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Mass/Boston Peoples>! Bass Tune-up!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by LuckyCondlins, Mar 4, 2008.

  1. Hey. Now I realize this might be the wrong thread, but im just curious as to where you guys bring you basses to get tuned up?

    I could use a few adjustments on my basses, and Im curious as to WHO you go to, and if he wants another client! :)

    I just post this here, because i figured id get a lot more responces from people that live in the area of me ( right naer foxboro) rather than posting in a "Setup" area....

    so if it must be m0ved it must, but if it musn't, im awaiting your responces!
  2. Rev. Cornelius

    Rev. Cornelius Supporting Member

    Jan 30, 2007
    Boston, MA
    PM me, I don't live far from you.
  3. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    I do my own.

  4. kobass

    kobass Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Outside Boston
    Go here...


    It's in Cranston, RI. Not a bad drive from Norlfolk.

  5. Nighttrain1127

    Nighttrain1127 Supporting Member

    Nov 27, 2004
    Near Worcester MA
    Are you getting the T-40 reset up?
  6. jomahu


    Dec 15, 2004
    Bos, MA
    ohhh, i just met an awesome tech, he's in boston, tho'.....
  7. i just bought my jazz bass to mr. music in allston, i bought it there about a month ago and they lowered the action, adjusted the truss rod and just gave it a nice, professional setup...they even did it for free since i got it there and was an expensive instrument...you can talk to them though, they are good and honest, right in allston on harvard ave, their tech guy is named jay i believe
  8. Joeykun

    Joeykun pronounced ジョーイくん

    Jun 22, 2007
    Shirley, MA
    Peter Stokes was referred to me buy Roger Sadowsky.
    He did a nice job on my bass. Located in Boston on Boylston St. near Berklee.

    Broken Neck Guitar Repair
  9. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Yeah those guys are pretty nice.
    Where do you live, rooster?
  10. zac2944


    Dec 28, 2004
    Rochester, NY
    What exactly do you guys have done to your basses that you can't do yourself? Fret leveling and stuff like that?

    I do my own string changing, neck/action adjustments, and intonation, and can't imagine paying someone to do something so simple.
  11. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Im with you on that one. Everyone should learn to do the same. :)
  12. zac2944


    Dec 28, 2004
    Rochester, NY
    But maybe these guys are getting some other work done?

    I would never attempt to level my frets. I don't own the right tools.

    What else is there to a setup?
  13. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Fret leveling is something I definitely would not attempt myself.

    Something else that can be done during a setup is smoothing down fret edges that may be sticking out due to humidity changes. This can easily be done yourself as well with a file.
  14. savit260


    Mar 6, 2006
  15. I second that! Stan and Jim are awsome to deal with. Plus you never know what little treasures you will find in that shop.
  16. savit260


    Mar 6, 2006
    Here's a link to an article in Bassplayer Magizine on Wolf.

    He'd be my first choice, and he's an exeptionaly nice guy, and monster player.

  17. RickC

    RickC Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 9, 2005
    I've used both Peter Stokes and Wolf Ginandes and they are both excellent. Being a bassplayer himself, I might give the nod toward Wolf cause he "thinks like us".

    But my third and top recommendation would go to Jim Mouradian; also a bass player and pretty much the go to guy for most of the top players in the area. Helluva nice guy as well. And not expensive either. His shop is in Cambridge, at Porter Square, right above Cambridge Music.


  18. For me, I string my basses BEAD and they need to have the nut filed a little and some truss rod adjustments and intonation set(well the first time they are restrung from standard anyway). I don't want to mess anything up as I don't know what I'm doing and if you pay someone else to do it and they screw up at least there is someone to blame. I've never been shown how to set intonation and fiddle with the truss. I'm sure it's not that complicated but it is intimidating if you don't know what you're doing.
  19. zac2944


    Dec 28, 2004
    Rochester, NY
    I see.

    Just curious, what is the price range for a setup like this?

    IMO, all that work is just slightly more complicated than tuning. Very simple stuff once you've done it a few times.
  20. BWood


    Mar 19, 2004
    I recommend Wolf. He does a great set up and is an awesome guy and bass player.

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