Guitar Tune-Up Shops Bessemer AL

Because being in tune is so important, intonating a guitar should be something every player should learn to do. If your guitar neck has too much bow in the wrong spot, or high strings at the nut, playing in tune will be a huge challenge. Adjusting your trussrod is another thing guitarists should be able to do. Unfortunately, leveling your frets and getting your nut slots the correct height is not so easily done at home, but it can make a tremendous difference in playability and tuning.

Gear 1 Music
(205) 481-9800
1829 13Th Ave N
Bessemer, AL
Types of Instruments Sold
Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Alans Discount Music
(205) 408-4132
1407 Montgomery Hwy C
Birmingham, AL
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Music Alley
(205) 988-3688
3659 Lorna Rd
Birmingham, AL
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Burning Bush Music
(205) 822-8588
211 Lorna Sq
Birmingham, AL
Types of Instruments Sold
Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Nuncies Music
(205) 252-4498
2001 Park Pl
Birmingham, AL
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Homewood Musical Instrumen
(205) 879-4868
3027 Central Ave
Homewood, AL
Types of Instruments Sold
Band & Orchestral, Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Lorna Music
(205) 823-9399
3241 Lorna Rd
Birmingham, AL
Types of Instruments Sold
Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Fretted Instruments
(205) 879-6489
2906 Linden Ave
Birmingham, AL
Types of Instruments Sold
Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Highland Music
(205) 254-3288
3000 Clairmont Ave S
Birmingham, AL
Types of Instruments Sold
Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Instrument Support Svc
(205) 664-5300
534 Walker Rd
Pelham, AL
Types of Instruments Sold
Band & Orchestral, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Guitar Tune-up

GET IN TUNE AND STAY IN TUNE

gp0610_riffs_24_nrThe most common questions I get involve playing in tune. If you ever hear a clicking or “tinking” when tuning, take a moment and lube your nut slots. A sharp pencil, Big Bends Nut Sauce, GHS GraphitALL, or Stewart MacDonald Guitar Grease will get the job done. I should put a sticker in every guitar case that says, “Did you remember to lube your nut today?”

Because being in tune is so important, intonating a guitar should be something every player should learn to do. If your guitar neck has too much bow in the wrong spot, or high strings at the nut, playing in tune will be a huge challenge. Adjusting your trussrod is another thing guitarists should be able to do. Unfortunately, leveling your frets and getting your nut slots the correct height is not so easily done at home, but it can make a tremendous difference in playability and tuning.

DEAL WITH YOUR CRACKLY JACK, JACK

A crackly or intermittent jack on an electric guitar, amp, or pedal can usually be fixed by rolling up a two- or three-inch piece of 320- 600 grit sandpaper into a smaller than cigarette- sized roll and sanding out the inside of the jack. Be sure to roll it up small so it will fit deep enough into the jack to sand the contact where the tip of the cable touches the jack. If you have some pot cleaner or a little oil, you can put some on the sandpaper too. The reason this works is in time, the inside of the jack oxidizes or rusts to the point that little or no contact is...

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