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#1 Grangur

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Posted 23 January 2016 - 01:26 PM

In the time I've been here I've learned that not all BCers are able to tweek their basses or do soldering jobs.

So, this list is for those who could do with a hand to do those small jobs.

Some folk listed here may do the job for free, others may make a small charge, or charge for parts. The cost is down to you to negotiate with the other member.

If you'd like to be added to the list, simply post in this thread.

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Posted 23 January 2016 - 02:27 PM

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Posted 23 January 2016 - 02:38 PM

Down South on the sunshine coast - I'm always doing odd jobs :) not least of all wiring repairs, setups, minor repairs, mods - feel free to PM, you don't get if you don't ask ;)

I do usually make a small charge for most things :P lots of pots & parts in stock, my man cave is currently undergoing restoration, but work as normal.

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Posted 23 January 2016 - 02:48 PM

Me in Cardiff, S Wales. Most things except fret work.

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Posted 23 January 2016 - 03:03 PM

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Posted 23 January 2016 - 03:14 PM

Canterbury, pretty good with basic electrics and woodwork re bass and guitars with shedloads (literally) of spare parts.

Don't ask me to play the bloody things though, I'm crap.

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Posted 23 January 2016 - 03:35 PM

View PostBeedster, on 23 January 2016 - 03:14 PM, said:

Canterbury, pretty good with basic electrics and woodwork re bass and guitars with shedloads (literally) of spare parts.

Don't ask me to play the bloody things though, I'm crap.

Yes, good thread
I love it! Thanks Beedster. :D

I'm good with woodwork repairs and setups, sorting electrics on passives and soldering. I've sprayed bodies and necks, done some veneering, done re-frets and fixed a truss-rod. Happy to look at most things.
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Posted 23 January 2016 - 03:40 PM

General set ups and pickup replacement/Jack socket issues etc.

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Just remembered I do a mean defret too...😂

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Posted 23 January 2016 - 05:39 PM

Great thread rich ;)
I'm not too handy, but did adjust a truss rod successfully ;)
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Posted 23 January 2016 - 07:35 PM

Yep, good idea for a thread :). I'm Shropshire based but travel frequently to Staffordshire so can cover parts of that area too. No job too small or large and any Basschatter will get a significant discount!
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Posted 23 January 2016 - 08:02 PM

View PostTheGreek, on 23 January 2016 - 03:03 PM, said:

Good thread...
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Posted 23 January 2016 - 08:04 PM

Great idea Rich - happy to go on the list for basic set-up work (truss rods, intonation, action). In Sussex, halfway between Crawley and Brighton.
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Posted 23 January 2016 - 08:09 PM

View PostKiOgon, on 23 January 2016 - 02:38 PM, said:

Down South on the sunshine coast - I'm always doing odd jobs :) not least of all wiring repairs, setups, minor repairs, mods - feel free to PM, you don't get if you don't ask ;)

I do usually make a small charge for most things :P lots of pots & parts in stock, my man cave is currently undergoing restoration, but work as normal.

If you do drop in you'll be most welcome :D

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Posted 23 January 2016 - 08:14 PM

Excellent idea. Put me down for London.

General soldering, wiring, basic set-up.

General electronics too, so if that pedal needs a look, I may be able to help.

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Posted 23 January 2016 - 08:14 PM

Me too in County Durham.
Fret work (leveling, crowning, 4 stage polish see pics), general and advanced set up work, some small repair work, soldering pot replacement, pre amp installs etc, Amp capacitor replacement.

Recent example of work.
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Posted 23 January 2016 - 08:15 PM

Always happy to help with basic set ups for guitars and basses and simple soldering jobs.
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Posted 23 January 2016 - 08:19 PM

View PostTwincam, on 23 January 2016 - 08:14 PM, said:

Me too in County Durham.
Fret work (leveling, crowning, 4 stage polish see pics), general set up work, some small repair work, some soldering, Amp capacitor replacement etc.

Recent example of work.
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Posted 23 January 2016 - 08:24 PM

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Excellent job there Twincam!

Thanks my fret work is very good if anyone from bc needs any doing I'm happy to help, even by post (ie a neck sent and returned)

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Posted 23 January 2016 - 09:34 PM

Just north of Derby. I can help out with most things except spray jobs. Do stuff mainly as a hobby so for fellow BCers, happy to do small jobs for free or just the cost of the bits, low rates for medium jobs and a mere kings ransom for the bigger ones ;)
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Posted 24 January 2016 - 11:19 AM

Just south of Oxford, I can do set-ups and soldering, surface-mount component rework, fret levelling. I don't charge for work, as it's been mostly for friends and bc'ers.
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Posted 24 January 2016 - 06:30 PM

I can do pup replacements, set ups, electronics, jack sockets/ pots etc, and most repairs.
I won't do anything involving routing and what I term major cosmetics ;)
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Posted 24 January 2016 - 06:41 PM

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Posted 24 January 2016 - 08:07 PM

 KiOgon, on 23 January 2016 - 02:38 PM, said:

Down South on the sunshine coast...

I should point out this is down south on the Sunshine Coast near Hastings, not down south on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia. Just to be clear. :D P.S. John is a very nice man and his work is of the highest standard.

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Posted 24 January 2016 - 09:11 PM

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I should point out this is down south on the Sunshine Coast near Hastings, not down south on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia. Just to be clear. :D P.S. John is a very nice man and his work is of the highest standard.
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Posted 24 January 2016 - 10:27 PM

Hmm, bit of a gap between me and the next person - no other helpful BCers in Scotland?

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Posted 24 January 2016 - 10:49 PM

 neepheid, on 24 January 2016 - 10:27 PM, said:

Hmm, bit of a gap between me and the next person - no other helpful BCers in Scotland?

I'm further south than you (7 miles!!) so hopefully that fills the gap a little. :D

I've done bass set-ups, pickup and preamp changes, wiring repairs and changes such as adding coil split switching, shielding, battery box routing (eek!) etc. I will try and help fellow chatters where I can.
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Posted 25 January 2016 - 12:41 AM

Based on the South Coast too at Poole Dorset. Often in Bournemouth, Southampton, Romsey and Winchester areas. Will do basic setup and any electrics/electronics. Including action, intonation, pickup replacement, preamp design and/or installation, pots, caps Jack sockets and general wiring.

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Posted 03 February 2016 - 08:47 PM

Put me down for Portsmouth. Been doing set-ups, basic repairs, mods and refinishes for a few years now.


EDIT - The Hampshire Portsmouth, not the other one.

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Posted 04 February 2016 - 10:09 PM

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Me. Wirral. Would love to live in North Hants. :)

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