Customer Testimonials

Checklist (Bass)

Fret, Fingerboard and Neck Problems

  • Strings are rattling on the frets
  • Strings are slipping of the edge of the fingerboard
  • Fret edges are sharp and cutting into your fingers
  • Performance of fretwork is not accurate for fluid styles
  • Certain notes buzz and rattle
  • Warped Neck or twisted Neck
  • Truss Rod not working
  • Rattling Machine heads

Bridge and Nut Problems

  • Strings are breaking at the saddles
  • Strings are catching in the nut slots therefore affecting tuning
  • Nut is damaged and can no longer hold the string
  • Strings not seated correctly in nut or saddle making rattling sitar like sound
  • Strings are not well spaced to suit the fingerboard taper
  • Strings not equally spaced at nut
  • Strings require too much pressure to hold down
  • Cannot easily fit string through bridge string hole
  • Bridge saddles are vibrating loose

Tuning and Intonation

  • Experience difficulties when tuning your bass guitar
  • Seems impossible to tune even after checking with a tuner
  • Difficulties tuning after using a tuner
  • String winding is sitting on the saddle
  • String is not long enough for the main thick winding to sit on the nut

Pickup and Electronic Problems

  • Volume controls and electrics are scratchy or cutting out
  • The output jack is cutting out or is loose
  • Switch is cutting out or not selecting the various pickups
  • Pickups make squealing noises at high volume
  • There is no output whatsoever
  • Pickup outputs are not balanced
  • There is excessive humming and noise when instrument is plugged in
  • The signal is not very clear almost muffled
  • The signal is too thin almost metallic

Other Problems

  • Strap buttons can no longer be tightened
  • Set up of strings is not to your satisfaction
  • The current setup of your guitar does not suit your playing style

If you are experiencing any of these problems with your instrument or any other problem, Matheas Guitars can rectify the problem(s) with one of my many services.
It is advisable to make an appointment for a thorough evaluation and diagnosis of your instrument. This procedure will ensure the perfect job by having an insight in your playing style and instruments response.

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