Quote by ingames
In the two years I've been playing my Dean Z, I never took it to the shop for service.
Think that's the problem?

Highly unlikely. I've had my Ibanez G-10 for 12 years and have never had it serviced and it still works fine.
Quote by Geldin
Junior's usually at least a little terse, but he knows his stuff. I've always read his posts in a grouchy grandfather voice, a grouchy grandfather with a huge stiffy for alternate picking.
Besides that, he's right this time. As usual.
Most of my guitars haven't been taken in either, all I've done is raise the strings a bit, and they sound fine. It doesn't sound like it would be an amp problem either, though.