In-Person Guitar / Bass Setup Class
Never again wonder why your action is too high!
Don't get caught in a recording session with an out-of-tune guitar!
Look at your guitar confidently, with an intricate knowledge of what makes it play well!
Save the day for your bandmate, who also owes you gas money!
With this class, you'll be able to make your guitar more fun to play.
What are we going to learn?
-How a truss rod works, how it affects neck relief
-When to adjust the truss rod, when to adjust the bridge/saddle height
-How to determine if a playability problem is setup related or a fret issue
-Adjustment of string heights in the nut
-How various string gauges and tunings will affect the guitar and its setup
-Raising and lowering pickup heights, generally accepted measurements for doing so
-How the fretboard radius influences action height
-String length compensation (also referred to as intonation)
-Proper stringing techniques
-Any questions you may have
What instrument can I bring?
-Acoustic Steel String Guitar
-Electric guitar with a hardtail bridge
-Bass guitar with a hardtail bridge
This class is a prerequisite for the Fretwork Class and the Kit Guitar Class. It's only the first step in your journey, but it's an important one!
For classes, I DO accept out of towners.
Bring your own guitar. Must be a hardtail guitar or bass (Tele, Les Paul, Precision Bass, Jazz Bass, etc). We'll cover basic vibrato adjustment concepts, but working on them in class would slow things down too much.
Bring a tuner with you. It can be a clip-on or a plug-in tuner.
Guitar players: if you play anything other than D'Addario EXL110 or EJ16 strings, bring two sets of your preferred string. Bass players can bring a single set of their preferred strings.
*After purchasing your class, get in touch with me for scheduling. Simply send me an email using the link in the website footer. I look forward to hanging out with you!*