Cool Sunn Practice Combo Amp Blows a Fuse

The fuse blew in this Sunn Stinger 20, but the new fuse blew as well. Then, it quit working for good. Cool Under Fire wanted this combo amp back in action. Could The Unbrokenstring Crew sort it all out?      Our patient still has that cool Sunn vibe after all these years, even if it…

Shure 55S Microphone Rescued from the Dumpster

Dr. Shoen’s girlfriend at the time found this microphone in a dumpster behind a church. What did he really find, and could it be more than a theatrical prop onstage? The Unbrokenstring Crew goes to work!   Shure Brothers built this iconic microphone at the factory in Evanston, Illinois in the years between 1951 and…

Gibson ES125 Tune-Up

Dr. John has collected this beautiful ES-125 (a Gibson Electric Spanish guitar with an MSRP of $125 back when it was produced) but it sounded as if it were underwater. Could the Unbrokenstring Crew toss it a life saver?   This instrument is in collectable condition, with all original hardware. The finish is finely-checked as…

Marshall JCM900 Tune Up

This wonderful old Marshall JCM900 lives in a recording studio. It was due for a set of tubes and a million-mile checkup. Could the Unbrokenstring Crew refresh this head and resolve the tiny issues that had arisen over the years?   In simple terms, this head has two channels that share a common tone stack,…

New Luna Ukulele Is Bent Out Of Shape

Sophie’s aunt wanted to do something to further her niece’s continuing education and eventual career in music therapy.  This nice Luna ukulele was a thoughtful gift.  Unfortunately, there were many dead notes.  Could the Unbrokenstring Crew bring those notes back to life? Inside the bag is a ukulele, some picks, a tuner, and an instructional…

Phonic 1500 Rack Mount Stereo Amp Repair and Update

Billy was running this amp as part of his PA for years until one channel quit.  Could the Unbrokenstring Crew bring this inexpensive amplifier chassis back from the e-waste pile? To some folks, Phonic and Professional do not belong in the same sentence.  But this unit has been working very well behind the scenes, for…

MIJ Fender Precision Bass Gets a New Nut and Setup

Lisa’s marvelous Fender P-Bass needed attention.  Some of the open notes were dead, and the electronics needed some attention.  Could the Unbrokenstring Crew sort it all out? I just love the pale yellow finish.  Except for a string, everything is here.   Yes, it really is Made In Japan.  Back in the day, ‘made in…