How to Make Your Electric Guitar Play Great!

How to Make Your Electric Guitar Play Great!

by Dan Erlewine

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(Book). From shopping for a first electric guitar to setting customized action, this do-it-yourself primer for owning and maintaining an electric guitar explains the ins and outs of choosing the right guitar; cleaning, tools, and basic maintenance; personalizing and improving on a "factory setup;" troubleshooting; basic guitar electronics; choosing and installing replacement pickups, pots, switches, and capacitors; setups of the pros; and much more. This new edition is overhauled from top to bottom and re-organized to make it easy for the reader to make his electric guitar sound and play great. This edition also covers bass guitars and includes online video where Dan shows you how easy it is to set up your Strat, Les Paul, bass or Floyd Rose-equipped guitar so it plays in tune and feels great. Also includes cutout tool sheet with specialized guitar gauges at the back of the book!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780879309985
Publisher: Backbeat
Publication date: 07/01/2012
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 213,971
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.60(d)

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How to Make Your Electric Guitar Play Great 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Sarge62 More than 1 year ago
This book, and/or his previous book on set up and repair teach you all you need to know. The included gauges make the work much easier and faster and safe you and money. If you need or want more, get his videos. This book, as with his first, is written and photographed very well. It's easy to follow and understand. Written for a layman, not a skilled pro. If you own a guitar, you SHOULD have THIS book at the very least! I suggest both and get them here!!!! So nice to be able to adjust my guitars to my liking! I'm rebuilding 2 guitar thanks to these books and they'll pay for a third!! Thanks for a great new hobby. Ray M. Utica, NY
Guest More than 1 year ago
Pretty much like to ech what Lily said! Great book, easy to understand, plenty of pictures, solid information. A great companion to the 3rd edition of the Guitar Repair Guide.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Just when you thought there couldn't be a better guitar player's repair manuel than the 'Guitar Player Repair Guide', Dan Erlewine publishes 'How to Make Your Electric Guitar Play Great'. Dan has really outdone himself with this one. This book is filled with great info, such as setups, repairs and modifications. As if that's not enough, there's a set a handy dandy radius gauges cleverly attached to the back. I recommend this book for anyone from beginners setting up their first guitar - to seasoned pros. If you own a guitar, this one's a must have!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago