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Old 12-18-2012, 01:52 PM   #61
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Set up your guitar for god's sake man.
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Old 12-18-2012, 01:52 PM   #62
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That's not his problem!

His problem is that he bought a guitar which was claimed to be "price=quality".

It quite clearly is his problem. If he tried the guitar before buying it, this problem would never have occurred.
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Old 12-18-2012, 02:04 PM   #63
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There are good guitar shops in Belfast. I've been to them. Although it was a few years ago. I remember Matchetts... I think it was that.

I think you should send back the shitty Studio. Call Matchetts, arrange a time where you can come in, spend the day there and check out a guitar and once you've chosen one, get them to set it up there as you like it or whenever and get it shipped to you.

I remember going into a few shops when I went to Belfast and they seemed friendly enough. You may have been unlucky but that doesn't mean you will be again, especially if you make it clear that you want to spend money and arrange a particular service with them.
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Old 12-18-2012, 02:11 PM   #64
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ok so normally i would suggest that you add a little more relief, .43mm is a very very small amount.

but i'm guessing that you have already made up your mind and are choosing not to keep the guitar. ?

if that's the case, then let me go finish work here.
i'll continue to check back in, if you're still up in the air.


Thanks very much for your help Jen I truely appreciate it, you kept me from smashing this piece of garbage

I've decided to return it, and I bought a Marshall mf400a cab (which to be honest I need a lot more than I need a new guitar) I must have forgotten how much I love my Epi ^^

Well Gibson, that's the last time I buy one of your guitars without trying it out. I'll everyone else's advice and go to Dublin some time after Christmas see if I can pick up a sale. Til then, my Epi (which has all the specs of a Gibson..) will continue to fair me well
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Old 12-18-2012, 02:13 PM   #65
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There are good guitar shops in Belfast. I've been to them. Although it was a few years ago. I remember Matchetts... I think it was that.

I think you should send back the shitty Studio. Call Matchetts, arrange a time where you can come in, spend the day there and check out a guitar and once you've chosen one, get them to set it up there as you like it or whenever and get it shipped to you.

I remember going into a few shops when I went to Belfast and they seemed friendly enough. You may have been unlucky but that doesn't mean you will be again, especially if you make it clear that you want to spend money and arrange a particular service with them.


Matchetts it's the shop which couldn't even set up my guitar. I would never do business with them again. I feel they are scam artists, and a number of my friend refuse to deal with them also
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Old 12-18-2012, 02:15 PM   #66
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The problem with Gibson (and it's also true with MIA Fenders) is that since a lot of the processes used to make those guitars are largely done by hand, so you will get a lot of variance between guitars of the same model. But that also becomes and advantage because if you go to a shop and try before you buy, you can find a Gibson that fits you absolutely perfectly.
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Old 12-18-2012, 02:15 PM   #67
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It quite clearly is his problem. If he tried the guitar before buying it, this problem would never have occurred.

My arms would have to be pretty long to try out he guitar in germany from northern Ireland.

Basically, buying it and getting a refund, like I've done, is technically still trying it out.

Edit: so basically I tried it out, didn't like it, and have moved on and learned from it

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Old 12-18-2012, 02:29 PM   #68
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Ah well, if they have that kind of reputation and you had a bad experience you know what you're dealing with.

Still, buying online will reduce your chances of getting a high quality guitar. The only time I've bought online was my MiM Tele and it's the shit, I mean, I'll never sell that guitar, ever and as you can see below, I've got some (in my opinion) nice guitars.

You have a few options.

1) Set it up yourself. Although you say there's quite a few finish issues. So personally, I'd send it back. If it was a little thing I wouldn't worry but you're not happy with it so I say no to that option.

2) Bring it to a shop in NI, there will be good luthiers or techs, bring it to little shops, they will probably give you good service.

3) Send the shitty LP back and come to London for the day. **** it, I'm even willing to escort you to Tin Pan Alley in the city so you can check out the guitars, or go to a PMT or a Guitar Villiage and check out a load of guitars and prearrange it so they can set it up there and then.

I've got a friend who wants to go there at some time so I can kill two birds with one stone so if you wanna do that, I'm happy to do that, just send me a PM.

I don't see another choice though.
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Old 12-18-2012, 02:33 PM   #69
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Ah well, if they have that kind of reputation and you had a bad experience you know what you're dealing with.

Still, buying online will reduce your chances of getting a high quality guitar. The only time I've bought online was my MiM Tele and it's the shit, I mean, I'll never sell that guitar, ever and as you can see below, I've got some (in my opinion) nice guitars.

You have a few options.

1) Set it up yourself. Although you say there's quite a few finish issues. So personally, I'd send it back. If it was a little thing I wouldn't worry but you're not happy with it so I say no to that option.

2) Bring it to a shop in NI, there will be good luthiers or techs, bring it to little shops, they will probably give you good service.

3) Send the shitty LP back and come to London for the day. **** it, I'm even willing to escort you to Tin Pan Alley in the city so you can check out the guitars, or go to a PMT or a Guitar Villiage and check out a load of guitars and prearrange it so they can set it up there and then.

I've got a friend who wants to go there at some time so I can kill two birds with one stone so if you wanna do that, I'm happy to do that, just send me a PM.

I don't see another choice though.


It would be awesome to do that man but I'm pretty strapped on my budget and couldn't afford 2 plane tickets
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Old 12-18-2012, 02:39 PM   #70
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It would probably cost around 100 with flights and coaches for same day return and tube tickets. Save up for another month or so or whatever. It can be done!

If there really is no shop that you trust to buy from and if there is shoddy work(wo)manship on the guitar in general all I can suggest is that you should look across the water.

But the offer stands.
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Old 12-18-2012, 03:57 PM   #71
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It would probably cost around 100 with flights and coaches for same day return and tube tickets. Save up for another month or so or whatever. It can be done!

If there really is no shop that you trust to buy from and if there is shoddy work(wo)manship on the guitar in general all I can suggest is that you should look across the water.

But the offer stands.


Thanks man I'll keep it in mind. I might just save for another 3 months for an LP standard - or see if I can get a cheap second hand one or something but I still prefer a new one. I'll keep an eye out in prices
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Old 12-18-2012, 04:02 PM   #72
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Also they set it up in the states, humidity and temp have changed, you can never expect a perfect setup after 6 months and a new continent
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Old 12-18-2012, 04:11 PM   #73
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Also they set it up in the states, humidity and temp have changed, you can never expect a perfect setup after 6 months and a new continent


True. Although I tried doing countless things to cure the buzz but to no avail

Temp + humidity are not an excuse for strings not staying in tune, fretwork that actually cut me and a shoddy paint job though
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Old 12-18-2012, 04:38 PM   #74
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If I'm not mistaken climate does actually affect how the strings stay in tune.

Poor paint and frets is a different story though
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Old 12-18-2012, 04:42 PM   #75
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If I'm not mistaken climate does actually affect how the strings stay in tune.

Poor paint and frets is a different story though


It shouldn't only affect 2 strings even after a string change and being left to settle. That's an indication of a bad nut/tuners/saddles or something
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Old 12-18-2012, 04:52 PM   #76
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Just to point out. The standard is quite expensive and is an 'updated' LP. If you want a regular standard, either get a pre 08 one or a new Traditional, which is basically the old standard. They are around 1,250.

Google will tell you more . I hope you get it sorted out mate, it sucks not being satisfied with something that you've spent so much money on.
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Old 12-18-2012, 05:35 PM   #77
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Just to point out. The standard is quite expensive and is an 'updated' LP. If you want a regular standard, either get a pre 08 one or a new Traditional, which is basically the old standard. They are around 1,250.

Google will tell you more . I hope you get it sorted out mate, it sucks not being satisfied with something that you've spent so much money on.


Thanks man I appreciate it. I'll either get a brand new 2012 studio or get a second hand traditional, or wait until they're under 1000. Doubt I'll be able to wait long enough to save for a traditional lol, I'll probably just get a studio in dublin
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Old 12-18-2012, 06:30 PM   #78
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To be honest I don't know what to do. I can order a guitar from England, where I can get it set up but I can't try it out. I can get one from Dublin and try it out but the travel will take at least 4 hours total. Or I can get one ordered in locally, where I can try it out AND get it set up, but I can't send it back if I don't like it.

So confused..
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Old 12-18-2012, 06:56 PM   #79
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Lol. I think the best thing to do is to test one out.

BUT.

I think that you can minimise the risk. I think that if you have a conversation with a store, tell them that you would like X guitar, and would like it to have no design flaws and for it to be set up, I doubt you'd be disappointed.

I can recommend a store if you want. I know a couple that are good and would help you out, as they always do with me.
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Old 12-18-2012, 07:12 PM   #80
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Lol. I think the best thing to do is to test one out.

BUT.

I think that you can minimise the risk. I think that if you have a conversation with a store, tell them that you would like X guitar, and would like it to have no design flaws and for it to be set up, I doubt you'd be disappointed.

I can recommend a store if you want. I know a couple that are good and would help you out, as they always do with me.


That's true, I just need a competent store which can actually set up a guitar *cough* matchetts can't *cough* If you know of a good store in NI I'd really appreciate it
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