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#803466
Hey guys. I recently took my Ibanez guitar to a local luthier to get some fret work done + a general setup. I got it back and the frets looked amazing. The locking nuts weren't locked - I guess to allow the strings to stretch first?
Basically I got the setup done, but it's still giving me issues. If I pull the whammy bar up or down, then it doesn't return to pitch. I guess what I'm asking is, when taking a guitar in with a floyd rose setup - do you still have to do things when you get it back, or should it be gig worthy once you receive it. :( I paid quite a lot for custom pickup rings, a setup and a fret crown ($200+).
#803478
I've setup all my previous guitars before, so not a complete noob when it comes to this. Took it in mainly to get the frets crowned as I didn't feel comfortable doing it myself. I spoke to him and he said it could be a lot of things. Suggested I replace the springs at the back, or bring it in so he could fix the bridge knife edges (and charge me $150). Looks like I'm just going to have to do it myself. This is the guitar - viewtopic.php?f=12&t=33048&p=798853

The only thing I didn't do was replace the bridge mounting posts when I swapped to a floyd rose original, because I'll have to make the holes bigger first.
#803500
Spykerwolf wrote:
Molly wrote:Guessing Zephyr?


Nah not that one. Was one I've only heard good things from - Andries Vorster (The Fret Shop)...


Have you tried calling him and asking him?

also is it a licence FR or original FR?
#803501
KNNZ wrote:
Spykerwolf wrote:
Molly wrote:Guessing Zephyr?


Nah not that one. Was one I've only heard good things from - Andries Vorster (The Fret Shop)...


Have you tried calling him and asking him?

also is it a licence FR or original FR?


It's an original FR - replaced the generic FR that came with the guitar.
Yeah I spoke to him this morning, and he suggested replacing the springs or installing the other bridge stud mount bushings.
#803508
Single coil wrote:That’s pretty rude


I know man :( I was a bit shocked that the locking nuts weren't locked, and that I had to do it myself (not that I mind, but if you pay for a service you expect a service lol). He told me how much it would cost (when I spoke this morning), so he's definitely not doing anything for free. I'll see how I get on and then I'll take it to North Shore Guitar Repairs instead.
#803509
Not uncommon for them to be loose, otherwise you’re sort of defeating the purpose of a locking trem. They’ve gotta wear in first.

You’ve asked for (and pair for) a product or service, so in theory he should be correcting it without charge. Specially if you’ve not done anything to it since.
#803516
Molly wrote:He obviously didn't test it prior to handing it back to you.


Nah I tested it when I picked it up, but I didn't abuse the whammy bar as the locking nuts weren't locked yet.
He said because he put new strings on I needed to stretch them first, and then lock the nut.