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Now that Michael Dolan is retired...

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Matt Dean, Feb 26, 2014.


  1. Matt Dean

    Matt Dean Supporting Member

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    Who is the go to bass/guitar tech in the SF North Bay (specifically sonoma or marin counties)?

    Thanks, matt
     
  2. JLS

    JLS Supporting Member

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    I setup & repair guitars & basses
    My shop is at 1501 Powell, studio M; Al Milburn, Hans Brede & myself share the space. Hans & myself are building basses from Tempered Tonewood, necks & bodies both.
     
  3. gravesbass

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  4. Folmeister

    Folmeister Knowledge is Good - Emile Faber Supporting Member

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    Damn! I have a trainwreck of a Gibson Les Paul bass that I was going to, one day, have Michael re-engineer for me. Jim! Did you keep that 750?
     
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  6. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Supporting Member

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    I know I'm resurrecting an old-ish thread, but I wanted to let folks know that Mike Dolan is only semi-retired. He is still building basses. He just moved to another location and no longer does his own finishes. I think he has also reduced his workload considerably.

    Dolan's old shop space in Santa Rosa is now occupied by luthier Bob Groat. His work is interesting as he focuses on basses, but I've only seen one sample years ago. His website is http://www.groatinstruments.com/

    Michael Dolan's finishes are now being done by someone called Mark Grant, whose work I don't know, but his site is interesting, if a little meager on the bass side. http://www.mgkustomgarage.com/
     

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