Author Archives: Neil

Reining In Repairs

Beginning September 2nd NDS Music Repair will not be accepting new repairs for 4 to 6 weeks unless an absolute emergency. NDSMR has several outstanding, time/diagnosis intensive repairs that must be addressed. Genuine apology for any inconvenience. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Reverb.com’s Bold New Vision A Joke On Lefties

On April 1, 2018 Reverb.com sent an email to members & subscribers announcing a ‘Bold New Vision’ to left-handed players… April Fools! Now let me state as a dedicated lefty; Good one Reverb.com! Fooled me! I thought for a moment an influential entity finally saw value & benefit in a niche market. Though very funny […]

1976 Fender Stratocaster

A treasured and much gigged Fender Stratocaster at NDS Music Repair for several upgrades and thorough cleaning. Customer was experiencing issues with sticking/non-working pots, high E string finger-board roll off and worn nut. Also wanted hardware updates with requirement that they be genuine Fender parts. A pre slotted Tusq nut is employed to replace worn nut and mitigate the string roll off issue. Customer approved nut and the […]

The Most Hospitable Customer

Wow! Visiting a new customer today to pick up his gear & he was so welcoming & friendly I couldn’t refuse the juice, coffee, & cake that was offered. This was a customer I completely forgot to follow up on recently & yet he was still gracious. I felt a little guilty for the neglect. […]

Onsite: Digidesign C24 Control Surface

NDSMR can provide onsite repair for most situations where gear can’t be easily moved or transported. Recently NDS Music was at the DBR Bookings studio diagnosing a C|24 mixer. Repair was challenging to isolate for it was auto-magically switching between off-line & utility modes when powered on. Several maintenance iterations & swapping out of the CUB board didn’t work. Finally […]

Showcase: Blues Jr. Mercury Magnetics Mod

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Back in April NDSMR had the pleasure of doing its first Mercury Magnetics Mod! A tweed Blues Jr. got power & output transformers replaced, choke installed, & custom Off-Standby-On capability in one switch replacing the original. Customer quite pleased & had NDSMR do another MM mod to a Peavey Classic 50 2×12 combo!  

Moving on…

It’s a meaningful accomplishment building a rapport with a customer over time. You help one another out, share some war stories, & come to think of them as compadres. As is the norm in retail people move on & you wish the very best for them, but it is a bit sad to see them go. Thank […]

Sound System Maintenance & Repair

Have your sound system in for a checkup at NDS Music Repair! From mixers, power amps, speakers, cables, monitors to microphones NDSMR can help you maintain your investment as well as provide onsite services.