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GUITAR SETUP MAINTENANCE & REPAIR by John LeVan REGOLAZIONE Action-MONTAGGIO CORDE-pickup

GUITAR SETUP, MAINTENANCE & REPAIR, by John LeVan.

Product Description:
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.

 

Foreword
Some years back, while walking through my factory, I was introduced to a young man by my then service manager
at Taylor Guitars,Terry Myers."Bob," he said,"this is John LeVan, the guy l've told you about who's got a repair
hop going up in Aubum." "Aubum?" I thought,"What kind of business can a guy do in repairs up in Aubum?"
Aubum is a little wooded town just north of Sacramento, California, and among my favorite spots, actually. The
year was 1994 and John was determined to become one of our very first authorized service centers.Terry has since
moved to other duties at Taylor Guitars, but at the time he was envisioning repairmen across the country that had
the talent to work on our guitars the way we would; fast, efficient, and above all, able to diagnose the true problem
wilh the guitar. Terry worked hard on that goal, but he needed raw talent and a good attitude from the applicants in
order to accomplish the task. So here was John Le Van, spending his time in our repair shop leaming our guitars,
our methods, our diagnosing procedures; he was leaming to have our eyes.
Well, he went home to Aubum, and it carne to pass that he grew tremendously in knowledge and eventually relocated
to Nashville.This was music to our ears because we now had a man in pIace in Music City, USA to take care
of the many, many Taylor owners there. Nashville is the pIace with probably the highest population of professionals
who use our guitars. John established himself there as an expert guitar repairman who could give great service
to people who needed it, both the players and us at Taylor. Our relationship with John has been a joy.
We all know the idea of any category being divided into good, better, and best. I see a lot of people who want to do
guitar repairs and be an expert at it. But I don't see people who are hungry for knowledge and experience on how
to real1y be an expert, and are willing to put in the time necessary and check their ego at the door in order to leam.
This expertise l'm referring to starts with the skill of looking at a guitar and deciding what the problem is. (You
have no idea how many times a neck is refretted when what the guitar actually needs is to be humidified!) After
that, it moves on to the expertise of how to effectively accomplish the repair, all in the given time allotted, and
then retuming that guitar to its owner at the promised time. John LeVan has done more than gather knowledge, he
has amassed it.When I read this book I see John's habits on the page -look at the guitar, assess the problem, clean
the workbench and gather the right tools, wash your hands, put on a smile, and get it done properly with the least
effort. It's amazing that after less than a lifetime of guitar repair John can be so organized and energized to put
it all in the form of a book like this, thus, passing on the information to others. Please take a good look and leam
some things from a person who is an expert leamer himself.
 


Chapter 1 - Tools and Materials

Guitar Maintenance Kit - Basic tools needed to perform setups.
Materials - Materials and supplies you'll need
Recommended Tools - List of luthrie tools.
Sources - Where to purchase tools and materials.

Chapter 2 - General Maintenance

Hygiene - Keep it clean.
Cleaning and Conditioning - Proper care of your instrument.
Restringing - Professional tips and techniques.
Transporting and Shipping - Tips on packing and shipping a guitar.
Humidity Effects - Too much, too little or too late.

Chapter 3 - Adjusting the Neck

Diagram of Components - Frets, fingerboard and trussrod.
Measurements - Before and after.
Sighting the Neck - Foolproof techniques.
Proper Adjustments - Adjusting for playing style and design.
Types of Trussrods - Single-action and double-action.
Troubleshooting - Identifying stripped and frozen trussrods.

Chapter 4 - Adjusting the Action at the Bridge

Diagram of Components - Parts of a guitar bridge.
Measurements - Before and after.
Acoustic Bridge Saddles - Concept, materials and common problems.
Tunematic
Hard Tail Bridge
Floating Tremolo Systems

Chapter 5 - Adjusting the Action at the Nut

Diagram of Components - Different shapes, sizes and materials.
Measurements - Before and after.
Angles, Width and Spacing - How to correctly cut string slots.
Proper Adjustments - Calculating the correct height for each string.
Replacement and Repair - Do I film, shim or replace the nut?

Chapter 6 - Adjusting the Pickups

Diagram of Components - Parts of an electric pickup.
Proper Heights and Effects - Pole pieces, adjustable and fixed.

Chapter 7 - Intonation

Definitions - What is intonation?
Tools Needed - Tuners, hex keys and screwdrivers.
Sharp, Flat and Hopeless
Variables and Tempering - Fret placement, nut placement and Bach.

Chapter 8 - Basic Fretwork

Diagram of Components - Tools, jigs and materials.
Fret Leveling - My steel bar and buckshot method.
Recrowning Frets - A tight crown is better than a flathead.
Partial Refretting - How many should you replace?
Burnishing the Edges - Final buff and polish.

Chapter 9 - Basic Electric Guitar Wiring

Diagram of Components - Anatomy of a pickup.
Pickup Harness Color Codes - So many colors, so little time
RW/RP, LFT/W - Fun with acronyms.
Pots, Switches and Jacks - How they work? And what do they do?
Wiring Diagrams - The proper way to read a wiring diagram.
Acoustic Pickup Systems - Application and function.
Troubleshooting - Pickup failure causes.

Chapter 10 - Top 10 Signs of a Problematic Guitar

Electric - Common Problems.
Acoustic - Common Roblems.

Chapter 11 - Miscellaneous Upgrades and Repair

Strap Buttons - Drilling, countersinks and felt washers.
Tuning Keys - Replacement and repair.
Bridge Pins - Too loose, too tight and just right.

Chapter 12 - Other Training Resources

Apprenticeships - Understudy programs.
Factory Training - Crash courses in real guitar repair.
Workshops - ASIA, GGAL and schools on guitar building.

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HENDERSON SCOTT BLUES GUITAR COLLECTION Recorded Version TABLATURE LIBRO SPARTITI

HENDERSON SCOTT, BLUES GUITAR COLLECTION. TAB.

Series: Recorded Version (Guitar)
Softcover - TAB
Artist: Scott Henderson

10 note-for-note transcriptions of Henderson's unique blues-rock fusion tunes, 144 pages, including:

Ashes
Dog Party
Dolemite
Hole Diggin'
Lady P
Meter Maid
Same As You
That Hurts
Tore Down House
Well To The Bone

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BOSTON, BASS COLLECTION. Bass Recorded Versions TABLATURE

BOSTON, BASS COLLECTION. TAB.

Series: Bass Recorded Versions
Softcover - TAB
Artist: Boston

Ten top hits from these arena rock legends! Includes bass transcriptions in notes & tab for:

Amanda
Don't Look Back
Feelin' Satisfied
Hitch A Ride
Let Me Take You Home Tonight
Foreplay/Long Time (Long Time)
More Than A Feeling
Peace Of Mind
Smokin'
Something About You

96 pages

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SANTANA-ALL THAT I AM-Authentic BOOK GUITAR TABLATURE LIBRO SPARTITI CHITARRA CARLOS

SANTANA, ALL THAT I AM. TAB.

About All That I Am
By Carlos Santana. Guitar tablature songbook for guitar and voice. Series: Authentic Guitar-Tab Editions. 136 pages. With guitar tablature, standard notation, vocal melody, lyrics, chord names, guitar chord diagrams and guitar tab glossary. Rock, Pop Rock and Latin Pop.

the album-matching folio for Santana's CD All That I Am. The latest release from Santana, featuring legendary guitarist Carlos Santana, All That I Am reached the No. 2 spot on Billboard's Top 200 Chart in 2005 and has produced the hit singles "I'm Feeling You" (featuring Michelle Branch and The Wreckers) and "Just Feel Better" (featuring Steven Tyler). This edition provides complete note-for-note guitar TAB transciptions, inlcuding all of Carlos Santana's stunning guitar work on every song. Titles are:

Contents:
Hermes
El Feugo
I'm Feeling You
My Man
Just Feel Better
I Am Somebody
Con Cantana
Twisted
Trinity
Cry Baby Cry
Brown Skin Girl
I Don't Wanna Lose Your Love
Da Tu Amor

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A PERFECT CIRCLE, THIRTEENTH STEP. TABLATURE

Series: Guitar Recorded Version TAB
Artist: A Perfect Circle

The second release from these alt-metal rockers is a conceptual exploration of the darker side of the human psyche. Includes 12 songs:

Blue
Crimes
Gravity
Lullaby
The Noose
The Nurse Who Loved Me
The Outsider
The Package
Pet
A Stranger
Vanishing
Weak And Powerless

96 pages

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ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA GUITAR COLLECTION Recorded Version TABLATURE SPARTITI LIBRO

ELO, GUITAR COLLECTION. TAB.

ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA GUITAR COLLECTION
Series: Guitar Recorded Version TAB
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra

In 1970, four blokes from Birmingham formed ELO "to pick up where 'I Am the Walrus' left off." This GRV collection features note-for-note transcriptions with tab for 13 top hits from guitarist Jeff Lynne & crew:

Can't Get It Out Of My Head
Don't Bring Me Down
Evil Woman
Four Little Diamonds
Hold On Tight
Livin' Thing
Mr. Blue Sky
Rock 'N' Roll Is King
Shine A Little Love
Strange Magic
Sweet Talkin' Woman
Turn To Stone
Xanadu

96 pages

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FINGERSTYLE LOVE SONGS-15 Classic Arranged for Solo Guitar-Bill Piburn CD TABLATURE SPARTITI

FINGERSTYLE LOVE SONGS, 15 Classic Songs Arranged for Solo Guitar. CD TAB.

Arranger: Bill Piburn
Artist: Various

"Bill Piburn is one of the best players, arrangers and teachers I have known." Chet Atkins

15 love songs masterfully arranged by Bill Piburn, editor of Fingerstyle Guitar magazine. Includes:

Always On My Mind
And I Love You So
Beauty And The Beast
Dream A Little Dream Of Me
How Deep Is Your Love
I Love How You Love Me
I Will
Just The Way You Are
My Cherie Amour
Only You (And You Alone)
Our Day Will Come
This Guy's In Love With You
True Love
Unchained Melody
The Very Thought Of You

48 pages

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NICKELBACK, ALL THE RIGHT REASONS. TAB.

By Nickelback. Guitar tablature songbook for guitar and voice. Series: Authentic Guitar-Tab Editions. 88 pages. With guitar tablature, standard notation, vocal melody, lyrics, chord names, guitar chord diagrams, guitar tab glossary and color photos. Metal and Hard Rock. 9x12 inches.

Alfred is pleased to present the Authentic Guitar TAB edition of the album-matching folio for Nickelback's CD "All the Right Reasons." "All the Right Reasons" is Nickelback's fourth release, containing 11 new songs crafted in the band's well-known post-grunge/heavy rock style. The first single from the record, "Photograph," reached the No. 1 spot on Billboard's Pop 100 Charts (2006) and the album's second single, "Animals," has already reached the No. 1 spot on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Charts (2006). The album also includes "Side of a Bullet," written about the murder of guitarist Dimebag Darrell (featuring a Dimebag guitar solo overdubbed posthumously). This book provides authentic guitar TAB for all the songs on the record. Titles are: Follow You Home * Fight for All the Wrong Reasons * Photograph * Animals * Savin' Me * Far Away * Next Contestant * Side of a Bullet * If Everyone Cared * Someone That You're With * Rockstar.

About Authentic Guitar-Tab Editions

Contents:
Animals
Far Away
Fight For All The Wrong Reasons
Follow You Home
If Everyone Cared
Next Contestant
Photograph
Rockstar
Savin' Me
Side Of A Bullet
Someone That You're With

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PORCUPINE TREE DEADWING GUITAR TABLATURE BOOK CHITARRA LIBRO SPARTITI Authentic Guitar TAB

PORCUPINE TREE, DEADWING. TAB.

CATEGORY: Guitar Personality
VERSION: Authentic Guitar TAB
FORMAT: Book

Includes the Following Selections:
Title Composer
ARRIVING SOMEWHERE BUT NOT HERE
WILSON, STEVEN
DEADWING
WILSON, STEVEN
GLASS ARM SHATTERING
HARRISON, GAVIN/WILSON, STEVEN/BARBIERI, RICHARD/BALCH, COLIN
HALO
HARRISON, GAVIN/WILSON, STEVEN/BARBIERI, RICHARD/BALCH, COLIN
LAZARUS
WILSON, STEVEN
MELLOTRON SCRATCH
WILSON, STEVEN
OPEN CAR
WILSON, STEVEN
SHALLOW
WILSON, STEVEN
START OF SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL
HARRISON, GAVIN/WILSON, STEVEN

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RACONTEURS-CONSOLERS OF THE LONELY-GUITAR TABLATURE LIBRO SPARTITI CHITARRA JACK WHITE

RACONTEURS, CONSOLERS OF THE LONELY. TAB.

Artist: The Raconteurs
Matching folio to the second album from Jack White's "other" band. Includes 14 songs including: 96 pages

Attention
Carolina Drama
Consoler Of The Lonely
Five On The Five
Hold Up
Many Shades Of Black
Old Enough
Pull This Blanket Off
Rich Kid Blues
Salute Your Solution
The Switch And The Spur
These Stones Will Shout
Top Yourself
You Don't Understand Me

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