Stretching strings

Stretching strings

STRETCHING STRINGS New strings need to be stretched before they’ll stay in tune. If you don’t stretch them, for the first 2-3 hours of play they’ll repeatedly go flat in pitch. There are conflicting views on how to stretch strings, and even whether they need...
Setting active pickup height

Setting active pickup height

Sign up to be the first to know about our latest blog items SUBSCRIBE setting the height of active pickups Having just fitted some EMG active pickups for a customer, I thought I’d share a few tips on setting the height of active pickups. What are active pickups?...
What’s in your gig bag?

What’s in your gig bag?

what’s in YOUR GIG BAG? Take it for granted that things will malfunction, break or get lost at the worst possible moment! It’s essential to be prepared when they do. What do you carry in your gig bag? Here is our list of ‘must have’ and...
Cleaning your fretboard

Cleaning your fretboard

CLEANING YOUR FRETBOARD If you’ve read our post on prolonging string life, you’ll understand the benefits of keeping your strings clean. So why live with a dirty fretboard? Fretboards get dirty. Our hands transfer dirt, sweat and oils onto the strings and onto the...
Guidelines for using wire wool

Guidelines for using wire wool

GUIDELINES FOR using wire wool Wire wool is a common tool used to polish frets and clean unfinished guitar fretboards. Many manufacturers, including Martin & Co. and Taylor, recommend using wire wool to lightly rub the length of the fretboard including over the...