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post Feb 20 2009, 11:59 PM
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So I bought my first, and only guitar, (MIM strat) about a year and a half ago. When I bought it, it didnt get set up at all (at the time I didn't even know what a set-up was) and recently, with my more developed ear, I began noticing the intonation was a little off, and it was starting to get annoying. So I took it into my local guitar shop today, and they told me that, the neck was messed up, the bridge was messed up. So they told me that they were going to re-set it up (or whatever you would call it tongue.gif

long story short, I took it to the shop, and it came out sounding AWESOME, the action is lower, and now the intonation is perfect. And they also put .009s on it. I had .010s on it before.

My fingers are going to be tired tonight.

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post Feb 21 2009, 12:04 AM
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Hehe, I know that feeling!
My first guitar (a Squier Strat.... Don't judge me!) sounded AWESOME when I first got it. I loved it with all of my heart... Until I tried a Schecter Omen 6 fresh from the workbench in my local music shop.... I almost haven't touched the Squier since tongue.gif


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post Feb 21 2009, 12:07 AM
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QUOTE (Canis @ Feb 20 2009, 07:04 PM) *
Hehe, I know that feeling!
My first guitar (a Squier Strat.... Don't judge me!) sounded AWESOME when I first got it. I loved it with all of my heart... Until I tried a Schecter Omen 6 fresh from the workbench in my local music shop.... I almost haven't touched the Squier since tongue.gif

hahha My first was a Squier Strat as well tongue.gif, Ive long since sold mine smile.gif


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post Feb 21 2009, 12:08 AM
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QUOTE (Ctodd @ Feb 20 2009, 11:59 PM) *
So I bought my first, and only guitar, (MIM strat) about a year and a half ago. When I bought it, it didnt get set up at all (at the time I didn't even know what a set-up was) and recently, with my more developed ear, I began noticing the intonation was a little off, and it was starting to get annoying. So I took it into my local guitar shop today, and they told me that, the neck was messed up, the bridge was messed up. So they told me that they were going to re-set it up (or whatever you would call it tongue.gif

long story short, I took it to the shop, and it came out sounding AWESOME, the action is lower, and now the intonation is perfect. And they also put .009s on it. I had .010s on it before.

My fingers are going to be tired tonight.

-Chris


I think i should do this with my guitar........

The action is to high and the G string sounds horrible


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post Feb 21 2009, 12:12 AM
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How much does it cost to get set-up? My intonation is off and a few other problems.


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post Feb 21 2009, 12:16 AM
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QUOTE (superize @ Feb 20 2009, 06:08 PM) *
I think i should do this with my guitar........

The action is to high and the G string sounds horrible


It's weird, (I'll be careful with how I phrase this laugh.gif) the G-string on my guitar was the only one that was buzzing


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How much does it cost to get set-up? My intonation is off and a few other problems.


the set-up, and the new strings they put on my guitar all came to $26.50


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Hehe, I know that feeling!
My first guitar (a Squier Strat.... Don't judge me!) sounded AWESOME when I first got it. I loved it with all of my heart... Until I tried a Schecter Omen 6 fresh from the workbench in my local music shop.... I almost haven't touched the Squier since tongue.gif


I should probably try out some different guitars, but I'm not going to have the financial resources to buy another guitar for a long time sad.gif

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post Feb 21 2009, 12:26 AM
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That's awesome man!
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post Feb 21 2009, 12:27 AM
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Go man, have fun, it's always good to hear that...wonder if mine has the same o.o


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post Feb 21 2009, 12:30 AM
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Even a minor adjustment can do wonders. A bit lower or higher action, new strings, new pick: anything basically. This means that you have put many effort into the guitar and now - removing such physical obstacles - you can unlock many more skills too. Have fun then!


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post Feb 21 2009, 12:41 AM
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Getting guitar setup is awesome !

Imagine this situation... You practice for a month on very high action working on your tapping, sweeping, legato , alternate etc. You do fairly well at decent tempos ... You take your guitar for setup , you get it back and you can play at least 20-30% faster !

It happened to me so many times. My main custom guitar has high action for purposes like this wink.gif


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post Feb 21 2009, 01:11 AM
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ehm could somebody explain what "action" really means? i mean i have an idea what it could be but im just not sure about it. thx
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post Feb 21 2009, 01:25 AM
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QUOTE (pat @ Feb 21 2009, 01:11 AM) *
ehm could somebody explain what "action" really means? i mean i have an idea what it could be but im just not sure about it. thx


As far as I know, the height of the strings on the fretboard - e.g., how easy it is to push down the strings. At least that's what I've been told.
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post Feb 21 2009, 01:27 AM
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QUOTE (pat @ Feb 21 2009, 01:11 AM) *
ehm could somebody explain what "action" really means? i mean i have an idea what it could be but im just not sure about it. thx

It means how close your strings are to your fretboard =)
High action means that the string are higher from the board, and vice versa.


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post Feb 21 2009, 07:36 AM
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That's really nice to hear about because is an improve in your listening skills and the knowing of the instrument qualities biggrin.gif
Great news mate! biggrin.gif

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post Feb 21 2009, 10:55 AM
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QUOTE (Pedja Simovic @ Feb 21 2009, 12:41 AM) *
Getting guitar setup is awesome !

Imagine this situation... You practice for a month on very high action working on your tapping, sweeping, legato , alternate etc. You do fairly well at decent tempos ... You take your guitar for setup , you get it back and you can play at least 20-30% faster !

It happened to me so many times. My main custom guitar has high action for purposes like this wink.gif


I feel that my string height is preventing me from playing faster.....

The next time i go to the guitar store i will check if they could do a setup on my guitar

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QUOTE (superize @ Feb 21 2009, 04:55 AM) *
I feel that my string height is preventing me from playing faster.....

yeah it is man. That happened to me, my squire had action you could drive a truck under, and i got fast with that, then i got my bc rich moockingbird and i was like, holy crap, I can play this fast?


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post Feb 21 2009, 11:49 PM
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Great to hear about your guitar sounding awesome and inspiring! smile.gif Setup is important and its recommended that you always do it after buying the new instrument...Badly setup guitar can lower playability and be uninspiring to practice one..If you are not experienced take it to the shop for the first time or follow online tutorials on how to do the setup yourself.Its a rewarding experience..


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post Feb 21 2009, 11:50 PM
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Oh my God. I had my 12 year old Mustang I bought second (third? fourth? ...?) hand redone today. New elixir 0.09 strings and had it set up by a pro. It now plays like a dream compared to how it did before. No more pain in my lower thumb. Absolutely no problem with barre chords. It's amazing, it plays like how imagined an American Deluxe strat would play. Now I wonder how much better they would play, because this is amazing. Especially for chordwork.

And it's almost like it sounds better too. Maybe the strings?

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QUOTE (Bogdan Radovic @ Feb 21 2009, 04:49 PM) *
Great to hear about your guitar sounding awesome and inspiring! smile.gif Setup is important and its recommended that you always do it after buying the new instrument...Badly setup guitar can lower playability and be uninspiring to practice one..If you are not experienced take it to the shop for the first time or follow online tutorials on how to do the setup yourself.Its a rewarding experience..

Man, I never took my new guitar in. Im gonna do that soon. I didnt think that you needed to since, well you know it was "new".


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QUOTE (Pavlov @ Feb 21 2009, 11:50 PM) *
And it's almost like it sounds better too. Maybe the strings?


Can be the new strings (probably), but also the actual action of each individual string in relation to the pickup height can make major differences.


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