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A Guide For Music Gear Repair

Mar 21, 2008
Music gear is not only expensive to buy but also expensive to maintain. A full maintaince job can lead to the restoration of the gear. The first step in music gear repair lies in identifying the area of discrepancy. If you are not aware of the area you can land up in trouble by probably spoiling the gear.

Music gear is sensitive to even slight changes in the weather. It is always advisable to keep the gear in a protective environment. When not in use try to keep it wrapped inside a box with moisture absorbents. If the humidity or the moisture content in the air affects the gear, the sound quality may start distorting or sometimes even disturbing the entire signal flow.

Various gears are found faulty due to various reasons. Thus, it is necessary to know the reason for the fault. While repairing keep a note of the power related issue. Repairs and upgrades to the power supply and attention to power and ground distribution can reduce power-related noise without significantly altering desirable sonic characteristics.

For music gear like keyboards and synthesizers, the musician can face problems like low-output after sometime or power failure. But with an instrument like a guitar whether acoustic or electric repairing can really be a long task. However, the trick lies in identifying the area that needs repair.

If you are dealing with a guitar you can start with the guitar neck. That is because the guitar neck over time will warp because of the constant string tension. If your guitar has become harder to fret it may be a sign the neck needs adjustment. To check for warping remove the guitar strings from the bridge, not the tuning keys, this way you can put them back on without restringing. To be sure take a yardstick and lay it edgewise across the neck. It should lie evenly across the frets. If not, then the neck needs adjustment. To adjust your guitar neck you need to tighten the truss rod by turning the nut clockwise. However, do not over tighten it as you can break the neck. After all, we are trying to avoid costly repairs not create them.

Secondly, you will often hear a "buzz" in your guitar caused by loose frets. To check for loose frets press the ends of each fret with the tip of your finger to check for movement. To repair loose frets, first determine which end is loose. Place your guitar on its side and hold down the loose fret. Use one drop of super glue or similar product and let it run down between the fret and the fingerboard holding the fret down while it dries. Again, this is not a hard procedure but if you are careless you will cause more damage than what you had to begin with. Be very careful while performing this adjustment. If you raise the string height too much you may change the intonation of your gear. If the string is to low it will cause a fret buzz.
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Victor Epand is an expert consultant for music gear, speakers, and microphones. You can find the best marketplace for music gear, speakers, and microphones at these 3 sites: music gear, music equipment, music gear repair, speakers, subwoofers, and microphones.
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