Paid for guitar service. Guy puts strings on and gives guitar back to me.

#1
I paid to have free guitar setups for 2 years at Sam Ash. When I first got the guitar, I assumed he set it up properly. I have gone back twice to get the guitar setup. Each time, I noticed that all he did was put strings on. Nothing was fixed, action or intonation. I played the guitar in the store, but it's always so loud I assumed it was fixed the way I wanted. Then when I got home, I got upset again. It's my own fault for taking the guitar home satisfied, but he could've at least tried to fix the bridge...

I am fed up with the store. The guy always has an attitude when I give him the guitar. Unfortunately, I don't have time to go back anytime soon. Any tips or advice for the next time I go back?
#2
^^ I think he means
you pay a certain amount and can get it looked at as much as you need for two years.

Specify exactly what you want done, and insist on staying there while he does it.
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#3
Call him a pretentious, lazy, smug douche and leave. Most people who work in music stores are self-righteous cynical, boring elitists anyway, so **** 'im.

Do it yourself, jeez, how are is it to change strings?
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#5
Did you tell him the intonation was out or the action was to high or to low? I'm quite sure he gave up all of his clairvoyant abilities when he accepted the job at Sam Ash.
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Call him a pretentious, lazy, smug douche and leave. Most people who work in music stores are self-righteous cynical, boring elitists anyway, so **** 'im.

Do it yourself, jeez, how are is it to change strings?


That is an epic put down, I'll have to use that sometime.


TS, just tell the guy to set the action low and innotate the damn thing, and make it clear, and if he dosent do it again, the talk to his manager.
#8
Quote by Jackal58
Did you tell him the intonation was out or the action was to high or to low? I'm quite sure he gave up all of his clairvoyant abilities when he accepted the job at Sam Ash.


If someone's bringing a guitar in for a setup you do a quick check for action, fret buzz and intonation. And to be fair, it only takes 30 seconds to check. He has to tune anyway.
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My friend and I worked in a porn store in a place called Fort McMurray. One night, a man came in and bought a dildo. It was the biggest dildo in the store; it was named the Grand Slammer. He bought the dildo, calmly walked outside, and beat a man with it. It was the best police statement ever given.

Do what the man did.




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#10
its yur fault for not saying something about it. but also, it should be like a regular part of a set-up to check intonation and action. but also, maybe he figure u liked how it was. tell him how u want it.
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Quote by Lemoninfluence
If someone's bringing a guitar in for a setup you do a quick check for action, fret buzz and intonation. And to be fair, it only takes 30 seconds to check. He has to tune anyway.

Fret buzz and intonation yes. Action is a personal preference.
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Fret buzz and intonation yes. Action is a personal preference.

ah ok, I missed the action part of your post, for some reason I thought you only mentioned intonation which you don't really need to be told about.
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That is an epic put down, I'll have to use that sometime.


no, it isn't. If you use it you'll just look like an idiot.
#15
Yes, I specifically asked for certain action and bridge settings. But the guitar wasn't intonated correctly and it was hard to hear above the loud distorted amps played by the other customers in the store. I tried setting the guitar up myself, but that left me with fret buzz on some frets but not others which is why I got the setup plan in the first place. I'm just asking for advice for my next visit to the store.
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My friend and I worked in a porn store in a place called Fort McMurray. One night, a man came in and bought a dildo. It was the biggest dildo in the store; it was named the Grand Slammer. He bought the dildo, calmly walked outside, and beat a man with it. It was the best police statement ever given.

Do what the man did.


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#18
You should tell him clearly what you want him to do. I wouldn't want somebody to set it for me...he doesn't know how I like it to be.
#19
Tell him exactly what you want him to do. If he doesn't do it, tell his manager.

It isn't rocket science.
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#20
Next time you go into the store, wear blind shades and a wheelchair. If he screws you over, spit acid into his eyes.
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