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Offline Dubwolf

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Complete guitar setup
« on: April 25, 2019, 12:00:59 pm »
Hello, currently my guitar is old 3 years,didn't have any major issues or service so far
I bought in guitar combo with amp

Is complete setup smart thing, or waste of money
   

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Offline hilts17

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Re: Complete guitar setup
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2019, 12:06:40 pm »
That depends. Are you having an issues with it at all? Are you having to press down extra hard on any strings to make the note ring out clear? Are any strings "buzzing" at all? You say the guitar is 3 years old. Does that mean you've owned it for 3 years or did you recently buy a 3 year old guitar? How long have the strings been on it? If you can press all the strings without having to press hard and they all ring out without any buzzing, likely you don't need a setup.
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Re: Complete guitar setup
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2019, 12:14:15 pm »
Well, i often heard buzzing, thinking that normal :/
Yep i owned for 3 years
I didnt change string so often

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Re: Complete guitar setup
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2019, 04:55:08 pm »
Sounds like your guitar could use a little tweaking but doesn't need a
complete set up.
If you're happy with it I'd leave it as it is.
IF AND ONLY IF you are a handy type of person who can learn things easily
you can do basic set ups yourself.
I'll warn you now a little knowledge can be dangerous.

You said you bought a guitar amp combo so I'm quessing you bought an
electric. Electric guitars are easier to set up than acoustic.
Unfortunately there is a lot of bad information about guitar set ups on the
net so you'll need to know the difference before you go messing around with
your guitar.
frets.com has a really good section on doing set ups.
It's a really old website but full of really helpful articles.


Offline close2u

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Re: Complete guitar setup
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2019, 08:49:01 pm »
Well, i often heard buzzing, thinking that normal :/
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It should not be audible unless you have a very low action as a deliberate choice and you strum very hard as a conscious choice.

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Yep i owned for 3 years
I didnt change string so often

With regular play time, strings should be changed every 1-3 months for home players. Electrics perhaps closer to 1 than 3.
When all the strings are off it is time to give it some TLC.
Clean the dusty bits, oil the neck, check for fretwear, etc.
With new strings securely on and stretched in, check the neck for correct bow (a slight back bow), the bridge and saddle height for action, finally the saddle adjustment for intonation.
If you don't know what any of that means, get it done at a shop at least this first time, then next time you know you are starting from a good place with micro adjustments needed only.

 

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