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Here you’ll find tips and advice on how to keep your electric guitar clean and in good working order.
If you haven’t noticed already, there are a number of new videos uploaded on the A Strings website and Youtube channel. In this ‘how to’ video, I clean the fretboard of a Burn Brian May Red Special using the Jim Dunlop 6502 Fingerboard Kit. The before/after shots shows exactly how effective this product is. If [...]
Tech Tips – ‘Deptford’ John Armitage 5. Nut lubrication Always check that your string can pass through the nut easily and smoothly. If it doesn’t, put a pencil in the slot and rub it up and down. Pencils are made of graphite, this helps to lubricate the slot. If it’s still sticking take your [...]
I’m extremely proud and excited to introduce a different type of Newsletter for you this week. ‘Deptford’ John Armitage is widely regarded as one of the most experienced, knowledgable and respected Guitar Techs in the industry. He has been responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of instruments for artists such as Iron Maiden, Manic Street [...]
Each string has its own separate bridge piece. The roller bridge might be fitted with one piece rollers or a roller and separate axle. There are five slots in which the one piece roller (or roller and axle) will locate to adjust intonation. Intonation adjustment of the roller bridge: Intonation can be checked manually or [...]
The nut on the RS guitar is only a string guide. It keeps the strings equally spaced and in alignment with the tuners. Each slot is cut deeper than the zero fret in order for the strings to sit on the zero fret. The strings should not touch the bottom of the nut slots. It [...]