I very seldom have occasion to use a guitar tech. I change my own strings, and do string height and intonation adjustments myself, and beyond that my guitars aren't subjected to a lot of travel or extreme conditions and therefore don't need much. Of course, as you can imagine, I feel I could get over my head really quick and I probably don't tackle projects that a lot of you do routinely. The last major work I had done, was a refret and sundry other upgrades (bone nut, switch and jack, etc.) on my number one Tele several years ago. I could have changed out the electronic parts myself, but opted to just have it done all at once. There's a guy with a little instruction studio and store in my town, that I met last week. I remember when I first moved to the area, 35 years ago, he was one of the more formidable local guitarists, and worked at the big store in a neighboring town. He's settled here, and enjoys teaching and helping provide sound for local events. We talked for about a half hour and I mentioned that I had replacement pickups for one of my Affinity Teles that I've never gotten around to installing, and he offered to do the swap and set it up for me. I'm going to drop it off soon as I get time, but even though it's not a guitar he could really hurt, I'm apprehensive about it. Come to think of it, I'm the same way about car repairs or things like that--afraid I'll discover a problem afterwards that I didn't have before or something will get scratched. Do any of you have these type thoughts, or am I just overthinking it?