Andy does meticulous work with extreme attention to detail. He is not happy with the end result of the work until you are happy with it. I have given him some strange work to do, not your standard repair stuff, and he has always come through with great work. I can be tough on guitar repairmen as I am very particular about what I like on my axes but he has come through every time with great work on any guitar I brought in. In a time when guitar mod/repairmen have gained a mythic status with an attitude to match, Andy is a pleasure to deal with.
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I finally was able to have some time to get that pre-wired Strat assembly you put together for me, with the Lindy Fralin single coils, installed on the guitar it was intended for. I did that yesterday.
You do phenomenal work. All someone needs to do is turn over a pickguard and look at the attention to detail and the solder joints, the wire you use, how cleanly everything is installed.
I'm glad I found you on the Internet, and very happy with your work.
Thank you Andy. You do great work. I'd recommend you and Rothstein Custom Guitars to anyone.
When I found your site I was looking for a volume/pan/tone assembly like your JBB unit. However after browsing through your very informative web site and studying the various options, the JX5 looked like it would not only do what I wanted, but might also offer some additional tonal versatility. The sound clips on your site convinced me to give the JX5 a try, so I ordered one five days ago.
The JX5 assembly arrived today -- I was very impressed with the fast turnaround! The unit was very well packaged and the instructions were exceptionally clear and easy to follow and it only took me 15 minutes to install (including the time it took to find the proper screwdriver and my elusive soldering gun).
I installed this on a 1999 MIM five-string and I am amazed at the different tones it offers -- and I haven't even fiddled with the tone knob yet! The #1, #2 and #5 positions satisfy my original desire of
having a quicker, easier way of combining pickup signals than fiddling with two volume knobs. However, in the #3 position it thumps like a P bass (just like your web site says) and at #4 I get a bright, funky sound that I swear sounds like a vintage Rickenbacker. For the very reasonable price of your JX5 unit I feel like I am getting three basses in one!
You have a very well-designed, easy to use and informative web site, fast order fulfillment, concise, well-illustrated installation instructions, and an outstanding, high quality product.
Thank you -- I couldn't be happier!
I´m swept off my feet.
Fralins: Unbelievably balanced, very smooth, 3 dimensional, clear, nice
mellow sound with highly defined highs and basses. Just as I hoped they
might sound. A very nice alternative to my two other strats, which are
equipped with Van Zandts and Joe Bardens.
Voodoo tone: As I tinkered with the settings I loved very much to select
a combo of neck/bridge or all 3 pickups together. I love the neck/bridge
combo the best! This gives me a nice Telecaster tone with attitude. With
all 3 pickups on, the sound is slight hollow and unique. As for the neck
pickup alone, I prefer the sound with a moderate mid-boost EQ setting
around 7-8, but cutting off the mids a bit is a very nice feature too
(i.e. "The wind cries Mary" on 3,5 - 4). So this strat now is
the most versatile of all.
Pre-wired harness: very neat and accurate work, due to the well fixed
copper shield, I don't suffer hum or noise at all.
All in all : two thumbs up. Thank you very much.
Regards from Germany
refinished my 1970 Gibson EB-3L, and the results were remarkable! It never
fails to impress everyone that sees it, in fact it's so incredible that
i chose to picture it on the back on my HOLYLAND
Senatore, Cliffside Park, NJ
only do these pre- wired harnesses have superior workmanship and only
the best components, Andy at Guitar-Mod. com provided a superior level
of service seldom found on the internet today. Providing painstaking attention
to detail, these pre wired harnesses do qualify as eye candy. Phenomenal
sounds taking you back to what you'd expect: from vintage authority to
the demanding sounds of the modern guitarist. All work and components
are fully guaranteed. Guitar-Mod. com has gained my full trust and I'm
spreading the news......"
freelance musician and composer.
Hi Andy, I fitted the Fat Tuesday last night. I have a strat with Fender Texas specials in the Neck and Middle and a Seymour Duncan little 59 in thebridge. I have a Fender TBX tone control in the middle pot position and the Fat Tuesday near the jack plate socket. It sounds great particularly in the bridge position, I can really get that Clapton / Bluesbreakers sound on a strat. It sounds wicked!!!
Just a quick email to confirm I’ve received the strat harness fitted
with DiMarzio Virtual Vintage pickups. I’ve had my US Strat for
over 10 years and after fitting the harness it sounded SO much better!
Every pickup combination is fantastic, and the modified tone setup is
great. Comparing your quality wiring job with that of the original strat
harness highlighted what a great job you do on these. The pickups are
extremely clear and have no hum at all. Also, I’d never realised
how much dropping the volume affected my tone until putting your system
in which retains the highs perfectly.
An absolute class act and I’ll be recommending all my friends with
strats order a harness from you straight away! I wish I’d bought
this years ago.
You have good timing. I just installed the Virtual Vintage assembly last
night into a Jeff Beck strat. The workmanship on this thing is second
to none. The tone is to die for and the output is stronger than I thought
it was going to be, and this is a good thing, as I was worried it might
not be as hot as the rest of the arsenal. The toggle switch in humbucking
mode is really hot and a little dark which sounds really good. This assembly
is pro all the way, and actually blows my EMG David Gilmore assembly out
of the water. Imagine how delighted I was to hear that.
Hats off to
you and Dimarzio!
the Fralin harness in a Mexican Strat today, I'm speechless. After playing
Strats for 35 years I FINALLY have a tone that pleases me. Would take
this guitar over an American made anyday with this harness. Extremely
neat solder connections and wire dressing which I can appreciate. Thanks
again for the great harness and carefree Ebay transaction. Favorable feeback
left for you.
South Canaan, PA
I received the Super 4 Way Tele assembly today.I installed it right away
and I am very pleased with it.It is awesome!! I built this guitar about
10 years ago and have experimented with it a lot and never could get the
sound I was looking for.Now I feel like I have something very special.
Thanks very much,
of the BIGGEST reasons I ordered the pre-wired Telecaster harness was
because it is the ONLY complete solution available on the web, or anywhere
for that matter! I collect and play electric guitars, and with this "complete
solution", I can offer the next owner of my telecaster the option
of either playing the Tele with Andy's incredible Super 4-way Tele Pre-wired
harness or replacing the original harness with the same ease as installing
the Super 4-way Tele pre-wired harness- it's a perfect solution for the
collector! and player!
of all I have to tell you the wiring harness I got for my telecaster was
top notch. I ordered the unit with the hoveland capacitor. I'm using a
lindy fralin blues special in the neck, and a steel pole 43 in the bridge.
When I plug this thing in it's like a Ferrari went by or something, everybody's
head just turns, and they get that Scooby doo look on there face.
tele is a work of art. I wanted something built to my specifications and
the result is a truly personalized custom shop quality guitar. I amazed
at the cost/quality ratio and I'll be back for more because I sure won't
be buying them off the shelf after this."
Kyle E. Timken
have a Rothstein 52 Reissue T and find the workmanship to be excellent.
The attention to detail is evident throughout the instrument. The electronics
provide a varied and superior tone. I'm very happy with it and would recommend
a Rothstein to anyone seeking a quality guitar. "
San Francisco, CA