The Mildly Interesting Vox AC30 Reverb Problem

Mark’s like-new Vox AC30 worked well, except nothing came through the reverb signal path.  The foot switch checked out, so we loaded it up and worked on it at the Unbroken String lab.   A gorgeous amp, built like a tank, sounds sweet, but no reverb.  Slapping the tank didn’t bring forth any spring sound,…

Major Fender Mexican Stratocaster Rework

This lovely all-black (murdered) Mexican Strat is another one of Dr. Shoen’s axes.   This guitar had languished in the trunk of a car and had acquired an interesting twist in the neck.  A very fine white dust permeated every internal cavity of the guitar.  The tremolo was functional but for some reason, releasing the…

Epiphone Les Paul LP-100 Checkout

Jennifer found this stunning Epiphone Les Paul at a local music store.  They didn’t know what they had!  Let’s clean it up. The only issues I can see are that the pick guard is white but the other parts are ivory.  The nut is probably polycarbonate.  All the other hardware and pieces appear to be…