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Fender Precision ...

My Favorite Strings Posted on: Nov 29, 2011 By: stretifixco | 0 Comments
The Precision Bass was originally released in 1951 as a counterpart to Fender’s Telecaster guitar. In 1957, Leo Fender gave the Precision a major overhaul to become the bass that’s widely known and adored today. Precision is the workhorse of basses. It has a great feel and a deep sound that allows a low-end bass tone without compromising the clarity of notes in the middle- and high-end frequencies. Quite simply, of all the basses out there you can’t go wrong with a Precision Bass. In any gig or recording situation, this ... Read More

Gibson SG Standard ...

My Favorite Strings Posted on: Sep 01, 2010 By: stretifixco | 0 Comments
A favorite of mine, the Gibson SG Standard, was introduced in 1961. Originally, due to low sales of the Gibson Les Paul, the company issued this new model of Les Paul with a new body style: thinner, with two sharp, cutaway horns, easier access to the upper frets, and the neck joint moved up about three frets. Les Paul really didn’t care for the SG himself, and so his name was removed from the model, leaving it to the simplest and stripped-down of names, the SG (solid guitar). With a mahogany body and set neck, the SG has a deep, rich ... Read More

Gibson Hummingbird ...

My Favorite Strings Posted on: Mar 12, 2010 By: stretifixco | 0 Comments
Introduced in 1960, the Hummingbird was the first dreadnaught acoustic produced by Gibson. With its rich tone, easy playability and eye-catching hummingbird engraved pickguard, these acoustics were an instant success. The body, measuring in at 16.25″ in width, has a sitka spruce top and mahogany back and sides. The mahogany provides a deep bass tone that mixes well with the the mellow, slow response of the sitka spruce top. The top is light but extremely strong with a radius to add tension and strength, resulting in a “speaker ... Read More

Pedulla Buzz Bass ...

My Favorite Strings Posted on: Jan 24, 2010 By: stretifixco | 0 Comments
One of my personal favorites, the Pedulla Buzz Bass, is handmade in Massachusetts by Michael Pedulla, not mass produced. Pedulla’s philosophy is that the instrument is a tool to express an artist’s soul, character, and art. It’s certainly one of the most beautiful basses I’ve ever played. With a three-piece maple neck-through-body construction on a flame-maple body, the Pedulla delivers a great tone and sustain. The polyester-finished ebony fingerboard has a smooth-as-glass feel to it; this rare finish gives the bass ... Read More

Works in Progress ...

On the Bench Posted on: Jan 04, 2010 By: stretifixco | 0 Comments
Well, I’ve really done it this time. I’ve agreed to get all 21st century and 1) update my 2005 website and 2) start social networking. I’m still getting the hang of how all of this might work. Fortunately for now all the information you need to get your guitar fixed is already on my “web in progress.” Just click Contact. And don’t let all of this high-tech stuff fool you; I still prefer things to be high touch. So drop by my shop or give me a call. Looking forward to it ... Read More