#1
Currently stringing and cleaning my lovely strat Just wondering, does anybody else do their own setup? How do you do it, what do you do and why? Discuss \/
#2
Yes, I string my own guitar. And I will continue to do so until I purchase a guitar with a Floyd Rose bridge.

I also use a Dunlop cleaning kit on it, then tune 'er to D.
#4
Yup. .10's, flatwounds, and I'm good to go.
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#5
yeah, once a month. Always enjoy the whole cleaning and restringing process
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#6
All the time, I much rather spend the time once to learn how to do it myself instead of paying someone everytime I need my guitar worked on. I am a hobbyist luthier and prefer to even work on my friends guitars if they will let me and I have the time, I have always been anal about that kind of thing, I even do my own work on my cars, saves so much money for more guitars!
#7
I re-string it every few months but I don't play much so it's ok. It always take me a while too, and the strings always comes close to taking my eye out.
#8
I re-string and clean it up and stuff, but if my intonation was completely ****ed I'd probably take it to a shop, but anything minor I look up on the internet/magazines on how to fix it myself.
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#9
Yeah, I've also adjusted the truss rod in my schecter. Scariest freaking moment. Though, it was a success and I didn't crack the neck.
#10
Quote by Norse Thrasher
Yes, I string my own guitar. And I will continue to do so until I purchase a guitar with a Floyd Rose bridge.


Its not hard to setup a Floyd rose, seriously.
#11
Quote by pawnluv
Always enjoy the whole cleaning and restringing process


This.

Need the electrics looking at though, and the truss rod needs alteration, not sure I trust myself enough to do this though, I think i'll let the shop do it. Only £45 for a full service and clean, including electricals.
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#12
Yeah, but only because I trust no one with my preciouses
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#13
Yep. My local tech charges 100$ for a restring setup on a floyd.

I had a 400$ guitar setup like 6 times!!
So it was time to learn, and I did.
#14
Quote by smokeysteve22
Its not hard to setup a Floyd rose, seriously.

Looks like work to me. More work than I'd prefer. Is there a site I can go to that you know of that has info on tuning, string, and care for Floyd Rose bridges?
#16
Quote by DimebagZappa
Yep. My local tech charges 100$ for a restring setup on a floyd.

I had a 400$ guitar setup like 6 times!!
So it was time to learn, and I did.

I only had to pay like 20 - 50 bucks, from what I remember, on my brother's guitar.
#17
Quote by Norse Thrasher
I only had to pay like 20 - 50 bucks, from what I remember, on my brother's guitar.


Theres a shop in the city (30 miles away) that will do it for 50$ and clean it too.
This guy in airdrie here is terrible. 100$ for restring and he didnt clean shit.
Not to mention hes left me without a guitar for up to 2 weeks, before I bought another few...

He also told my friend he wouldnt put his guitar in drop c because his neck would twist.
#18
Quote by DimebagZappa
Theres a shop in the city (30 miles away) that will do it for 50$ and clean it too.
This guy in airdrie here is terrible. 100$ for restring and he didnt clean shit.
Not to mention hes left me without a guitar for up to 2 weeks, before I bought another few...

He also told my friend he wouldnt put his guitar in drop c because his neck would twist.

@ the Drop C bit.
#19
Quote by DimebagZappa
Theres a shop in the city (30 miles away) that will do it for 50$ and clean it too.
This guy in airdrie here is terrible. 100$ for restring and he didnt clean shit.
Not to mention hes left me without a guitar for up to 2 weeks, before I bought another few...

He also told my friend he wouldnt put his guitar in drop c because his neck would twist.

#20
I do my own setup because it's cheaper than paying out $50 to a guitar shop and it's damn easy
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#21
I see no reason not to re-string your own guitar, it costs like €10 and you have to be mentally retarded to **** it up
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#22
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I see no reason not to re-string your own guitar, it costs like €10 and you have to be mentally retarded to **** it up


This

Also:

@ twisting the neck
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