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setup techs

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Dawkinzz, Jan 2, 2007.

  1. I just got a new Warwick, FNA discontiued model, its 8 years old, in great condition, but i would like it checked and tweaked to make sure its ok. I'm very sceptical of the place ive used before as im not confident that they do a gd job, becasue if they did a bad job, could it not result in slowly damaging the bass over time? i have no experience in seting up myself so they could be doing a fine job, what do i need to look for that may be a major problem upon reciving the bass from the tech guy?

    also, how much of a bend should the be on the neck? how much is too much??
  2. yer, ive been asking around tonite, hopefully get some feedback from them.

    I was just worried that maybe a poor setup may result in my bass being damaged, but seen as this is not the case, will a poor setup result in merely poor playability?

    would a setup also incorporate a check-up? to make sure eveything is how it should be?

    thank you very much for your help :)
  3. Turnaround

    Turnaround Commercial User

    May 6, 2004
    Toronto Canada
    Independent Instrument Technician, and Contractor to Club Bass and Guitar - Toronto
    I would include a fingerboard cleaning if the strings were being changed. A minor cleanup of the body and bridge as well. And I would adjust the tension on the tuners if they had such an adjustment. Finally I would size up any other work that might be needed (electronics, etc.) and provide a rough estimate to suit. Others might not provide these additional services, but it's part of my standard setup. But I have to admit, my setup prices are not the cheapest.
  4. Ok i found two places recommended to me on my local music forum, one place sends them away and u have to let go for about 1 week - 2 weeks....but im not so keen on that idea, it is my baby after all....however one guy suggested this guy who does it for him, ive got his details so i will giv him a ring!

    before i do though, does a guitar have to be awa for a certian amount of time, i mean if it was just a standard set-up, he could just do it there while im waiting?

    thank you for all your help :)
  5. but my problem is trusting them i guess, maybe seen as this guy is recomended so he should be good, and therefore i can relax.

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