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[quote name='PJPofStHelens' post='122023' date='Jan 17 2008, 10:35 AM']Hello,Could you recommend a Luthier/Guitar Tech in the Merseyside area? Anyone?[/quote]

The one in the list isn't far away :)

Keith Bennion 0151 647 3268 [url="http://www.kgb-music.co.uk"]http://www.kgb-music.co.uk[/url] Birkenhead

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[quote name='Hit&Run' post='99855' date='Dec 5 2007, 09:22 PM']I can't believe there aren't any in West Yorkshire. Or are they all too bad to warrant recommendation?
What's going on?[/quote]

I agree, there MUST be someone in W Yorks/Bratford/Leeds/Wakey/Cleckhudderfax/Pontefract/Cas area who can help me with my embarrasing problem??? I bought a semi acoustic bass which has an action like the Humber Bridge, needs fixin before it goes back on evilbay.
I had heard there was a bass luthier in Dean Clough, Halifax, anyone know any more?

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[quote name='EBS_freak' post='126942' date='Jan 24 2008, 02:44 PM']Rob Williams 01686 689120
www.robwilliamsguitars.co.uk[/quote]

Have you personally had work done by this guy - or just heard he was good?

Thanks

Hamster

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[quote name='slapathy' post='127900' date='Jan 25 2008, 05:42 PM']I agree, there MUST be someone in W Yorks/Bratford/Leeds/Wakey/Cleckhudderfax/Pontefract/Cas area who can help me with my embarrasing problem??? I bought a semi acoustic bass which has an action like the Humber Bridge, needs fixin before it goes back on evilbay.
I had heard there was a bass luthier in Dean Clough, Halifax, anyone know any more?[/quote]

There may well be luthiers in that area, but until they get a personal recommendation from an established basschatter whose had work done by them then they don't get on the list :)

Hamster

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[quote name='Hamster' post='127998' date='Jan 25 2008, 07:53 PM']Have you personally had work done by this guy - or just heard he was good?

Thanks

Hamster[/quote]


Had work done by him. Neck profile, set up and he managed to fix the finish on one my instruments that some tike had decided to put a deep scratch in.

His own basses that he makes are pretty tasty also.

I used to use him as my main tech when he was in Bearwood, Birmingham.

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[quote name='EBS_freak' post='128191' date='Jan 26 2008, 12:04 PM']Had work done by him. Neck profile, set up and he managed to fix the finish on one my instruments that some tike had decided to put a deep scratch in.

His own basses that he makes are pretty tasty also.

I used to use him as my main tech when he was in Bearwood, Birmingham.[/quote]

Thanks - now added :)

Hamster

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[quote name='slapathy' post='127900' date='Jan 25 2008, 05:42 PM']I agree, there MUST be someone in W Yorks/Bratford/Leeds/Wakey/Cleckhudderfax/Pontefract/Cas area who can help me with my embarrasing problem??? I bought a semi acoustic bass which has an action like the Humber Bridge, needs fixin before it goes back on evilbay.
I had heard there was a bass luthier in Dean Clough, Halifax, anyone know any more?[/quote]
You're right - there's quite a shortage around here. I don't know any one guy who's good at it all (and I used to work in the trade) but I know one chap who's good with general maintenance, electronics and all things custom and another who's excellent at frets/action etc but who charges much less and so doesn't do the thorough cleaning/maintenance stuff that you pay others for.

I'm new to the forum so I will respect the system and not post names and numbers at this point, but if you want the acoustic bass sorting out then feel free to PM and I'll put you in touch with one or both of these chaps.

A few years back there was a guy called Shane who did all of Sound Control's repairs who was excellent but I don't have his number and can't remember his surname to look him up! :)

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and another
the guitar workshop ([url="http://www.theguitarworkshop.co.uk"]www.theguitarworkshop.co.uk[/url]) in Ibstock - 01530 267 324. Leicestershire (near Coalville, but about 13 miles from Leicester - actually 13.8 from my house :)). Just done a very good job on a replacement nut on my Les Paul - quick and good value too.

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Hamster,

Another one for the list - Colin Fulton, Glemham, Suffolk IP13 0BE Phone 07913 797193

I've had work done by him - he set up my CIJ Precision and did some fretwork fettling, did an excellent job for a very reasonable price. So much so that when my prized Fylde electric got a major-league ding in the finish, that went his way and he sorted that out too.

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[quote name='noisedude' post='131699' date='Feb 1 2008, 03:08 AM']You're right - there's quite a shortage around here. I don't know any one guy who's good at it all (and I used to work in the trade) but I know one chap who's good with general maintenance, electronics and all things custom and another who's excellent at frets/action etc but who charges much less and so doesn't do the thorough cleaning/maintenance stuff that you pay others for.

I'm new to the forum so I will respect the system and not post names and numbers at this point, but if you want the acoustic bass sorting out then feel free to PM and I'll put you in touch with one or both of these chaps.

A few years back there was a guy called Shane who did all of Sound Control's repairs who was excellent but I don't have his number and can't remember his surname to look him up! :)[/quote]

Gents,
Jim Fleeting is in Ripon, not so far, he did an excellent bone nut job for me a while ago and will tackle owt including new builds and best of all he's really a bass man who also does guitars rather than vice-versa.
Here's a link www.guitarrepairman.co.uk
Apologies if Jim's already been mentioned and I missed it.

Cheers now,
SR

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John, Pete, Stan - thanks guys - all added

Hamster

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I'd just like to add another thumbs up for Andy Viccars. He's just sorted out the truss problem on my '78 Stingray. Great service, great price, a highly recommend luthier. :)

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Simon Jones near Swansea was mentioned earlier aznd nobody could personally vouch for him.
I can, really nice guy too!
Turned a 5er that i have but never really liked that much, into a regular gigger
Sounds great ,feels great.
Prices seem fair to me

[url="http://www.sglguitars.co.uk/"]http://www.sglguitars.co.uk/[/url]

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[quote name='StanRobinson' post='149407' date='Mar 1 2008, 01:29 PM']Gents,
Jim Fleeting is in Ripon, not so far, he did an excellent bone nut job for me a while ago and will tackle owt including new builds and best of all he's really a bass man who also does guitars rather than vice-versa.
Here's a link www.guitarrepairman.co.uk
Apologies if Jim's already been mentioned and I missed it.

Cheers now,
SR[/quote]

+1 for Jim

He is a bass man who makes & fettles anything stringed. He's a regular help with me and my family's instruments. Plus he's about to have another study stint in the States which will probably put him on a different orbit in a year or two, so get him now while his affordable!

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:) I use the sevices of Steve Preston at Wyre River Guitars in BLACKPOOL LANCS. 01253 353723


He does the lot,from set ups and restrings to a complete custom build from scratch,not Warmoth!

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i've just used simon jones of swansea. nice guy. did an excellent overhaul/set-up job on my mm sterling. well priced.

www.sglguitars.co.uk

07912655517

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Just a note that luthier and tech Chris McIntyre, formerly of Cable Street, London E1, has moved to:

Unit 228, Blenheim Court, Blenheim Grove, SE15 (off the charmingly named Bellenden Road).

It's near Peckham Rye station.

See here [url="http://www.multimap.com/maps/?hloc=GB|Peckham%20Rye#map=51.46936,-0.06824|17|4&loc=GB:51.4702:-0.06892:17|Peckham%20Rye|Peckham%20Rye,%20Rye%20Lane,%20Southwark"]Multimap[/url]

His website is here: [url="http://mcintyreguitars.com/"]McIntyre Guitars[/url]

And he did a fantastic job setting up two basses while I waited. I only wish I had the money for one of his custom builds.

Cheers

Mark Edited by misrule

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Can anyone suggest somebody reliable in Edinburgh?

In the meantime, I've asked Alan from ACG if he would kindly do a bit of tech work for me, nonetheless it would be nice if my 'local' tech wasn't more than an hour and a bit's drive away...

Thanks all.

Pete

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The Bass Gallery's URL has changed from the one listed on the first post.

[url="http://www.thebassgallery.com"]http://www.thebassgallery.com[/url] is the correct one.

Is that a good place for getting pickups installed / screening / set up done? how about Dave Wild?

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[quote name='Cantdosleepy' post='215360' date='Jun 9 2008, 12:31 PM']The Bass Gallery's URL has changed from the one listed on the first post.

[url="http://www.thebassgallery.com"]http://www.thebassgallery.com[/url] is the correct one.

Is that a good place for getting pickups installed / screening / set up done? how about Dave Wild?[/quote]

Thanks for that - I've updated the link :)

They can certainly do the work for you - give them a call. They haven't done any work for me, but I've seen their work and it's top notch.

Cheers

Hamster

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[url="http://www.guytonguitars.com/"]http://www.guytonguitars.com/[/url]

Email: [email protected]

Snail Mail: Guyton Guitar Co.
Unit 4
Dukes Park
Earsham
Bungay
Suffolk
NR35 2AQ
Telephone: (01986) 896689


Andy is a top notch guy and is an extraordinary guitar builder. Brian May's most authentic replica guitars are made by Andy.. and are about 7 grand a pop!!
[url="http://www.guytonguitars.com/index.php?id=rs"]http://www.guytonguitars.com/index.php?id=rs[/url]

Andy has had his hands on my guitars and is highly recommended!

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Taverymuchindeed Dood - added to the list :)

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Hi guys
Another one for the northwest- Phil Hartley (Bolton, lancs) tel- 01204 592373
Just used this guy, and he has done an absolutley fantastic job on my warwick 5 and 82 squire jazz(he,s literally brought it back to life).
Really really pleased, highly recommended.
all the best -lee

Ps +1 for Dave Wilson at haltwhistle an absolute gentleman Edited by lee650

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