When people talk about someone at a music store setting up an instrument for $30 or $40, is it just truss rod, intonation, and action adjustments? Or is there more stuff, like fret leveling, filing on the sides, etc.? I do my own setups for truss rod, intonation, pickup height, and action and I do a very good job. My teacher showed me how to do action, so I was like "Well, that wasn't too hard. Let's see how much farther I can take this!" so I progressed and learned how to do all of my own bridge and pickup adjustments and recently got over my fear of adjusting the truss rod -- and to spectacular results! I don't have a job at the moment, but this semester, I'll be spending all day at school with musicians. Literally ALL DAY. I'll be in a recording focus program with people from all over a couple of counties coming to my school to learn recording/live performance/songwriting, and I've considered offering setups in exchange for cash before and eventually work as a tech during university...and this seemed like a natural way to try it out. At the moment, I can do: Truss rod adjustments Intonation Saddle height Pickup adjustments and plan to start... Filing the ends of frets Wiring (changing knob configs, fixing bad jobs, installing pickups) Fret levelling I'll practice by starting the fretwork on my own basses, and maybe order a neck from Rondo to experiment on before I take ANY of it to muso's at school (the last thing I want is to wreck someone else's instruments). Wiring will be just wires to random pots, maybe a distortion pedal or something when I get decent at it. I'll also be putting aftermarket p'ups in an SX Tele 'round Christmas time. What I need from y'all here in the setup forum is... 1. Is this unreasonable? Should I do this at all? 2. Advice on going about starting this up. 3. What specific (to the brand, if possible) tools I'll want for doing fretjobs and soldering. 4. What should I charge for these jobs? What do professionals in your parts charge for these jobs?