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Dave’s Drum Depot

Dave’s Drum Depot – La Crosse, Wisconsin

1207 South 3rd Street

La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601

Phone: 608-433-0666

About Dave’s Guitar Shop

Dave’s Drum Depot stocks percussion brands like DW, Gretsch, Sonor, Barton, Meinl, Zildjian,  Tama, and PDP. Additionally, They will also stock keyboards from brands like Nord, Korg, Kurtzweil, and Novation! This is, of course, an early list of brands, with the potential for more in the future.

Even though the new shop is located in LaCrosse, as always we are happy to help with any drum and keyboard related inquiries online and over the phone. You can also do business with our stores in Milwaukee and Madison, as we will be accepting drum and keyboard trades towards any piece of gear at any Dave’s location when we resume normal in-store operations.

Store Hours

  • T-F: 10:00am – 6:00pm
  • Sat: 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sun & Mon: Closed

Repair

Here at Dave’s Guitar Shop we are proud to have a staff of world class Guitar and Amp technicians. Be it simple guitar setups, restrings, grafting on broken headstocks or restoring timeless classics our techs work at the highest quality. With a shared experience of over 50 years and access to one of the largest collections of historic guitars for reference you can rest assured that your repair or restoration will be completed accurately and with great care and precision.

Our Work

Guild 12-String Guitar Headstock Grafting

When this guitar came in the headstock was cEvan - Headstock Graftingompletely broken off.  Being a 12 string I knew that it would need some extra reinforcement to stay structuraly sound.  I glued the headstock in place and then started to cut away wood from the truss rod to the edge of the neck running from the 5th fret to the A string tuner.  It took hours of cleaning up gluing surfaces and precisely fitting the graft before I could glue it in place.  I then repeated that step on the other side of the neck.  With this repair the only original wood remaing around the break is directly over the truss rods making the finished product basically as strong as a new neck.  Once the neck was refinished you cant even see the original break and only if you look very closely can you see the edges of the grafts.  When the owners of the guitar came to pick it up they thought I had made a whole new neck.  Needless to say they were very excited.  -Evan

Gretsch Flood Damage Restoration

Gretsch Flood Damage RestorationA Customer brought this guitar into us in horrible shape. He had stored this guitar in the basement for a number of years with no issues, however in the fall of 2007 a large flood swept through our area filling his basement, and in turn his guitar, with water for almost a week. Needless to say, by the time he was able to get the guitar out it had been heavily damaged. When he brought this guitar into us it was completely covered in mud and river residue, the electroics were completely shot, and the hardware had begun to oxidize. We began by completely taking apart the guitar. We thoroughly cleaned each part of the guitar, inside and out. Once completed we were actually able to save all the original hardware from the guitar and the finish had withstood the flood. The electronics had to be completely replaced however. Staying true to the guitar we used as much era specific parts as we could find. As you can see, by the time we were done with the guitar you could hardly tell anything had happened to it!

Clapton Pre-Amp Install

Clapton RoutElectronics installs are one of my favorite jobs here at the shop and this project was one of the funnest.  Installing a Clapton pre-amp is more then just a quick wiring job because of the surface mount board.  The board needs to be routed into the body underneath the pickguard.  Setting up the router is the most time consuming part of this job and once the routing in complete the actual wiring takes only a few minutes.  The guitar was then topped off with a fret level and setup. -Evan

Prices & Services

If you are interested in our repair services &restoration services, please contact us

Drums:
Dave Orr – 608-796-1310

Recent News

Set up an Appointment! (COVID19 Update)
July 11, 2020 by Ben Koshick

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    June 24, 2020 by Ben Koshick

    Hey Folks! This is a quick message from your friends here at Dave’s Drum Depot. We’ve updated our in-store hours of operation to be closed on Sundays and Mondays. We… READ MORE

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    May 11, 2020 by Ben Koshick

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