In this episode of “Gibson’s Guide to Guitar Setup and Maintenance,” Gibson Master Luthier, Jim DeCola, shows us how to adjust the action on your acoustic guitar without turning it into a pile of expensive kindling. Jim also shows off his ingenious, DIY bridge adjuster.
Master Luthier Jim DeCola shares an ingenious piece of DIY technology he created to more easily and accurately adjust the bridge piece of acoustic guitars. It’s a tool anyone at home can make with a piece of smooth glass, some sandpaper, a little glue, and a small piece of wood. Does it work? Consider, Jim’s a guy who sweats 32/1,000ths of an inch, so yeah, it works. And after you watch this video, you’ll be able to adjust your action up or down with relative ease. Jim also covers what to do in a gigging situation where your action is thrown off, but you don’t have the time, or the benefit of a workbench, or your own guitar tech. And if you’ve ever wondered, “What would Jim do?” if a sudden change in humidity threw off your action, you’re about to find out.
For more detailed information on guitar setup and maintenance, or more complicated DIY repairs, be sure to check out Gibson’s FREE Virtual Guitar Tech service at https://www.gibson.com/Support/Virtual-Guitar-Tech
#gibson #gibsontv #guitarmaintenance
SHOP MERCH AND GUITAR CARE PRODUCTS:
Gibson Star Logo Tee: https://www.gibson.com/Gear/Apparel/GA-LC-STRG
Guitar Straps: https://www.gibson.com/Gear/Straps
Premium Polishing Cloth: https://www.gibson.com/Gear/Cleaning-and-Care/AIGG-PPC
Gibson Guitar Polish: https://www.gibson.com/Gear/Cleaning-and-Care/AIGG-910
Guitar Care Kit: https://www.gibson.com/Gear/Cleaning-and-Care/G-CAREKIT1
CONNECT WITH GIBSON
Tweets by gibsonguitar
SHOP GIBSON BRANDS
ABOUT GIBSON BRANDS
Gibson, the world’s most iconic guitar brand, has shaped the sounds of generations of musicians and music lovers across genres for more than 100 years. Founded in 1894 and headquartered in Nashville, TN, with a premier acoustic facility in Bozeman, MT, Gibson Brands has a legacy of world-class craftsmanship, legendary music partnerships, and progressive product evolution that is unrivaled among musical instrument companies. The Gibson Brands portfolio includes Gibson, the number one guitar brand, as well as many of the most beloved and recognizable music brands, including Epiphone, Kramer, Steinberger, MESA/Boogie and the Gibson Pro Audio Division, KRK Systems. Gibson Brands is dedicated to quality, innovation, and sound excellence so that music lovers for generations to come will continue to experience music shaped by Gibson Brands.
More info on How To Adjust the Action on Your Acoustic Guitar
How To Adjust the Action on Your Acoustic Guitar - BingNews Search results
Neil Young once revealed the secret to his signature guitar sound
For Neil Young to be labelled affectionately as the ‘Godfather of Grunge’ gives a strong indication of his importance in the great pantheon of rock and to the proliferation of popular music as a whole ...
Stay up-to-date on what's happening
Receive the latest in local entertainment news in your inbox weekly ... The duo will entertain the audience with their acoustic and light-rock vibe to set the mood for an amazing night of music ...
How a 23-Year-Old Phenom Named Kingfish Became the Future of the Blues
He showed versatility as the set went on, working in jazzy chromatic flourishes and switching for a couple of songs to Delta-style acoustic guitar, but the crowd went wildest whenever he built to ...
If you think filter pedals are dull you need to hear the new Old Blood Noise Endeavours Float
This is looking like a filter pedal taken to the max of potential, and if you fall on the side of otherworldly with your pedal ... filters can be set to either low pass, band pass or high pass. The ...
How's your Fender nut? Graph Tech's latest option could be the self-lubricating answer to your woes
Nuts matter – your guitar's resonance, action and tuning depend on them ... The company has a vast range of options for acoustic and electric guitar, but if you're specifically a player of of vintage ...
Premiere: San Fermin Shares New Song, “Someone You Call Baby”
Indie pop outfit San Fermin are back today with news of a new EP entitled Your ... set of comparatively sparse and soul-stirring confessionals without losing the lush beauty that has become their ...
The Fixer: When you’re totally addicted to bass … but your neighbours aren’t
As the world opened up again, some set their new ... could be a good option if your budding musician is, well, still learning. Q – My partner switched his acoustic guitar for an electric version ...
Learn To Play Your Favourite Songs With the Best Acoustic Guitars for Beginners
One of the first things you'll notice about acoustic ... of wood used in your guitar will be an essential factor. It can be a little difficult to play chords when the action is too high as you ...
Instructions on How to Survive and Set Goals with Christian Schauf and Kevin Shulman
In his new series Action and ... Chris explains that acoustic instruments will never go away. [00:00:00] Coach JC [00:05:09] Believe In Yourself [00:11:31] 5 Keys To Your Kingdom [00:18:52 ...
Unmissable performances from Big Weekend UK 2020
Sam Smith's Big Weekend set was as ... band's performance. "In your bedrooms, I want you to jump, jump, jump, jump!" Storming through his pop-rock belters, YUNGBLUD was all action from the get ...