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The Fret Files – Episode 29

The Fret Files: A Guitar Workshop Podcast

Eric Daw, a 20 year guitar repair veteran, talks guitar tech, guitar repair, guitar tools, guitar building and all things relating to the art of guitar craft. Eric takes calls, reads emails, and interviews a myriad of interesting guitar people.

In this episode, Eric and Melissa take questions about pickups galore, humidifiers, fretwork and intonation. At the end of the episode is a great Danelectro pickup comparison between 5 different manufacturers of lipstick tube style pickups. The 5 pickups we compare are a vintage 1960’s original pickup, an Asian made reissue, a Seymour Duncan, a Kent Armstrong, and Doug Tulloch’s new Nep-Tone pickups. The results might surprise you.

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