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Repair Shop Prices & Services

The Repair Shop at Chicago Music Exchange  |   Tube Amp Repairs   |   Price Guide

General Maintenance

Prices do not include the cost of strings and/or parts.

Repair Price Description
Basic Setup » $50 Includes adjustment of truss rod, saddle, and nut height, intonation, hardware tightening, fingerboard cleaning and conditioning, light guitar cleaning, and restring. $20 surcharge for 12-strings, classicals, and guitars with a Floyd Rose style tremolo. Surcharges for some other instruments to be determined upon evaluation. Learn more about a basic guitar setup here »
Strap Button Install $10 Installation only, strap button not included
Bone Saddle $125 Hand-crafted, custom fitted, and polished by our craftsmen. Includes basic setup.
Bone Nut $125 Hand-crafted, custom fitted, and polished by our craftsmen. Includes basic setup.
Restring/Clean $35

Electronics Customization & Repair

Prices may vary depending on the make/model of instrument and do not include the cost of parts.

Repair Price Description
Install Component $35+ Applies to a single potentiometer, jack, or switch.
Additional fees may apply when installing Push/Pull pots, rotary switches, or other "non-standard" electronic components.
Electric Pickup Install $35 Applies to a single pickup. Free installation with purchase through CME. Does not include modifying instrument ro accomodate the pickup. Additional fees may apply to Ative/Battery powered systems.
Acoustic Pickup $75 Installation discounted to $35 with purchase through CME. Additional fees may apply depending on the brand of pickup system.
Gut and Rewire of Electronics $100+ Fresh from scratch and out of the oven. Includes vintage cloth wire. $50 surcharge for semihollow and hollowbody guitars. Please consult out technicians regarding mods and custom wiring options.
Pedal Mods or Repairs $35+ Pedals are checked on a case-by-case basis. Service is limited to analogue effects only.

Structural Repairs & Restoration

Prices may vary depending on the unique nature of each repair. Hands­on evaluation of the instrument is necessary for an accurate price quote.

Repair Price Description
Headstock Reglue $120+ Basic Setup recommended.
Bridge Reglue $170+ Includes Basic Setup.
Crack Repair/Regule Loose Brace $120+ Basic Setup recommended.
Fretdress $100 A level, crown, and polish of the frets. Includes basic setup.
Refret $300+ Includes Basic Setup. Price does not include new nut or saddle.
$50 surcharge for lacquered fretboards.
Neck Reset $400+ Includes Basic Setup. Price does not include new nut, saddle, or refret.

Tube Amplifier Repairs

Prices may vary depending on the make/model of amplifier and do not include the cost of parts, electronic components, speakers or tubes.

Repair Price Description
Amp Tune Up » $100+ Includes a detailed internal and sonic assessment of the amplifier; tightening hardware, checking tubes, wiring, voltages, solder joints, tube sockets, capacitors and resistors; cleaning tube sockets, jacks, and pots. Includes Retube & Bias if necessary; price of tubes not included. $50 Surcharge for SVTs. Learn more about an Amp Tune Up here »
Retube and Bias $50 Tubes are not included.
Speaker Replacement $50
Cap Job $125+ Replacement and/or upgrade of the Electrolytic Capacitors. Additional tune up recommended.
Transformer Upgrade $75+ Replacement of Power Transformer, Output Transformer, and/or Choke. Additional tune up recommended.
Amp Mods $50+ Please consult our Amp Technician regarding mods and custom wiring options.
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Base Fees

Hourly Rate: $100 Diagnostic Fee: $35
Rush Job Surcharge: $50 Minimum Bench Fee: $35

All rates are subject to change. Minimum bench fee is $35. Prices do not include parts unless explicitly stated. Craftsmanship 100% guaranteed. Parts are warrantied by Manufacturer only. The Repair Shop open 7 days a week.