Guitar Tune-Up Shops Spring Valley CA

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.

Creative Edge
(619) 855-2809
10057 Cristobal Dr
Spring Valley, CA
Types of Instruments Sold
Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Tg Tech
(619) 464-4969
7293 University Ave
La Mesa, CA
Types of Instruments Sold
Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Alans Music Center Inc
(619) 466-1938
8510 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Valley Music Store
(619) 444-3161
530 E Main St
El Cajon, CA
Types of Instruments Sold
Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music, DJ Equipment

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Blue Guitar Workshop
(619) 283-2700
5959 Mission Gorge Rd
San Diego, CA
Types of Instruments Sold
Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Moze Guitars
(619) 698-1185
8415 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA
Types of Instruments Sold
Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Fish Organs
(619) 460-9199
7840 El Cajon Blvd
La Mesa, CA
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Taylor Guitars
(619) 956-2003
1980 Gillespie Way
El Cajon, CA
Types of Instruments Sold
Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Apex Music Co
(619) 583-1431
6210 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music, DJ Equipment

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Harper's Music
(619) 398-2505
241 Third Ave Suite C
Chula Vista, CA
Types of Instruments Sold
Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments
Store Information
Instrument Rental: Yes
Lesson Information
Lessons: Yes
Instrument Repair Information
Band Instruments, Guitars, Amps, Pro Audio etc.
Hours
M-F 11:00am - 7:00pm
Sat 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sun 11:00am - 5:00pm

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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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