Caring for a guitar requires the dedication to change discordant-sound-filled diapers and soothe nightmares of being forcefully drafted into a family band. Mind the needs of a noisemaker with today's Groupon to Dr. Fretgood, in Logan Square. Choose from the following options:
- For $30, you get a tune-up for an amplifier with either turret- or eyelet-board-style wiring (a $60 value).
- For $30, you get an electric-guitar or electric-bass setup (up to a $75 value).
- For $20, you get an acoustic-guitar setup (a $45 value).
Dr. Fretgood's musicologists breathe new life into weary instruments and other music-producing gear, readying pieces for anything from hitting the road to banging basement rehearsals to streetside serenades. Amps that buzz, cut out, or distort sound worse than vacuuming through a kazoo can get straightened out in an amplifier tune-up. During the tune-up, Dr. Fretgood's sound-wave-soothing staff cleans jacks, scrubs and lubricates pots, tightens hardware and loose connections, and checks and adjusts bias.
The electric-guitar or bass setup eases the mercurial relationship between players and their beloved axes by refreshing the frets and fretboard, tightening and restringing the vital organs, setting the intonation and pickup heights, adjusting the truss rod, nut slots, and overall action, and executing a full-body cleaning and polishing. Like an a capella group that can perform without being fed an all-electricity diet, the acoustic tune-up completes an unplugged version of the music-enhancing process.
Manual-labor costs for part replacement are included with each option, but the parts themselves cost extra; parts range in price from a few dollars to a few hundred dollars.
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