Prices

 

Rehearsals: 

Our standard rehearsal rate is £10 per hour, a typical evening session being 7-11pm for £40. Discounts are available for students and single musicians during weekdays on slots between 10am and 6pm and at weekends. 

 

Recording: 

Our day rates for local bands are as little as £250 per 8 hour day including the use of any of our backline, all rates include staffing by a very experienced engineer. There are discounts on multiple day rates/album deals; i.e. multiple days spread over a more extended period, typically 10 days. You can call us on 0117 329 2024 or email info@newcutstudios.co.uk to initiate a booking.

All bookings require a 25% deposit to confirm - with enough notice we will always be flexible if you need to cancel or reschedule your sessions. 

 

Spares: 

We have a pretty good stock of guitar strings and some accessories, batteries, tape, a few packets of drum sticks and some heads. And of course some great vintage gear including guitars, amps and pedals should you need back-ups for recording or live shows. 

 

Repairs: 

I'll always discuss the options available for any repair or modification to give the musician the fix they need for the price they can afford. 

Guitar set-ups: 

Guitar set-up for a typical electric: £30 including a standard set of strings (special guages at RRP). This will include a fingerboard clean (and oil for a rosewood board) and a fret polish. For a 12-string or a Floyd Rose it's going to cost more, likewise for a classical guitar or other instrument that is time consuming to re-string. If your instrument has issues in the neck, top nut or frets then it may require more work and incur more cost, but not without your consultation. A rough guide is to look at it as an hourly rate of £20, though I rarely charge that much when a job runs into several hours. Most jobs will be priced individually pro rata, but here's a few guidelines: 

Gibson style headstock break: 

I've had to do a couple of these over the years, it can be a tricky job, largely due to the position of the break with regard to the truss rod - you don't want any glue in there! You're looking at £100 for a basic repair, more depending on how you want the finish repaired. 

Acoustic pick-up installation: 

A sound hole pup installed with a socket on the side or an endpin jack is going to be about £45; an undersaddle pup where the bridge slot will be drilled and the endpin reamed out will cost a little more; the time consuming bit is making the saddle bottom and the bottom of the bridge slot completely parallel for correct piezo-electric compression. 

New jack socket: 

A simple electrical repair like a replacement jack socket or volume pot is going to cost about £10, depending on the guitar and the quality of the new component. But then I'll quite often re-solder a broken jack connection for one of our rehearsal bands for free, just to get them through the session. A custom harness with NOS paper-in-oil caps and top of the line pots/switches will be priced on an individual consultation. A new vintage style Centerlab switch for a Strat for instance would be £20, parts and labour. 

 

Storage: 

We now have secure equipment storage cages, most have been taken up by our regular evening bands but there are three available at £28, £32 & £32 per week. You can get the average band's gear into these cages.