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Pro. Guitar Setup & Service
(wef. 1 Jan 2023)
Electric Guitars - Hard Tail, Vintage Tremolo, Bigsby Equipped, Trapeze Tailpiece, Stop Tailpiece / Tune-O-Matic, Maestro Vibrolla, Floyd Rose, and etc. (Fender Stratocaster, Fender Telecaster, Fender Jaguar, Fender Jazzmaster, Gibson Les Paul, Gibson ES series, Gibson SG, Gibson Firebird, Gibson Flying V, Gibson Explorer, Gretsch, Paul Reed Smith, Jackson, Rickenbacker, Guild, Hamer, The Heritage, Ibanez, Epiphone, Yamaha, Hofner, Cort, Eastman, & most other makes.)
Acoustic & Classical Guitars - Steel Strings & Nylon Strings (Martin, Gibson, Taylor, Paul Reed Smith, National Dobro, Fender, Gretsch, Guild, Collings, Breedlove, Froggy Bottom, Santa Cruz, Lowden, Maton, Adamas, Ovation, Takamine, Washburn, Furch, Yamaha, Epiphone, Cort, Eastman, Farida, Jose Ramirez, Alhambra, and most other makes of Classicals, Flamencos, Archtops, Resonators, & etc.)
Bass Guitars - Electric & Acoustic types (Fender Precision, Fender Jazz, Gibson EB-3, Gretsch Electromatic, Vox Phantom, Rickenbacker, Yamaha, most other makes of 4 Strings, 5 Strings, & 6 Strings)
Mandolins & Ukeleles - Electric & Acoustic types (Gibson, & etc.)
Others - Let's see what you got... Kindly enquire within!
* OUR 7 POINTS PRO. SETUP & SERVICING JOB SCOPE *
1. Basic cleaning, conditioning / oiling, scratch removal, & polishing:
a. Body cleaning; detailing, conditioning, fine-scratches removal (best effort) & instrument polishing.
b. Fingerboard cleaning & conditioning with premium grade lemon-oil (rosewood, ebony, pau ferro &
other dark wood variants only. Maple fingerboards will NOT receive this lemon oil conditioning,
as it is not a recommended treatment).
c. Basic frets cleaning & polishing.
2. Restringing: Fresh pack of strings is provided FOC with this package:
a. Electric guitars: Your choice of Ernie Ball USA: 9 - 42 or 10 - 46 string gauge sizes or other equivalent brands
available all year long. For other brands & gauges, kindly request upon. We normally use Nickel on Steel type
strings for electric guitars. However, other special requests such as Flat Wound strings or Pure Nickel Steel
strings are also available for additional surcharge only to cover cost of the strings. Kindly enquire within if you're
interested in using other types of string technologies for your instrument. This is subject to stock availability.
b. For acoustic steel strings, we generally stock Phosphor Bronze or 80/20 types by Ernie Ball or by DÁddario.
c. Coated strings such as from Elixir or D'Addario's, and others will generally have a surcharge of between
*RM 60 - RM 80 that applies (basically just covering the cost of these coated strings).
d. We also cater for 12 string guitars, bass guitars, mandolins, and ukuleles. Kindly enquire within for more info.
* If you require only restringing job, the labor charge is a flat RM 50 for all types of instruments listed below (refer table no.1 to no.13). The cost of the fresh pack of strings to be installed is per retail pricing set. Basic fingerboard cleaning & lemon oil conditioning applies for the suitable fingerboard type of the instrument. Kindly refer to point 1.b. above.
3. Playing action setup (@bridge / saddle, & @nut), strings intonation, pickups height
adjustment, compensation, fine-tuning, neck evaluation & adjustment of relief, all with
our professional tools and gauges. We do this to your personal preference on a best
4. Basic hardware check & cleaning (bridge, tail-piece, tremolo, nuts, tuners, pickguard, and etc.), and diagnosis*.
5. Basic electronics check & cleaning (pickups, vol. pots, tone pots, capacitors, resistors,
switches, etc.), and diagnosis*.
6. General advice on tone improvement & upgrades* (wherever necessary)
7. A service job completion report will be provided for each instrument as service record
for future reference and benchmark.
* Subject to further revision without prior notice(s)
PRO. FRETS SERVICING & MAINTENANCE JOB SCOPE:
1) Frets levelling / Spot levelling
2) Frets crowning
3) Frets edge bevelling
4) Frets edge dressing
5) Frets cleaning & polishing
The cost for the Pro. Frets Servicing & Maintenance Job Scope is an additional RM 200 flat charge on top of our 7 Points Pro. Setup & Servicing Job Scope (as per pricing table listed above). The Pro. Frets Servicing & Maintenance Job Scope is a compulsory package deal together with the 7 Points Pro. Setup & Servicing Job Scope (i.e.: The Pro. Frets Servicing & Maintenance Job Scope cannot be opted or selected on its own).
This is because our 7 Points Pro. Setup & Servicing Job Scope is usually the final tuning process which will integrate and provide the best combined results from the Pro. Frets Servicing & Maintenance Job Scope done in tandem. This marriage shall then provide you with the best blend of your instrument's playability, comfort, feel, and tone optimisation all under one big equation.
PRO. REFRETTING JOB SCOPE:
If your instrument needs complete refretting work, kindly please contact us directly for an evaluation and quote on the refretting job scope.
ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS, TROUBLESHOOTING & REPAIRS:
Electric / Acoustic guitars electrical work scope (including troubleshooting and repairs):
a. Passive Pickup installation (upgrading / one to one replacement) -* no routing required
b. Installation of potentiometer (including Push-Pull or Push-Push type)
c. Capacitor upgrade / replacement (one to one replacement)
d. Treble bleed circuit installation
e. Pickup coil-splitting circuit installation
f. Pickup parallel circuit installation
g. Pickup phase inversion circuit installation
h. 3 way toggle switch installation (one to one replacement)
i. 3 way Tele blade switch installation (one to one replacement)
j. 4 way Tele blade switch installation (one to one replacement)
k. 5 way Strat blade switch installation - Std. / Super switch (one to one replacement)
l. Output jack installation (one to one replacement)
m. Complete EMI shielding (body cavities, pickguard, etc.)
n. Others (kindly enquire upon)
I. Labor Cost (by using your own supplied components / parts): Flat rate of RM 140 per instrument (up to any of the 2 jobs listed above from a. to m. only).
II. Labor Cost (using our supplied components / parts, and/or by purchasing any of the other products or services that we offer here, but our supplied components / parts are separately charged): Flat rate of RM 120 per instrument (up to any of the 2 jobs listed above from a. to m. only).
III. Labor Cost for troubleshooting & repairs only (no hardware and / or no components are involved): RM 140 per instrument (minimum charge) - typically involving basic rewiring / soldering / electrical circuit rectification works only - up to any of the 2 jobs listed above from a. to m. only. For work requiring the involvement of 3 or more jobs listed above from a. to m., the minimum charge is RM 220 per instrument.
IV. Labor Cost for complete / full re-wiring (by using your own supplied components / parts): Flat rate of RM 220 per instrument (minimum charge) - typically involving total electrical circuit overhaul i.e. 3 or more components of the instrument's electrical circuit are required to be changed, replaced, or repaired. *Refer to VII below for active electronic circuits conversion.
V. Labor Cost for complete / full re-wiring (using our supplied components / parts): Flat rate of RM 200 per instrument (minimum charge) - typically involving total electrical circuit overhaul i.e. 3 or more components of the instrument's electrical circuit are required to be changed, replaced, or repaired (all our supplied components / parts are separately charged). *Refer to VII below for active electronic circuits conversion.
VI. Labor Cost for handling of any types of semi-hollow / hollow body guitars requiring any form of electrical works above (a. to l.): Surcharge of additional RM 120 per instrument (in addition to Options a, b, or c mentioned above). This extra handling cost corresponds to similarity of a 'key-hole' surgery for these types of guitars, where accessing the wire-harness, potentiometers, switches, and output jacks are usually done very carefully and precisely via the small pickup cavities or through one of the 'f-holes'.
VII. For passive to active pickup systems conversions, kindly contact us for further assessment and labor cost estimates. This is as each installation will be unique between instruments to instruments. This covers acoustic guitar pickup installation which normally includes the pre-amp board, the under the saddle piezo element, and the end-pin / output jack installations.
We welcome enquiries from other musical establishments as well (music retail stores, jamming & recording studios, music schools, and etc.) Kindly please contact us for Corporate rates.
i. All additional part(s) replacement and its associated labor charges at additional cost.
ii. Depending on complexity of the job or no. of instruments involved, instruments are usually
completed within the same day in our premises. More challenging jobs may require
extended hours, and should be mutually agreed upon by both parties before start of the job.
Transportation & logistics charges apply for redelivery of instrument to our customers.
iii. We allow up to a maximum of 30 days for instrument collection after setup/service/repair
work is completed. Uncollected instruments after this period will come with additional
late collection charge of RM 10 per day or at the discretion of TC Music Enterprise, until the
instrument is collected. Therefore, please collect your instruments on a timely basis.
" Happily serving all Collectors & Players alike! "
Our setup and service will provide your instrument(s) with a comfortable "broken-in" feel and ensures optimal playability and stability, in addition to a clean and polished groomed look
Call / Message (60) 12 791 0075 for more details
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