Repairs

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Heads Up !
As of Jan.2017,in order to keep up with the increased demand for our custom guitar work,as well as speaker cabinet builds,we will ,for the time being,suspend all amplifier & electronic repairs, till further notice,so we can concentrate on guitar work and cabinet builds.

We will still provide repairs for amps purchased from our shop

Our repair dept is expanding once again,as we add many new,much requested,guitar related services,ad speaker cabinet builds to be done locally, here at our own shop,at 1418 Pitt street.

As always,we will still provide prority, full support and repair services for customers who have bought their guitars, amplifiers & electronics from our shop.

Thank You!

While most music stores have either closed, decimated their service departments or resorted to merely "shipping stuff away".WE are still the area's only music store with a real, qualified tech & in house,repair department,stocked with plenty of tooling, AND parts to get the job done.



Please be advised before you email the shop-asking for a "ballpark" repair quote,we cannot give you an accurate repair quote by phone or email,until we have the guitar or amp actually IN OUR SHOP so we can go over it.

Ballparks vary in size from the one in your neighbourhood to Dodger Stadium, so we can't respond to email requests or phone calls for accurate repair estimates.

The Cornwall area's REAL repair shop for guitarists, for OVER 50 years!

Every day here at the shop always brings some interesting items in for some kind of repair.This latest is no exception.

Like Brad Pitt said to Morgan Freeman in SEVEN - What's In THE BOX!!??

Well, here's something we don't see in here everyday,or,every other day for that matter.

The new owner unearthed this East German made Guitar Zither at a a flea market.He knew he had something remotely musical.He just wasn't sure what he had,let alone how to play it.

He brought it in for us to "decipher" it for him.

Indiana Jones time...




Strings to the left are arranged as chords(played with your left hand),while the singles on the right are tuned as individual,ascending pitches for picking off the melody,with your right hand.

Surprisingly,it came will a slew of documentation(in German and Francais) and paperwork from the previous owners.It apparently has travelled from Germany to France to Canada spanning several decades.So it's definitely old enough to vote and maybe even qualify for CPP.

Check out the patterned formfit fit case with the grooooovy patterned covering,before "groovy" became a term.

For those unfamiliar with one of these,look up the 1943 film noir,The Third Man,or Triple XXX,or the intro to Emerson Lake & Palmer's "Take a pebble"

This intriguing beast came in missing over a dozen strings and completely out of tune.We brought it back from hibernation and is now completely playable.

"Give me a sec while i tune up,"or maybe an hour,or maybe an afternoon.We wouldn't advise having a few beers and attempting to tune this beast.You'll likely need to down a few afterwards though.At least it didn't need any fretwork!

We're guessing if you want your emerging new band to get noticed, hire a player that can play "Lead Zither"?

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A 17 year old Fender acoustic with a badly sheared bridge, restored...





We've been appointed as the area's only qualified BUZZ FEITEN retrofit shop for guitars & basses with the expertise to do these installations properly.If you're picky about your tuning & intonation,check out our Feiten equipped demo guitar for yourself in our shop.If you've already had a Feiten Retrofit done elsewhere that doesn't "feel" right,then we can re-do it "the right way".

Rainbow Music recognized the need for qualified electronic servicing & repairs back in 1972 when we started out. Our average turnaround (which still amazes most big city customers) is an amazingly quick 3-5 working days (unless your amp is waiting for a rare transistor manufactured in a tiny hovel-plant hidden somewhere in a Honduran rainforest).



We are one of the few music shops in the area with a qualified tech-IN-HOUSE.That means we don't send your guitar amp to never-never land for two/three months(like many other stores)to get fixed. We have our own equipped service shop on the premises with an extensive inventory of audio tubes,hardware,resistors / capacitors / transistors / switches / controls and a mind-boggling library of schematics & technical reference materials compiled over the 50+ years we've been toiling away in the biz!

Let's face it.Most of our competitors have actually cut back or quietly eliminated their "repair guy" to save money on their overhead & operating expenses.While this seems to be an ongoing trend,we are one of the few music shops to actually re-invest in technical training & equipment to stay on top of things.This allows us to serve your repair needs even better,leaving the other stores behind...

While todays more complex stuff isn't getting any easier to repair (let alone getting parts for some of these "things") our customers can feel secure WE take care of any problems with their gear.

When shopping around for an amp,guitar,etc,it would be worth your time (not to mention saving you some future service nightmares) to simply ask "the salesman" at some of the other music stores if you can SEE their service shop and talk with their tech department. If you encounter some strangeness to your request, or get fed some some lame excuse like-"it doesn't break down when it's new" (that one gets told a lot), you might want to consider spending the extra bucks somewhere where you know it'll get repaired without a hassle. After all, who's going to repair your gear -Brad the salesman of the month or a non-existant technician? Sorry,but a 15 year old part-time co-op student isn't "ready" to tackle fretwork on your prized GoldTop or McCarty,yet.

We are an independantly owned & operated repair facility and we don't have any favorite allegiances to any manufacturers. We can freely call 'em like we see 'em,warts & all,when it comes to gear.
As of Jan.2017,in order to keep up with the increased demand for our custom guitar work,as well as speaker cabinet builds,we will ,for the time being,suspend all amplifier & electronic repairs, till further notice,so we can concentrate on guitar work and cabinet builds.

We will still provide repairs for amps purchased from our shop

Our repair dept is expanding once again,as we add many new,much requested,guitar related services,ad speaker cabinet builds to be done locally, here at our own shop,at 1418 Pitt street.

As always,we will still provide prority, full support and repair services for customers who have bought their guitars, amplifiers & electronics from our shop.

Thank You!

While most music stores have either closed, decimated their service departments or resorted to merely "shipping stuff away".WE are still the area's only music store with a real, qualified tech & in house,repair department,stocked with plenty of tooling, AND parts to get the job done.



Please be advised before you email the shop-asking for a "ballpark" repair quote,we cannot give you an accurate repair quote by phone or email,until we have the guitar or amp actually IN OUR SHOP so we can go over it.

Ballparks vary in size from the one in your neighbourhood to Dodger Stadium, so we can't respond to email requests or phone calls for accurate repair estimates.

The Cornwall area's REAL repair shop for guitarists, for OVER 50 years!

Every day here at the shop always brings some interesting items in for some kind of repair.This latest is no exception.

Like Brad Pitt said to Morgan Freeman in SEVEN - What's In THE BOX!!??

Well, here's something we don't see in here everyday,or,every other day for that matter.

The new owner unearthed this East German made Guitar Zither at a a flea market.He knew he had something remotely musical.He just wasn't sure what he had,let alone how to play it.

He brought it in for us to "decipher" it for him.

Indiana Jones time...


Strings to the left are arranged as chords(played with your left hand),while the singles on the right are tuned as individual,ascending pitches for picking off the melody,with your right hand.

Surprisingly,it came will a slew of documentation(in German and Francais) and paperwork from the previous owners.It apparently has travelled from Germany to France to Canada spanning several decades.So it's definitely old enough to vote and maybe even qualify for CPP.

Check out the patterned formfit fit case with the grooooovy patterned covering,before "groovy" became a term.

For those unfamiliar with one of these,look up the 1943 film noir,The Third Man,or Triple XXX,or the intro to Emerson Lake & Palmer's "Take a pebble"

This intriguing beast came in missing over a dozen strings and completely out of tune.We brought it back from hibernation and is now completely playable.

"Give me a sec while i tune up,"or maybe an hour,or maybe an afternoon.We wouldn't advise having a few beers and attempting to tune this beast.You'll likely need to down a few afterwards though.At least it didn't need any fretwork!

We're guessing if you want your emerging new band to get noticed, hire a player that can play "Lead Zither"?

\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\

A 17 year old Fender acoustic with a badly sheared bridge, restored...



We've been appointed as the area's only qualified BUZZ FEITEN retrofit shop for guitars & basses with the expertise to do these installations properly.If you're picky about your tuning & intonation,check out our Feiten equipped demo guitar for yourself in our shop.If you've already had a Feiten Retrofit done elsewhere that doesn't "feel" right,then we can re-do it "the right way".

Rainbow Music recognized the need for qualified electronic servicing & repairs back in 1972 when we started out. Our average turnaround (which still amazes most big city customers) is an amazingly quick 3-5 working days (unless your amp is waiting for a rare transistor manufactured in a tiny hovel-plant hidden somewhere in a Honduran rainforest).

We are one of the few music shops in the area with a qualified tech-IN-HOUSE.That means we don't send your guitar amp to never-never land for two/three months(like many other stores)to get fixed. We have our own equipped service shop on the premises with an extensive inventory of audio tubes,hardware,resistors / capacitors / transistors / switches / controls and a mind-boggling library of schematics & technical reference materials compiled over the 50+ years we've been toiling away in the biz!

Let's face it.Most of our competitors have actually cut back or quietly eliminated their "repair guy" to save money on their overhead & operating expenses.While this seems to be an ongoing trend,we are one of the few music shops to actually re-invest in technical training & equipment to stay on top of things.This allows us to serve your repair needs even better,leaving the other stores behind...

While todays more complex stuff isn't getting any easier to repair (let alone getting parts for some of these "things") our customers can feel secure WE take care of any problems with their gear.

When shopping around for an amp,guitar,etc,it would be worth your time (not to mention saving you some future service nightmares) to simply ask "the salesman" at some of the other music stores if you can SEE their service shop and talk with their tech department. If you encounter some strangeness to your request, or get fed some some lame excuse like-"it doesn't break down when it's new" (that one gets told a lot), you might want to consider spending the extra bucks somewhere where you know it'll get repaired without a hassle. After all, who's going to repair your gear -Brad the salesman of the month or a non-existant technician? Sorry,but a 15 year old part-time co-op student isn't "ready" to tackle fretwork on your prized GoldTop or McCarty,yet.

We are an independently owned & operated repair facility and we don't have any favorite allegiances to any manufacturers. We can freely call 'em like we see 'em,warts & all,when it comes to gear.