The Raezer's Edge JG-10 rotatable speaker cabinet by Jack Grassel!

"I've always looked for ways to improve my sound and make the job of carrying equipment easier. The Raezer's Edge company asked me to create a speaker cabinet I would be happy with. There is a lot of equipment in the world already, so yet another cabinet had to be something new. After much work, the JG-10 is a reality and the first speaker of it's kind. I use it. I like it. The JG-10 replaced the cabinets I had been using for the last 30 years. For solo gigs I use two of them going stereo."

Unprecendented sound control is achieved by offset ports.

For optimal solo guitar performances, position the cabinet with the ports on the sides of the speaker for full high and mid-range tones while retaining the signature Raezer's Edge fat bottom end.

For band performances, position the cabinet with the ports on top and bottom to project a brighter tone through the band, into the room.

The JG-10's quick response reduces time between pick attack and sound emergence, allowing a lower, more natural reverb setting. Your sound is further enhanced by the metal feet on two sides of the cabinet, transferring vibrations to the floor. Experience the extra control of your tone with the JG-10. Two comfortable handles located conveniently on top and side, encourage safer lifting and carrying options, protecting not only your hands, but your entire body.

See your Raezer's Edge dealer and hear how you can sound your best with the JG-10. If there isn't a dealer near you, see J HALE MUSIC on the web.

Everything is easier when your guitar works properly!

The way a guitar feels is a personal thing. Upon acquiring a guitar you should take it to a luthier and have it set up so it plays as well as possible. Some music stores have a luthier adjust their guitars. If you buy one from a non-music store, the guitar probably isn't adjusted by a professional.

When I taught children, a parent would often buy a guitar from a discount non-music store to try to save a few dollars. The child would come to the lesson with a painful-to-play guitar and not want to practice. The parent would say either I didn't motivate the student or their child didn't have musical talent.

A guitar company would have to increase the cost of a new guitar $300 to have adjusted correctly. When you buy a guitar, a luthier will get it working well for $75 - $150. To find a good luthier, ask the top guitarists in your area who they take their guitars to.

  1. The frets should be leveled and rounded so they are all the same height to reduce buzzing. Loose frets should be glued.
  2. If the frets are slightly rounded, less tension is required to push the string down.
  3. The ends of the frets should be filed so they aren't sharp.
  4. The bridge should be adjusted so that the radius is the same as the fingerboard.
  5. The nut should be as low as possible reducing the tension required to push strings down.
  6. Adjust the bridge saddles with an tuner so the guitar plays in tune.
  7. If you have adjustable tuning gears, make sure the screws are tight to reduce string slippage. The guitar will stay in tune longer.
  8. Adjust pickup height to have equal volume for all strings. If you have individual string screws, this can be done more accurately.
  9. The truss rod should be adjusted at least as the temperature and humidity changes. A luthier will either do this for you free of charge or show you how to do it.
  10. Strap buttons on guitars are moveable. Through this adjustment, most guitars can be made as comfortable to hold as a Stratocaster. Some guitars are neck heavy and cause tendonitus as well as shoulder and back problems. The guitar should not pull your back out of alignment. A guitar should be adjusted to the player's posture and body needs.
  11. The pickguard height should be adjusted to your hand. It should be secured parallel to the strings about a half inch down.
  12. Use a gig bag so that the weight of your guitar is on your right shoulder not your hands.