Learn Guitar Repair - Module 2, Setting Up Your Guitar
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Learn Guitar Repair - Module 2, Setting Up Your Guitar

Award Winner - Module 2, learn guitar setups (truss rod, nut and bridge action, intonation, pickup volume)
4.6 (46 ratings)
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391 students enrolled
Created by Kevin Webb
Last updated 6/2020
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Current price: $69.99 Original price: $99.99 Discount: 30% off
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This course includes
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 15 articles
  • 5 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Essential tools for full four-part setups on electric, acoustic, bass and classical guitars.
  • Adjust the truss rod.
  • Adjust the height (action) at the nut.
  • Adjust the height (action) at the bridge.
  • Adjust the intonation.
  • Balance the volume for electric guitar pickups.
  • So are you ready? OK, let’s get busy!
Requirements
  • Have enthusiasm and a desire to learn about guitar repair.
  • Access to the Internet with download capability.
  • A place to carry out guitar setups e.g. on a sturdy surface, and the appropriate tools (listed in this course).
  • It would be advantageous to know how to tune a guitar and change strings (these skills are taught in Module 1 - Maintaining Guitars)
Description

Learn how to repair guitars, today.


Module 2, Setting Up Your Guitar, is the second in the Guitar Repair Technician series (the first being Maintaining Your Guitar, and the third being Making New Bone Nuts). Together, these award winning modules teach you how to repair electric and acoustic guitars and basses, and develop your skills as a Guitar Repair Technician.

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Learner reviews:

"Thanks, Kevin. Your courses are helping me a lot to take care of my guitars insightfully and now I know what I'm doing."

"I wanted to learn how to set up my own guitars, both acoustic and electric. This course was great! It provided the detailed how-to information I was desiring, made especially clear through the videos, and provided great information on the proper tools to use and have on hand! Thanks, Kevin!"

"Very good and informative I enjoyed the detailed explanations and videos."

"Pretty good fit for me,"

"Thank you for this course. There are many people who can play guitar like a champ, but there are very fewer people who know how to set up the guitar. As a guitarist, our playability depends a lot on the setup. So if you love playing, then you should know how to set it up. So again THANK YOU for this course."


Module 2, Setting Up Your Guitar, is the perfect module to take you to the next level in your journey for learning how to professionally carry out guitar repairs on your own and customer guitars.

Other Guitar Repair training courses are expensive, long and often not easily accessible. This module of the UK government approved training course would cost in excess of £250 per day - here, you can often save over 90% of the cost.

Follow step by step with videos, downloads, quizzes and tasks.  Ask questions.  

Once you’ve completed this module, you’ll be ready to confidently and accurately conduct a full four-part setup on guitars and bass for other people, and you’ll also save a fortune being able to work on your own instrument.  


This module focuses on the four main tasks that a Guitar Repair Technician would undertake with guitar setups; specifically, adjusting the truss rod, nut action, bridge action and intonation.  It also explains how to check for 'dead' notes on the guitar's fretboard, how to set the strings to preferred action and camber, and how to set up the pickups for a balanced volume. 

Essentially, this course is ideal whether you’re working in the Guitar and Music industry, following a hobby or simply maintaining your own guitar to keep it in great shape.


The Guitar Repair Technician Training Program has been a preferred choice within the Wales Employability Sector for guitar repair training, and was entered onto the Careers Wales database of approved courses in 2013.  

The problem for many, however, was access to the guitar repair workshops i.e. many people simply were unable to attend workshops  to learn how to repair electric guitars and other types due to time constraints, geographic location and transportation.  

The solution:  Finally, the Guitar Repair Technician training program is now available here through Udemy’s online learning platform for you to learn how to fix your own guitar and customer guitars in your own time, and without needing to leave home.  

 

With a 30-day money back guarantee, rewind to relearn, and a certificate of completion to show future employers or to add credibility to your technical know-how and services, there's no better time to sign up to the course.  So click on the button and I'll see you there!

Who this course is for:
  • People who work in music shops.
  • All guitar lovers with a technical mind who want to work in the Guitar Repair or Guitar Technician industry.
  • All guitarists / musicians who want to save money by maintaining your own guitar.
  • Anyone who tinkers with guitars for a hobby.
Course content
Expand all 53 lectures 01:30:09
+ Introduction
2 lectures 05:46
Course Overview and Overall Objectives
01:50
+ Tools needed for setting up a guitar
13 lectures 19:51
Objective
00:07
Tools - Neck Support
00:38
Tools - Tuner and Lead
00:34
Tools - Screw Drivers and Allen Keys
01:10
Tools - Rulers and Feeler Gauges
01:59
Tools - Capo and Digital Calipers
01:19
Tools - Glue, Nut Dust, Diamond Files
03:48
Tools - Abrasive Pads
01:32
Tools - String Winder, Pencil, Abrasive/Tape
02:43
Tools - Laminate Wood, Scalpel
01:44
'Tools' List
00:36

Check to see what you remember about the tools

Check Your Knowledge
3 questions
+ STEP 1 - Checking and Adjusting the Truss Rod
7 lectures 11:32
The Truss Rod - Objectives and Tools
00:21
Overview of truss rods
02:14
Checking the Relief
03:04
Adjusting the Relief
03:23
Summary
00:22

Let's see how much you remember and understand

Test your knowledge
6 questions
+ STEP 2 - Checking and Adjusting the Nut Action
8 lectures 19:38
The Nut Action - Objectives and Tools
00:16
Checking the Nut Action
01:42
Filing the Nut at the Headstock
05:27
Filing a Recessed Nut
03:46
Adjusting Nut Action with Zero Fret
03:47
Correcting a Low Nut Groove
03:26
Summary
00:31

Check to see what you remember and how well you understand this section

Test your knowledge
5 questions
+ STEP 3 - Checking and Adjusting the Bridge Action
10 lectures 13:53
The Bridge Action - Objectives and Tools
00:12
Measure the Bridge Action, Acoustic Guitar
02:24
Lower the Saddle, Acoustic Guitar
02:35
Finding and Fixing Dead Notes, Acoustic Guitar
01:19
Raising a Low Saddle, Acoustic Guitars
01:14
Adjust the Bridge Action, Fender Strat
02:53
Adjust the Bridge Action, Les Paul
00:38
Adjust the Bridge Action, Bass
01:05
Removing a Buzz on the Saddle
00:48
Summary
00:44

Time to test how well you remember and understand the bridge action

Test your knowledge
5 questions
+ STEP 4 - Checking and Adjusting the Intonation
8 lectures 13:19
Intonation - Objectives and Tools
00:12
Adjusting Intonation on a Fender Strat
02:22
Adjusting Intonation on a Les Paul
01:04
Adjusting the Intonation on a Bass
00:46
Check the Intonation on an Acoustic Guitar - all strings
02:04
Adjust the Intonation on an Acoustic Guitar - all strings
03:03
Adjust the Intonation on an Acoustic Guitar - single strings
03:23
Summary
00:25

Time to test how much you remember and understand how to check and correct intonation

Check Your Knowledge
3 questions
+ Floyd Rose Floating Bridge
1 lecture 02:00
Adjusting the bridge action and intonation - a brief overview
02:00
+ Balancing Pickups
2 lectures 02:00

By the end of this section, you'll be able to:


  • Select the most suitable tools for checking and correcting intonation

  • Check the intonation of electric and non-electric guitars / bass

  • Correct the intonation on electric and non-electric guitars / bass


Tools Needed:


  • Tuner

  • Flat warding file (acoustic)

  • Screwdriver (Gibson flat / Fender crosshead)

Balancing Pickups - Objectives and Tools
00:08
Balancing the volume at the pickups
01:52

Check to see how much you remember and understand

Test your knowledge
5 questions
+ Overall Summary and Next Steps
2 lectures 02:06
Overall Summary
01:26
Next Steps...
00:40