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Unread 01-06-2009, 04:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Should i get my new Guitar setup by a pro

I,m a newbie i,ve owned my Agile LP 3100 for 3 weeks thats how long i,ve been playin.I need to replace a broken string should i also get my guitar setup
by a pro?? it sounds good to me but i,m no expert but i do have numb finger tips from playin i have,nt put it down since it arrived)

Any suggestions to get the best sound and easy action would be appreciated
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Unread 01-06-2009, 05:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Should i get my new Guitar setup by a pro

Have it looked at by one of your more experienced player friends to get an opinion on the setup as it is.
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Unread 01-06-2009, 05:25 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Have it looked at by one of your more experienced player friends to get an opinion on the setup as it is.
Yup.
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Re: Should i get my new Guitar setup by a pro

I always get a new guitar setup by a pro. He/she can take care of frets, neck adjustments, and other things most of us won't attempt.

After that I can usually handle most maintenance.

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I always get a new guitar setup by a pro. He/she can take care of frets, neck adjustments, and other things most of us won't attempt.

After that I can usually handle most maintenance.

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Seconded.

This is doubly true with something ordered online like an Agile...
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Re: Should i get my new Guitar setup by a pro

Thx for your replys i,ll get the setup done then i won,t have any excuses if i can,t get a nice sound out of her
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Re: Should i get my new Guitar setup by a pro

me, I am cheap and will live with a ok setup until I must take the guitar in....(some things I can set up and other I can not)

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Re: Should i get my new Guitar setup by a pro

For around 1/2 the price of a decent set-up you can purchase Dan Erlewine's Guitar Player Repair Guide & learn not only how to do it yourself but how to ask for exactly what you need for your style of play.

It's a great book & good investment either way!

I'm on my 3rd edition & it's crammed packed with a lot of great information.
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I always get a new guitar setup by a pro. He/she can take care of frets, neck adjustments, and other things most of us won't attempt.

After that I can usually handle most maintenance.

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That's what I typically do as well.
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For around 1/2 the price of a decent set-up you can purchase Dan Erlewine's Guitar Player Repair Guide & learn not only how to do it yourself but how to ask for exactly what you need for your style of play.

It's a great book & good investment either way!

I'm on my 3rd edition & it's crammed packed with a lot of great information.
That's a great book. I refer to it every once in awhile, but mines an older edition.
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Re: Should i get my new Guitar setup by a pro

Thx for all the reply,s this forum is great i,m taking all the advice you.ve given i,ve got a mate who used to be in a band early (80,s) coming over to check out my LP .

So i,ll hold of on the setup for now and Dan Erlewines book sounds a top idea
Thx Again really appreciate u guys helping out an old Newbie like me
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Re: Should i get my new Guitar setup by a pro

Be prepared to shell out ca$h to pay for fret-work & nut-work if you go to a 'Pro'. Could be almost as much as what you paid for the guitar.

Learn as much DIY as you can, save yourself some money and learn about how guitars work.
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Re: Should i get my new Guitar setup by a pro

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For around 1/2 the price of a decent set-up you can purchase Dan Erlewine's Guitar Player Repair Guide & learn not only how to do it yourself but how to ask for exactly what you need for your style of play.

It's a great book & good investment either way!

I'm on my 3rd edition & it's crammed packed with a lot of great information.
it is a good book but, I still send my axe off...( I must be cheap and lazy )
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