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  1. Repair Question Is Lacquer Splitting From Veneer Fixable?

    Guitar Building/Mods/Repair
    Hi there. I'm having a little problem with the finish of my guitar splitting from the veneer underneath. I was wondering if anyone had any information on if this is fixable or not. I've attached a file from Imgur; Thanks.
  2. Electric Guitar refinishing services. Who do you like in the GTA?

    Electric Guitar
    Who do you like for custom refinishing in the Toronto / GTA region? I've got a nice '57 reissue Strat that I've enjoyed for a number of years. It shows some wear now. I was thinking of either accelerating the aging process with a light to medium relic treatment, or cleaning it up.
  3. Traynor TS-20 headphone jack trouble.

    Amp Building/Technical/Repair
    The headphone jack works fine on its own, but for whatever reason, the speaker stays on. As far as I can tell, I am the first person to open the amp. All I can figure is to manually disconnect the speaker each time headphones are used. It is possible that I'm just an idiot who missed...
  4. I Dinged My Guitar

    Guitar Building/Mods/Repair
    EDIT - I'm looking for suggestions on how to repair this damage, not whether or not to keep it. If it's not repair advice, please don't post. Thanks. Sigh... after all these years, I've finally run outta luck and dinged a guitar. Annoyingly, I was measuring the nuts on 4 guitars to replace...
  5. Amp technicians in Ottawa?

    Electric Guitar
    Does anybody recommend someone in Ottawa/Gatineau that could take a look at my Marshal JCM 2000? It turns out that after playing for a few hours the volume drops considerably. I also want it to be all checked as it’s been a while since the last time.
  6. Repair Question I've come unhinged

    Guitar Building/Mods/Repair
    Loaned my Tele & flight case to a friend last year; here's the result. It's time I fixed it - Any advice on a repair strategy (besides taking it to the shop)? I'm thinking a) a rivet or two (my rivet gun does not need access to the back) b) epoxy c) ? I don't see taking out the case innards as...
  7. Fake Binding and Hole Patching

    Guitar Building/Mods/Repair
    Had a couple of "quick" questions... minor things I was debating on for a couple of guitars. First... Squier headstock tree removal. Not a fan of the dual trees, upgrading to staggered tuners so wanted to lose a tree and keep the other. Problem is, the hole left behind. Plan was to get a thin...
  8. Takamine preamp substitution

    Acoustic Guitar
    Hey guys, I have a nylon Takamine CP132SC guitar that I love (it's beat to crap, but it was cheap and sounds great), but the old Accuracoustic preamp has always been dead. I managed to find a replacement on eBay, but it too doesn't work well. I've since read that these preamps are not...
  9. Heat Sink for a Transistor amp

    Amp Building/Technical/Repair
    I'm looking for a cheap heat sink for a 60 watt bass guitar transistor amplifier that I want to restore for a fun project. Judging from the markings on the chassis and the opening where the heat sink once was it was about 8" long and 3" wide. The heat sink should be able to dissipate 60watts...
  10. HELP WANTED: Courier amp by FANON

    Amps and Cabs
    Hey.. I have two vintage courier amps by FANON. As it stands now, one works and one doesn't. I'm wary of the guy I took it to and don't fully trust his work. The one that doesn't work is the one I love, 280 watt machine. The one that does work I am less in love with because it isn't as powerful...
  11. Inlay Repair

    Electric Guitar
    Hello all just purchased a Royal Deluxe HEG-510. Little known Canadian Co. that went out of business back in 2011. Nice looking and not bad sounding but needs a bit of work. I should be able to handle most of it but might need some help with inlays. When i purchased the guitar it was missing...
  12. Where to get a vintage JCM800 repaired in Toronto?

    Amp Building/Technical/Repair
    First place I'm calling is Super Fuzz Audio, but I'd like to hear other suggestions too. We have that tour coming up and I'd like to send it somewhere today or tomorrow. Anywhere else reliable and affordable? Issue: signal cuts out (sounds like it's being converted to 8-bit), usually with lower...
  13. Source for tolex in Canada?

    Amp Building/Technical/Repair
    Anyone know of a source for good tolex in Canada? Some metal cab corners would be nice too.
  14. Traynor amp mods?

    Amp Building/Technical/Repair
    I have a friend down in the states who has a YSR-1 that has been modded to "Plexi" specs. The thing sounds amazing. I have a '68 YSR-1 and was wondering if anyone in Canada specialized in modding these things? Local would be even better :D It's a good sounding amp as it is, although a bit...
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