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#61 StanRobinson

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Posted 01 March 2008 - 12:29 PM

View Postnoisedude, on Feb 1 2008, 03:08 AM, said:

You're right - there's quite a shortage around here. I don't know any one guy who's good at it all (and I used to work in the trade) but I know one chap who's good with general maintenance, electronics and all things custom and another who's excellent at frets/action etc but who charges much less and so doesn't do the thorough cleaning/maintenance stuff that you pay others for.

I'm new to the forum so I will respect the system and not post names and numbers at this point, but if you want the acoustic bass sorting out then feel free to PM and I'll put you in touch with one or both of these chaps.

A few years back there was a guy called Shane who did all of Sound Control's repairs who was excellent but I don't have his number and can't remember his surname to look him up! :)

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Jim Fleeting is in Ripon, not so far, he did an excellent bone nut job for me a while ago and will tackle owt including new builds and best of all he's really a bass man who also does guitars rather than vice-versa.
Here's a link www.guitarrepairman.co.uk
Apologies if Jim's already been mentioned and I missed it.

Cheers now,
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Posted 04 March 2008 - 08:55 AM

John, Pete, Stan - thanks guys - all added

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Posted 09 March 2008 - 01:15 PM

I'd just like to add another thumbs up for Andy Viccars. He's just sorted out the truss problem on my '78 Stingray. Great service, great price, a highly recommend luthier. :)

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Posted 02 April 2008 - 09:08 PM

Simon Jones near Swansea was mentioned earlier aznd nobody could personally vouch for him.
I can, really nice guy too!
Turned a 5er that i have but never really liked that much, into a regular gigger
Sounds great ,feels great.
Prices seem fair to me

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Posted 02 April 2008 - 10:44 PM

View PostStanRobinson, on Mar 1 2008, 01:29 PM, said:

Gents,
Jim Fleeting is in Ripon, not so far, he did an excellent bone nut job for me a while ago and will tackle owt including new builds and best of all he's really a bass man who also does guitars rather than vice-versa.
Here's a link www.guitarrepairman.co.uk
Apologies if Jim's already been mentioned and I missed it.

Cheers now,
SR

+1 for Jim

He is a bass man who makes & fettles anything stringed. He's a regular help with me and my family's instruments. Plus he's about to have another study stint in the States which will probably put him on a different orbit in a year or two, so get him now while his affordable!
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Posted 22 April 2008 - 10:49 AM

:) I use the sevices of Steve Preston at Wyre River Guitars in BLACKPOOL LANCS. 01253 353723


He does the lot,from set ups and restrings to a complete custom build from scratch,not Warmoth!

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Posted 22 April 2008 - 11:38 AM

i've just used simon jones of swansea. nice guy. did an excellent overhaul/set-up job on my mm sterling. well priced.

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Posted 16 May 2008 - 12:41 PM

Just a note that luthier and tech Chris McIntyre, formerly of Cable Street, London E1, has moved to:

Unit 228, Blenheim Court, Blenheim Grove, SE15 (off the charmingly named Bellenden Road).

It's near Peckham Rye station.

See here Multimap

His website is here: McIntyre Guitars

And he did a fantastic job setting up two basses while I waited. I only wish I had the money for one of his custom builds.

Cheers

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Posted 26 May 2008 - 04:27 PM

Can anyone suggest somebody reliable in Edinburgh?

In the meantime, I've asked Alan from ACG if he would kindly do a bit of tech work for me, nonetheless it would be nice if my 'local' tech wasn't more than an hour and a bit's drive away...

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Posted 09 June 2008 - 11:31 AM

The Bass Gallery's URL has changed from the one listed on the first post.

http://www.thebassgallery.com is the correct one.

Is that a good place for getting pickups installed / screening / set up done? how about Dave Wild?

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Posted 09 June 2008 - 11:46 AM

View PostCantdosleepy, on Jun 9 2008, 12:31 PM, said:

The Bass Gallery's URL has changed from the one listed on the first post.

http://www.thebassgallery.com is the correct one.

Is that a good place for getting pickups installed / screening / set up done? how about Dave Wild?

Thanks for that - I've updated the link :)

They can certainly do the work for you - give them a call. They haven't done any work for me, but I've seen their work and it's top notch.

Cheers

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Posted 09 June 2008 - 11:51 AM

Fank 'oo kindly, sir!

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Posted 09 June 2008 - 07:15 PM

http://www.guytonguitars.com/

Email: info@guytonguitars.com

Snail Mail: Guyton Guitar Co.
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Andy is a top notch guy and is an extraordinary guitar builder. Brian May's most authentic replica guitars are made by Andy.. and are about 7 grand a pop!!
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Andy has had his hands on my guitars and is highly recommended!

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Posted 09 June 2008 - 11:04 PM

Taverymuchindeed Dood - added to the list :)

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Posted 11 June 2008 - 02:06 PM

Hi guys
Another one for the northwest- Phil Hartley (Bolton, lancs) tel- 01204 592373
Just used this guy, and he has done an absolutley fantastic job on my warwick 5 and 82 squire jazz(he,s literally brought it back to life).
Really really pleased, highly recommended.
all the best -lee

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Posted 11 June 2008 - 02:12 PM

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Posted 03 July 2008 - 06:32 PM

Gotta recommend Pete Allen for anyone in Warwickshire, very good service and sorted out my high action with no trouble at all. Good rates, especially for big works such as re-fretting.
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Posted 18 July 2008 - 05:32 PM

Had my rosewood 75 Precision re fretted at The Gallery. Absolutely top notch job. Real care and attention to detail and very reasonable price.

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Posted 28 July 2008 - 07:30 PM

Mark Percy, musical instrument repairs. Web address www.markpercy.co.uk to see visuals.

Contact numbers 07804 289794 or 07956 611811.
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Posted 29 July 2008 - 08:47 AM

View Postsilverfoxnik, on Jul 28 2008, 08:30 PM, said:

Mark Percy, musical instrument repairs. Web address www.markpercy.co.uk to see visuals.

Contact numbers 07804 289794 or 07956 611811.

Cheers Nik - added :)

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Posted 31 August 2008 - 12:24 PM

Due to astounding success and increased demand on his services,Jim has opened a new office and workshop in Ripon city center,dedicated to top quality Luthiery and repair,making THE finest Electric and Acoustic string instruments in the UK and Europe.

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Posted 13 February 2009 - 05:55 PM

I can vouch for Steve Robinson (The Manchester Guitar Tech) In South Manchester

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Posted 14 February 2009 - 02:10 PM

View Postmic mac moe, on Apr 22 2008, 10:49 AM, said:

:P I use the sevices of Steve Preston at Wyre River Guitars in BLACKPOOL LANCS. 01253 353723


He does the lot,from set ups and restrings to a complete custom build from scratch,not Warmoth!

Always wondered what Steve Preston was like. I don't generally like finding out the hard way (bad experiences in the past). BTW completely off topic, but that's some avatar!!! ;)

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Posted 14 February 2009 - 03:19 PM

View Postslapathy, on Jan 25 2008, 05:42 PM, said:

I agree, there MUST be someone in W Yorks/Bratford/Leeds/Wakey/Cleckhudderfax/Pontefract/Cas area who can help me with my embarrasing problem??? I bought a semi acoustic bass which has an action like the Humber Bridge, needs fixin before it goes back on evilbay.
I had heard there was a bass luthier in Dean Clough, Halifax, anyone know any more?

There was a great guitar/bass tech / luthier at Leeds College Of Music (at least when I was there in the late '80s / early '90s) called Ted Lee - I think he lived in Bradford/Ilkley?
..But surely the guys at The Music Room in Cleckheaton will know somebody? ;)
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Posted 01 March 2009 - 08:13 PM

Dave Wilson of Haltwistle, Northumberland, now has a website with contact details:

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Posted 01 March 2009 - 09:37 PM

View Postwateroftyne, on Mar 1 2009, 08:13 PM, said:

Dave Wilson of Haltwistle, Northumberland, now has a website with contact details:

www.dwilsonguitars.com


Cheers for that - I've updated his details on the list :)

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Posted 02 March 2009 - 10:29 AM

View PostARGH, on Aug 31 2008, 12:24 PM, said:

If it has strings,Jim can fix it.

The hamstrings in my legs are killing me. You reckon Jim can sort it?

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Posted 02 March 2009 - 11:16 AM

View PostEBS_freak, on Mar 2 2009, 10:29 AM, said:

The hamstrings in my legs are killing me. You reckon Jim can sort it?

Only if they are ERH (Extended Range Hamstrings) :)

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Posted 14 March 2009 - 10:07 AM

I noticed a lack of luthiers up my way & had spotted these chaps earlier if you want it to add to your list...

http://www.baileyguitars.co.uk/

They're based in Maybole in Fife but I know nowt about them. Have been considering building a bass with them tho.

Anybody on here used them before (or even heard of em)?

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Posted 21 March 2009 - 05:38 PM

View Postxgsjx, on Mar 14 2009, 10:07 AM, said:

I noticed a lack of luthiers up my way & had spotted these chaps earlier if you want it to add to your list...

http://www.baileyguitars.co.uk/

They're based in Maybole in Fife but I know nowt about them. Have been considering building a bass with them tho.

Anybody on here used them before (or even heard of em)?

I haven't heard of them before, but Maybole is in Ayrshire.
The other coast from Fife :rolleyes:

There must be more up here surely ?

I haven't had anything done to what I have left yet, so I can't help with a recommendation, apart from Jimmy Moon defretting an Aria TSB550 years ago.
I heard he was concentrating on custom builds and no more repairs, but I'm well out of touch :)





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