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Brandon McColl – Toronto, Ontario

Brandon McColl

Guitarist with: Titan

I’ve been bringing my over used, over abused, seasoned, beaten up Gibson SG to Smitty for nearly five years. He has always been able to make her sing exactly the way I like. No one else in this industry puts the time into doing the job right or explain to his customers what went wrong in the first place, not many people in this industry would chat with you for an hour or two after the store closed allowing you to try every guitar and amp in the store in order to find the right tone.

I have been a working class musician for the past 15 years, my guitar has seen many repair people. When I brought my guitar to Smitty the second time I snapped the headstock off, he said, “Brandon, I don’t know if we can handle another one.” Smitty repairs and upgrades my guitar like it was his own. I will never bring my guitar to anyone else and would gladly recommend him to anyone.

Smitty knew it would give me exactly what I was describing and he made the pickup sound exactly the way I described…

“Hot” P-90

I had about 100 questions when Smitty offered to wind me a Custom MJS Pickup. I explained that I wasn’t happy with my current clean tone suggesting that I was going to upgrade my amp. After a 20 minute brain picking session with him, we decided that the tone problem I was having was my pickup not my amp. I play in a metal/hard rock band and was apprehensive at first about the suggestion of a P-90 but that I wanted something that sparkled with piano like tone. Smitty knew it would give me exactly what I was describing and he made the pickup sound exactly the way I described with perfect definition and just enough sustain and body. Hand wired custom pickups – no one does them anymore, unless they care…