In addition to building custom basses, I do setups and repairs on a limited basis. My bench rate is $50 per hour. Setup and repair services are subject to the warranty policy described in my “Purchasing Information” tab. My availability for repairs is highly dependent on my build schedule – custom bass builds are my priority. If you call me for a repair, I will give you an honest assessment of how long it will take and whether it works with my current build schedule.
I charge $50 for a standard setup. Setup includes:
- Neck relief (truss rod) adjustment
- Saddle adjustment
- Intonation adjustment
- Fret polish
- Oil fret board (if unfinished)
- Guitar cleaning and polish if appropriate
- Checkout of all pots and electronics
- Tightening of all hardware.
I recommend changing the strings as well. Strings are extra, or provide your own.
My specialty is electric instruments; however, I will consider repairs on your acoustic. I will not take on any project that I am not absolutely confident can be completed to my high standards and without further damage to the instrument. Examples of repairs I will consider are fret work, electronics work, and some finish repairs. I do not do re-finishing. All repair work is subject to my bench rate stated above. I will give you an estimate of total cost, including cost of any parts required. If the job will require significantly more time than originally anticipated, I will give you an updated estimate for your consideration.