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?...
Tuning a Floyd rose tremolo

Tuning a Floyd rose tremolo

TUNING A FLOYD ROSE TREMOLO Tuning a guitar with a Floyd Rose tremolo can be a frustrating experience. Sometimes it feels like it’s actively fighting you and that you’ll never get the thing in tune! But there is a method to the madness and, once you understand it,...
The counterfeit string epidemic

The counterfeit string epidemic

The counterfeit string epidemic Sadly, there’s a growing problem in the guitar world: counterfeit strings. If you buy strings regularly and have ever got what seemed like a great ‘multi-buy’ deal on eBay, then there’s a good chance you’ve already fallen victim. The...
Re-stringing with bridge pins

Re-stringing with bridge pins

re-stringing an acoustic with bridge pins Re-stringing an acoustic guitar well can make all the difference to its tuning stability and to the way it sounds. This blog relates specifically to acoustic guitars with bridge pins. We will focus on the end of the string...