contact you about my other strat hopefully before the end of September
Hi Steve ,
Just to let you know the work you did on my LP has made a huge difference to playability and its staying in tune better as well.Thanks again
Hi Steve, the guitar is perfect, thank you very much. I've hardly been able to put it down since I got home on Monday! Everything is just right
and I'd say it feels fantastic - gives my Classic Player Strat a run for its money now. Really grateful for the work that you did, it has given the guitar
a new lease of life. :-)
I'll definitely be recommending you to others because the quality of work looks absolutely awesome.
Thank you very, very much.
just wanted to thank you for making my prs se soapbar guitar playable at last,it will become my 2nd guitar now.
as soon as i get the money together i will be returning for that refret on my Patrick Eggle New York.
its nice to know there is someone out there doing such a good job.
i will recommend you to anyone who needs help with their guitars
Just a quick email to let you know how pleased I am with the telecaster that you refurbished for me. It plays just as I hoped it would and the
range of sounds is great. The Irongear pick-up is really powerful and has a different level of output from the other two original pick-ups which
adds to the range of sound I can get. All in all I am pleased that I invested in the tele and that I gave it to you guys to do. Again many thanks,
Hey Steve ,
This is not my guitar , it is something else , something new in my hands.
Marvellous job my friend , it is worth every penny !
..but I am going to play again and write you soon with the second sight.
Just a follow up to say thanks for the work you did.
The guitar is perfect and i havent put it down since i got it back!! Anyway you may be hearing from a few of my mates for similar work as i have
recommended you :¬)
I think my Mexi fat strat with licenced Floyd Rose II has a high fret at 21.
I have been before when you fretted a neck for me, a Fender HM. Its all assembled and painted now by the way, and plays beautifully!
Thanks so much for sorting out my Fender 65 twin reverb, it has a new lease of life & the new upgrade tubes sound awesome!
I will definately be bringing my Telecaster down for a set up in the near future.
Thanks again Adam