Carlton Guitars
Ray Carlton Custom Guitars
Boronia Victoria Aust. email
0404 094 150

Faulty and sub standard electronics will suck tone and make playing a nightmare.

We’ve all had it, you bump you guitar lead and a thunderclap comes crackling across the stage at full volume. Every time you roll the volume knob it sounds like a wave crashing on the shore. Electronic issues are the simplest and often the cheapest repairs but on stage they are the most obvious and painful problem of all. The crowd wont know if your frets are a bit dodgy or the bass isn't set up too well but they will certainly notice the sound of a faulty output jack as it assaults their ears at full volume. It won't go unnoticed by the boss either.

Cheap electronic components will not enhance your tone. No matter how good mechanically your $400 hot rod is the tone will be way below what it could be until you upgrade the $3 worth of components in the control cavity. Shoddy mini pots, .01c caps, cheaply built cast output jack are all easily and relatively cheaply replaced with industry standard CTS pot, Sprague caps and Switchcraft jacks and switches.

Modifications to the electronics area is the best bang for buck of all the guitar repairs. See the modifications area for ideas on how I can help enhance the tonal palette of your instrument.

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Banjos, Ukes, Mandolins, Lutes welcome
Precision setups
Fret repairs - Regrets - Fret buzz fixed
Cracks and breaks repaired
Electronic repairs
Rewiring and modifications
Pickup replacements
Nitro Refinishing - Finish repairs
Agent for Brierley guitar and bass pickups
JC Vintage 50's reproduction pickups
Full range of Dimarzio and Duncan pickups
email or text - call - 0404 094 150 or

My work shop is in Melbourne’s outer east side. Contact me any time for a chat about how I can help get your instrument playing the way you need it to.

The workshop is in close proximity to the following suburbs
Bayswater, Belgrave, Boronia, Chirnside, Clematis, Croydon, Emerald, Ferntree Gully, Glen Waverley, Heathmont, Kallista, Kalorama, Kilsyth, Knoxfield, Liliydale, Lysterfield, Menzies Creek, Monbulk, Montrose, Mount Dandenong, Mt Evelyn, Olinda, Ringwood, Rowville, Scoresby, Selby, Tecoma, The Basin, The Patch, Upwey, Vermont, Wantirna, Wonga Park
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