You ever have a guitar that's set up so perfectly

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  1. JP~)

    JP~) Member

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    ....that you don't even want to take it out of the house?
     
  2. fcarpio

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    If it was so perfectly setup that would probably be the first one I would want to take out of the house. :)
     
  3. s2y

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    No. Makes me want to take it out even more!
     
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    haha~ this.
     
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    :agree
    I have a few right now. Even my PRS Stripper showed up at my door with a perfect setup & completely in-tune! I can't wait for "her" 1st gig!
     
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    Totally don't understand that. If it's setup well, play it. It'll need a setup again whether you touch it or not. Wood moves, strings corrode etc..
     
  7. Pietro

    Pietro 2-Voice Guitar Junkie and All-Around Awesome Guy

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    The ones that say Tom Anderson on the headstock...
     
  8. JP~)

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    yeah...I know you guys are right, but still, it's just like like I want to enjoy it for as long as possible. As a rule, I only get them set-up 2x a year....winter and summer. I don't go by the calendar, but when the weather actually changes to dry/cold, hot/humid. Weird, it's just nice to be able to pick one up of the stand and have it be perfect.
     
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    Set ups are really easy to do. You should learn how and then have all your guitars perfect all the time.
     
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    Man, no kidding!

    If you play guitar, learn how to set the thing up. If nothing else, it is very rewarding.
     
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    Solution: never play it!


    Or learn how to perform the "perfect set-up", and duplicate it any time you like!
     
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    No... But, I have had a perfectly setup guitar that made not want to touch my other guitars.
     
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    I have two right now. I am working on the third.. I just bought it the other day..

    Take them all out...
     
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    I'm not following the thinking here at all. Playing it isn't going to alter the setup and neither is taking it out of the house. I do almost all my playing outside the house. I wouldn't go out with a guitar that wasn't set up perfectly.

    I'll echo what the others said. Learn to do it yourself so you can do minor tweaks when they're needed.
     
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    I won't touch it. I won't even look at it.
     
  16. Jahn

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    I don't wanna change the strings on it - may mess up the perfect setup.
     
  17. JP~)

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    I think you all are underestimating the value of having a great tech set up your instruments. I don't mean any offense, but seriously...I wouldn't pay any of you to set up my guitar or even let you touch it for fee! In fact, I think the only reasonable thing to do here is to put the guitar in it's case, lock the case and throw away the key then hermetically seal the guitar and case in a stable environment where I can view the case through a peephole measuring precisely 1cm x 1cm.
     
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    This can be a necessity when one owns multiple instruments and/or lives in an area with wild humidity mood swings.

    If you like having low action, best to learn to DIY. One time I had a Fender Urge bass and I couldn't figure out how to get the action lower and was stuck, so I took it to a local shop to see if they could help or give me some insight. I left it. They RAISED the action and lectured me that basses were not meant to be set up with action that low. :bonk
     
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    This is exactly my point...having a great tech whom you trust can be a valuable resource. To further that, I think the best tech's actually charge less....maybe because they can perform the work faster then a less experienced tech.
     
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    ...right...I choose my doctors in the same way. That "get what you pay for" thing is SO passe!
     

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