Guitar Tech Certificates

 

Basic Guitar Repair Skills

* Electric and Acoustic Guitar and Bass Set-ups
* Nut Repair and Adjustment
* Soldering Skills and Electronic Inspection
* Fret Repairs
* Electronic Parts Replacement
* Power Tools - Use and Care
* Safety Equipment; Principals, Gear

Advanced Repair Skills

* Fretmilling and Fretdressing
* Finish Touch-Ups
* Bridge Repairs
* Brace Repairs
* Nut and Saddle Fabrication
* Guitar Circuit Troubleshooting
* Pickup Selection; Acoustic and Electric Models and Parameters
* Acoustic Pickup Installation


Expert Repair Skills

* Refretting
* Refinishing
* Body and Neck Routing; solid body, acoustic, semi-hollow body
* Electronic Hot Rodding (Guitar and Bass)

Custom Shop Skills

* Pickguard Fabrication
* Pickup Customization

Beyond Guitar Repair

* Traditional Instrument / Band Instrument Maintenance
* Road Skills - Set-up, Inventory, Troubleshooting, How and When to Delegate, Redundancy, Acquiring Information, Etiquette, Responsibilities

Sound Theory

* Applications for Processing, Standing waves, Phase, Gates, Ducking, Compression, Expansion
* Live Sound - Mixing Board Setup and Operation
* PA Systems

Practical Electronics

* Electronic Fundamentals
* Safety - Principals and Application
* Soldering Skills and Electronic Inspection
* Reading Schematics
* Locating Replacement Parts
* Black Box Theory
* Multimeter and Oscilloscope Use
* Amplifier Maintenance
* Troubleshooting
* Repairing
* Amp Modifications
* Audio Power Supply Design Engineering
* Audio Transformer Design

 

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