Blog 2

Road worn bass resurrection

Fender jazz bass set up & repair

Tom, our leader axe builder can fix and set up your bass the way you want.  

If your bass needs TLC, he's your man. 

This red Fender Jazz bass had fret buzz, a dull / muted top string and,

when it was played it just sounded out of tune, even tho the strings were tuned perfectly.

Tom prescribed truss rod adjustment, (!!!) a touch of fret re-crowning and smoothing

off the top string on the bridge saddle. When Tom stripped the bass apart,

he found dry solder joints and a load of loose scratch plate screws.  

This bass has seen some action, it was almost on its last legs, but now,

after its full overhaul, it's been resurrected.

It sounds awesome, it plays so sweet.


Axe 5 DKH

AXE 5 custom band themed guitar

Brighton band Dirty Kinda Hot themed axe. This axe features a custom three coil neck pick up
designed to embrace the discord undertones of DKH. Let the noise begin.

Handmade wooden scratch plates enables the horse head artwork to be fully worked and
unbroken by standard plastic components.

This guitar was stored away in an attic for many years (i'm sure most of you can relate to that)
the neck was totally out of shape, the guitar was completely unplayable.

Since Tom Lamont, our Lead Axe Designer (LAD) was let loose on this
seemingly lost cause, he converted this standard forgotten, unloved guitar into possibly the sickest axe yet.

We want you all to have a twiddle on this one!

This was such a fun build, we'd love to tell you all the details over a posh gin.


Axe 2 Stratocaster

AXE 2 Strat Custom Build

A custom build Stratocaster was a "from scratch" build. Its got a maple neck
with rosewood neck and a solid alder hardwood body, two key fundamental ingredients
to create a quality toneful guitar. Featuring a single Seymour Duncan JB humbucker in
the bridge position controlled by one volume pot, allows for the etch design to take full effect.

Tom has gigged AXE 2, he says "The hench SD-JB on a Strat style guitar
creates a huge thick tone with that classic strat twang. This axe through a 5150 amp
will shred through any mix, simple, easy, awesome". 

As a final addition to the simple wiring, this axe also features complete
internal shielding, giving perfect grounding to remove excess hum from any high gain amp.

Turn this axe up to 11 baby!