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Dec 31

Guitar Setup – Free Printable Action Gauge

Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 in Music

If you’re planning on setting up your guitar, there are a few tools that come in really handy to get the right measurements. Without them, you’ll never really be 100% on point. I looked online for a Guitar String Action Gauge and they roughly cost around $20. The problem was that I needed to setup this guitar and bass right away but I would have had to order it online and wait for them to ship it to me before I can set it up correctly.

Most guitar techs will purchase their tools from Stewart MacDonald. It’s pretty much the go-to place online for anything guitar related. Check out the price of their action gauge here: This is before shipping. If you’re outside of the US you’re going to end up paying even more to have one of these shipped to you if your local guitar shop doesn’t carry one.

Setting up the action on your guitar means that you’re correctly positioning the strings above your frets using a measurement to get the perfect distance throughout the whole neck. There are plenty of videos on YouTube that will show you the correct way to do it. You can print this gauge out that I posted above using Illustrator or Print it out on card stock or get it laminated if you want it to last a lot longer. However, paper works too as long as you cut it straight on the lines. If you have shaky hands, ask your mom to do it. Last time she gave me a handy, her strokes felt pretty steady.

Anyway, back to string action on your guitars; If the action is set too high, you’re going to have to press down on the strings a lot more and a lot harder in order to hit your notes which can be frustrating and tire your fingers a lot faster. If your action is too low, your strings will rattle when they hit the frets and your music will sound like shit. No, I mean worse than it already does. And no one wants that, right?!

What I normally do is set this gauge at the 17th fret so it sits right on the metal, not the wood, and I make sure the string sits about 4/64ths above the fret. Make sure you also check your intonation and for string buzzing after you set the correct height. It may need to be adjusted again after raising or lowering the action.

So above you’ll see the handy string action gauge ruler for you to print out. Just make sure you use the correct software to print it out or else you’re going to print out out the wrong size and the measurements will be way off.

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to post them in the comments section and I’ll do my best to help you out!

Nov 12

Deadstar Assembly – Breathe for Me at Bar Sinister Jan 2013

Posted on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 in Music

Here is a video of Deadstar Assembly performing our song Breathe for Me at Bar Sinister on Jan 26, 2013. We were playing with The Dreaming during the 2013 Winter NAMM Convention weekend. I had a blast this night and there are a few more songs from the set that I uploaded to my channel if you want to watch.

Sep 5

Deadstar Assembly Messing Around at Rehearsals

Posted on Thursday, September 5, 2013 in Music
Here’s a little clip I video taped with my New GoPro Hero Black attached to my headstock on my Schecter Bass.
We were rehearsing for the NYC Show, Triton Festival 2013 on Sept 06th, 2013
Apr 8

The Muggles performing at Propaganda

Posted on Monday, April 8, 2013 in Music

Video I shot of The Muggles performing at Propaganda in Lake Worth, FL on April 06, 2013. Mel, my girlfriend, plays keys for them. Be sure to check them out if you never have. Sorry about the shitty audio quality, I forgot to turn down my mic before recording this song.

Feb 11

Deadstar Assembly – Killing Myself Again – Live at Bar Sinister

Posted on Monday, February 11, 2013 in Entertainment, Music

Deadstar Assembly Performing Killing Myself Again at Bar Sinister in Hollywood, CA. Shot by Brian Blitzkrieg on my 60D. Jan. 26th, 2013. We performed with The Dreaming.

Aug 15

Google Play Distributing Deadstar Assembly

Jul 21

Deadstar Assembly performing at Triton Festival and more

Posted on Wednesday, July 21, 2010 in Entertainment, Music

Deadstar Assembly will be touring in mid-August and Most of September. We will be playing Germany at the Summer Breeze Open Air festival mid-August and then we’ll be heading back out for a western US tour.

Before heading to the west coast, we will be playing in Philly at Polaris on September 4th and thenTriton Music Festival in Brooklyn, NY hosted by Vampire Freaks. This Labor Day festival is also a 3-day festival which will include some of the best DJ’s and industrial music artists. Some of the artists performing at the Triton Festival will include: Apoptygma Berzerk, Clan of Xymox, Celldweller, Hanzel Und Gretyl, Razed in Black, Terrorfakt, and many more.

Deadstar Assembly will be performing on Sunday, September 5th, 2010.

Also, are running a contest where you can win a chance to get VIP treatment for the entire weekend of the festival. You can get details on that here:


For any more information on the upcoming tour, please be sure to check out our tour page located at

Jul 15

Deadstar Assembly Get’s Ready for Another Tour!

Posted on Thursday, July 15, 2010 in Music, News

Germany, Here we come!

After about 8 Years of playing shows in the US, Deadstar Assembly finally gets ready to embark on their next level of touring. We’re currently gearing up for the second leg of the Coat of Arms tour which will begin at Germany’s Summer Breeze Open Air Festival. You can find out more information about the tour on the Summer Breeze website. Some of the bands we will be performing with at this festival include: Sepultura, Napalm Death, GWAR, Cannibal Corpse, The Black Dahlia Murder, Agnostic Front, Behemoth, Dark Funeral, Dying Fetus, Gorgoroth, Ill Nino, Macabre, My Dying Bride, Sick of it All, Suffocation, The 69 Eyes, and many more! You can check out the full list on their Bands Page.

We got word that this 3-day festival is already sold out. There will be about 90 Bands and 30,000 people for each day of the festival! I’m mostly excited about the fact that I can finally leave the country again and especially for a show this big. For those of you who didn’t know, my Brazilian passport had expired and it was a bit of a bitch for me to get it renewed. I’m not an American Citizen, just a legal resident, and it was a lot harder than it should have been for me to renew the passport. Anyone who’s had to deal with the debacle will tell you, dealing with consulates are less than appealing. Their web sites are missing a ton of important information and just trying to find out what I needed to do was bad enough, let alone trying to call them. They’re the most unhelpful people you’ll ever deal with. You call them, and they tell you to email the site for more information, then they reply to the email and tell you to call them. It’s like a never ending FOR loop in a poorly written piece of software.

Regardless, after all of that was taken care of, I got more great news that we’re also going back out west for this second leg of the tour. We’ll be performing in states such as Colorado, Utah, Washington, Nevada, and one of my favorites, California. We get to perform at The Whisky A Go-Go in West Hollywood, CA for the second time and I can’t wait! This part of the tour will be with The Dreaming. The Dreaming includes Christopher Hall (Singer of Stabbing Westward) and Carlton Bost (Guitarist of Deadsy).

I’m looking forward to the upcoming tour and hope everything works out the way it’s supposed to.

For the upcoming tour dates and more info, be sure to check out

Summer Breeze Open Air Festival

The Dreaming


Mar 17

DeadStar Assembly’s “Coat Of Arms” Available for Pre-Order now only at CDBaby!

Posted on Wednesday, March 17, 2010 in Music

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Sep 22

DSA Destroy Entire Hotel! Dark Hole Sessions Vol. 2 DVD

Posted on Tuesday, September 22, 2009 in Music

Check out DSA remodel a hotel in the middle of nowhere, befriend roaches and kick a fan in the nuts repeatedly.. hey he asked them to do it! Seriously! From the Dark Hole Sessions Vol. 2 DVD, over 2 hours of videos, live footage and on and off stage debauchery.

DSA Destroy Entire Hotel! Dark Hole Sessions Vol. 2 DVD


Don’t miss DSA’s LIVE return This Weekend
Sat. Sept. 26th at the State Theater in St. Petersburg, FL!

This performance will be the debut of new blood Kriz D.K. along with the infamous MUBO back on Keyz! DSA will perform new cuts from our upcoming release along with crowd favorites from Unsaved and our Self Titled Debut CD, “Deadstar Assembly”. Come set the night aflame with us and Crossbreed!

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