Guitar Tune-Up Shops Washington PA

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.

Da Pra Matyas Guitar
(724) 746-9686
575 Mcclelland Rd
Canonsburg, PA
Types of Instruments Sold
Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Pittsburgh Piano
(412) 835-1776
2412 Longcrest Ave
Bethel Park, PA
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Guitar Gallery
(724) 746-9686
575 Mcclelland Road
Canonsburg, PA
 
PITTSBURGH PIANO RESTORATION CO
(412) 835-1776
2412 LONGCREST AVE
Bethel Park, PA
 
MON VALLEY MUSIC CENTRE
(724) 258-6002
260 W MAIN ST
Monongahela, PA
 
Armens House Of Music
(412) 835-5172
5920 Library Rd
Bethel Park, PA
Types of Instruments Sold
Electronic Keyboard, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Lawrence Music Studios
(412) 563-2264
985 Castle Shannon Blvd
Pittsburgh, PA
Types of Instruments Sold
Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Donart Electronics Inc
(724) 796-3011
1005 Robinson Highway
Mcdonald, PA
 
FAIRMOUNT UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
120 FAIRMONT CHURCH RD
West Finley, PA
 
EASTERN CONTINENTAL SALES SERVICE INC
(412) 429-0665
311 VANADIUM RD
Pittsburgh, PA
 
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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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