Dan Erlewine books...

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  1. gcconspiracy

    gcconspiracy Strat-O-Master

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    Hey guys, I just ordered Dan Erlewine's updated Guitar Player Repair Guide. I am pretty excited to get it, as I've heard good things. Have any of you had experience with this book?

    Dan Erlewine's Guitar Repair Books
     
  2. TIMB

    TIMB Strat-O-Master

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    Ya,I have two of his books,they're really helpful and come in handy at times.Glad I bought them
     
  3. gcconspiracy

    gcconspiracy Strat-O-Master

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    good to hear... I'm hoping this will become a faithful reference for mods, setups, and repairs.
     
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    Ironwolf Strat-O-Master

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    I have a copy. Excellent. Very useful.
     
  5. thaus

    thaus Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Good buy.........really helps with all aspects of set-up. Very interesting info about the set-ups of various famous players. Worth their weight in gold IMO!!
     
  6. Strat-Man-Do

    Strat-Man-Do Senior Stratmaster

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    I have his first [Electric Guitar Repair Manual] I think its called? Anyway I use to go by it like a Bible. Loaded with relevant info. You'll be much better with Electrics after reading it for sure.
     
  7. gcconspiracy

    gcconspiracy Strat-O-Master

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    wow... it's cool to hear that so many of you have found it worthwhile! Now I'm really excited for it to arrive (sometime next week I'm hoping!).
     
  8. GregP

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    I have the 2nd edition of the Guitar Player Repair Guide now and have a copy of the 3 edition with the DVD on its way too, I just got confirmation that it shipped today. Chapters had it on sale for less than $20.00. It helped me in learning how to set up my guitars properly and has some cool insights into the setups of some of the big name blues artists.

    ...Greg

    You won't be disappointed, the setup information alone is worth the price IMO.
     
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    This sounds good, I may take a look at it.

    I'm dreadful at setup, lol. I usually just take it to a luthier once every 6 months for pickup height, truss rod, intonation, action and a minor "take apart, remove dust and stick back together".
     
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    gcconspiracy Strat-O-Master

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    Dan's book "How to Make Your Electric Guitar Play Great" is a good one.
     
  12. StratmanNick

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    Ooooh yes, good call.

    I've got the one with the PRS thing on the front cover. It's somewhere around so I'll have to dig it out. Having made a lengthy move last year I'm still discovering things I'd forgotten I had.
     
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    I have his book as well. Like it mainly because it is an easy read and very informative
     
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    I have his Repair & Maintenance DVDs as well as the book. Very cool, but not as easy as a book when you want to refer back to some specific procedure, or have handy on the bench.
     
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    You guys are bad news............just ordered the new edition and the one that gcconspricacy linked!! Give me a break.......now I have GAS for books!!
     
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    gcconspiracy Strat-O-Master

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    Jackie, what's the difference between this book, and the one I ordered? Just curious.
     
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    ArlenBucy Senior Stratmaster

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    Now that's funny Thaus.
     
  18. Strat-Man-Do

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    Guitar Player Repair Guide. Thats the one I have. I have the last edition which I bought around 97.

    The book will save you a Bundle on repairs.
     
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    I just realized I must have Make Your Electric Guitar Play Great as well as I have the plastic radius gauges that came with that one. The gauges make setting string heights a breeze, you set both E's to the height you want and then use the gauge that matches your neck radius to set the rest of them. I will have to search around and see if I can find it and post the differences. Either book will serve you well.

    ...Greg
     
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    Oh yeah, the first difference would that the Repair Guide covers acoustics as well. . .

    ...Greg