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...
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...
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...
5 handy tools for re-stringing

5 handy tools for re-stringing

5 HANDY TOOLS FOR RE-STRINGING A GUITAR Here are some affordable tools guaranteed to make string changes quicker and easier. 1. String cutters Get yourself a good pair of string or wire cutters with sharp blades. They don’t need to be made specifically for guitar...
‘Top wrapping’ a guitar

‘Top wrapping’ a guitar

‘Top wrapping’ a guitar Top wrapping is a method of re-stringing a guitar in which the strings are threaded through the tailpiece ‘backwards’ (away from the bridge) and then bent back over the top of it towards the neck. This involves setting the tailpiece...
Setting tailpiece height on Les Pauls

Setting tailpiece height on Les Pauls

setting tailpiece height on a gibson les paul If you have a guitar with a ‘tune-o-matic’ bridge, you may have wondered how high you should set the tailpiece. As always with these things, there is no ‘correct’ height. Instead, there are a bunch of considerations that...