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  • When you buy a guitar do you expect..

    it to be setup? Both guitars had a deposit put down on them and 2 weeks between the down payment and pick up. And neither was setup at all. No truss rod adjustment, no height or intonation done. Is it just me or is this totally ****************ed up?
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    <b>Pedals:</b>Eb volume/pan--&gt;tu2--&gt;skreddy screwdriver--&gt;timmy--&gt;Fuzzfactory/sho--&gt;hm fuzz v3--&gt; dd20--&gt; moog phaser--&gt;cathedral--&gt;rc20xl</div>

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    Yeah that's pretty poor.



    I've never bought a new guitar that wasn't pretty reasonably set up. My 335 was set up really nicely at the shop and my Strat was pretty good even after being shipped straight from Japan......
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    <img src="images/misc/quote_icon.png" alt="Quote" /> Originally Posted by <strong>EL KABONG</strong>
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    <img src="images/misc/quote_icon.png" alt="Quote" /> Originally Posted by <strong>Naterel</strong>
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    <div class="message">Those meatballs came out right <br />
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    • #3
      Yeah that's pretty poor.



      I've never bought a new guitar that wasn't pretty reasonably set up. My 335 was set up really nicely at the shop and my Strat was pretty good even after being shipped straight from Japan......
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      <img src="images/misc/quote_icon.png" alt="Quote" /> Originally Posted by <strong>EL KABONG</strong>
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      <div class="message">just cause Aussies cant have guns (=no freedom) doesnt mean other people cant have them either.</div>

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      <img src="images/misc/quote_icon.png" alt="Quote" /> Originally Posted by <strong>Naterel</strong>
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      <div class="message">Those meatballs came out right <br />
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      • #4
        Was setup part of the deal, stated in black and white, or is it something you assumed?

        I really do sympathize. My $600 Ibanez was set up way better than my $1800 Les Paul.

        I guess it's another one of those things we have to nail down or it won't happen.

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        • #5
          Was setup part of the deal, stated in black and white, or is it something you assumed?

          I really do sympathize. My $600 Ibanez was set up way better than my $1800 Les Paul.

          I guess it's another one of those things we have to nail down or it won't happen.

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          • #6






            Quote Originally Posted by evets618
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            Was setup part of the deal, stated in black and white, or is it something you assumed?






            Do car dealerships just give you the car without balancing the wheels and topping up fluids??
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            <b>Amps:</b> Traynor yba-1 modded for KT88, silverface fender bandmaster reverb, Silvertone 1474, 2x12 (WGS g12c), 2x12 (WGS vet30/reaper hp)<br />
            <b>Pedals:</b>Eb volume/pan--&gt;tu2--&gt;skreddy screwdriver--&gt;timmy--&gt;Fuzzfactory/sho--&gt;hm fuzz v3--&gt; dd20--&gt; moog phaser--&gt;cathedral--&gt;rc20xl</div>

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            • #7






              Quote Originally Posted by evets618
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              Was setup part of the deal, stated in black and white, or is it something you assumed?






              Do car dealerships just give you the car without balancing the wheels and topping up fluids??
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              <br />
              <b>Guitars:</b>Peavey hp exp, Squier 51 (gfs liverpool in bridge Brass bottom in neck), Squier jazzmaster<br />
              <b>Amps:</b> Traynor yba-1 modded for KT88, silverface fender bandmaster reverb, Silvertone 1474, 2x12 (WGS g12c), 2x12 (WGS vet30/reaper hp)<br />
              <b>Pedals:</b>Eb volume/pan--&gt;tu2--&gt;skreddy screwdriver--&gt;timmy--&gt;Fuzzfactory/sho--&gt;hm fuzz v3--&gt; dd20--&gt; moog phaser--&gt;cathedral--&gt;rc20xl</div>

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              • #8
                when I'm buying a guitar I do expect a complimentary set-up on it, with my preferred strings of choice. I'm dropping that good cash I want my axe playable when I pick it up. I wouldn't want a new car from a certified dealer that has low air in the tires, needs fluid changes, and light replacements. That all should be done for me from the jump.



                The last guitar I bought was my Suhr Standard that I got from the Music Zoo, and I asked the guy taking care of me how much a set up was, and he said don't worry we take care of it for free, just call a day or two before you want to pick it up. That's service.
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                • #9
                  when I'm buying a guitar I do expect a complimentary set-up on it, with my preferred strings of choice. I'm dropping that good cash I want my axe playable when I pick it up. I wouldn't want a new car from a certified dealer that has low air in the tires, needs fluid changes, and light replacements. That all should be done for me from the jump.



                  The last guitar I bought was my Suhr Standard that I got from the Music Zoo, and I asked the guy taking care of me how much a set up was, and he said don't worry we take care of it for free, just call a day or two before you want to pick it up. That's service.
                  <a target="_blank" href="http://www.chrisbedward.com">www.ChrisBedward.com</a><br><br><a target="_blank" href="http://www.youtube.com/ChrisBedwardmusic">Youtube</a>

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                  • #10
                    It depends where I'm getting it from, what it is, and how much I'm paying. I'd honestly rather they didn't mess with it at most places. (GC!) Now if I'm going to a really nice shop to buy something decent, yeah I'd kinda expect it to be ready to go. I'll still take it apart and do things my way the second its home with me.
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                    • #11
                      It depends where I'm getting it from, what it is, and how much I'm paying. I'd honestly rather they didn't mess with it at most places. (GC!) Now if I'm going to a really nice shop to buy something decent, yeah I'd kinda expect it to be ready to go. I'll still take it apart and do things my way the second its home with me.
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                      • #12






                        Quote Originally Posted by AxAxSxS
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                        It depends where I'm getting it from, what it is, and how much I'm paying. I'd honestly rather they didn't mess with it at most places. (GC!) Now if I'm going to a really nice shop to buy something decent, yeah I'd kinda expect it to be ready to go. I'll still take it apart and do things my way the second its home with me.




                        I usually make a few changes myself after a setup, and I can understand not doing the intonation and height, but not adjusting the truss rod is just plain irresponsible those can't be adjusted very much before shipping, so it IS up to the shop to do so.
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                        <br />
                        <b>Guitars:</b>Peavey hp exp, Squier 51 (gfs liverpool in bridge Brass bottom in neck), Squier jazzmaster<br />
                        <b>Amps:</b> Traynor yba-1 modded for KT88, silverface fender bandmaster reverb, Silvertone 1474, 2x12 (WGS g12c), 2x12 (WGS vet30/reaper hp)<br />
                        <b>Pedals:</b>Eb volume/pan--&gt;tu2--&gt;skreddy screwdriver--&gt;timmy--&gt;Fuzzfactory/sho--&gt;hm fuzz v3--&gt; dd20--&gt; moog phaser--&gt;cathedral--&gt;rc20xl</div>

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                        • #13






                          Quote Originally Posted by AxAxSxS
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                          It depends where I'm getting it from, what it is, and how much I'm paying. I'd honestly rather they didn't mess with it at most places. (GC!) Now if I'm going to a really nice shop to buy something decent, yeah I'd kinda expect it to be ready to go. I'll still take it apart and do things my way the second its home with me.




                          I usually make a few changes myself after a setup, and I can understand not doing the intonation and height, but not adjusting the truss rod is just plain irresponsible those can't be adjusted very much before shipping, so it IS up to the shop to do so.
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                          <b>Guitars:</b>Peavey hp exp, Squier 51 (gfs liverpool in bridge Brass bottom in neck), Squier jazzmaster<br />
                          <b>Amps:</b> Traynor yba-1 modded for KT88, silverface fender bandmaster reverb, Silvertone 1474, 2x12 (WGS g12c), 2x12 (WGS vet30/reaper hp)<br />
                          <b>Pedals:</b>Eb volume/pan--&gt;tu2--&gt;skreddy screwdriver--&gt;timmy--&gt;Fuzzfactory/sho--&gt;hm fuzz v3--&gt; dd20--&gt; moog phaser--&gt;cathedral--&gt;rc20xl</div>

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                          • #14






                            Quote Originally Posted by AxAxSxS
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                            It depends where I'm getting it from, what it is, and how much I'm paying.




                            I completely agree.



                            If I'm buying a $300 Squier, I don't have the same expectations, but if I'm buying a nice new American built guitar, either toss in a set of strings of my choice so I can do it myself, or offer to set it up for me.
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                            • #15






                              Quote Originally Posted by AxAxSxS
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                              It depends where I'm getting it from, what it is, and how much I'm paying.




                              I completely agree.



                              If I'm buying a $300 Squier, I don't have the same expectations, but if I'm buying a nice new American built guitar, either toss in a set of strings of my choice so I can do it myself, or offer to set it up for me.
                              **********

                              "Look at it this way: think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of 'em are stupider than that."

                              - George Carlin

                              "It shouldn't be expected that people are necessarily doing what they appear to be doing on records."

                              - Sir George Martin, All You Need Is Ears

                              "The music business will be revitalized by musicians, not the labels or Live Nation. When the musicians decide to put music first, instead of money, the public will flock to the fruits and the scene will be healthy again."

                              - Bob Lefsetz, The Lefsetz Letter

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