#1
So about two weeks ago I took my guitar in to have invaders put on it. It isn't the best guitar, but I didn't want to buy a new one, so I decided new pups were the way to go. I called the guy yesterday, and apparently all of the frets were loose, and it's gonna cost me like 200 to fix it all. That's 400 that I've put into a 190 dollar guitar. Is this worth it? Damn cheap guitars.
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#2
What guitar is it?

EDIT: I checked your profile and its a Washburn WI14. In that case, no it is not worth it. It is a beginners guitar with not so great tuners and bridge, as well as a hardwood body. You are much better off buying a different guitar. I think upgrading cheaper guitars is a great way to go (I did it) but this guitar seems to be too low quality for it to be worth it.

Btw... How does it have loose frets?
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#3
Not quite sure. The guy said that humdity and stuff can shrink/expand the wood in the neck. He also said that they were so loose that my high e string could get caught under it and rip the fret right out of the fretboard. I noticed that when I first got it, some notes (the first few frets on the higher strings) wouldn't respond at all. He said that that was from the frets being loose. He's giving me a half off deal because he didn't see it when I brought it in, that's the only reason I went along with it.
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#5
I'd just tell him to put the pickups in and then super glue the frets in yourself

It's probably not the proper way to do it, but an extra $200 to fix the frets on a cheap guitar is bullshit.
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#6
stop him! buy a new guitar and if you already bought the pups install them into the new guitar
#7
No, I meant it's costing me 200 to get the pickups installed AND have the frets redone. If I said something different, than I'm retarded.
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#8
Sounds to me like the repair guy is trying to make a quick buck off of someone who doesn't know much about maintenance and repairs.

Tell him to put in the pickups and that's it. If you didn't notice anything wrong with your frets before sending it in then there's probably not much wrong with them. He'd probably just do a standard fret job and charge you like it was a "repair."
#9
I noticed it when I first got it, but I didn't know what it was. But my friend trusts this guy, and I trust my friend, so I'm not quite sure he's trying to rip me off. I think the cost is mostly for the labor.
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#10
@seref i've never had so much respect for an address.....but anyway, keep the money and buy a new guitar
#11
Yes, FYL.
Everyone is entitled to an opinion.

Feel free to express yours so I can make an informed judgement about how stupid you are.
#12
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@seref i've never had so much respect for an address.....but anyway, keep the money and buy a new guitar

Atleast UPS now has a lower probability of sending his parcels to the Andromeda Galaxy >.>
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#13
HOLY SHIT MAN

TS, **** that guy in the ass. He's just trying to get more money out of you. It's not worth it at all. Take your guitar back, don't put in the Invaders, or get the frets "fixed". Save up and get a better guitar.

And one more time to get the point across -

FUCK THAT GUY, IN THE ASS.
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#14
a new guitar is in order
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#15
I’m jumping on the this-asshole-is-ripping-you-off bandwagon. A decent tech would tell you not to waste $200 on a crap guitar knowing that you’ll at least respect him for being honest.
#17
Hmm I hate to just jump on the, "He's bending you over the barrel." bandwagon. But he's bending you over the barrel.
Unless this guitar has some sentimental value and you never plan on selling it don't waste the money on pickups or having the frets redone. Start saving some money and trying out guitars that catch your eye etc.
#18
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Unless this guitar has some sentimental value...


That was my thought behind it. It was a gift, my first guitar, and I wanted to improve it a bit. I'm already looking at purchasing a new Schecter.
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#19
I think everyone has made their point...

But on the upside, you can put those pick ups in your new guitar once you get it
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