Author: JOHN LEVAN
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
Release Date: 2011-02-24
This guide will use photographs, diagrams and sketches made by the author and some provided by various manufacturers to teach how to clean, condition, adjust the action and properly intonate your acoustic guitar, as well as: John's trade secrets on hand-carving bone nuts and bridge saddles, wiring and fretwork. John has also included a chapter on identifying and diagnosing problem guitars. It even includes a forward written by Bob Taylor of Taylor Guitars. This book is perfect to teach a beginner or a reference for the guitar repair professional.
Author: John Carruthers
Publisher: Alfred Music
Release Date: 2005-05-03
John Carruthers, legendary guitar builder and repair guru to the stars, has teamed up with Alfred Music to produce this ultimate beginner's guide to guitar repair and maintenance. Comprehensive, step-by-step instructions and close-up shots clarify how to set the action for ultimate playability, adjust for bulletproof intonation, and keep any guitar in top condition for a lifetime. Also includes steps on setting up and adjusting Floyd Rose tremolo systems, soldering and maintaining electronics, the proper way to remove and install strings on both standard guitars and Floyd Rose systems, and exact specs for the action, nut action, and truss rod adjustments of electric guitars, acoustics, and 4- and 5-string basses.
Author: Hideo Kamimoto
Publisher: Music Sales Amer
Release Date: 1994
The ins and outs of today's elaborate guitar hardware are examined in this book, with complete instructions on adjusting and tweaking your electric guitar setup. It serves as a guide to getting the best sound and feel from the electric or acoustic-electric guitar. Over 120 charts and illustrations will help you in achieving that perfect sound.
GUITAR TONE: PURSUING THE ULTIMATE GUITAR SOUND is the ultimate resource for guitarists searching for not just the "best" tone, but those searching for their own distinctive, individual tone. First it covers the instruments and components that create tone. It then examines the sounds and tonal approaches used in different styles of music. The last section includes interviews with today's hottest guitarists to learn the secret to their idiosyncratic tones and includes gear lists and suggestions for re-creating specific tones.
Learn how to do great guitar setups time and time again with this easy to follow, step-by-step manual. With expert tips, clear instruction over 100 photos, you will gain the understanding on how to fine-tune your guitar to play it's best. Makes an excellent starter book or reference for budding professionals. ***Now updated and expanded with additional content including a section on restringing, neck shimming, scale length determination and new images!*** Included in the Book: An 8 step method on setting up your electric or acoustic guitar; How to adjust Fender-style tremolo's, Gibson hard-tails, Floyd Rose and other floating bridge types; How to adjust the saddle on your acoustic steel string or nylon string guitar; How to file nut slots; Setup spec's for electric, acoustic, classical and bass guitar; Manufacturer's setup spec's from Fender, Gibson, Ibanez, Jackson, Gretsch and others; Exclusive setup specifications from the Author's best playing guitars; A handy measurement conversion chart.
Author: Chad Johnson
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Release Date: 2011-08-01
(Guitar Method). Here's your complete guide to getting your guitars to play and sound their best! Step-by-step instructions and photos teach how to adjust the action, truss rod, bridge saddles, nut, intonation and more on electric guitars and steel string acoustic guitars. Basic electronic repairs are covered as well. This book will get you started on the road to becoming your own guitar repairman.
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Release Date: 2003
(Guitar Educational). An essential manual for getting the best sounds from electric guitars, amplifiers, effect pedals and digital processors! This book/CD pack features easy-to-follow instructions, with more than 75 photos, to teach the basics of guitar tone and effects. The accompanying CD provides audio examples. Readers will learn: anatomy of the electric guitar; controlling the electric guitar; getting a good clean tone; overdrive, distortion and fuzz; using equalizers; compressors and limiters; noise reduction; modulation effects; reverb and delay; octavers and harmonizers; special effects; multi-effect processors; amp & effect modeling; getting a good tone through your PC; stylistic guitar tones; famous effected guitarists; and much more!
Author: Paul Balmer
Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK
Release Date: 2013-05-01
This all-color, fully illustrated practical book brings the unique Haynes ‘Build your own’ approach to a new audience. Comprehensive step-by-step procedures show both novice and experienced guitarists how to build their very own unique, high-spec custom S-type instrument, tailor-made for their needs, for far less than the cost of buying a factory-built equivalent. Various body, neck and hardware options are covered to suit all requirements, along with advice on how to build a guitar to give the desired sound. Details of fine-tuning, along with set-up advice, helps to ensure that the finished guitar will be a joy to own and play
Author: Martin Oakham
Publisher: Omnibus Press& Schirmer Trade Books
Release Date: 2007-04-01
Aiming to take the mystery out of guitar making, this comprehensive book includes step-by-step colour photographs, diagrams and clear instructions for each procedure. Containing information on design, wood selection, hardware, tools and techniques, it allows you to select almost every element to create your own instrument.
Are you ready to design the ax of your dreams? Unlike other DIY guitar making sources (which deal with woodworking, mostly) this book focuses on how to achieve astonishing looks, excellent playability and a killer sound. Written collaboratively with top luthiers from the U.S. and Europe, this inspiring book covers in depth each aspect of electric guitar design, plus topics not found on other sources, like: - How to design a classic, how to design a radical - Thousand-year wisdom applied on Stratocasters and Les Pauls - Secrets of sustain - How to create a well balancing guitar - Ergonomics - How to choose, match and place pickups - Control design - The 4 laws of wood selection ... And much more. These 220 pages will have you making sketches from the first read!
Author: Miriam Davidson
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
Release Date: 2005
Filled with fun musical examples in a variety of styles, this book is perfect for absolute beginners and for experienced players who need a review! Teaches technique for both right and left hand, and features clear, easy-to-understand lessons and music theory in standard notation. Complete button chart included.
Author: Ed Friedland
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Release Date: 1996-04-01
(Bass Method). The Hal Leonard Bass Method is designed for anyone just learning to play electric bass. It is based on years of teaching bass students of all ages, and it also reflects some of the best bass teaching ideas from around the world! The second edition has been totally revised and features all new engravings and photos. The books have been updated to meet the needs of today's bass students by renowned bassist and author Ed Friedland. Book 1 teaches: tuning, playing position; musical symbols; notes within the first five frets; common bass lines, patterns and rhythms; rhythms through eighth notes; playing tips and techniques; more than 100 great songs, riffs and examples; and more! This e-book even includes audio for 44 full-band tracks for demonstration or play-along.