Since 2013 we have been repairing
the most important guitars in the world – Your Guitars!
SILENT SCREAM

INFO

Silent Scream is a guitar service and workshop based in Bródno, Warsaw on the right-bank of Vistula.
Our endless self-improvement is driven by a quest for the best possible guitar, that is to say, the one that is comfortable to play, perfectly sounding and with meticulously set intonation.
The instrument has to inspire the player, no matter what the price tag says and what logo is staring at you from the headstock. Well-installed, straight and appropriately crowned frets combined with an excellent setup tailored to your needs are the factors that differentiate the good guitar from the great one. To our mind, the soul of a guitar is contained in its neck. Whether you bought your instrument for peanuts from a friend who had kept it on a wall for ages to collect dust, or a custom shop piece of art, we still can make it work perfectly.

Our services varies from quite basic, such as restringing and providing a proper setup to an instrument, fixing and modifying electronics, to more advanced like dressing the frets or completely refretting the instrument, levelling the fretboard or replacing the truss rod. There is no challenge too great or difficult for us. If your guitar is the most precious to you, it is inherently the most precious to us. Period. There is a warranty for all our services. If you are not completely satisfied with a guitar setup, you are more than welcome to speak you mind and will tailor it to your needs, free of additional charge.

Our job is our life. We love what we do and we want you to feel satisfied. This is our priority.

What is more, we also build our own instruments. We usually have a couple of them in our workshop, so feel free to come round and check their sound, looks and workmanship. Or just have a test run and enjoy!

SETUP

Complete guitar setup: neck relief adjustment, string action setup, intonation setup

DRESSING THE FRETS

frets levelling on the whole length of a fretboard

FRETS REPLACEMENT

careful and precise frets removal followed by new frets installation and dressing

NUT ADJUSTMENT

nut adjustment, taking into account strings’ gauge and frets’ height

ELECTRONICS REPAIR / REPLACEMENT

pickup, switch, potentiometer and output jack replacement, guitar shielding using copper tape, potentiometer maintenance, etc.

TRUSS ROD REPLACEMENT

replacing the stripped out truss rod

WHAT WE DO

In Silent Scream we are ready for any necessary treatment of your guitar.  Our services vary from quite basic, such as string replacement, neck relief adjustment, string height adjustment and intonation setup, through more complex, like fret dressing or fret replacement, to more advanced including the truss rod replacement.
You have just had your brand new guitar delivered directly from a factory? Great! Or maybe you have just finished a world tour, which dragged on for eleven months? Even better!
Our task is always to bring out the best out of your instrument and make it stand out. No doubt about that.

The key matters are experience, skills and methodology. We always use extremely precise tools to take measurements. ‘More or less’ is not acceptable.

Levelling of frets and fingerboard is performed with a specially designed piece of equipment, which simulates string tension. A guitar is set and then blocked in the natural playing position. It is crucial since any minute change in guitar position influences neck tension.

There is a number of details which influences good setup. Throughout years we have learnt to pay attention to even the tiniest ones. Our consideration is given to the tools and machines we use. Most of them come from Stewart-MacDonald, the world’s leader in manufacturing tools for luthiers. It is very likely that as the only guitar service in Poland we own Peterson AutoStrobe 490- a truly stroboscopic mechanical tuner, unsurpassed in tuning accuracy.

Range of services provided by us includes:

  • neck relief adjustment
  • string action setup
  • intonation setup
  • nut adjustment /replacement
  • fret polishing, fretboard cleaning and maintenance
  • replacement of pickups, potentiometers, output jacks and switches
  • potentiometer maintenance
  • copper tape shielding
  • fret dressing/ levelling
  • fret replacement
  • neck pocket angle correction, neck pocket levelling
  • fretboard level correction
  • truss rod replacement
  • the list goes on…

If you are in need of a service not included on the list, contact us or schedule an appointment and we will examine you instrument with our tools. We are open for unusual assignments. Every service is preceded by a comprehensive check-up and technical condition assessment of an instrument.

We are open from 12pm to 8pm workdays.

However, please call us beforehand, just to schedule an appointment.

Fun facts 2019

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Our instruments

RHINO bass | for sale

1. BODY
mahogany
top american walnut
maple veneer
Kolor: natural satin
Lacquer: polyacryl
2. HARDWARE

Tuners: Hipshot
Bridge: BABICZ FCH-4 Bass bridge
Strap buttons: Dunlop Dual Design
Strings: Ernie Ball 2833

3. NECK
Maple neck
Profile: Modern C, Scale: 34 3/8 inch
Satin finish- better playability
Graphite rods reinforced
Rosewood fretboard
22 JESCAR frets
Colour: Orange bahamah, headstock with american walnut veneer
Nut: Graphtech TUSQ
4. ELECTRONICS
Pickups: multicoil custom built
Preamp: ACG EQ-01 4 Knob Filter

RHINO bass | sold

1. BODY
honduran mahogany
top american walnut
maple veneer
Kolor: natural satin
Lacquer: polyacryl
2. HARDWARE

Tuners: Hipshot
Bridge: BABICZ FCH-4 Bass bridge
Strap buttons: Dunlop Dual Design
Strings: Ernie Ball 2833

3. NECK
Maple neck
Profile: 51U, Scale: 34 3/8 inch
Satin finish- better playability
Graphite rods reinforced
Wenge fretboard
22 JESCAR frets
Colour: Natural, headstock with american walnut veneer
Nut: Graphtech TUSQ
4. ELECTRONICS
Pickups: multicoil custom built
Preamp: custom built

LYNX bass | sold

1. BODY
alder
Colour: deep red
Lacquer: polyurethane
2. HARDWARE

Tuners: Hipshot USA
Bridge: Fender
Strap buttons: Schaller
Strings: Rotosound RS66Ldn

3. NECK
Maple neck
Profile: 51U
Satin finish- better playability
Graphite rods reinforced
Rosewood fretboard
20 JESCAR frets
Colour: natural with matching headstock
Nut: Graphtech TUSQ
4. ELECTRONICS
Pickups: neck: Fender 74, bridge: DiMarzio dp 148
Potentiometers: CTS/ Aguilar
Output jack: Switchcraft

SilentCaster | sold

1. BODY
Two-piece honduran mahogany
Top: maple
Ergonomic shape with comfortable access to higher neck positions
Strings through body
Colour: deep red
Lacquer: polyurethane
2. HARDWARE
Tuners: Gotoh
Bridge: BABICZ FCH-Tele Single Coil, Original Series
Strap buttons: Gotoh
String ferrules: Gotoh
Struny: ELIXIR Optiweb 10-46
3. NECK
Maple neck with ergonomic heel shape (quarter sawn)
Profile: custom
Satin finish- better playability
Brazilian Rosewood fretboard
22 JESCAR frets
Colour: natural, with matching headstock
Nut: Graphtech TUSQ
4. ELECTRONICS
Pickups: Bareknuckle pickups
Potentiometers: CTS,
Switch: 3-way CRL (USA)
Output jack: Switchcraft

GREY Caster | sold

1. BODY
Two-piece mahogany
Top: maple
Ergonomic shape with comfortable access to higher neck positions
Strings through body
Colour: woodland camo
Lacquer: polyacryl
2. HARDWARE
Tuners: Fender Vintage
Bridge: FCH-Tele Billy Gibbons Humbucker model
Strap buttons: Gotoh
String ferrules: Gotoh
Struny: ELIXIR Optiweb 10-46
3. NECK
Maple neck with ergonomic heel shape
Profile: ‘65 strat “C”
Satin finish- better playability
Rosewood fretboard
21 JESCAR frets
Colour: Olive, with matching headstock
Nut: Graphtech TUSQ
4. ELECTRONICS
Pickups: Hathor custom pickups
Potentiometers: 1 volume CTS,
Switch: 3-way CRL (USA)
Output jack: Switchcraft

Scream Caster | sold

1. BODY
Two-piece alder
Ergonomic shape with comfortable access to higher neck positions
Strings through body
Colour: sunburst
Lacquer: polyurethane
2. HARDWARE
Tuners: Fender Vintage
Bridge: BABICZ FCH – FIXED 6 HARDTAIL, ORIGINAL SERIES
Strap buttons: Gotoh
String ferrules: Gotoh
Strings: ELIXIR Optiweb 10-46
3. NECK
Maple neck with ergonomic heel shape
Profile: Modern “C”
Satin finish- better playability
Graphite rods reinforced
Rosewood fretboard
22 JESCAR frets
Colour: natural with high gloss headstock
Nut: Graphtech TUSQ
4. ELECTRONICS
Pickups: bridge – Hator P90 Naughty Butter, neck – Hator P90 Classic
Potentiometers: 1 volume, 1 tone (noload) CTS
Switch: 3-way CRL (USA)
Output jack: Switchcraft

Silent Master | sold

1. BODY
Two-piece alder
Ergonomic shape with comfortable access to higher neck positions
Strings through body
Colour: satin black
Lacquer: polyacryl
2. HARDWARE
Tuners: Fender Vintage
Bridge: BABICZ FCH-Tele Single Coil, Original Series
Strap buttons: Gotoh
String ferrules: Gotoh
Strings: ELIXIR Optiweb 10-46
3. NECK
Maple neck with ergonomic heel shape
Profile: Modern “C”
Satin finish- better playability
Graphite rods reinforced
Rosewood fretboard
22 JESCAR frets
Colour: natural with matching headstock (satin black)
Nut: Graphtech TUSQ
4. ELECTRONICS
Pickups: Dimarzio (bridge: Area Hot T, neck: Area T)
Potentiometers: 1 volume, 1 tone (noload) fender (CTS)
Switch: 3-way CRL (USA)
Output jack: Switchcraft

Scream Caster | sold

1. BODY
Two-piece ash
Ergonomic shape with comfortable access to higher neck positions
Strings through body
Colour: transparent orange
Lacquer: polyurethane
2. HARDWARE
Tuners: Fender Vintage
Bridge: BABICZ FCH – FIXED 6 HARDTAIL, ORIGINAL SERIES
Strap buttons: Gotoh
String ferrules: Gotoh
Strings: ELIXIR Optiweb 10-46
3. NECK
Maple neck with ergonomic heel shape (quarter sawn)
Profile: Modern “C”
Satin finish- better playability
Graphite rods reinforced
Ebony fretboard
22 JESCAR frets
Colour: natural with high gloss headstock
Nut: Graphtech TUSQ
4. ELECTRONICS
Pickups: bridge – Bare Knuckle Nantucket 90, neck – Blue Note 90
Potentiometers: 1 volume, 1 tone CTS
Switch: 3-way CRL (USA)
Output jack: Switchcraft

Scream Caster | sold

1. KORPUS
Two-piece mahogany
Top: bookmatched maple
Binding
F-hole and chambered body
Ergonomic shape with comfortable access to higher neck positions
Strings through body
Colour: natural/ desert burst
Lacquer: polyurethane
2. HARDWARE
Tuners: Fender Vintage
Bridge: BABICZ FCH – FIXED 6 HARDTAIL, ORIGINAL SERIES
Strap buttons: Marvell’s type straplocks
String ferrules: Gotoh
Strings: ELIXIR Optiweb 10-46
3. NECK
American cherry neck (thermally modified) with ergonomic heel shape
Profile: ‘65 strat “C”
Satin finish- better playability
Rosewood fretboard
21 JESCAR frets
Colour: Desert Sunburst
Nut: Graphtech TUSQ
4. ELECTRONICS
Pickups: Hator Widerange custom pickups
Potentiometers: 1 volume, 1 tone CTS
Switch 3-wayCRL (USA)
Output jack: Switchcraft

Scream Caster bass | sold

1. BODY
Two-piece ash
Strings through body
Colour: transparent burgundy
Lacquer: polyurethane
2. HARDWARE
Tuners: Grover
Bridge: Fender 2-saddle pbass bridge
Strap buttons: Schaller
String ferrules: Gotoh
Strings: Ernie Ball
3. NECK
Maple neck
Profile: ‘51 pbass “U”
Rosewood fretboard
20 JESCAR frets
Colour: natural/amber
Nut: Graphtech TUSQ
4. ELECTRONICS
Pickup: Hator BH-51-1004A-BKVC-0
Potentiometers: 1 volume, 1 tone CTS
Output jack: Switchcraft