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« Reply #30 on: November 22, 2007, 02:45:04 PM »
:D As a rule i`ve found that Americans tend to charge the same as British for services, but not exchange rate wise. ie if a job here [ UK ] is 200 at the current exchange rate thats $400 [ US ] Americans will charge $200 [ US ] not the equivalent after exchange. BUT this is as a general rule & you really do need to start asking music shops & guitar repair men in your area. It might also be worth your while email the guitar manufacturer & asking them if they make the guitar your after with a trem unit in the colour you`d like as manufacturers do make a selection of guitars in different colours & there not allways for one market place ie USA, They may sell the same guitar with different hardware & colours in different markets. This is very common in Japan with Ibanez guitars. You`ve stated that your not happy with the shops or repairers in your area so why the hell are you talking about getting a guitar that`ll need the kind of work on it your not comfortable with them doing ???

You get what you pay for if you`ve got it in your head that you can get a trem for $30 &  it`ll be as good as a trem that costs $150 then your in for a shock. Again for what its worth i`ve used both OFR & LFR`s & to be honest the Ibanez Edge pro trem was every bit as good as the OFR & i`ve heard the same said about the Schaller Trems as well.

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Do`s the guitar your after come with a LFR ? if so to be honest i`d stick with it & see what you think before jumping into buying a OFR just for the sake of buying a OFR.
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« Reply #31 on: November 22, 2007, 05:52:42 PM »
yeah, jt, thats what i was trying to say about the exchange rate. i think services and stuff end up being equal. and i was saying i don't know of anyone within my immediate area that would do this stuff. all i have is main chain stores around here like guitar center, don't know if they're any good- i know they send their repairs out somewhere. And the guitar i want is the Dean ML79. They have a LFR version, and a hard-tail version. But, the LFR version does not appear to come in the color i want, and i only really want this guitar because of the color, so i'm kind of not considering the LFR version. I will email dean though and see if its possible to get the LFR version in my color. that'd make things a whole lot easier.

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« Reply #32 on: November 22, 2007, 06:02:45 PM »
C'mon
Learn to use Google!
Google is your friend!!
In under 3 minutes I found the following (and I dont know where you live either)

A few Guitar repairers In Pennsylvania:

Guitar Repair:
Bruce Hames
George's Music - North Wales
1218 Welsh Rd
North Wales, PA 19454

Mike Haney
460 Wegman Rd
Reading, PA 19606
610-406-9231

Electronics Repair:
Musician's Electronic Service
798 Biddle St.
Ardmore, PA 19003
610-896-7311

Pro Amp Repair
2905 Mannerchor Road
Temple, PA 19560
Phone 610-921-3244
Fax: 610-921-8593
jkcrater@comcast.net
www.proampservice.com

Band Instrument Repair:
Pat's Repair Service (brass and woodwind repair)
Pat McGranahan
Phoenixville, PA 19460
pat@napbirt.org
Mon- Fri. 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Call for appointment
(610)935-3773

Here is another list that I found:
http://www.playguitar.com/directory/Guitar-Repair/Pennsylvania.html
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« Reply #33 on: November 22, 2007, 06:15:38 PM »
ok now this is where a lack of knowledge on my part comes into play ( and a weird coincidence i must say). The first link you posted, George's Music, is actually where i take guitar lessons. Now this place does guitar work and stuff, but they send their stuff out to someone, and i didn't know if that was a good thing or a bad thing. i also don't know anyone who's taken their stuff there, so i couldn't ask about people's experiences. i mean i'll obviously ask them how their repair work is next time i go, but most likely they'll always say good. what i meant by saying there wasn't anyone i trust is that, its not like there is any respected repairmen in the area that everyone knows of. anywhere i give it to will just be me hoping and expecting that they do a good job.

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« Reply #34 on: November 22, 2007, 10:34:44 PM »
:D Reputations are made through people doing the work. You may be the 1st but everyone of us when we hand over our instrument are taking a chance. There are no guaranties i`m afraid. Welcome to the real world !

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« Reply #35 on: November 23, 2007, 03:12:15 AM »
Quote from: jt
:D Reputations are made through people doing the work. You may be the 1st but everyone of us when we hand over our instrument are taking a chance. There are no guaranties i`m afraid. Welcome to the real world !

 :D  8)


ha, yeah well we'll see what happens. what's the difference between the OFR and the ibanez trems? and are they about the same price or are the ibanez cheaper? i'm definitely not looking to cheap out, but if say the ibanez are as good and cheaper, why not get one of them?

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« Reply #36 on: November 23, 2007, 07:11:06 AM »
:D Over here in the UK The Edge Pro Trem system from Ibanez is cheaper 100 as opposed to 150 they come in 3 colours, Black, Gold & Nickel. You`ll need to go into a shop licensed to sell Ibanez products & have a chat.

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« Reply #37 on: November 23, 2007, 03:59:08 PM »
I was wondering...

Is there a "real" world or are we just brains in jars experiencing a series of vivid dreams?

Does God exist?

Who shot JFK?

Sorry back on topic...

I've heard that there is a guaranteed low cost guitar repair service offered at:

ET Guitars
USAF Roswell, New Mexico, USA

Give em a try!   :roll:  :roll:  :roll:
"There's more knowledge on these boards than there are necks under PhillyQ's bed"

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« Reply #38 on: November 23, 2007, 04:38:07 PM »
Quote from: Afghan Dave
I was wondering...

Is there a "real" world or are we just brains in jars experiencing a series of vivid dreams?

Does God exist?

Who shot JFK?

Sorry back on topic...

I've heard that there is a guaranteed low cost guitar repair service offered at:

ET Guitars
USAF Roswell, New Mexico, USA

Give em a try!   :roll:  :roll:  :roll:


got a problem with something? sorry, i wasn't aware i wasn't allowed to ask questions on a forum. and what are you talking about? i never once said i was looking for the cheapest possible option. do a bit more reading... i'm terribly sorry that this will be my first time dealing with a repair shop, or with a tremmed guitar.

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« Reply #39 on: November 23, 2007, 05:13:17 PM »
I think that it might be a good idea for you to read this

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Floyd_Rose

and

http://www.jemsite.com/tech/

Then, if there is ANYTHING that you STILL do not understand...

BY ALL MEANS THEN ask the question.

You seem to need to be spoon fed on matters that a simple Google search would resolve.
"There's more knowledge on these boards than there are necks under PhillyQ's bed"

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« Reply #40 on: November 23, 2007, 05:56:35 PM »
Quote from: Afghan Dave
I think that it might be a good idea for you to read this

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Floyd_Rose

and

http://www.jemsite.com/tech/

Then, if there is ANYTHING that you STILL do not understand...

BY ALL MEANS THEN ask the question.

You seem to need to be spoon fed on matters that a simple Google search would resolve.


not necessarily, just that i trust you guys much more than wikipedia.

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« Reply #41 on: December 01, 2007, 06:01:11 PM »
yeah well i asked over at George's music and they said it would probably be around $300-$400 dollars, so nevermind that. however, i got a email back from dean and they said that although they don't do custom shop guitars, they can usually make a guitar in a different color. so i guess i could just get the ML79T in the color i want.

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« Reply #42 on: December 01, 2007, 10:34:09 PM »
Just a little bit of advice not relating to the Floyd;

In an earlier post you said "I'm only really getting this guitar for the color".

Why not just buy a 1000$ Ibanez with a decent trem or something?

http://www.andertons.co.uk/acatalog/info_S520EXMGF.html?utm_source=Froogle&utm_medium=Froogle

That's 449, so around $1000. Good trem, no routing needed. Comes in a variety of colours.

Just a thought.

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« Reply #43 on: December 03, 2007, 02:35:04 AM »
yeah i'm definitely considering ibanezes. there's a lot of nice ones at georges. ibanezes look a lot better in person and what i meant by i only wanted that color, was i would only want the ML if it was in that color, not just any guitar in that one.