In-Person Guitar / Bass Setup Class 2023 : February 18th
It’s a new year, and unless we make some effort to change, we’re the same people we were before. My goals for this year include paying off a bunch of debt (at least one credit card, one business loan, and hopefully a second business loan), rearranging my workspace for greater efficiency, and getting back into regular cardio and strength training. I’m not trying to be a superhero. I’m just trying to move closer to what I imagine a good life might look like.
Last year, I made an effort to do more of my own bicycle repair and service. It wasn’t to save money. I just wanted to acquire some basic knowledge that could help me in a pinch. Some people won’t even change a bike tire, and I’m sure they’ve got their reasons. For me, though, there’s a feeling of empowerment that comes with knowing I can solve a problem. Not a single one of us is truly independent, but it sure feels good to be less dependent on others. Nowadays, I feel safer while on long rides, because I can adjust brakes and derailleurs (the shifty thingies), change or plug a tire, and generally solve problems.
If you get the same good feelings from learning new skills, I invite you to join me for a guitar setup and maintenance workshop this year. During the workshop, you’ll learn how to assess a guitar or bass, determine which adjustments should be made, and the proper order of operations for a regular setup. You’ll also learn a bit about the instrument’s geometry, and how the different parts of the guitar interact to achieve maximum fun.
This class is a prerequisite for the upcoming Fretwork Class, Guitar Wiring Class, and Kit Guitar Class. It's only the first step in your journey, but it's an important one!
For classes, I DO accept out of towners.
Bring your own guitar. Must be a hardtail guitar or bass (Tele, Les Paul, Precision Bass, Jazz Bass, etc). We'll cover basic vibrato adjustment concepts, but working on them in class would slow things down too much.
Bring a tuner with you. It can be a clip-on or a plug-in tuner.
If you play anything other than D'Addario EXL110 or EJ16 strings, bring two sets of your preferred string.