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Offline GregB

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Guitar set ups
« on: October 26, 2019, 11:49:35 am »
So I found a luthier in my area and took both mt electric and acoustic guitars for him to set up this morning. He checked them out and said they weren’t bad but the intonation on the electric needed adjusting and he would replace the strings which I bought with the Yamaha 112v I bought a couple of weeks ago and he would also set up the action.

With the acoustic he sad the fret ends were a little sharp and would dressthose and as I’d fitted new strings recently would just lower the action a little.

I had intended to just leave one so I wasn’t without one to use but he  said leave both and he would have at least one done by 4 today.

How much, £20 all in for the two, astounding  ;D

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Re: Guitar set ups
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2019, 04:17:09 pm »
Good on you! An excellent guitar tech is a must have in my opinion. I always recommend finding a good tech early on, you will never regret it. At the end of the day a guitar is nothing but trouble if it isn't setup right.

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Re: Guitar set ups
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2019, 05:12:51 pm »
Good on you! An excellent guitar tech is a must have in my opinion. I always recommend finding a good tech early on, you will never regret it. At the end of the day a guitar is nothing but trouble if it isn't setup right.

Cheers, got them both back and what a difference. I’m not sure how much of it is in my head  :D

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« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2019, 06:43:07 pm »
Cheers, got them both back and what a difference. I’m not sure how much of it is in my head  :D
No one can answer that. If there's a noticeable difference it's most likely due to the setup (for the most part).

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Re: Guitar set ups
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2019, 02:05:47 pm »
I've had a similar experience.  Being relatively new to playing (just over a year) I've found guitar shops very intimidating, and barely gone in long enough to get a new set of strings, or an amp cable.
I play an Epiphone SG, and the switch (I thought) needed replacing, and figured that I'd get the set-up looked at while it was there. 

There is an independent shop close to where I work, and the reviews seemed fairly good, so I popped in last week to get an idea of what he could do and how much it would cost.  I returned yesterday with my guitar, which he looked at, played, and told met that the switch he could clean, and the setup would be £25 - he would use the spare strings I had in the case.

I picked up my guitar today, the intonation has been corrected, and  was invited to try it out.  I reluctantly sat down and strummed a couple of chords.

"No" he said "plug it in", pointing to the enormous Vox amp.

I plugged it in and nervously strummed a G chord, and the sound was amazing. A few more chords just sang out, and then I went for an F - which has never sounded quite right, and it was just perfect.

This was probably the best £25 I could spend.  If anyone is having prolonged issues i would recommed finding a decent independent guitar specialist.

Oh and it wasn't at all intimidating - he was really friendly and I could have chatted/played all day (shame I've had to come back to work!!!)

Am I allowed to make recommendations? https://www.paddysmusic.co.uk/

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« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2019, 04:49:12 pm »
A proper setup is a real game changer. Learning to do some of it yourself is pretty cool too.

 

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