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In the time I've been here I've learned that not all BCers are able to tweak their basses or do soldering jobs. So, this list is for those who could do with a hand to do those small jobs.

Some folk listed here may do the job for free, others may make a small charge, or charge for parts. The cost is down to you to negotiate with the other member.

If you'd like to be added to the list, simply post in this thread.

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Note to those looking for help:
Don't forget this community is essentially an online community. If you have a problem with a bass, try asking on the forum. It's possible your answer is easily answered online.


The list is vaguely North -> South.
North UK
Fionn Outer Hebrides, Scotland - the top bit
Neepheid Aberdeen
acebassmusic 7 miles south of Aberdeen
Rmcki Argyll
EmmettC Edinburgh
Meddle - Edinburgh
Geoffbyrne - Glasgow - (set-ups and tweaks)
thepurpleblob - Glasgow
TwinCam County Durham  - Electrics, necks, bodies - most things.
Pete1967 - Leeds
Steve-Soar  - Wirral - Also teaches bass
Jaybass-70  - Wirral
andytravis - Manchester - Electrics, repairs,  de-frets

 

Midlands UK
Andyjr1515 Derby -  Andy will do most things.
chazzjeuk Ashbourne, Derbyshire
bassislife16 -  Clifton, Derbyshire
jebroad     Stoke / Derby
bassulike66 Rugeley, just north of B'rum
T-Bay Tamworth, just north of B'rum
Roger2611 Northampton
Manton Customs Shropshire/Staffs

Wales UK
Jimothey     Denbigh North Wales
Gelfin Cardiff, S. Wales -  Set-ups, Electrics

East Anglia 
lownote12 Diss, Norfolk/Suffolk - (Setups and tweaks)
Lonestar North Essex/Cambridge

West England
MoonBassAlpha Oxford
Dudgeman    Swindon

Central & Southern Inc London
Twigman Dunstable, Beds
Grangur Herts/Essex - think Stansted Airport - Electrics, fretwork, re-finishes. Not much I don't do.
Gary-mac - Herts / North London - Fretwork, necks, electrics.
Number6 East London
ahpook London
dudewheresmybass North Kent, Near Dartford(ish)
Obbm Farnham, Surrey
Neilp - Crawley (also does DB!)
Beedster Canterbury
KioGon "Sunshine Coast" (Hastings, Sussex; not Queensland, Australia)
Mykesbass Sussex, Crawley/Brighton
mickhardup - Near Portsmouth
Jimryan Portsmouth
Chienmortbb Poole, Dorset. May be able to go to Southampton too
Telebass Dartmoor/SW Devon/SE Cornwall

 

Mainland Europe

marcoelwray - Belgium  - Marco  does most things on basses

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Down South on the sunshine coast - I'm always doing odd jobs :) not least of all wiring repairs, setups, minor repairs, mods - feel free to PM, you don't get if you don't ask ;)

I do usually make a small charge for most things :P lots of pots & parts in stock, my man cave is currently undergoing restoration, but work as normal.

If you do drop in you'll be most welcome :D

John

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Canterbury, pretty good with basic electrics and woodwork re bass and guitars with shedloads (literally) of spare parts.

Don't ask me to play the bloody things though, I'm crap.

Yes, good thread

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[quote name='Beedster' timestamp='1453562054' post='2960581']
Canterbury, pretty good with basic electrics and woodwork re bass and guitars with shedloads (literally) of spare parts.

Don't ask me to play the bloody things though, I'm crap.

Yes, good thread
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I love it! Thanks Beedster. :D

I'm good with woodwork repairs and setups, sorting electrics on passives and soldering. I've sprayed bodies and necks, done some veneering, done re-frets and fixed a truss-rod. Happy to look at most things.

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General set ups and pickup replacement/Jack socket issues etc.

Manchester (Swinton/Worsley)

And I've just finished my workbench

Just remembered I do a mean defret too...😂

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Yep, good idea for a thread :). I'm Shropshire based but travel frequently to Staffordshire so can cover parts of that area too. No job too small or large and any Basschatter will get a significant discount!

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Great idea Rich - happy to go on the list for basic set-up work (truss rods, intonation, action). In Sussex, halfway between Crawley and Brighton.

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[quote name='KiOgon' timestamp='1453559911' post='2960550']
Down South on the sunshine coast - I'm always doing odd jobs :) not least of all wiring repairs, setups, minor repairs, mods - feel free to PM, you don't get if you don't ask ;)

I do usually make a small charge for most things :P lots of pots & parts in stock, my man cave is currently undergoing restoration, but work as normal.

If you do drop in you'll be most welcome :D

John
[/quote]

I'd like to vouch for John's work!! Exceptional stuff!! A

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Excellent idea. Put me down for London.

General soldering, wiring, basic set-up.

General electronics too, so if that pedal needs a look, I may be able to help.

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Me too in County Durham.
Fret work (leveling, crowning, 4 stage polish see pics), general and advanced set up work, some small repair work, soldering pot replacement, pre amp installs etc, Amp capacitor replacement.

Recent example of work.
BEFORE
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AND AFTER
[URL=http://s330.photobucket.com/user/Twincam2008/media/Mobile%20Uploads/WP_20160118_20_33_21_Pro_zps7xmrttwo.jpg.html][IMG]http://i330.photobucket.com/albums/l415/Twincam2008/Mobile%20Uploads/WP_20160118_20_33_21_Pro_zps7xmrttwo.jpg[/IMG][/URL]

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Always happy to help with basic set ups for guitars and basses and simple soldering jobs.
North Essex/Cambridge

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[quote name='Twincam' timestamp='1453580070' post='2960830']
Me too in County Durham.
Fret work (leveling, crowning, 4 stage polish see pics), general set up work, some small repair work, some soldering, Amp capacitor replacement etc.

Recent example of work.
BEFORE

AND AFTER
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Excellent job there Twincam!

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[quote name='Mykesbass' timestamp='1453580354' post='2960835']

Excellent job there Twincam!
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Thanks my fret work is very good if anyone from bc needs any doing I'm happy to help, even by post (ie a neck sent and returned)

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Just north of Derby. I can help out with most things except spray jobs. Do stuff mainly as a hobby so for fellow BCers, happy to do small jobs for free or just the cost of the bits, low rates for medium jobs and a mere kings ransom for the bigger ones ;)

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Just south of Oxford, I can do set-ups and soldering, surface-mount component rework, fret levelling. I don't charge for work, as it's been mostly for friends and bc'ers.
I'm Jules, btw.

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I can do pup replacements, set ups, electronics, jack sockets/ pots etc, and most repairs.
I won't do anything involving routing and what I term major cosmetics ;)
I'm based in North Kent, about 20 mins from m25/ bluewater

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Me

setups and wiring soldering and pickup replacement

No fretwork or woodwork though

Dunstable Beds

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[quote name='KiOgon' timestamp='1453559911' post='2960550']
Down South on the sunshine coast...
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I should point out this is down south on the Sunshine Coast near Hastings, not down south on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia. Just to be clear. :D P.S. John is a very nice man and his work is of the highest standard.

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[quote name='discreet' timestamp='1453666034' post='2961606']


I should point out this is down south on the Sunshine Coast near Hastings, not down south on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia. Just to be clear. :D P.S. John is a very nice man and his work is of the highest standard.
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Ahh.. ok. Anyone want to buy some flight tickets to Queensland?

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