How To Make Your Electric Guitar Play Great!

How To Make Your Electric Guitar Play Great!

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How To Make Your Electric Guitar Play Great!

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By Dan Erlewine
Second Edition autographed by Dan! Only at StewMac!

You'll find no better book for doing your own setup and maintenance than this trusted guide from the world's best-known guitar repairman.

Dan Erlewine packed this second edition with more photo-illustrated tips for guitarists and technicians. He shares expert setup and adjustment techniques, with valuable trade secrets along the way.

    Contents in brief
  • Evaluating a guitar, from headstock to tailpiece
  • Using the right tools (pop-out radius gauges are included free in the book)
  • Troubleshooting your setup
  • Personalizing the action and intonation
  • Professional players' setup specs.
  • Guitar wiring and pickup replacement

Online Video: Easy Electric Guitar Setup Get exclusive online video access showing setups for Strat,® Les Paul,® Floyd Rose® and bass, plus tips for wiring and truss rod adjustment.

134 pages, softcover. 2012


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5.0

Great resource

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I cant wait to put these tips and techniques to use.
as i do all my own guitar maintenance, repairs, and mods looking over this tome is inspiring me to take my expertise to the next level in a practical way!

5.0

Will be using this often

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Only a quick read through so far but already seeing a lot of good tips and great reference info. Look forward to having it on the bench next time I tear open an axe.

5.0

Great Read

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This book covers everything!Any question that I had was answered in this book!The best part is that I can put it in my draw and it is right there at my fingertips should I run into another problem

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How To Make Your Electric Guitar Play Great!

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great book

5.0

Great book

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Very informative and helpful. Great reference material. Must have for setups and understanding how and what to do.

5.0

Dan Erlewine Wasn't Kidding With The Title

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Whether you are a beginning guitarist or a luthier that has been in the business for 30 years, there is something for everyone in this book. Dan Erlewine has written the text in such a way that the beginner can understand the steps to tweak their guitar to make it play great while at the same time still conversing to the luthier in a professional tone that is not condescending. Both guitarists will find this book a fun and informative read. Thanks Dan Erlewine for writing such a great book that speaks to both audiences without putting either to sleep! Another outstanding book by Dan Erlewine...

5.0

Do it.

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Just get guud!

5.0

Great book for any serious guitar player

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I'm very glad I purchased this book. After reading it thoroughly I ran through practicing my new knowledge on my Strat and my ES330. The correction of the intonation made a major difference on the Strat, with chords up on the 12th fret now sounding absolutely solid. It helped with the 330, as well, but just not as dramatically. I'd recommend anyone who loves to play their guitar(s) get this book and learn how to address the common issues that will occur. It can also enable you to replace pickups and adjust/clean the tremolo, bridge, nut, tuners, etc... If you are a serious player, I believe this book would be a great benefit to you.

5.0

Reads like Buttah!

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Not only is it well written (concise without being too brief) it includes nice pictures (worth more than 1,000 words) and came signed by the man himself on the inner leaf. Worth every penny.

4.0

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This book is a great reference source on setup and examples of famous musician for reference on a variety of example setups from an experienced well spoken Guitar technician and builder Dan Erlewine. I'm having trouble locating the reference videos for it. That's the only reson for the 4 stars. I give Dan 5 stars.

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