Guitar and Bass Hot Rod shop
We specialize in guitar and bass electronics upgrades and
We carry many brands of pickups and preamps and can help you
find the tone you're looking for.
Bartolini, Seymour Duncan, Nordstrand, Aguilar, Lindy Fralin
, John East.
Our shop is the only
shop in Sacramento that offers Plek services and our technicians have over 500
Plek Jobs under their belts. The Plek machine can make your guitar play
great! Learn more feel free to give us a call.
We are by appointment
To get a quote or set up an appointment feel free to call .
Hours of operation are Tuesday through Friday 10:00 AM to 5:00
Why PLEK Your Guitar ?
1. Better Feel
2. Improved Intonation
3. Enables Lower Action
4. Less Buzzing Notes
5. Eliminates Dead Spots
6. Customizable to Your Style
7. Accurate and Consistent
8. Corrects for Inconsistent Fretboards
9. Extends Fret Life
Plek Setup Includes:fret job, string action adjustment at bridge and nut, intonation and fret polish.
Because there are so many
different player preferences, strings are not included in the
price. Strings are provided by customer.
We are located in the Sacramento area and instrument work is by appointment. If it is more convenient, you can ship your instrument to us to be Plek'd.
If you would like to schedule an appointment or have any questions give us a call or email us. Phone: 916-600-6727 Email: Sales@bassmods.com
It's a situation any guitarist can relate to...
the instrument is well-balanced, looks great and sounds excellent,
but somehow it's hard to play. But it's a problem that can be solved.
Next to the tone, the playability is one of the most important
characteristics that determines the quality of a musical instrument. The
plek process guarantees the best possible string action for each
instrument, matching the individual style of the musician. A guitar with
optimised playability just sounds better: the strings do not strike the
frets during playing and any intonation problems that may occur due to
too low a string action are eliminated.
The plek scan
Let's take a look at the guitar neck. It is important that the guitar
is under string tension and in playing condition when measured. The
computer ascertains a 3-D like graph of the fretboard surface, including
the position and height of the strings. Thanks to the plek scan the relief of the neck created by the string tension is taken into account while calculating the process parameters.
The virtual Fretboard
In the Virtual Fret Dress menu the operator can not only determine
how much needs to be cut off from each fret but can also set the
fretboard radius and amount of fall-off suited for the instrument or
player. You can see the height of each fret, how high each fret will be
after processing as well as where fretboard buzz occurs because of frets
being too high or too low. The first step would be to adjust the neck
relief with help of the truss rod.
When all the parameters for processing are set, the plek
operator takes off the strings and starts the processing procedure.
Depending on what parameters were entered, the frets will be sanded.
When frets, have been processed, the instrument is
strung up and tuned. The final scan checks to see if the result
corresponds with the set specifications.
Used by Gibson, Martin, John Suhr, Lakland, G&L, Heritage guitars, Dan Erlewine (Stewart MacDonald), and a slue of others, this CNC fret dressing system takes fret accuracy to the next level.