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Wanted! Guitar Technician to carry out work

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7y, 8m agoPosted 7 years, 8 months agoFeedback:6 Positive/4 Neutral/4 Negative
Any experienced guitar technicians (experienced in setting up and replacing pickups) in the Greater Glasgow area? Looking to get work done on one of my guitars. Can discuss work and payment if there is anyone
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7y, 8m agoPosted 7 years, 8 months agoFeedback:6 Positive/4 Neutral/4 Negative
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#1
Pickup replacement is pretty easy, what guitar is it?
#2
yea im just not experienced with solder, and they are pretty expensive pickups.

Wanting to fit a set of Fender Originals 57/62s on a Squier Classic Vibe Strat
#3
bumpity
#4
Presumably you have Yellow Pages in Scotland? If so, look for "luthier", that's posh speak for a guitar maker and repairer.

If you have a genuine Fender, I'd leave it to the professionals

But if you really want to wing it, buy this book: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Fender-Stratocaster-Manual-Maintain-Electric/dp/184425321X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1241020008&sr=1-1 Believe it or not, it's published by the Haynes group, who publish all those car repair manuals.
#5
Look Here

You Tube Video Here

Yahoo Answer that looks a good simple guide aswell


Those 57/62s should give a much better tone, the squiers always had quite a weak tone that were always best under high volume and plenty of gain.

hehe gonna be a new guitar when you get those puppys in there, gonna be the closest you can get to a classic strat without spending a bomb. First thing you will notice is the tone, add a little gain and the tone should last a lot longer. Still wont carry as long as the Gib LP or the Clapton signature version of the Strat btu will be very nice none the less.

If you can fit them yourself then do it, then spend the money you were going to pay to get them fitted to have the guitar 'serviced' (unless you know how to yourself) get the intonation set and checked and a new set of decent strings.
#6
If you do it yourself, you'll need to consult the repair manual to set the string height above the pickups. You might also need to set the whammy bar height since you're going to remove the strings and potentially change the tension.
#7
Afterburner
If you do it yourself, you'll need to consult the repair manual to set the string height above the pickups. You might also need to set the whammy bar height since you're going to remove the strings and potentially change the tension.


You can do this after, its suck it and see, there is no 'definitive' as to how high or how low, its down to taste, as long as all the harmonics and intonations are correct its no biggie.

Basically if it tunes up correclty all the way up the fret board its fine.
#8
Celticsun
You can do this after, its suck it and see, there is no 'definitive' as to how high or how low, its down to taste, as long as all the harmonics and intonations are correct its no biggie.

Basically if it tunes up correclty all the way up the fret board its fine.

I would bow to your experience on this, but I have the Haynes book and it states very clearly how much clearance is needed from the back of the whammy bar to the body. If it's too low or too hign you won't get the right amount of movement from the arm.

But then, I'm not a luthier. Perhaps you don't need it. All I know is that I took great pains to get it right.
#9
lol Haynes do everything these days, I saw a Build your own PC the other day, must of been the 1988 edition, I actually think they mixed a few pages from a Ford Fiesta in there as the chassis looked the same...

Seriously though,

Fair play to you for going to the pain staking lengths to get it 'Right' what you have to remember is Haynes are providing a manual which has to be 'Technically' spot on, and they do provide pretty good details on how to do it.

When I did my first pickup retro fit I did it completely from guess work, I just kept going till I got the sound I was looking for, if your looking for the Tech Spec sound go with the official setup recommendations.

TBH, when I had a real Strat I messed with all the setup on that till I got the sound I wanted, thats the beauty of Music, you can do what you want, as long as you get the right notes, the sound is a matter of taste :thumbsup:
#10
Celticsun
TBH, when I had a real Strat I messed with all the setup on that till I got the sound I wanted, thats the beauty of Music, you can do what you want, as long as you get the right notes, the sound is a matter of taste :thumbsup:
I'd be terrified of mucking up my beloved Strat. But of course, getting the setup done by a pro depletes the wallet somewhat.

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