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[quote name='spiritchaser' post='441582' date='Mar 22 2009, 11:04 AM']I fully trust in Rüdiger Ziesemann from[b] Bassline Basses[/b] in Krefeld, North Rhine Westphalia, Germany. He did a splendid job with my WAL 5 and our "Hybrid" WAL fretless project (http://www.bassline-bass.de/).
Cheers
Oliver[/quote]

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[quote name='bass5' post='695459' date='Dec 29 2009, 10:57 AM']Hamster Sir,

I don't know if you have heard of them but Chandler Guitars Ltd in Richmond, Surrey have been in business for yonks, they do some excellent repairs and maintenance, the repairman is Leon, and also Brinsley Shwartz (famous person he is, I am told - google him, his hey day must have been well b4 my time anyways) works there - 020 89405874, Chandler Gtrs is one of the few UK workshops with a PLEK machine.

[url="http://www.chandlerguitars.co.uk/workshop.php"]http://www.chandlerguitars.co.uk/workshop.php[/url][/quote]

They're already on there :)

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[quote name='tom1946' post='703972' date='Jan 7 2010, 11:47 AM']I can recommend Nigel Stockbridge in Richmond, North Yorks.

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

I've had a lot of work done over the years though not on bass's. He can repair or set up anything, very clever man who deals with a lot of famous people.

Also Steve Suggitt. Lives in West Ayton near Scarborough is another luthier I have used. He builds all kinds of guitars and does repairs and setups. Very talented man.

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

And finally, Martin Dixon

[url="http://web.ukonline.co.uk/mdguitars/"]http://web.ukonline.co.uk/mdguitars/[/url]

Can do anything. I've seen bass's that he's made and they are simply stunning! He's in Otley near Leeds.

Hope that helps.

Tom.[/quote]


I've added the ones who you've used - Thanks

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[quote name='alansanderson' post='710787' date='Jan 12 2010, 11:51 PM']I take my basses to a chap called Jack Ellis up in Salford, so if you're in the Manchester area he's a possibility. He's a top guy to deal with and I've never had any problems, always documents exactly what he does and will re-adjust your bass free of charge if the set-up isn't quite right or it settles in and starts buzzing or anything... I think he's on here as "gabson" or you can get hold of him on 07706828122 - tell him I sent ya =)[/quote]


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Has Steve Kendall, near Oxford (East Hanney) had a mention yet?
He only works part time luthiering and does a nice job for a very reasonable price.
He also specialises in Valve amps pre 1980.
He's done a tricky repair, some nice fret end finish, and a Laney Supergroup 100W head repair for me.
He builds the occasional bass and guitar too.

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

cheers
Jules

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I can fully recommend Martin Dixon in Otley, West Yorks. Lovely man, great prices and attention to detail.

[url="http://web.ukonline.co.uk/mdguitars/"]http://web.ukonline.co.uk/mdguitars/[/url]

Cheers

Gray

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Hi All
I'm looking for someone in N.Wales where I now live. In London I used Dave Wilde (grumpy but good) and tried a well-known and recommended guy from this list in Manchester who did a very poor job ( I prefer not to name him in public).
So any reliable sources for N. Wales?
thanks bass brothers

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[quote name='john_the_bass' post='74987' date='Oct 16 2007, 11:16 AM']Another one for Leicestershire - Nigel Roberts, [url="http://www.leicestershire-luthier.co.uk/"]http://www.leicestershire-luthier.co.uk/[/url] 07956889394/01530454945, sort of between Loughborough and Coalville and not far from Jct23 of the M1 - very thorough and will make sure a job is done properly before he lets it go. Has lots of work so sometimes his queue to get things done is substantial, but he has had my Les Paul and Precision bass since Friday (11th October?) and I've been told they're nearly finished which is good enough for me. Currently also working on a headstock break for my guitarist.[/quote]Nigel has just fret dressed & set up my Alembic 5, top job & it plays great, I can highly recommend.

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+1 for Steve Robinson (Manchester guitar tech). He's just done a first class setup and bridge fit on my Jazz for £25. Absolute bargain.

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[quote name='funkle' post='206678' date='May 26 2008, 05:27 PM']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[/quote]

Rod Vaughan; He's not IN Edinburgh, quite a way out, but when I knew him he used to come down to Embra a few times a week. Used to be tech at Edinburgh & Dundee Sound Control. VERY good with guitars, used to work with John Birch. He worked on a few of mine with perfect results. Worth a go if you haven't been fixed up yet??
www.rvguitars.co.uk Edited by Big_Stu

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TJC Guitars in Stevenage, Herts, if not already mentioned on this thread.

www.tjcguitars.co.uk

Terry did a respray on a black Fender Precision, to Arctic White (nitro, mmmmmm) charged £150, when everywhere else was looking at £300.

He also did a great set-up on my bass, plays like a dream now, and for the full set-up he charges £50.

Was also a top bloke to deal with.

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[quote name='Lozz196' post='962595' date='Sep 20 2010, 07:21 PM']TJC Guitars in Stevenage, Herts, if not already mentioned on this thread.

www.tjcguitars.co.uk

Terry did a respray on a black Fender Precision, to Arctic White (nitro, mmmmmm) charged £150, when everywhere else was looking at £300.

He also did a great set-up on my bass, plays like a dream now, and for the full set-up he charges £50.

Was also a top bloke to deal with.[/quote]
Martinsguitars.co.uk in Waltham Abbey Martin Clarke highly accomplished luthier top geezer and bass player to boot

Or

PAUL Waters in Bishop Stortford......primarily builder of Fantastic Archtops but undertakes wotk to Double Bass,lutes viola de gamba etc etc etc etc etc etc AND HES GOOD

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[quote name='Lozz196' post='962595' date='Sep 20 2010, 07:21 PM']TJC Guitars in Stevenage, Herts, if not already mentioned on this thread.

www.tjcguitars.co.uk

Terry did a respray on a black Fender Precision, to Arctic White (nitro, mmmmmm) charged £150, when everywhere else was looking at £300.

He also did a great set-up on my bass, plays like a dream now, and for the full set-up he charges £50.

Was also a top bloke to deal with.[/quote]
Glad to see somebody beat me to it - [b]I can also confirm that Terry does excellent work at a reasonable price. [/b]I had my VC set up and some work done on a (buzzing) fret that had popped (possibly during its journey from California) recently. Work was done to a high standard at a reasonable price (£80 all in) and the turnaround time was about 4 days. I would recommend him to anybody in the North Herts area ( in fact anybody, anywhere) needing some work done.

Ditto on him being a top bloke!!

Have fun finding his house which is tucked away in Stevenage!! (his address did not appear on the map I had...)

Anybody having some work done can pass on my thanks to Terry again ..

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Afterthought...[b][color="#4B0082"]Brandoni's in Wembley [/color][/b]came highly recommended by a friend.

As well as repairs they also have a stock of late 60s Vox and EKOs, including what I think are one of the most beautiful basses ever, the EKO BX7, which they will put together to your specs at prices well below what you see (inferior copies?) being sold on eBay. Was so tempted...

check out the website: [b][color="#4B0082"]www.brandoniguitars.co.uk [/color][/b]

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Just a note about Nigel Roberts, he did a repair on a Warwick for me a few months back, really nice guy, stuck to the original quote he told me even though the bass needed more work doing than he originally thought.

BUT (and it's IMO a big but) he did take liberties with my bass. As much as he thought he was helping, he didn't even mention to me that he was going to drill the nut (apparently to stop the top part slipping). He didn't tell me that he'd broken the tabs off (it's a just-a-nut, he'd managed to break both sides) either. After I questioned him about it, he just pointed out that it happens as though it was ok that he'd done it. After a bit of bugging, he did say he could order a new one in (I'm assuming he was offering to replace it rather than suggesting at my expense), but by then I just wanted to get it home (the bass it's self was the result of a sour deal on here so I hadn't actually had a chance to play it properly) and left it (my bass is still in that condition).

Like I said, nice guy, he did the work he said he would for the fee he said he'd charge, but he did damage my bass and drill holes, neither of which I was warned about until I had the bass in my hands again. If you do use him, I'd make sure you spell out exactly what you want doing and check your bass carefully when you get it back. I hope mine was a one off incident (I seem to have bad luck that way) because the guy was genuinely nice. Edited by ThomBassmonkey

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Andy Bunn in Stratford upon Avon (above the music shop in Market Sq)

07876 783501

Just got my SR765 back from a setup and it's transformed.. Nice guy, great value (£30)...

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I just had my stingray V repaired and setup by [url="http://www.guitarhospital.co.uk/index.html"]http://www.guitarhospital.co.uk/index.html[/url]
I've worked with John ("Deptford") many times and he is a mighty fine backline tech / repairer.
Highly recommended (by me anyway!).
The postal address is Kent, but his workshop is at Cato in Wandsworth S.W. London.

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[quote name='bluesparky' post='1066804' date='Dec 22 2010, 02:14 PM']I just had my stingray V repaired and setup by [url="http://www.guitarhospital.co.uk/index.html"]http://www.guitarhospital.co.uk/index.html[/url]
I've worked with John ("Deptford") many times and he is a mighty fine backline tech / repairer.
Highly recommended (by me anyway!).
The postal address is Kent, but his workshop is at Cato in Wandsworth S.W. London.[/quote]
Oh, and he just won "backline technician of the year" at the 2011 TPI awards.
[url="http://www.tpawards.com/"]http://www.tpawards.com/[/url] Edited by bluesparky

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I did a quick seach but didn't find this chap.

Anyone in the Leeds area needing a good tech, use Fraser Callum. He's worked wonders on my bass and a friends guitar. Very cool guy.

Website: [url="http://www.fcstrings.com/"]http://www.fcstrings.com/[/url]
Tel: 07923 656454

I believe he's also down at the Leeds PMT on the weekend but I gave him my business directly.

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Trevor Buck at PMT in Birmingham 01213595056 and Dave at [url="http://www.moseleyviolins.co.uk/"]http://www.moseleyviolins.co.uk/[/url], both really nice and professional guys Edited by bajistaman

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+1 for Jacks Instrument Services, Salford. Just picked up my Retrovibe bass and its exactly how i wanted it. Jack made a new bone nut, fret level and polish (inc sharp ends), full set up (inc electrics clean) and even knocked me up a new TRC from some scraps of scratchplate he had knockin round. Action is briliant, exactly as i wanted as he took time to ask about my playing style and recomended how he thinks it should be set up. Comes with a check-card tag which lists everything that has been done and includes a 2 month guarantee on work. If i want it tweaking within this time its free. Very knowledgeable and had a good chat about various basses n valve amps. Will be taking my pride n joy, my main bass Burns Bison for some new pots soon. That is as much as a recomendation as anyone can get, i wont let most people even TOUCH the bison!

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