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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-02-2011, 11:43 AM Thread Starter
 
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Check-up/Maintenance - if and how often??

Hello,

A couple years ago I bought a Prestige 2570Z. It's an awesome guitar and it is playing really well/no complaints.

I'm curious as to whether I should be "regularly" bringing it in to my local shop for routine check-up? Right now there is nothing I can point to that's "wrong" but should I be bringing it in regulalry for preventative check-up/maintenance, etc.?

Recommendations as to frequency and what should be checked would be appreciated!

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Re: Check-up/Maintenance - if and how often??

As the weather changes, so does your guitar. You have no location listed but I would say 4xs a year it needs to be setup and at least once a year a professional needs to look it over to catch little things before thy become big. Twice as frequent at least if you play out.
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Re: Check-up/Maintenance - if and how often??

If you're playing it regularly, you will probably be able to determine if anything needs to be adjusted.

I wouldn't necessarily say you need to get a full blown professional set-up very frequently.

I just check the basics every string change (i.e. action, trem angle, neck relief, give it a good wipedown and fretboard cleaning, etc.). But sometimes my string changes are only every couple of months!
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I'm curious as to whether I should be "regularly" bringing it in to my local shop for routine check-up?


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It depends if you're a Metallica riffs bedroom player, somebody interested in becoming a pro or already becoming a pro.

1- will never need.
2- everytime you feel uncomfortable with it for any reason.
3- you'll know when.
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or any time you spill re-fried beans on it
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It depends if you're a Metallica riffs bedroom player, somebody interested in becoming a pro or already becoming a pro.

1- will never need.
2- everytime you feel uncomfortable with it for any reason.
3- you'll know when.
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