#1
Well, i dropped off my one and only guitar at the tech yesterday and im prob gonna be without it for like 2 weeks. what do you guys suggest i do so i can somehow keep up my skills so i wont suck when i get it back lol
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#2
2 weeks? why 2 weeks? what're you having done to it?
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#6
study guitar theory, also work one muscle memory (if you play piano, do that). otherwise, just study guitar.
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#7
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Honestly, What the other guy said. Theory and such.

Or borrow one from someone who has multiple.


On a side note: what are you doing that is making your guitar being worked on for two weeks?!
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2 weeks? why 2 weeks? what're you having done to it?

2nded, what are you having done to it?

And if you write your own stuff, try looking for inspiration. Just listen to new genres.

And get an acoustic, even if it's a crappy cheap one, it'll keep your skills fresh.
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#10
He's probably on a waiting list. Just study theory and do hand excercises, keep em fit
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#11
Go to the guitar store and pretend to browse and ask if you can try one.

Or take one of the tech's guitars as collateral.
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#12
^ or go to guitar center and try whatever you want whenever you want.
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#13
At the only guitar store here...
Setting up your guitar takes a day. Two if the store's busy.
It costs about 3 dollars. 5 if it's a drastic setup.
What is he doing to your guitar?
#14
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At the only guitar store here...
Setting up your guitar takes a day. Two if the store's busy.
It costs about 3 dollars. 5 if it's a drastic setup.
What is he doing to your guitar?

...$3????? My last setup cost $60....
#15
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...$3????? My last setup cost $60....

he is in bahrain, so the currency is going to be different
#16
the reason its gone so long is because this gutiar tech is supposed to be the best in soCal and hes always swamped with guitars. it usually taskes him about a week or 2 to finish wheneve ive taken it to him. nothing major, its just a setup
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#18
Learn to setup guitars yourself - that way you'll save money and won't be without a guitar for 2 weeks.
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#19
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the reason its gone so long is because this gutiar tech is supposed to be the best in soCal and hes always swamped with guitars. it usually taskes him about a week or 2 to finish wheneve ive taken it to him. nothing major, its just a setup


You're getting the best tech in SoCal for something as simple as a setup? Seriously?
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#20
its about time for another instrument. perhaps a cheap guitar as a project build? a semi givaway from a friend? a cheap acoustic to kick around over the years?

cant help to have a backup, nomatter what the quality.
#21
Buy a cheap Squier or Epiphone or something like that off your local craigslist. Play it for a couple of weeks until you have your guitar back. Then flip the cheap Squier or Epiphone for about what you paid for it. (Or keep it, if you wind up liking it - having an inexpensive 2nd guitar isn't necessarily a bad thing.)
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#23
lol i have a cheap plywood first act guitar.
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#24
Well, I'm not talking about Bahrain currency. I'm talking about dollars. My cousin had a ridiculously messed up Yamaha and phoned Room2Rock. I was very surprised to find out that the setups were cheap and quick.


However, me being a cheapass, I set up his guitar and took the money instead. :P

URGENT EDIT: WHAT? A plywood First Act guitar? Since it's not even made of a tonewood it's no surprise that it is staying in there for 2 weeks. Feel sorry for your tech... poor guy's gonna suffer.
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#25
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Well, I'm not talking about Bahrain currency. I'm talking about dollars. My cousin had a ridiculously messed up Yamaha and phoned Room2Rock. I was very surprised to find out that the setups were cheap and quick.


However, me being a cheapass, I set up his guitar and took the money instead. :P

URGENT EDIT: WHAT? A plywood First Act guitar? Since it's not even made of a tonewood it's no surprise that it is staying in there for 2 weeks. Feel sorry for your tech... poor guy's gonna suffer.

i think he meant that the first act is his only other usable guitar at his house, yet his LTD is the one in the shop
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#26
Someone backlogged that much should be working by appointment. One of the better techs here does that so you can play your guitar till the day before he works on it, you drop it off and pickup next day. This is a more organized & professional approach than the guy you're going to.
I second the "learn to do it yourself" belief. Other than the tweeking the nut which takes some practise and specialized tools, the rest of a setup is fairly simple, requires the most basic tools and of course saves you time & money in the long run.
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#27
Start a project, and build a guitar yourself. Then you'll have a second guitar which you can noodle around on, or if it by fluke turns out amazing, then you've scored yourself a new guitar
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#29
While you are waiting, I would buy a book about Music theory, so that you are learning something while U wait.

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