FAQ: Bass Guitar Care and Setup (Book)
A hands-on guide to bass guitar repair. With photographs, diagrams, and sketches made by the author, John LeVan and some provided by manufacturers. It even includes a forward written by Bob Taylor of Taylor Guitars.Learn how to:

• Clean & condition a guitar.
• The restringing techniques of the professionals.
• Adjust the neck.
• Adjust the bridge saddle.
• Adjust the string nut.
• Adjust the pickups.
• Adjust the intonation.
• Carve string nuts.
• Miscellaneous upgrades and re ...more
Product Number:
21032
Format:
Book
Skill Level:
Beginning
Pages:
80
Binding:
Perfect Binding
Size:
5.5 x 8
ISBN:
0-7866-3587-8
UPC:
796279050302
ISBN13:
978-07866-3587-0
Series:
FAQ
Publisher:
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Date Published:
6/10/2005
A hands-on guide to bass guitar repair. With photographs, diagrams, and sketches made by the author, John LeVan and some provided by manufacturers. It even includes a forward written by Bob Taylor of Taylor Guitars.Learn how to:

• Clean & condition a guitar.
• The restringing techniques of the professionals.
• Adjust the neck.
• Adjust the bridge saddle.
• Adjust the string nut.
• Adjust the pickups.
• Adjust the intonation.
• Carve string nuts.
• Miscellaneous upgrades and repairs.

This book is perfect to teach a beginner or a reference for the guitar repair professional.
Foreword
Dedication
Acknowledgments

Chapter 1: Tools and Materials
Guitar Repair and Maintenance Kit
Your set should include
Materials
Sources

Chapter 2: General Maintenance
Hygiene
Materials Needed
Cleaning
Scrubbing the Fret Board
Conditioning
Restringing
Tools Needed
Transporting and Storage
Humidity and Temperature
How to Gauge Humidity
How to Control Humidity
Summary

Chapter 3: Adjusting the Neck
Adjusting the Neck
List of Components
The Trussrod
Troubleshooting

Chapter 4: Adjusting the Action at the Bridge
Adjusting the Action at the Bridge
List of Components
Measuring the Action at the Bridge

Chapter 5: Adjusting the Action at the Nut
Adjusting the Action at the Nut
List of Components
String Nut
Tools Needed
Angles, Width and Spacing
Proper Adjustments
Replacement and Repair
To Repair / Fill Nut Slot

Chapter 6: Adjusting the Pickups
Adjusting the Pickups
List of Components
Proper Height and Effects

Chapter 7: Setting the Intonation
Setting the Intonation
Tools Needed
Testing
Other Variables

Chapter 8: Top 10 Signs of a Problematic Guitar
Top 10 Signs of a Problematic Guitar
Bass Guitar

Chapter 9: Other Upgrades and Repairs
Other Upgrades and Repairs
Tuning Keys
Diagram of Components
Tuning Key Installation
Tool List
Bone String Nut
Tool and Materials List

Chapter 10: Other Training Resources
Other Training Resources
Apprenticeships
Factory Training
Workshops

Glossary

 
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