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  • #16
    The only music store I know of in my area other than GC that does repairs is one called Cyber Music Gear... and their gear is expensive as hell so I imagine their services are steep aswell
    Originally Posted by Ultrahighgain


    ...and there it is. The mind is no more than a chemical reaction and when life ends conciousness simply ceases to exist.



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    • #17
      The only music store I know of in my area other than GC that does repairs is one called Cyber Music Gear... and their gear is expensive as hell so I imagine their services are steep aswell


      Never hurts to call and find out. I'd also rather pay $100 for a setup by a technician who actually knows what he's doing than $75 to a GC contractor.
      There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there always has been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that "my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge." - Isaac Asimov, Newsweek (21 January 1980)

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      • #18
        at GC it will cost like 20 bucks
        Originally Posted by Ultrahighgain


        ...and there it is. The mind is no more than a chemical reaction and when life ends conciousness simply ceases to exist.



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        Marshall MG10
        Ernie Ball .010-.052
        Dunlop Tortex .88
        Live Wire Cables

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        • #19
          at GC it will cost like 20 bucks


          Then I'm definitely not bringing it to GC. There's too much involved for them to make any profit if it's only $20.
          There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there always has been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that "my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge." - Isaac Asimov, Newsweek (21 January 1980)

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          • #20
            Just to sand down a nut...?
            Originally Posted by Ultrahighgain


            ...and there it is. The mind is no more than a chemical reaction and when life ends conciousness simply ceases to exist.



            Peavey OCC Guitar
            Marshall MG10
            Ernie Ball .010-.052
            Dunlop Tortex .88
            Live Wire Cables

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            • #21
              Just to sand down a nut...?


              A good setup, will include sanding or correcting or even cutting a good nut. It's the most important element in determining how your guitar will feel to you when playing. A well cut nut will turn a guitar that feels hard and stiff to play into an easy to play piece of silk. A good nut will avoid tunning problems in the future and and help with string breakage.

              I would easily pay $100 for a good setup if it included nut work. $20 at GC? I wouldn't even make the drive. You can learn to do your own nut work but it takes tools and skills. It goes way beyond "sanding it down".

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              • #22
                Do it yourself. It's a perfect guitar to experiment with. What you need done isn't that hard to do yourself if you're even slightly mechanically inclined and you take your time.
                -Bob-



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                • #23
                  A good setup, will include sanding or correcting or even cutting a good nut. It's the most important element in determining how your guitar will feel to you when playing. A well cut nut will turn a guitar that feels hard and stiff to play into an easy to play piece of silk. A good nut will avoid tunning problems in the future and and help with string breakage.

                  I would easily pay $100 for a good setup if it included nut work. $20 at GC? I wouldn't even make the drive.


                  Exactly.
                  There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there always has been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that "my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge." - Isaac Asimov, Newsweek (21 January 1980)

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                  • #24
                    Just to sand down a nut...?


                    $20 aint bad dude...anything that needs to be done to a guitar by a good tech would cost you way more...my local spot gets that much for changing strings...
                    "The function of music is to release us from the tyranny of conscious thought"
                    Sir Thomas Beecham

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                    • #25
                      It's a roll of the dice with GC techs. We have two local GCs and they each sent a guy to 'tech school'. One guy really knew what he was doing before said schoolin'... the other guy... I'd trust him with a pickup install or to solder an output jack, but no way would I trust him for nut work.

                      To open up nut slots isn't that hard if you have the proper files... hell, I've made due with a $10 set of Chinese mini files and sandpaper but to get the best out of the nut, you have to know what you're doing. A little too deep and your strings will rattle against the frets. A little too high and the lower fretted notes will be a bit sharp vs at the 12th fret. A little too tight and the strings will bind and go out of tune when bending and will generally be harder to tune.... a little too loose and you might get unexpected results when bending as the strings slides across the nut... if the slot is cut at to shallow of an angle, you will get sitar like tones on the open unwound strings...

                      Having said that, I suspect if he messes anything up or does any of those things wrong, they'll have to fix/replace it but in general, I'd expect trouble from letting a Guitar Center tech do any nut work.

                      My personal take is that if that were my guitar and I didn't want to do the work myself, I'd try to find a actual, known competent tech and have him install a NEW Graph Tech nut, slot it properly and do a basic setup and I'd skip the tuners for now if the budget doesn't allow for that work.

                      Edit: As for the guitar itself... it looks pretty metal to me. If it is properly set up, it will do the job and I'm sure with the right pickup, it will sound all kinds of metal.
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                      • #26
                        I love that guitar! STAY AWAY FROM GC TECHS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The one in my local GC is a total idiot, almost returned my baby cuz of him.
                        My weapons of choice:

                        -Eastwood Joey Leone Signature RBC
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                        -Line 6 Flextone III Plus

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                        • #27
                          Too pointy for me, but it should make a good metal guitar...
                          ...when I'm 64...

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                          • #28
                            Though you might occassionally luck out and find a GC that has a competent tech, in most cases youd be better off trying to do the work yourself even if your a total newb to such work imo. Except for the few good techs that do some work for a gc most of their employees including techs have less experience, knowhow & skill then their average customer imo.
                            Life for its own carnal pleasure.Synths: Novation KS4 & Maudio Venom. Guitar: BC Rich It Warlock.. Bass: BC Rich Warlock. Sight: Aerial lasers by Omnisistem & Chauvet,. Geometric lasers by Extreme.

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                            • #29
                              guy is an amp forum troll...
                              Don't hate the game - hate the player!

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                              • #30
                                Just to sand down a nut...?

                                There's more to it than that. You need to make the slots wider to accommodate the fatter strings. If someone says they can do it for twenty bucks, RUN!!! They're a hack. If you go to deep you end up replacing the nut. Then it's a 75 buck job that needs to be done by someone who knows WTF they're doing. Why not cough up the bones and have a good tech fix it up for you? Get the pup you want and have him to the whole job at once.
                                Then you can take it home and
                                There can never be a perfect plan. What's perfect for one human bean ain't perfect for the next one. Cuz he's a lentil.

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