Electronics Upgrades and Customization
Whether you're simply replacing a pickup or going for a full custom electronics and switching package, Guitar Center Repairs is your solution. Listed below are just a few of the more common upgrade and customization options we offer. If you've got something really special in mind that's not listed here, please come in and discuss it with one of our certified technicians so we can help you find exactly the right mods for your needs.
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Replace a single pickup. This service includes all labor associated with removing the old pickup as well as installing the new pickup and rewiring the preexisting connections.
MULTIPLE PICKUP INSTALL $74.99
Replace multiple pickups in a single instrument. This service includes all labor associated with removing the old pickups as well as installing the new pickups and rewiring the preexisting connections.
acoustic pickup install $74.99
Install an undersaddle or transducer pickup on an acoustic instrument. This service includes all labor associated with installing the pickup as well as installing the preamp for the system.
Install a standard three-lug potentiometer (volume or tone knob). This service includes all labor associated with removing the old potentiometer, as well as installing and wiring a direct replacement of an existing potentiometer.
Install a switching potentiometer (push/pull, push/push or other) or a dual concentric potentiometer (blend pot, stacked pot or other). This service includes all labor associated with removing the old potentiometer, as well as installing and wiring a direct replacement of an existing switching potentiometer.
Repair 1–4 solder joints or replace 1–3 wires within a guitar. This also applies to rewiring a switch or potentiometer for new functionality.
pickup selector switch$34.99
Replace a switch on an instrument. This service includes all of the labor associated with removing an old switch and replacing it.
Replace an output jack. This service includes all labor associated with removing the old jack, as well as installing and wiring a new output jack.
All pricing on this page is for labor only. Parts sold separately. Some guitars, like semi-hollow or hollowbody electrics may carry an additional surcharge up to $15 due to the more involved nature of the work required.
Ask any experienced guitarist and they'll tell you that it's never been easier to achieve the exact guitar tone you have in mind—of course, it's no wonder why when you consider how many killer pickup and amplifier brands there are on today's market. With that being said, owning an instrument that sounds like yours and no one else's may require a bit of servicing and for that, Guitar Center Repairs is the way to go. Specializing in upgrades and customization, GC offers consistent and convenient quality services through a passionate team of certified technicians. One of the easiest ways to improve your tone is to swipe out the pickups for a new set. Whether you prefer the dark and chunky sound of a humbucker, the brightness of a single-coil or the ear-piercing bite of a P90, GC installs them all and even rewires preexisting connections. Or, maybe you're an acoustic musician who wants to install a pickup for performing in front of audiences. In which case, bring your 6- or 12-string to Guitar Center and they'll equip your instrument with an undersaddle or transducer pickup that perfectly amplifies its natural tonal characteristics. In addition to pickup replacements, GC's customization skills include potentiometer replacements and output jack repairs. Like any work that involves electronics, it's best to leave these tasks to professionals; rest assured, you can bet that Guitar Center's knowledgeable staff knows what it takes to ensure your guitar's connection stays firmly intact during shows and jams. After all, your job is to rock out—leave the adjustments and troubleshooting to us!And that's only a taste of what GC offers in the way of upgrades and customizations, so be sure to explore the rest of this section. Understandably, customization is not something that usually crosses a beginner guitarist's mind—but as time goes on and you develop a better understanding of how your chosen instrument works, it's something you'll definitely start to consider. When you get right down to it, upgrading or personalizing your gear is a lot of fun and GC takes pride in making your musical journey a more enjoyable one, so feel free to set up an appointment whenever you're ready.