July 5, 2017

Diagnosing Guitar Hum

Imagine this… You plug in your nice new guitar and fire up your amp. As you wait for your tubes to start glowing you hear the […]
April 25, 2017
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1953 Esquire Tele Pickup Repair

The other day, I got a call from Nicole Alosinac, a very talented local luthier, about a dead pickup from a 1953 Esquire. It’s not very […]
January 26, 2017

How Guitar Pickups Work Part 1: The Science

The Basic Concept You’ve pondered the question before, but haven’t quite put your finger on the answer. How, exactly, do guitar pickups work? What goes on […]
January 17, 2017
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Repairing a Hofner ‘Type 511’ Humbucker Pickup

The beauty and intrigue of Hofner pickups is that they are like Forrest Gump’s box of chocolates. You never know what you’re going to get. Sometimes […]