Go Back   UG Community @ Ultimate-Guitar.Com > Instruments > Electric Guitar
User Name  
Password
Search:

Reply
Old 02-04-2009, 05:26 PM   #1
viper62084
Registered User
 
viper62084's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Massachusetts
Does guitar center setup guitars?

if so, what does it include and how much does it cost
__________________
Ibanez FR Prestige (BKP'd out)
Schecter Tempest Classic
Fryette Deliverance 120
Hughes and Kettner 412
viper62084 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2009, 05:27 PM   #2
necrosis1193
Autonomatonomonapoton
 
necrosis1193's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: The Moon
Do it yourself for free and earn a valuable skill too.
__________________
Want to get cool music and do something nice? Help me pay off my student loans by checking out my album, and get groovy music for doing good!

Baltimore Orioles: 52-42
York Capitals: 5-3
Baltimore Ravens: 2012 world champions, 2013: 8-8
necrosis1193 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2009, 05:28 PM   #3
viper62084
Registered User
 
viper62084's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Massachusetts
Quote:
Originally Posted by necrosis1193
Do it yourself for free and earn a valuable skill too.


how about im too lazy... and please just answer the question
__________________
Ibanez FR Prestige (BKP'd out)
Schecter Tempest Classic
Fryette Deliverance 120
Hughes and Kettner 412
viper62084 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2009, 05:29 PM   #4
necrosis1193
Autonomatonomonapoton
 
necrosis1193's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: The Moon
Hey, so am I, but I'm also cheap.

Yes they do and they'll charge you $40 or so for it at my local one, could vary from place to place.
__________________
Want to get cool music and do something nice? Help me pay off my student loans by checking out my album, and get groovy music for doing good!

Baltimore Orioles: 52-42
York Capitals: 5-3
Baltimore Ravens: 2012 world champions, 2013: 8-8
necrosis1193 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2009, 05:30 PM   #5
viper62084
Registered User
 
viper62084's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Massachusetts
Quote:
Originally Posted by necrosis1193
Hey, so am I, but I'm also cheap.

Yes they do and they'll charge you $40 or so for it at my local one, could vary from place to place.


cool thanks dude
__________________
Ibanez FR Prestige (BKP'd out)
Schecter Tempest Classic
Fryette Deliverance 120
Hughes and Kettner 412
viper62084 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2009, 05:31 PM   #6
strat0blaster
growing out of the snake
 
strat0blaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Seattle
Yes, Guitar Center will setup your guitar for you for about 40ish bucks. And as a bonus, they'll also do it poorly.

You can't lose!
__________________
Do you feel warm within your cage?

And have you figured out yet -

Life goes by?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hydra150
There's a dick on Earth, too
show
strat0blaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2009, 05:33 PM   #7
viper62084
Registered User
 
viper62084's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Massachusetts
Quote:
Originally Posted by strat0blaster
Yes, Guitar Center will setup your guitar for you for about 40ish bucks. And as a bonus, they'll also do it poorly.

You can't lose!


well i would hope they actually hire certified technicians... not just careless high school kids
__________________
Ibanez FR Prestige (BKP'd out)
Schecter Tempest Classic
Fryette Deliverance 120
Hughes and Kettner 412
viper62084 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2009, 05:35 PM   #8
JP Oliver
Registered User
 
JP Oliver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Sam Ash by your place?


Check there.
JP Oliver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2009, 05:38 PM   #9
Dopey_Trout
UGs least cleverest fishy
 
Dopey_Trout's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
From what I've heard Guitar Center is overpriced and pretty lax about it. You'd be better off going to a local store that you trust and that actually want or need your business than taking it to a chain who will just see you as another number to bleed money from. But then again I'm from Scotland and we get gouged for everything over here
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by fleajr_1412
You have amazing taste in men.


Are You a PROG-HEAD? I am.
Dopey_Trout is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2009, 05:40 PM   #10
strat0blaster
growing out of the snake
 
strat0blaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Seattle
Quote:
Originally Posted by viper62084
well i would hope they actually hire certified technicians... not just careless high school kids

The problem isn't that they're certified or lacking it, it's that they're lazy and paid off comission, so they want to spend less time fixing your truss rod and more time polishing a turd on the floor to sell and line their pockets.

Last edited by strat0blaster : 02-04-2009 at 05:42 PM.
strat0blaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2009, 05:45 PM   #11
viper62084
Registered User
 
viper62084's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Massachusetts
hmm... well unfortunately, the nearest sam ash is a state over in CT, about a 4 hour drive from where i am (yeah, it seems according to there website there isnt a sam ash in massachusetts? correct me if im wrong) and guitar center is the nearest guitar store to me... which is still about a 30 minute drive
__________________
Ibanez FR Prestige (BKP'd out)
Schecter Tempest Classic
Fryette Deliverance 120
Hughes and Kettner 412
viper62084 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2009, 05:46 PM   #12
Lethal Dosage
Break it Down
 
Lethal Dosage's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: If you arent down with that we got 2 words for you
I wouldnt have GC do it if I was you I trust my local tech WAY more than guitar center he just does much better work.

EDIT: Full setup includes setting the action, intonation, new strings, and truss rod adjustments if neccesary. My luthier also cleans my guitar and lemon oils the frets for me as well.
__________________
Ibanez RG7321
Jackson Randy Rhoads V with Floyd Rose
Peavey Valveking 112
Digitech RP70 Guitar Processor

Last edited by Lethal Dosage : 02-04-2009 at 05:49 PM.
Lethal Dosage is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2009, 05:50 PM   #13
viper62084
Registered User
 
viper62084's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Massachusetts
i wish i knew of a local store... F*ck guitar center and there sh*t pipe monopoly
__________________
Ibanez FR Prestige (BKP'd out)
Schecter Tempest Classic
Fryette Deliverance 120
Hughes and Kettner 412
viper62084 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2009, 05:53 PM   #14
Lethal Dosage
Break it Down
 
Lethal Dosage's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: If you arent down with that we got 2 words for you
Quote:
Originally Posted by viper62084
i wish i knew of a local store... F*ck guitar center and there sh*t pipe monopoly


ha ha im sure there is one you just have to find it I didnt know about the one I go to now until a guitar friend of mine took me there once.
__________________
Ibanez RG7321
Jackson Randy Rhoads V with Floyd Rose
Peavey Valveking 112
Digitech RP70 Guitar Processor
Lethal Dosage is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2009, 06:16 PM   #15
Thomme
Vintage MIJ nut
 
Thomme's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Quote:
Originally Posted by viper62084
i wish i knew of a local store... F*ck guitar center and there sh*t pipe monopoly

monopoly? Not by a long shot, don't throw out business terms you don't understand, it makes you seem ignorant. Besides, if not for GC and other big box stores, we'd be paying MSRP on guitars, I for one don't want to pay $600 for a mexican strat.

In anycase, I know it's been said, but learning to set up and care for your own instruments is an invaluable skill and saves you plenty of money. I mean, 40 bucks to turn the truss rod a little bit, adjust string height and length at the bridge? Maybe shim the neck and change the strings, depending on how much you pay/where you go? No thanks. It also feels good to do your own work, feels accomplishing.

I usually do guitar setups and work while I'm watching TV at night. I shimmed the neck of my tele while I watched 30 Rock last week, and tonight, I'm rewiring my LP while I watch south park.

Also, I wouldn't trust any big chains with any of my gear, and a lot of smaller shops don't get my business, either. When I need something done, there's a shop in Bolingbrook, Il and Aurora, Il that I'm willing to drive 2 hours to just to make sure my guitars and amps are in good hands.
__________________
Fact: Bears eat beats. Bears beats Battlestar Galactica.

Last edited by Thomme : 02-04-2009 at 06:17 PM.
Thomme is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2009, 06:39 PM   #16
viper62084
Registered User
 
viper62084's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Massachusetts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Thomme
monopoly? Not by a long shot, don't throw out business terms you don't understand, it makes you seem ignorant. Besides, if not for GC and other big box stores, we'd be paying MSRP on guitars, I for one don't want to pay $600 for a mexican strat.

In anycase, I know it's been said, but learning to set up and care for your own instruments is an invaluable skill and saves you plenty of money. I mean, 40 bucks to turn the truss rod a little bit, adjust string height and length at the bridge? Maybe shim the neck and change the strings, depending on how much you pay/where you go? No thanks. It also feels good to do your own work, feels accomplishing.

I usually do guitar setups and work while I'm watching TV at night. I shimmed the neck of my tele while I watched 30 Rock last week, and tonight, I'm rewiring my LP while I watch south park.

Also, I wouldn't trust any big chains with any of my gear, and a lot of smaller shops don't get my business, either. When I need something done, there's a shop in Bolingbrook, Il and Aurora, Il that I'm willing to drive 2 hours to just to make sure my guitars and amps are in good hands.


chill out, it was a joke... and i have very little experience in adjusting a guitar, im scared to screw anything up
__________________
Ibanez FR Prestige (BKP'd out)
Schecter Tempest Classic
Fryette Deliverance 120
Hughes and Kettner 412
viper62084 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2009, 06:46 PM   #17
Thomme
Vintage MIJ nut
 
Thomme's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Quote:
Originally Posted by viper62084
chill out, it was a joke... and i have very little experience in adjusting a guitar, im scared to screw anything up

http://www.projectguitar.com/tut/tutorial1.htm

everything you could ever need to know about setting up your own instruments.
__________________
Fact: Bears eat beats. Bears beats Battlestar Galactica.
Thomme is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2009, 06:57 PM   #18
Jarrott
KISS ME I'M A SHREDDER
 
Jarrott's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Toronto, ON
When I took my guitar to get setup for the very first time I witnessed them using a razor blade on my SG's neck to clean it. I was so pissed off I took my guitar right then and there and learned how to do it myself.
__________________
My gear:
'96 Ibanez S540FMTT
'91 Standard Gibson SG [w/ Bare Knuckle Warpigs]
Peavey Triple XXX 112
Jarrott is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2009, 07:01 PM   #19
Mitochondria9
I swear I didn't do it.
 
Mitochondria9's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Torrington, CT
I have a local privately owned guitar shop I take my LTD and Ibanez to if I ever need anything I cant do myself.

They showed me how to change strings better than I could do myself, and they dont charge an arm and a leg. *shrugs*
__________________
LTD MH-250NT (With EMG 81/85)
Ibanez RGT42FXQM
Bugera 6260
Seismic Audio 212
Mitochondria9 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2009, 07:04 PM   #20
Thomme
Vintage MIJ nut
 
Thomme's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jarrott
When I took my guitar to get setup for the very first time I witnessed them using a razor blade on my SG's neck to clean it. I was so pissed off I took my guitar right then and there and learned how to do it myself.

yeah, to get the gunk off the fretboard and out from under the frets without separating them from the board. I've seen it done, not too common, place I go to uses spatulas for that.
__________________
Fact: Bears eat beats. Bears beats Battlestar Galactica.
Thomme is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:25 PM.

Forum Archives / About / Terms of Use / Advertise / Contact / Ultimate-Guitar.Com © 2014
Powered by: vBulletin Version 3.0.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.