|Author:||Henry Ramsey (registered user: 3018 posts )|
|Date:||Wed, May 09th, 2012 @ 07:27 ( . )|
On 05/09/2012 @ 02:47, Kursad K wrote :I've been trying to set it up myself and I think maybe that could be a factor ie I'm doing something wrong. For one thing it may be that it *can't* be set up completely right.
On 05/08/2012 @ 21:19, Henry Ramsey wrote :
: : I've been reluctant to have anyone mess with the guitar since the guy who did modification no longer works at that shop. He had been there a long time too. He'd worked on my Ric too. He was a genuine luthier I think. I watched him rebuilding a banjo once. The guy who's there now (a 20-something kid) has some unfavorable reviews (changing something he was told not to, etc).
: : Now, I'm stuck with guitar center. As long as they don't make it worse I guess I don't have a choice.
: : I'm limited to shops I can get to by bus and GC is easy to get to.
: With some patience you can setup your guitars yourself. It takes some time, though. The only guitar I wasn't able to adjust myself was a chinese made ibanez (gax30), it has turned out that it has a problem with nut position. So it cannot be corrected without removing and reinstalling the nut. All others were adjustable without professional help.
Remember the bridge was removed the holes filled and then new holes drilled so the bridge angle reversed.
If the tech was off in where he has reset the locationn it may be I'll never get it intonated as perfectly as if it was stock. The saddle of at least one string is reaching it's stop(all the way forward) and still not tuning correctly all the way up the neck.
So either I'm setting it wrong or it is a consequence of having had it modified plus these strings. Last year I striped out the truss nut through using the wrong hex key and I replaced it successfully. I'm not looking forward to that possibility again.
In this case I think a pro setup is called for. They have the tools and they're paid to have the know how.
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