Should i get my new Guitar setup by a pro

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  1. ImpactoZ

    ImpactoZ Member

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    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
     
  2. dennistruckdriver

    dennistruckdriver V.I.P. Member

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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.
     
  3. ozone

    ozone Senior Member

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    Yup.
     
  4. b-squared

    b-squared Banned

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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. :D

    After that I can usually handle most maintenance.

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    Seconded.

    This is doubly true with something ordered online like an Agile...
     
  6. ImpactoZ

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    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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    st.bede V.I.P. Member

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    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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    Last The Cleaner Premium Member

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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.
     
  9. martin6string

    martin6string Premium Member V.I.P. Member

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    That's what I typically do as well.
     
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    martin6string Premium Member V.I.P. Member

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    That's a great book. I refer to it every once in awhile, but mines an older edition.
     
  11. ImpactoZ

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    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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    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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    it is a good book but, I still send my axe off...( I must be cheap and lazy :laugh2:)
     

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