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How to get the best response to a repair question in this forum

Discussion in 'Setup & Repair [DB]' started by Chris Fitzgerald, Feb 7, 2011.


  1. Chris Fitzgerald

    Chris Fitzgerald Student of Life Staff Member Administrator

    Oct 19, 2000
    Louisville, KY
    To get the best possible advice here in DB Setup, especially when you need it fast, PLEASE POST AS MANY DETAILED PICTURES OF THE ISSUE AT HAND AS YOU CAN. Granted, not everything can be diagnosed through pictures, but they invariably help. If you don't post pictures of a specific repair question, do not be surprised if they are requested before any advice is given, and this may slow down your process.
     
  2. Matthew Tucker

    Matthew Tucker Commercial User

    Aug 21, 2002
    Sydney, Australia
    Owner: Bresque Basses, Sydney Basses and Cellos
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  3. Dogghouse

    Dogghouse

    Jan 25, 2011
    Santa Barbara
    Bass Guy @ Seymour Duncan
    Can anybody personally recommend an upright set up expert from Los Angeles to maybe Ventura?
    Thanks!
     
  4. Pieguy2000

    Pieguy2000

    Apr 17, 2009
    Hi Chris:

    Just inadvertently posted a new thread.

    Have MIA Deluxe 2004 Jazz Bass. Just died on me. Tested battery, pu's, and pots. They seem ok, get a reading on the meter.

    How do I check the circuit board with the meter? Any other suggestions for testing appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Pieguy
     
  5. Chris Fitzgerald

    Chris Fitzgerald Student of Life Staff Member Administrator

    Oct 19, 2000
    Louisville, KY
    Pie - this is the DB forum, and you posted your question in the BG forum. Be patient with the guys up there - it's Thanksgiving, after all. :)
     
  6. rezyar

    rezyar

    Jul 21, 2011
    I've just recieved my long awaited musicman stingray. It was set up when it arrived, still abit of E string buzz. Took it to a second place and set it up to stingray specs, still buzz. Do I get a third opinion or maybe start thinking of contacting musicman.
     
  7. Eric Hochberg

    Eric Hochberg

    Jul 7, 2004
    Chicago
    Send it back, buy a DB, and then post on this forum.
     
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  8. drurb

    drurb Oracle, Ancient Order of Rass Hattur; Mem. #1, EPC

    Apr 17, 2004
    ...but not in this thread. :)
     
  9. Damien Chang

    Damien Chang Commercial User

    Jul 27, 2018
    Southern CA
    Hey yall! I recently made a purchase of an 80 year-old czech bass with some nice tophat tuners.
    Theres one question I gotta ask though, I have a small surface crack that stretches from the bottom left of the belly to the top of my tailpiece. Is this something I should get fixed or will it hold? I can get a few pictures of it by Monday if that'll help. Sorry, I'm not near my Bass right now (Im visiting my grandparents and its driving me mad that I can't practice.)
     
  10. You should absolutely get it repaired. That’s a high stress area. Depending on your location, a top-off repair will run you at least a thousand dollars.

    If the crack is close to the bass bar, it will be a lot more than a thousand dollars.

    I hope you didn’t pay a lot for that bass.
     
  11. Damien Chang

    Damien Chang Commercial User

    Jul 27, 2018
    Southern CA
    Well darn, thank you for the help though. I’ll definitely get it checked out by my luthier!
     
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