We do all guitar repair, restoration, refinishing and setup work as well as pick up rewinds and amp and pedal electronics repairs. If it's broken or not playing like it should, we'll fix it.
The retail shop stocks and sells a full range of hardware, leads, strings etc and we have exclusive dealerships so check out the pricelists for the best prices around.

Tym guitars blog has moved

Tym guitars has a brand new website up and running with the new BLOG as part of the site. Please go to Tym guitars to view/comment and browse the BLOG.

March 27, 2011


Tym guitars has a brand new website up and running with the new BLOG as part of the site. Please go to Tym guitars to view/comment and browse the BLOG.

All the old stories and reviews are on the new blog.

March 15, 2011

Diamond Bass Comp

IN STOCK NOW. The original Diamond Compressor has become one of our most well known products, loved by players for it's smooth response and ability to enhance your instruments tone. Turns out that bass players have discovered the Compressor (many via it's discussion on the TalkBass online forums) and while it generally works great for 4-string passive basses, the performance with 5/6 strings and high output active basses was less than ideal as the frequency response and headroom was optimized for guitar use.
Our response to that interest is the new dedicated Bass Comp, the first Diamond pedal designed specifically for bass players. With low frequency response extending down to 20Hz and increased headroom, the Bass Compressor is ideal for 4/5/6 string basses, both active and passive.
We've also revoiced the Tilt EQ control, offering bassists the choice of the original 900Hz tilt point or a new 250Hz setting, accessible via a mini toggle.
-Smooth, optical compression/limiting
-Premium audio components, including 2% polypropylenecapacitors,1% metal film resistors and a pro audio grade opamp (our signal path opamp alone costs 8 to 10 times
what the industry norm uses).
- Innovative 'tilt' EQ provides a very musical tailoring of frequency response - selectable 900Hz or 250Hz tilt point
- Dual AC capacitive coupling paths for improved
transient response.
- True bypass signal path
- 18V power supply included

March 7, 2011

New Tym T shirts

Thanks to Nathan Smith, local R'n'R legend for doing this hand drawn artwork for the new Tym T shirt. These join the huge line of Tym T shirts we already have available here for shipping anywhere in the world.
These are available in white T with black sleeves in all sizes from XS to XL and black T's in all sizes from 10 to XL. Back has the Tym oval logo with "custom handmade guitars, effects,amps and speakers cabs" All Tym T's are $20. Contact Tym guitars for these or any other T's in the Tym range. Thanks for supporting Tym guitars.

March 3, 2011

The new Tym Tone Boost

I made a handful (less than 10) of these back in the late 90's and sold/gave them to some big (ish) player friends I knew who all raved about them highly. I stopped making them as they were a lot of work as I was wiring them point to point and assembling by hand. The originals were in an MXR Phase 100 size box and had a clear sticker printed with a bubblejet and stuck to the box with a coat of clear laquer over the top. I think most of them were painted light blue ? I actually saw one of these sell about a year and half ago for what I considered WAY too much money ?

I found the prototype a month or so ago and wired it up and plugged it in. Man, I'd forgotten how much I love this thing. It's a simple 1 transistor subtle to high gain boost/overdrive that can push any nice valve amp into saturation and has a very usable 1 transistor active tone control. The original had a toggle switch to switch from a type of treble/mid boost to a full linear boost which I've changed into a footswitch to make it more usable while you're playing ? Full frequency response makes it usable for both guitar and bass and you can get from the Shellac type "clang" right through to BIG "stoner" type bottom end.
This is the new version with new box and new artwork. This is schematically identical to the original and is now available in the small MXR size enclosure but sideways like some ZVEX pedals ?

Since the last blog entry I lent this prototype to "boost collector" Brett Netson from legendary US indie band Built to Spill when they played here in Brisbane and I'm very happy to announce this pedal will also be available as Brett's signature pedal in a different enclosure with artwork developed by Brett and Tym guitars. He was so impressed with the pedal, he's putting his name on it. Stay tuned for more info on that SOON.
Both of these versions will be available soon. Contact Tym guitars for these or any other pedal in the Tym range. Thanks for supporting Tym guitars.

March 1, 2011

The new Tym Red Mudd

Since starting my Big Mudd series a couple of years ago I get asked for this version time and time again, mainly by bass players and stoner rock guitarists, so, here it is. This is the new Tym version of the green/army overdrive/sustain pedal from the early 90's.
Like most of these pedals this is essentially the same circuit as all the other versions with some component changes in key areas. It was sold in a few different versions originally and like most of their products, yes,they do all sound slightly different. I used 2 original versions that I've kept for their tone as a template to work from. After building one as per "spec" from online schematics I then started modifying the circuit slightly to fine tune the tone.

While this is an exact copy of the original I am also offering a modified version that lets slightly MORE bottom end through without getting unusably muddy. While still being great on guitar, especially if you tune down, this will work for bass players who currently use one of these versions but with features like my smaller stainless steel enclosures, standard 9V "BOSS" style adaptor, and a standard stomp switch. I also have IN and OUT the "right" way around .........

The Russian writing at the bottom under the Tym logo says "Made in Brisbane, Australia" or at least, that's what we think it says !! These pedals will be available VERY soon. Contact Tym guitars for these or any other pedal in the Tym range. Thanks for supporting Tym guitars.

Earthquaker Ghost Echo Reverb

Ghost Echo Reverb
The Ghost Echo Reverb is designed to emulate a vintage reverb unit. It ‘s capable of providing a little atmosphere all the way through to vast depths. The attack control sets the delay of the initial pick attack on the wet signal only. When playing staccato this registers as a slap back type echo hitting the reverb but when playing fluid lines it adds a massive depth and "fattens" up the sound. The dwell control is a fine tune function that enhances the decay. At first it may seem like it's not there but back it off and you'll miss it. The depth controls the intensity of the reverb. An, yes, it is true bypass!
Any standard 9 volt DC power supply with a negative center 2.1mm barrel. No battery option.
Depth- Sets reverb intensity
Dwell- Sets the decay
Attack- Sets the delay of the pick attack on the wet signal

These pedals are IN STOCK now. Contact Tym guitars for more info and prices.