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Bogdan Radovic
post Feb 22 2009, 01:30 PM
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QUOTE (Ryan @ Feb 21 2009, 11:52 PM) *
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".


Better guitars usually get better setup at the factory.But then they travel a lot to the actual store so they lose much of the factory setup values while bumping in the back of UPS truck.Some stores do the setup free when you buy the guitar...They put new strings when doing the setup , do all sorts of tweaking and intonation - you just tell them your preferences like "I want lowest action possible etc"...


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post Feb 24 2009, 11:11 AM
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A good set-up is very important for a player. It should be done at least once or twice a year. The temperature changes when seasons change can make the neck contort, so it should be adjusted. The string action, the octave pitch adjustment, the wang-bar angle (if your guitar has one), the pickup height, the frets should be leveled once in a while to reduce the 'twanging' sound and allow you to adjust the strings to a lower action, but if your guitar has a wang-bar the set-up should be done more frequently. These are just a few basic things you do when you set-up your axe. I believe anyone can do this (except the fret leveling). smile.gif

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Vasilije Vukmiro...
post Feb 24 2009, 06:58 PM
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I also have high actions, you gave hope that it can really be fixed:)
What about the buzz when your strings are to low?


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post Feb 24 2009, 07:00 PM
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My Ibanez PGM301 has only received a factory setup and although I cant find any fault with it I would like a pro tech to set it up for me. Sadly there are non in my area so im a bit stuffed for choice! sad.gif


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