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#121 bluesparky

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 11:47 AM

View Postbluesparky, on Dec 22 2010, 02:14 PM, said:

I just had my stingray V repaired and setup by http://www.guitarhos...o.uk/index.html
I've worked with John ("Deptford") many times and he is a mighty fine backline tech / repairer.
Highly recommended (by me anyway!).
The postal address is Kent, but his workshop is at Cato in Wandsworth S.W. London.
Oh, and he just won "backline technician of the year" at the 2011 TPI awards.
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Posted 12 March 2011 - 02:00 PM

I did a quick seach but didn't find this chap.

Anyone in the Leeds area needing a good tech, use Fraser Callum. He's worked wonders on my bass and a friends guitar. Very cool guy.

Website: http://www.fcstrings.com/
Tel: 07923 656454

I believe he's also down at the Leeds PMT on the weekend but I gave him my business directly.

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 10:16 PM

Trevor Buck at PMT in Birmingham 01213595056 and Dave at http://www.moseleyviolins.co.uk/, both really nice and professional guys

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 01:18 PM

+1 for Jacks Instrument Services, Salford. Just picked up my Retrovibe bass and its exactly how i wanted it. Jack made a new bone nut, fret level and polish (inc sharp ends), full set up (inc electrics clean) and even knocked me up a new TRC from some scraps of scratchplate he had knockin round. Action is briliant, exactly as i wanted as he took time to ask about my playing style and recomended how he thinks it should be set up. Comes with a check-card tag which lists everything that has been done and includes a 2 month guarantee on work. If i want it tweaking within this time its free. Very knowledgeable and had a good chat about various basses n valve amps. Will be taking my pride n joy, my main bass Burns Bison for some new pots soon. That is as much as a recomendation as anyone can get, i wont let most people even TOUCH the bison!
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Posted 23 June 2011 - 10:05 PM

Does anybody have a suggestion for a luthier in Cambridge or Norwich?

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Posted 29 June 2011 - 05:52 PM

I'd like to recommend Paul Cuthbert: http://www.paulcuthbertguitars.co.uk/ He's based in Manchester and I've had him set up a G&L L2000 and a Fender Jazz and they're both perfect! Last time I was there he was building a custom warwicky 5 string bass thingy,it looked pretty sweet!

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Posted 12 July 2011 - 03:20 PM

Typical - not one Luthier in the whole of Oxfordshire

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Posted 12 August 2011 - 01:39 PM

Is there anyone in North Devon who does bass guitars and double basses?

In the past I've had work done by Brooke Guitars near Okehampton and Mansons in Exeter (both extremely good) and the highly skilled Andy Manners at Vintage & Rare in Bath but I'm trying to find someone local and save petrol...

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Posted 06 September 2011 - 07:38 PM

another thumbs up for sgl guitars in swansea, sorted my bass out today and in record time too, many thanks simon :)

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 11:32 PM

Sure I mentioned this before (but not on this thread maybe)...I can wholeheartedly recommend Martyn Booth. One of the best luthiers in the country (check out the Guitarist et al reviews)- will always give you an honest appraisal (even if it means turning work away) and provides the finest work of any luthier I have used.

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 10:58 PM

Don't know if anyone's posted USA luthiers on this thread, but I know there are Americans on Basschat ... so I'll add Steve Sauve of Sauve Guitars, North Adams, Mass., to the list. Steve is a well-known luthier. I highly recommend Steve (and his partner Jeff, who does the electrics) for any kind of instrument work.
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Posted 19 January 2012 - 01:00 PM

Hi guys, I'm looking for a local (London) guitar tech/luthier to do a good set-up, some fretwork and maybe installing a ramp. Everything to be done on my TRB JPII.
I have contacted Martin at the Gallery and he came up with a really reasonable quote - which would be probably my choice in the end.
On the other end, I also mailed Dave Wild from wildguitars since he should be REALLY local to me, I picked him up from this thread.
Unless I missed it, I failed to find feedback about this guy in the thread...where this recommendation came from?
His reply was, to say the least, ugly-put, with typos one after the other, mentioning a price for a 'set-up and localized fretwork', and then another for a 'FULL set-up and complete fretwork'. I'm not mentioning what the prices were (but what I can say is that for the same asking price of the 'full setup and complete fretwork', martin does setup, fretwork and wooden ramp) but I was puzzled at the lack of attention put in the answer. He didn't even know what a ramp between pickups was. Which can be fair enough (well, at least heard about...) if you never done one, but at least look on google. I wouldn't like someone to say "I don't know what you're asking me for, what is it? But hey here's the money you should give me anyway".
I sent a mail back trying to shed some light on the differences between 'set-up' and 'FULL set-up' (???). Will let you know.
Not impressed at all for now anyway.
Just thought I'd share my 2p with him for now.
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Posted 19 January 2012 - 02:43 PM

View PostPJPofStHelens, on 17 January 2008 - 10:35 AM, said:

Hello,Could you recommend a Luthier/Guitar Tech in the Merseyside area? Anyone?

I'd recommend KGB, but then I would as I have one of his hand-made basses...

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 09:05 AM

Hello Mr Moderator,
I'm very new here an only posted a few bits, (a few to do with me an my) but would it possible to add me to the list? ;) many many thanks!!
oh and thanks for such an awesome site! :D
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Posted 30 January 2012 - 09:06 PM

View Posttino, on 20 September 2010 - 06:51 PM, said:

Martinsguitars.co.uk in Waltham Abbey Martin Clarke highly accomplished luthier top geezer and bass player to boot

Or

PAUL Waters in Bishop Stortford......primarily builder of Fantastic Archtops but undertakes wotk to Double Bass,lutes viola de gamba etc etc etc etc etc etc AND HES GOOD


I would also recommend Martin Clarke's. A top guy to deal with, he got my old Ric 4003 playing like a dream, the best it had ever played.
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Posted 01 February 2012 - 02:18 PM

Shouldn't Roger Bucknall be on this list?
01768 891515 www.fyldeguitars.com

Yes I know he hates solid guitars (or planks of wood) as he calls them, but he knows more than anyone about guitars and if he's good enough for Steve Howe, Al DiMiola, Andy Summers, Stanley Clarke.....my life is too short to write up the list!!
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Posted 12 February 2012 - 09:39 AM

Anyone know of any luthiers in Gloucester/Cheltenham area?

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 07:19 PM

Kai Dase Violin's,lots of Help and advice from this friendly helpful Gentleman,Shop located in Nottingham close to city center,Open til 7 pm in week,some really nice Basses for sale as well.
http://www.kaidaseviolins.com
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Posted 17 February 2012 - 10:56 PM

Just had my MIM P bass set up and neck shimmed by Jack in Salford. Excellent service, completed ahead of schedule and a thoroughly nice guy to deal with.

http://www.jacksinst...ntservices.com/
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Posted 14 March 2012 - 07:58 PM

..and Jack has just done a great set up on my Overwater by Tanglewood Contemp. J4 too.
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Posted 18 March 2012 - 11:40 PM

Can anybody reccomend someone in the Birmingham-ish area to set /Tweak up a MIM Precision. I dont mind travelling a bit if i means it will be right.

Always done my own , but just cant get this one so I'm happy with it now.

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 09:14 AM

View PostBRANCINI, on 18 March 2012 - 11:40 PM, said:

Can anybody recomend someone in the Birmingham-ish area to set /Tweak up a MIM Precision. I dont mind travelling a bit if i means it will be right.

Always done my own , but just cant get this one so I'm happy with it now.

What -- - - Nobody ??

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 06:24 PM

There's a few in Birmingham - I'm going to try John Diggins out. There's also Joe at Guitar Spares and Repairs who did a good job of a defret and neck reprofile on a Thumb for me.
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Posted 19 March 2012 - 07:42 PM

Thanks, I'll give the Hockley one a try I think. I'm over that way now and again.

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 03:58 PM

Forgive me, it's a while since I've contributed

I'm looking forward to receiving a S/H short scale fanned fretted 5 string bass made by Paul Rose.

I'd be very grateful if someone can point me in his direction as I have a couple of questions.

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 08:00 AM

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 12:48 PM

Hi, can anyone recommend a luthier to repair a broken truss rod?
I have a USA Corina Fender Jazz with a rosewood (but skunk striped) neck and I have snapped the truss. I have temporarily replaced the neck with a Mighty Mite, but I would like to get the original neck back on it.
I don't mind what area as I am happy to post it.
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Posted 17 June 2012 - 09:56 PM

You could give andy warnock a try hes very good, based in Dartford kent..07971347043

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 10:00 PM

I'd also like to give big thumbs up for Jack Ellis. He's just completed the following work on my Warwick streamer

installation of John East U-retro deluxe (full passive)

Neck reinforcement - 14 years of wear and tear had led to the bolt holes in the neck stripping. Jack drilled out the holes, put threaded steel inserts in and replaced the old bolts with new allen headed ones. The neck isnt going anywhere now

Full setup and fret polish.

Competitive prices and impeccable service. Checks that the customer is happy with all the work and that the setup is to their liking.

Thoroughly recommended!!

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 04:08 PM

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