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Old 01-05-2013, 08:07 PM   #1
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Unhappy Fall damage (this may sound crazy)

Ok, to make a long story short, i was playing yesterday, put my axe down for a sec, and crouched to twist some knobs on my amp. I think i got up too fast cause my lower legs and head started feeling funny and the next thing i remember was lying on the floor, having knocked my amp all the way under the table (i can only guess i blacked out). Anyway, the amp is small and compact so it can take a beating, but my guitar was leaning against it and fell.
Result:
- Cracked pickup switch cover (no big deal, can be replaced)
- Slight damage to neck joint (finish chipped off)
- Dented neck (about 2", lengthwise, near the middle of the neck. the dent also has some cracks, but i think that's just the finish)

Anyways, what can I do to repair this? And should I have the neck checked?
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Old 01-05-2013, 09:15 PM   #2
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Old 01-05-2013, 11:25 PM   #3
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I would be more concerned with my health then my rig at this point.
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Old 01-05-2013, 11:28 PM   #4
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Your neck on your guitars probably fine, as long as the actions not ****ed up and its still playable. But go get YOUR neck checked out.
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Old 01-06-2013, 08:35 AM   #5
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I would be more concerned with my health then my rig at this point.

Nah, I'm fine. Just a sore knee is all.
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Old 01-06-2013, 01:57 PM   #6
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Nah, I'm fine. Just a sore knee is all.

I think he was referring to the blacking out
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Old 01-06-2013, 02:12 PM   #7
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I think he was referring to the blacking out


Yeah, unless you're knocking on 60 blacking out because you got up too fast is generally a bad thing.

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I mean, even at 60 it's a bad thing but a more normal bad thing
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Old 01-06-2013, 05:45 PM   #8
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Yeah, unless you're knocking on 60 blacking out because you got up too fast is generally a bad thing.

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I mean, even at 60 it's a bad thing but a more normal bad thing


Well, I'm only 16 but this is the first time it happened. Maybe I'm not sleeping enough.
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Old 01-06-2013, 06:28 PM   #9
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Well, I'm only 16 but this is the first time it happened. Maybe I'm not sleeping enough.

Even so it shouldn't happen. I would get it checked, then worry about your babies.
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Old 01-06-2013, 07:51 PM   #10
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Fatigue can cause blackouts, but its not too common. You REALLY have to be sleep-deprived to have that happen.

And the alternatives are many and varied: medication side effects, low blood sugar, low blood pressure, certain congenital conditions that narrow key arteries, clots...

Get yourself AND your guitar checked out- in that order.
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:08 AM   #11
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Get yourself AND your guitar checked out- in that order.


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Old 01-07-2013, 09:53 AM   #12
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dude your life your business but definitely get to a doctor. I was 16,passed out and woke up with a pacemaker implant for a heart related issue. 26 now and not quite as stubborn. don't ignore it man. btw unrelated but I can take my guitar cable and hold it to my chest and amp picks up pulses from pacer. cool trick most expensive effect I've paid for by far.

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Old 01-07-2013, 10:24 AM   #13
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if the guitar plays the same then it's probably fine.

visit the setup thread of you want to check neck relief,
intonation, ect.


with that said, hope you told a parent about the blacking out thing.
you need to visit your general doc.
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Old 01-07-2013, 12:38 PM   #14
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I can take my guitar cable and hold it to my chest and amp picks up pulses from pacer. cool trick most expensive effect I've paid for by far.



that is cool.
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Old 01-07-2013, 01:16 PM   #15
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dude your life your business but definitely get to a doctor. I was 16,passed out and woke up with a pacemaker implant for a heart related issue. 26 now and not quite as stubborn. don't ignore it man. btw unrelated but I can take my guitar cable and hold it to my chest and amp picks up pulses from pacer. cool trick most expensive effect I've paid for by far.

Now, all you have to do is have someone make that into a pedal...

'Cause I ain't going to surgery for a heartbeat effect.
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Old 01-07-2013, 01:39 PM   #16
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Standing still for a long time can actually cause the blood to flow poorly (in the heel area). This can cause blackouts. Dont know if that applies.

You should still get it checked out though. Dont mess with your health!
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Old 01-07-2013, 05:52 PM   #17
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im still waiting on pictures of the poor guitar
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Old 01-07-2013, 06:07 PM   #18
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in case no one else has mentioned this....... you should go to a doctor
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