#1
Well I got a Kingston electric guitar yesterday. It needs some work done on it though. A tremolo spring is missing from the back when I open it, and a bridge part is missing from the front. Also the tuning pegs are loose. Are guitar repair shops expensive? And will guitar center do a good job if I went to fix it there?
( the guitar was a Christmas gift/offering!
#2
Best thing u can do is start searching online fire info on setups. Tighten down the loose parts without stripping screws. Learn how to do the work yourself and save the cash for new gear!
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"for" info, don't set fire to it just yet.
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#4
Whatever you do, do not go to GC.

Also as i said before, pics would be useful. Im not sure what youre describing with the bridge.
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#5
Well, now that this is in the proper forum, I'll help.


The tuning peg is easy. There's a hex nut on the top of the headstock that holds it in place. All you have to do is tighten that and the issue should be solved.

The tremolo spring is on the manufacturer. If you bought the guitar new, call the manufacturer and they'll ship you a new one. If not, new trem springs are only like $5 for a pack.

For the bridge issue, I'd have to see a picture.

Different shops charge different things. Repairs at Guitar Center could run you between $40 and $60 bucks, depending on what you do. I work in a guitar shop connected to Best Buy, and we do repairs for $40. A lot of local shops will vary in price, it's a good idea to call ahead of time.

Try and get us a picture, that will help us out greatly with figuring out your bridge issue.
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Also, GC is essentially an Office Max with gtrs...if u need work done find a local private shop or an independent luthier. Your money will go much further and you'll enjoy a higher quality repair job in most cases. Ask around and check the yellow pages.
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Be wary with opinions on Guitar Center. Every Guitar Center is different, and each one completely depends on the quality of their staff, not their store name.
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"for" info, don't set fire to it just yet.

thanks! but I'm a beginner at guitar, I don't want to ruin what could be broken apart even more!
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Also, GC is essentially an Office Max with gtrs...if u need work done find a local private shop or an independent luthier. Your money will go much further and you'll enjoy a higher quality repair job in most cases. Ask around and check the yellow pages.


The GC near me (next to an Office Max, oddly enough) has always been good to me. The staff there is really good. However, the other Guitar Center that I can get to almost as easily is just completely horrendous.
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Well, now that this is in the proper forum, I'll help.


The tuning peg is easy. There's a hex nut on the top of the headstock that holds it in place. All you have to do is tighten that and the issue should be solved.

The tremolo spring is on the manufacturer. If you bought the guitar new, call the manufacturer and they'll ship you a new one. If not, new trem springs are only like $5 for a pack.

For the bridge issue, I'd have to see a picture.

Different shops charge different things. Repairs at Guitar Center could run you between $40 and $60 bucks, depending on what you do. I work in a guitar shop connected to Best Buy, and we do repairs for $40. A lot of local shops will vary in price, it's a good idea to call ahead of time.

Try and get us a picture, that will help us out greatly with figuring out your bridge issue.

well this is the missing bridge piece, and missing tremolo spring
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bridgepiecemissing1.jpg
tremolomissing1.jpg
#12
That's probably enough springs actually. Most Strat style trems usually have three unless you're using really high gauge strings. As for the saddle (missing bridge piece), yeah, you'll need to replace that.
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You don't need 5 springs, 4 is plenty

And that missing bridge piece is called a saddle, you'll probably have to buy a pack of 6.

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That's probably enough springs actually. Most Strat style trems usually have three unless you're using really high gauge strings. As for the saddle (missing bridge piece), yeah, you'll need to replace that.

well the guitar is a Kingston, I'm guessing its not so popular anymore since I google-d it lol and how do I replace a saddle? And I also thought I needed another spring because of the missing saddle :/
#15
you should be able to find the saddle no problem and don't bother with the 4th spring, if it ever was there it was probably removed for a reason.
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#16
No, the springs should be fine, you may even have too many. For the saddle, google 'kingston guitar saddle' or even check ebay, replacing them is pretty straightforward, you take the screw out of the end and then put it back through the bridge. Try to visualize how you'd take the remaining ones off, and then do the opposite of that.
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No, the springs should be fine, you may even have too many. For the saddle, google 'kingston guitar saddle' or even check ebay, replacing them is pretty straightforward, you take the screw out of the end and then put it back through the bridge. Try to visualize how you'd take the remaining ones off, and then do the opposite of that.

oh cool thanks
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oh cool thanks
thanks everyone xD

oh um also my tuning pegs needs to be tightened and its missing a few parts!
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tuningpegs1.jpg
#21
saddles if not found easily on ebay could probably be found from guitarfetish.com or even all parts. you will just need to know if its standard or metric.

the springs are fine the way they are. you use different amount of springs to compensate for differences. and example, if you put 12's on a strat, you will need 5 springs, and that may not always be enough, and you may need to screw the anchor in.

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