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Best set-up near Philadelphia PA?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by JosephRose, Dec 28, 2017.

  1. JosephRose


    Nov 9, 2016
    I've searched and found a couple of things, but most seem old and some info seems out of date, dead links, etc.

    Who should I look to near Philly to help get my Fender short scale (Mustang PJ) perfectly set?
  2. s_wood

    s_wood Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2003
    Delaware (USA)
  3. Tony In Philly

    Tony In Philly Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Oct 25, 2007
    Filthydelphia, USA
  4. JosephRose


    Nov 9, 2016
  5. I've often wondered the same thing. Subscribed!


    Nov 13, 2009
    I would avoid D-town guitars. I had them route a j pickup in my p bass. Got the guitar back and the route looks like they free handed the entire route. It was a total amateur job. Good news is that it forced me to learn how to do my own routing.
  7. songwriter21

    songwriter21 I have an obsession for wood. The musical kind. Supporting Member

    Jul 31, 2005
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Sponsored by Hipshot
    It takes a little time, and still, learning to do your own setup is completely worth it. You can get your bass playing exactly how you want, and best of all, it's free!

    There's the truss adjustment, bridge saddles, intonating those saddles, then pickup height. All you need, are some allen wrenches, a screwdriver, and most of all, being careful in the process. It's nothing to be nervous about...TONS of tutorials on YouTube!

    Also, lots of people recommend the attached manual (in the link I pasted), even though, in my opinion, you maybe need only a few out of the 62 pages, seriously. All of those pages are just to cover every kind of neck and body aspect out there. It pretty much covers everything for anyone. Only thing, is that I prefer to adjust the neck first, before the bridge, because the truss and neck are the spine of the instrument. If those are crap, then the bass is toast.


    Last edited: Jan 4, 2018
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  8. Spidey2112


    Aug 3, 2016
  9. JosephRose


    Nov 9, 2016
    Thank you sir.
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  10. Tony In Philly

    Tony In Philly Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Oct 25, 2007
    Filthydelphia, USA
  11. JosephRose


    Nov 9, 2016
    I went to jack.
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  12. DarrenRV


    Sep 28, 2010
    Virgin Islands
    Does anyone have or can get an email address for Jack?
  13. stephaniemac7


    Jan 21, 2012
    I lived in Manhattan for nearly 40 years and was used to the excellent work of Roger Sadowsky and Mas Hino. Since moving back to my hometown of Philadelphia I’ve spent a small fortune of wasted money going to several recommended techs in the area and I can only recommend Rick Emery at Mainline Music in Ardmore, Mike Tierney in Germantown, Di Pinto’s in Fishtown, and if you are willing to drive to Bridgewater NJ, Mark Simon.

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