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Sketchy Setups available now

Sketchy Setups Launches

I'm massively proud and excited to announce the new series of Sketchy Setups guides is now available. This series contains four guides, each focussed on a particular instrument type. 

  • #1: The Fender Stratocaster
  • #2: The Fender Telecaster
  • #3: The Gibson Les Paul, SG, 335, etc.
  • #4: The Fender Precision and Jazz Bass

Imagine your best friend was a setup guru…

And wrote a book just for you…

Sketchy Setups are friendly and straightforward guides to getting your guitar or bass playing its best. No need to wade through massive books, trying to find the relevant parts for your guitar. No trying to make sense of the manufacturer's vague instructions. No searching for the pearls among millions of forum posts.

Perfect if you want a great playing instrument without having to take a degree in Advanced Guitary Stuff.

Just great guitar and bass setup. Easy-peasy.

 
 

Sketchy Setups is a bit different to other setup guides. For a start, you can just get the information you want — just the info for your instrument. Why read about Gibson tailpieces when you're setting up a Jazz Bass?

And Sketchy Setups is completely hand-drawn. Even though these are digital guides, each page began as paper, pencil, and ink. This makes it easier to illustrate things that would be difficult in photographs and keeps everything nice and easy-going. Setups don't have to be chores. 

 

Sketchy Setups are available to buy right now. Each guide costs $5 or you can buy a bundle of all four for $15. There is a heap more information, some page-samples, and some frequently asked questions on the Sketchy Setups page. Check it out

 
 

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I don't often ask for shares but it'd be massively fantastic and incredibly helpful if you could tell your friends about Sketchy Setups. 

If you could click the Twitter or Facebook images below to share, I'd really appreciate it.

Or just give sketchysetups.com a shout-out wherever you hang out. 

Thanks a lot.

Sketchy Setups Now Available

It's done. 

It took some head-scratching and a very late night but Sketchy Setups is now available.

It's twenty-eight, digital pages of hand-drawn illustrations showing the easy way to set up your Strat (don't worry—more instruments will be available soon).

So, if you've always wanted to set up your own instrument, Sketchy Setups will guide you through it, in as simple and friendly a way as possible.

Sketchy Setups #1: The Fender Strat is on sale for $4 (twenty percent off) right now.

This offer only lasts for the next day, though, so get moving. Offer ends on the 7th August at noon Eastern Time.

Get your discounted copy of Sketchy Setups here – Just click the buy link.

It would be a massive favour if you could give me a shout-out on whatever social media place you hang around it. That would help me out hugely and I'd really appreciate it. 

It'd be great if you could say something nice and include the link http://hazeguitars.com/sketchy-setups/

Thank you, thank you, thank you. You rock!

Now I'm off to curl up somewhere and gnaw nervously on my fingernails. 

Thank you again. 

Sketchy Setups

UPDATE: SKETCHY SETUPS NOW LAUNCHED - READ MORE…

 

I’ve been given the chance to take part in a small product workshop (with Gumroad) and I’m using it to scratch an itch that can be quickly scratched.

Introducing Sketchy Setups

Here’s the plan:

A hand-drawn, illustrated guide to setting up a particular instrument (starting with a Strat). It’ll be a short and easy plan to a decent setup in as simple a format as I can manage. We're talking digital download—I'm using the working term, e-pamphlet. 

The idea of the workshop is to get something out there quickly. I’ve got just ten days to get this damn thing complete.

If it’s even half-way decent, I’ll use it as the basis of an ongoing series of Sketchy Setup guides. If it’s rubbish, I’ll curl up in a foetal position for a fortnight and we’ll agree never to speak of it again. Any words of encouragement will be appreciated as I'm deeply terrified by this. 

Now then, since I have an actual day job of fixing your guitars, I’d better get working on that. Sketchy Setups come second.

Sleep is overrated anyway. 

UPDATE: SKETCHY SETUPS NOW LAUNCHED - READ MORE…

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Ebook Download City

Hey, everyone.

Yesterday was a bit hectic. My first book, Truss Rods Made Easy launched and was available here for free download. Other than one small hiccup for the very early risers/GMT+9ers, things went really well. 

To those of you who have already downloaded, I'll say a hugely genuine, "thank you." I really appreciate your taking the time and trusting me. I hope you like the book and find it useful. I'd love to hear any feedback or thoughts you might have. I'm gerry@hazeguitars.com.

Thanks also to everybody who tweeted, liked, +ed, and emailed. Cheers. You guys rock! I understand word is spreading through a few forums already which is great—feel free to tell your own forumfriends, your redditpals, or your stumblechums.  ;-)

As this is a digital download, I'm relatively sure I won't run out of stock so I'm hoping that more and more people will continue to download over the coming months and years. In time, perhaps we can make the world a truss rod-friendly place. I have a dream, people!

Thanks again everyone.

If you haven't downloaded your copy, or you had any problems, pop here and have a go. 

 

Truss Rods Made Easy Released

Now Available for
Free Download

My brand new book, Truss Rods Made Easy is now available for FREE download. This guide contains everything you need to understand this most mysterious of guitar subjects.

Don't suffer any more misinformation about your guitar's truss rod—download Truss Rods Made Easy now.

Truss Rods Made Easy Launches Tuesday

Free Download from July 1st

My brand new book, Truss Rods Made Easy, will launch on Tuesday (1st of July—two days away). It will be available for FREE download from then.

Sample page from Truss Rods Made Easy describing Fender's Bi-Flex truss rod

Sample page from Truss Rods Made Easy describing Fender's Bi-Flex truss rod

This downloadable guide contains all the information you need to understand how truss rods work, how to measure neck relief, how to safely adjust your truss rod, and tons more.

Anyone that's already subscribed to the newsletter will have seen a little sneak preview. Sign up below and I'll keep you in the loop as this guide launches; share some tips and tricks; pass on news; and give you the skinny on the next Haze Guitars Guide.