GUITAR AND BASS: HOW-TO

Setup and maintenance tips to get the best from your instrument. 

Have a look through each section below for tips and tricks to get your guitar or bass playing and sounding its best. 

You'll find general information, common to many instruments, as well as specific articles on how to carry out jobs on specific guitars and basses. 

This is very much a work in progress. Right now, a few of these links don't work and all of them will gain more information as time allows. Check them out and then sign up for the Haze Newsletter if you'd like to be made aware of new articles as they become available (and you'll get a free copy of my book, Truss Rods Made Easy). 

 To begin at the beginning. How to string your guitar or bass.

To begin at the beginning. How to string your guitar or bass.

 How to set action and why lower isn't always better.

How to set action and why lower isn't always better.

 How to set pickup height and string-to-string balance.

How to set pickup height and string-to-string balance.

 Setup and balance your guitar's tremolo/vibrato bridge.

Setup and balance your guitar's tremolo/vibrato bridge.

 Understand and troubleshoot your electric guitar's insides.

Understand and troubleshoot your electric guitar's insides.

 How to set relief and how much relief your guitar/bass should have.

How to set relief and how much relief your guitar/bass should have.

 How to set intonation (and why we need to consider it).

How to set intonation (and why we need to consider it).

 Guitar and bass nut setup. Things to consider.

Guitar and bass nut setup. Things to consider.

 Considerations on good fret condition.

Considerations on good fret condition.

 General guitar and bass maintenance.

General guitar and bass maintenance.

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