June 7th, 2012, 10:39 AM
so i traded a epiphone les paul 100 or something for a mim fender squier. 1998 gold lettering. now the thing is he got it from this local technician that i had work on a guitar of mine. this guy is a real idjit. i think he hates guitars, honest. so i go to check the specs on it last night and the thing has a concave curve of over .025 mm.(that is as high as my feeler gauges can measure) this aint right, right.
i can feel the skunk stripe just starting to lift out of the neck, barely. is this cause of the back bow? i dont know, this guitar was so dirty. with balled up cat hair under the knobs and rusted dead strings. dont get me wrong i have high hopes for what it is gonna be and all with some upgrades but damn i am tired of living in the same neighborhood as this rip off tech. cecil county, md aint big enough for the both of us.
June 7th, 2012, 10:51 AM
0.025mm is ~0.001"
1/1000th of an inch.
Not much of a 'bow'
June 7th, 2012, 10:54 AM
wait a minute it i may have messed up here. under .025 on my feeler gauges it says .635 then mm. does that make a difference. how about .635. sorry
June 7th, 2012, 10:59 AM
0.635mm = 0.025"
25/1000th of an inch
Still not much of a 'bow'
June 7th, 2012, 11:01 AM
this guitar was so dirty. with balled up cat hair under the knobs and rusted dead strings. it seems that the guitar wasn't very well cared for ... why blame the tech ???
June 7th, 2012, 11:11 AM
sorry this guy is a small shop owner in town not just a tech. he kinda wears all the hats. i had my 72 custom worked on by him and what he tried to hand me for200 bucks was truely shamefull. I am not gonna go into all that on hear again just trust that it was real bad. hear is the thing. anything i read on hear or in fenders book on neck curvature is that it should be around .010 of an inch and guys on here say less than that and for this guitar to be pushing .030 with the capo on and last string depressed just bothers me.
June 7th, 2012, 11:19 AM
i mean ya get past the 5th fret and it sounds like a different guitar. i e out of tune. ill fix it ima just saying
June 7th, 2012, 11:45 AM
Get in the car and go find a better tech.
I'll never get this. People do **** work on an axe and customers, instead of saying "no more" and putting the incompetent out of business, bring them another one? Why?
June 7th, 2012, 11:52 AM
naw man i traded a guitar for this one. it is a strat and i see its potential. i will never give that man another dollar and i let everyone know his level of dedication to a job well done. it was really a bad scene with him. i wanted to go to small claims but had little proof of what i brought him to begin with. it is hard to find a good tech around here which has led me to learning how my self. amps scare me though
June 7th, 2012, 11:55 AM
Shim the neck, check intonation or adjust the truss rod? Seems an easy fix from here...
June 9th, 2012, 12:50 AM
Maybe I'm missing something. Why did you go through with the trade if the new guitar is so awful and you've had such a bad prior experience?