Guitar Tune-Up Shops West Roxbury MA

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.

Parkway Music Studios
(617) 325-2411
120 1/2 Park St
West Roxbury, MA
Types of Instruments Sold
Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Norfolk Country Music
(617) 361-3030
58 Sprague St
Hyde Park, MA
Types of Instruments Sold
Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Daddy'S Junky Music
(781) 270-0058
159 Mass Ave 165
Boston, MA
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Needham Music
(781) 444-6429
947 Great Plain Ave
Needham, MA
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Carriage House Music Inc
(617) 262-0051
321 Columbus Ave
Boston, MA
Types of Instruments Sold
Acoustic Piano, Digital Piano, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Collector,The
(617) 787-5952
36 Neponset Ave 3
Roslindale, MA
Types of Instruments Sold
Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Mayflower Music
(302) 331-7335
4288 Washington St
Roslindale, MA
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Digital Piano, Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Rutmans Violins
(617) 578-0066
11 Westland Ave
Boston, MA
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Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Bay St Vintage Custom Guitars
(617) 267-6077
295 Huntington Ave Ste 304
Boston, MA
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Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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(617) 262-1300
321 Columbus Ave
Boston, MA
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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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