Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar is a full service repair shop, providing professional work with a smile at competitive rates! In addition to guitars, we also have years of experience repairing tube amplifiers, effects pedals and a variety of analog and digital keyboards. Please scroll down for rates and services.
Bench Rate: $85/hr.
Depending on how many guitars we have waiting in our queue, we can often take care of your guitar’s more basic issues while you wait. We love having folks kick back around the shop, play a few instruments and talk gear if they have the time! No one likes being without their prized axe for any length of time, and we turn most jobs around in less than a week (excluding neck resets and fret work which require your instrument to be in the shop a bit longer).
ALL SERVICES LISTED REFLECT LABOR COSTS ONLY! Parts (including strings) are additional. We currently stock DR, Thomastik, and D’addario strings, but we can track down just about anything.
Many services require new strings to be installed by the tech. Services that involve the adjustment of intonation require new and unplayed strings, preferably those installed by the on-site tech. This is to insure the most stable and correct results possible.
***TOP-NOTCH FENDER OFFSET SETUPS!***
Since acquiring my Jazzmaster and Jaguar, there have always been things about each guitar that bothered me, be it too much play in the tremolo arm, too-bright “bright” switches or simply the fretting-out of bent notes. I’ve taken months to address each of my concerns in-depth, and I feel confident in saying that I’ve mastered the quirks and cues of the Fender offset guitar! Bring in your Fender offset (Jazzmaster, Jaguar, Mustang, Bass VI, XII- you name it) for a free consultation!
***TREMOLO/VIBRATO ISSUES? WE CAN HELP!***
I used to hate vibrato units of any kind: Strats always felt far too tight, Bigsbys felt too loose, and I could never keep them in tune. Now, I can’t live without them- especially the oft-derided Gibson Maestro Vibrola.
Frustrated by tuning issues? Lost some low-end thud? Give us a call!
AMP/EFFECT PEDAL REPAIRS:
Bench Rate: $85/hr.
ALL SERVICES LISTED REFLECT LABOR COSTS ONLY! Parts are additional. Most amplifier repairs are fairly unique to the individual amp, but we have attempted to catalog a few of the more common maintenance issues below. There is no minimum bench fee, and we welcome the opportunity to sit down with you and evaluate your amp before we charge you a penny.
Retube and bias: $35
Replace/Rewire Speaker: $45 ($85 for Fender “Tone Ring” style cabinets, which are only found with Showman and occasionally Bassman & Tremolux cabs)
Head/Cabinet Tolex restoration: $150 minimum. Many amplifiers (especially blonde and brown Fenders) were unfortunately spray painted black during the “dark times” we like to call the 1970s. We have made a concerted effort to find products and cleaning techniques that will strip the spray paint away and reveal the original tolex beneath. We also have the resources to retolex your head and cabinet with vintage style grillcloth, tolex and hardware.
***We also offer effect pedal repairs on a case-by-case basis, so please bring your favorite ailing stompbox by the shop for an evaluation***
FENDER RHODES PIANO REPAIR:
Bench Rate: $85/hr.
There are few things we enjoy more than having a vintage Fender Rhodes electric piano on our bench! We have spent years learning how to properly tune and voice these pianos, replace pickups, adjust action and do general restoration and cleanup on these incredible instruments. We stock vintage tines, tone bars, pickups, harp covers, logos and other miscellaneous parts as well (please contact us if you need any specific parts for DIY repairs).
Our shop is located in Seattle, WA and you can either drop your Rhodes off in person or ship it to us (usually about $150). We also restore the preamp and power amp sections of Rhodes Suitcase pianos, and those can be removed and shipped to us for repair without us needing the entire piano.
Please contact us for an estimate on your repair.