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George
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2014 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HellaMelos wrote:
Ok ok ok guys here is the deal. I don't appreciate you bashing "my tech". Yeah I could have stumbled around and figure it out, but the truth is I think he does a sick job and I like giving the only local music store any business I can afford to give. Every time I've ever had anything done, it's either perfect or damn near perfect. I took my guitar back and turns out it was something very very minor. Should he have caught it initially? Maybe.. but he stopped what he was doing and fixed it for me in a matter of minutes. He is a most chumpless dude.

i can tell this is somewhat directed at me

i appreciate what you're saying and i apologise. i'm glad it's sorted, but it wasn't just something very very minor, it was four somethings very very minor, and to an outsider all these things together look sloppy and reflect badly on the tech's skills and pride in his work, in my opinion. i think the people in this thread answered your questions as any stranger on the other side of the world would care to, and we more or less had the same opinion of your tech: negative. it's not going to be on anyone's radar to second guess whether you're best buds and then sugar coat the replies because of it.

having said that, he definitely redeemed himself by fixing it asap with no bullshit, and no extra charge - that's definitely what any decent tech should do. and to be clear, this is not "let's flame jamie at matt's guitars", because none of his know him and have not made this personal,.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2014 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BearBoy wrote:
Fender wrote:
Then there are the controls—neck pickup volume and bridge pickup volume only (no tone control), which are reverse-wired like the Squier original, meaning that the bridge pickup volume is the one closest to the bridge and the neck pickup volume is the one farthest from it.


Not sure if that's how the chumptech has done it?


he mixed them up, but I probably wasn't the clearest when I told him. He used the term "eddie van halen wiring" and I assumed he knew what I meant the first time. After playing it, it's not really a big deal. I may get it changed back later, but for now I'm just going to enjoy it for a while. I also kinda think the mistake makes it a little more unique and doesn't affect the tone at all, so maybe I'll just keep it.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2014 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I understand. I also should probably have been more clear on everything asked. He fixed the problems I specifically asked him to fix. No more no less. I'm very very picky when it comes to how I like my guitars, and this may be a perfect example of why I should learn to do it myself. I also understand a lot was said in light hearted spirits. I appreciate all of your input and advice through the process of buying my first shortscale. The knob mixup and fret buzz may be a perfect way for me to start leaning to set up my guitars myself and you guys will probably be hearing more from me in other forums!
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2014 2:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So crazy you are actually in Monroe too. You ever gig around town? I'd kinda like to see that super sonic in action.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2014 4:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

vhwork wrote:
So crazy you are actually in Monroe too. You ever gig around town? I'd kinda like to see that super sonic in action.


I played in a band called "TOAST" a few years back. We don't play as much anymore, and now play under the name "Yowzah" due to some legal issues we went through
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2014 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NickS wrote:
You could try slackening off the strings, slackening off the neck screws and seeing whether sideways pressure will move the headstock down a couple of mm.


That is what I was going to recommend. However, instead of slacking off the neck screws, I usually just brace the body of the guitar between my legs and give the neck a little pop with the heel of my hand in the direction I want it to go.
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