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FDP Forum / Guitar Mods, Repairs, and Projects / I think I lost my privilege to buid guitars

Rigby1027
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USA, Lubbock

Anybody got a band-aid?
Feb 28th, 2012 01:30 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I finally had to take one that I put together a year ago to the professional here in town because I just couldn't get it right. Also, had run out of patience and was already pretty short on knowledge and tools. Oh well, I guess I'll just throw set-up fee on the top of anything I put together from here on out so that I can actually enjoy the things I put together.

Peegoo
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That chicken

is WRONG, baby.
Feb 28th, 2012 03:40 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Relax, Rig, don't give up just yet.

Some guitars just won't take setups well. We all run across 'em. Sometimes even the ones we build.

rfrakes331K
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USA

RonHalen Jokingly He Says
Feb 28th, 2012 03:50 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I lost mine on the last. Thin strat non fender body and a too chip loaded SsH pickguard. Why me I was doing well after 6.

GP
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SW Burbs of Chitown

ILL, where our Gov's make our plates
Feb 28th, 2012 07:13 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"Some guitars just won't take setups well. We all run across 'em. Sometimes even the ones we build."

+1

My last one would just not set up. There was nothing I could do on the set up to make feel right for me. Sold it off to someone else that would like the way it felt in their hands.



FunkyKikuchiyo
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New England

Feb 28th, 2012 07:19 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

If you never get "throw in the towel" moments, then you aren't challenging yourself. It is par for the course.

wrnchbndr
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New Jersey

The otters threw me out
Feb 29th, 2012 06:20 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Welcome to my world. Sometimes the mojo just doesn't happen and the guitar just does not want to be a guitar. Did the pro make things right? And if they did, what did they do? Bring them coffee and donuts so they might take a little bit of time to share the aproach to the setup that you didn't take. Its always a matter of discovery and having an open mind to new ideas about how things work. I usually find the path to mojo via fretwork but there are other things that will stunt a guitar's mojo and there are many good craftsmen out there who just need a bit of help every now and then. There are some folks here on the FDP who have given me a leg-up many times and I do this for a living.

Rigby1027
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USA, Lubbock

Anybody got a band-aid?
Feb 29th, 2012 09:59 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I haven't had the balls to jump off into fret work yet. I am sure that will be the issue. I just don't feel comfortable playing with frets on an $80.00+ dollar investment.


I work at a tamale manufacturing plant and I will take him some tamales when I pick it up to hopefully get the run down. He had a couple of good looking women working in there with him. Not something you see in a luthier shop very often.

FunkyKikuchiyo
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New England

Feb 29th, 2012 01:24 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"He had a couple of good looking women working in there with him. Not something you see in a luthier shop very often. "

You can say that again...

BbendFender
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Texas

Throw in a pick and you've got a deal!
Feb 29th, 2012 06:43 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"He had a couple of good looking women working in there with him. Not something you see in a luthier shop very often. "

I guess you took it some place besides Wally's!
Couldn't resist!

Rigby1027
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USA, Lubbock

Anybody got a band-aid?
Mar 1st, 2012 09:17 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Mcluthiers.

SoK66
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USA

We had the hit but Van got the money
Mar 1st, 2012 10:38 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I had to do that with the frets on my '09 ES335 59 RI. It was a basket case out of the box, needed a nut, bridge posts, saddles recut and the frets were a mess. I decided to sub out the frets to my local guy who did a marvelous job with them. Sometimes it's just past my pay grade.

L.H.B.
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the joisey flats

welcome to the zoo...
Mar 2nd, 2012 11:51 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

welcome to my world. I had a strat and tele build that were total crap in my hands. I took them to wrnchbender and he turned them into very nice guitars. I am so lucky I live close to a great tech! Thx wrnch!

Rigby1027
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USA, Lubbock

Anybody got a band-aid?
Mar 2nd, 2012 04:10 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Got it back today and it is playing like a dream. Went ahead and had a bone nut installed. He said the culprit was fret polishing.

rfrakes331K
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USA

RonHalen Jokingly He Says
Mar 4th, 2012 03:17 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I wish I were close to wrnch or Peegoo. They could fix my mess. I am embarrassed to take it back to my guy. Too much egg on my face. That will heal in a couple of years. I can wait.


hotblooze
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World Traveler

Mar 4th, 2012 05:36 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

How nice if we can say all this in the same breath.....

"I wish I were close to wrnch or Peegoo."

"He had a couple of good looking women working in there with him. Not something you see in a luthier shop very often."

wrnchbndr
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New Jersey

The otters threw me out
Mar 5th, 2012 06:34 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I can see it now... Peegoo and I buy a big touring buss with some girls from Vegas who always stay in costume. We'd call it Planet Mojo. All we need is an engine that runs on used guitar strings and plastic nuts. A whiskey still and hydroponics garden in back and we'd only stop at donut shops -- life would be good.

Coming to a donut shop near you.

rfrakes331K
Contributing Member

USA

RonHalen Jokingly He Says
Mar 5th, 2012 02:24 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

+1 wrnchbndr! Hoooo Ahhhhhh!

rfrakes331K
Contributing Member

USA

RonHalen Jokingly He Says
Mar 12th, 2012 04:27 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Well my new Hwy 1 body with myneck and vintage 6 pt trem went well together. I capoed the string to the neck and unbolted everything off the crappy white thin strat body. Moved it all to the ne body withcrazy good results. I did have toraise the .009 E string saddle tho to stop grounding on the neck. The neck didn't pocket as tight as I like altho it plays well and sounds fine.. Not sure how much I want to float the trem yet or deck it.

rfrakes331K
Contributing Member

USA

RonHalen Jokingly He Says
Mar 14th, 2012 01:30 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Since I have never set up a guitar before. Is there anything that I should check after doing this swap?


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