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post Nov 6 2009, 09:30 PM
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Problem Solved...Thanks everyone smile.gif

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post Nov 6 2009, 09:50 PM
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It takes a skilled guitar tech a maximum of 10 minutes to lower your action... AND HE IS CHARGING 80£ FOR THAT?

Even for a complete set up with new strings that is way too much money...
My local guitar store does it for 15Euros! Go look for another store or check for a setup guide on youtube.


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post Nov 6 2009, 09:57 PM
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I would suggest looking for a different tech to do the job! Its a rip-off for the task at hand. That string height is called "Action". You can lower it by lowering strings at the bridge, adjusting the truss rod and possibly adjusting the nut (grinding etc).

Its best to leave the job to professional if you never done it, but you can try it yourself its not that hard.

Here are some resources online about it:

http://www.projectguitar.com/tut/trussadjust.htm
http://www.projectguitar.com/tut/action.htm

You can also download a users manual from Fender.com for some guitars, they all include those adjustment information a how to.


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post Nov 6 2009, 10:17 PM
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£80????
Mate, that's FAR too expensive just to set the Action!!!!!
I don't even charge that for a full Set-up including STRINGS!!!

It is something you can do yourself with a bit of patience!!
What guitar is it on?
Let me know and I'll try to talk you through how to do it!!!
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post Nov 6 2009, 10:20 PM
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post Nov 6 2009, 10:21 PM
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QUOTE (Sensible Jones @ Nov 6 2009, 09:17 PM) *
£80????
Mate, that's FAR too expensive just to set the Action!!!!!
I don't even charge that for a full Set-up including STRINGS!!!

It is something you can do yourself with a bit of patience!!
What guitar is it on?
Let me know and I'll try to talk you through how to do it!!!
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I'll show my new gear in a topic tomorrow. It's just a bit too much cause I already paid for a set-up today, and I came home noticing the strings weren't the same height so I think I'm getting way to rip off..


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Well, around here, they ask about 80€ for a complete check. That's the reason I will do it by myself. smile.gif


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QUOTE (Rated Htr @ Nov 6 2009, 10:21 PM) *
I'll show my new gear in a topic tomorrow. It's just a bit too much cause I already paid for a set-up today, and I came home noticing the strings weren't the same height so I think I'm getting way to rip off..

If you paid for a setup already and you're not satisfied - Complain!


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post Nov 6 2009, 10:33 PM
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Something just came into my head...The guy is not british, I'm not british. What if he meant 18£? :lol: :lol: :lol:

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post Nov 6 2009, 11:13 PM
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i believe that string height isnt supposed to be even all the way through though....there should me a little difference...its just the shape of the guitar...


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post Nov 6 2009, 11:14 PM
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but on the 6th and 5th string when I play them, they do alot of buzz...


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post Nov 6 2009, 11:17 PM
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As Marc is suggesting, not all guitars have a neck of the same radius. What kind of neck is it?


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post Nov 6 2009, 11:18 PM
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If you press the 6th string on first and the last fret, is there any distance between strings and frets in the middle of the fretboard?


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post Nov 6 2009, 11:26 PM
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QUOTE (Rated Htr @ Nov 6 2009, 10:33 PM) *
Something just came into my head...The guy is not british, I'm not british. What if he meant 18£? laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif


Hehhe its possible! smile.gif 80£ is abnormal price but its not impossible I guess...Ask him again about the price, and regarding the second guitar - take it back for a complain. No strings should buzz after proper setup!


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post Nov 7 2009, 12:04 AM
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QUOTE (jafomatic @ Nov 6 2009, 10:17 PM) *
As Marc is suggesting, not all guitars have a neck of the same radius. What kind of neck is it?


ESP Horizon custom...

QUOTE (Dejan Farkas @ Nov 6 2009, 10:18 PM) *
If you press the 6th string on first and the last fret, is there any distance between strings and frets in the middle of the fretboard?


From the 6th fret back, they look to close to the fretboard and it starts to grow higher after the 6th fret


QUOTE (Bogdan Radovic @ Nov 6 2009, 10:26 PM) *
Hehhe its possible! smile.gif 80£ is abnormal price but its not impossible I guess...Ask him again about the price, and regarding the second guitar - take it back for a complain. No strings should buzz after proper setup!


It's the same guitar wink.gif



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post Nov 7 2009, 12:10 AM
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QUOTE (Rated Htr @ Nov 7 2009, 12:04 AM) *
From the 6th fret back, they look to close to the fretboard and it starts to grow higher after the 6th fret


Did you press down at the last fret as well, does it looks evenly growing higher from both sides in the middle of the neck?


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post Nov 7 2009, 12:59 AM
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QUOTE (Dejan Farkas @ Nov 6 2009, 11:10 PM) *
Did you press down at the last fret as well, does it looks evenly growing higher from both sides in the middle of the neck?


No, it's like...one part looks to close, the other looks to far away.


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post Nov 7 2009, 01:04 AM
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80 quid is ridiculous. When you asked him to change the "distance between the frets and strings" he probably thought he could take you for a ride. What a tool.
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QUOTE (Rated Htr @ Nov 7 2009, 12:59 AM) *
No, it's like...one part looks to close, the other looks to far away.


This is strange, if the neck is evenly bowed it can be fixed with trust rod adjustment.. but if the neck is warped it is not cheap to repair, but anyway you can ask some other tech for opinion if possible


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post Nov 7 2009, 07:39 AM
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I'd suggest to have another view by other professional. Don't leave yourself with only one opinion.


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