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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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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.

Truss Rods Made Easy

Haze Guitars Guides - Gerry Writes A Book

If you've hung around here for a while, you know I'm a big old guitar-geek. I love this stuff and I love writing about it. For ages, I've been playing around with the idea of writing guitar-related books and I've finally done it. 

Truss Rods Made Easy

This is the first in, what I hope will be, a series of Haze Guitars Guides. I aim to cram them full of useful information while still keeping them easy to read (and even fun). 

The following are (likely to be) Frequently Asked Questions

Why Truss Rods? Because they're scary. Of all of the parts of a guitar, truss rods are the one that fill players with uncertainty. There are too many horror stories and far too much misinformation. Let's clear that up. Truss rods don't need to be intimidating.

A whole book? Well, it's not a very long book and it's got a lot of pictures. ;-)  Seriously, though, it's got pretty much everything you could need to know about how truss rods work and how to safely adjust them. I think this is a great start to the Haze Guitars Guides.

So there'll be more guides? Definitely. Enter your email below and I'll let you know as things develop. 

How can I read this? This book will be available as a digital download in iBooks format (for the iPad people) and PDF (for every other device). 

When will it be available? July 1st, 2014. Sign up below and I'll email you when it launches and will keep you in the loop about other Haze news (and there are interesting times ahead)

How much will it cost? Truss Rods Made Easy will be completely free. Yep, it won't cost you a bean.

Brilliant. How can I learn more? Check out the Truss Rods Made Easy page. 

Truss Rods Made Easy launches on July 1st. There'll be some more interesting news hot on its heels. It's shaping up to be an exciting year here at Haze Guitars.