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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-11-2002, 12:07 PM Thread Starter
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Guitar Setting up - Where can I learn to do this? - on the w

Is there a web site anywhere that gives accurate, competent 'lessons' with regards to getting my JS setup etc, so that I dont have to take it to my local store periodicly to have a check up??? ta very much...

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-11-2002, 01:07 PM
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Guitar Setting up

The Jemsite should provide enough info on that...use common sense to fill in the not unscrewing the truss rod and so on...Setting up a JS can be done similar to the Jems...and practise makes perfect...but don't blame me if you screw up...anyway don't expect the techs to know it best...I've seen them at their worst...:shoot: * * :yawn:
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-16-2002, 05:34 AM
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Guitar Setting up

Jemsite is indeed one of the best sources for setting up your guitar.
I would also opt to set up my guitar myself. There are good techs out there, but also bad ones... (own experience)

But if you do it yourself, always make sure that you know what you're doing (be informed). And if you have any questions, just ask on this forum
There are plenty of specialists out here

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-19-2002, 08:02 AM
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Guitar Setting up

Use jemsite tech tips, and also go and buy a book on guitar setups that goes a bit more in depth. A good one I *bought to help me on my way was:

Electric Guitar Setups by Hideo Kamimoto

This book is goo at explaining why certain things have to be the way they are such as neck relief, sonme usefull hints and other little bits of cool stuff. Also not very expensive for what it is. Doesn't cover floyd rose systems (such as the lo pro) very well and concentrates on gibson/fender type stuff, but all the tremelo setup stuff including hints/tips/tricks and the like can all be found on jemsite and in the forums.

Once you've got a rough idea what you're doing and what you want to achieve and have practised on an older "don't care too much what happens with this" guitar or one you don't mind playing around with, then tackle the guitar you want to setup.

Alternatively, if you follow the book, and make all the adjustments in small steps you might be able just to do the JS straight off.

Basically, it's not hard and a bit of practice will get you far.

Good Luck!
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