Recent content by Christian King

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    PRS SE 22 Custom won’t intonate after plek

    I’m sure that the shop owner wasn’t the one who did it. He did my Jackson and it is an impeccable playing instrument. The plek job turned it into a buttery smooth playing guitar. What happened with the PRS, I don’t know. The shop owner is willing to correct it. Let’s see how that’ll turn out.
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    PRS SE 22 Custom won’t intonate after plek

    Were your strings all flat all the time no matter whether you moved the saddle towards or away from the nut? It may not be the frets but regeldass the frets don’t have a nice crown. They’re definitely uneven. Even if the issue lies with something else such as the nut or even the bridge I’d still...
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    PRS SE 22 Custom won’t intonate after plek

    Here’s the response from the shop owner: I guess I’ll give him a chance to correct it.
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    PRS SE 22 Custom won’t intonate after plek

    I’m convinced that he was rushing every job to make up for lost business. The shop is too well known and established to deliver messy work. Or maybe he had his employe work on my guitars because I’m not a high profile customer. I remember that sweat was running down the employee’s forehead and...
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    PRS SE 22 Custom won’t intonate after plek

    Eric did the refret on the PRS. It was returned to me with uneven frets (especially the 8th fret was buzzing when fretted), burn marks on the fret board from Eric’s use of a soldering iron to heat up the nut slots, and the frets were crooked in the nut slots. Look at the pictures I linked. You...
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    PRS SE 22 Custom won’t intonate after plek

    The intonation on the 12th fret shouldn’t be affected by the nut height. It’s usually only the first frets that are out of whack when the nut is too high. That said, the nut string height at the first fret is on the lower side. I’m speculating that it’s the frets because it’s only the fretted...
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    PRS SE 22 Custom won’t intonate after plek

    I’d like a refund. But I doubt he’ll offer me one. I contacted him and he said he’s on vacation until Wednesday. So I guess I’ll wait until tomorrow and see what he says.
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    PRS SE 22 Custom won’t intonate after plek

    The shop is 1.5 hours away from my house. That means 3 hours of drive there and back. Considering the horrendous gas prices plus what the shop charges for a refret I think it wouldn’t really be a difference. I emailed the shop owner, though. Let’s see what he says. Another plek setup won’t be an...
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    PRS SE 22 Custom won’t intonate after plek

    Yeah well I got burned hard. Lesson learned. I’ve had other guitars plek’d in the past and it felt really consistent. And the crown was visible and even. I guess it’s like everyone says, it depends on the experience of the machinist. I’ll contact the shop owner for sure because I’m almost...
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    PRS SE 22 Custom won’t intonate after plek

    I’ll send it to PTC for a refret. The frets are already lower than I like. The cheapest way for them to fix it is another plek setup. They’ll never go for a refret. And that means the frets will be even lower. I’ve had issues with the bridge already.
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    PRS SE 22 Custom won’t intonate after plek

    Well guys I think I know what the issue is. There’s literally no crown on the frets. It looks like it’s off center on some frets and others don’t have a crown at all, just a round top. That’s an absolute joke. Here are the pictures: https://ibb.co/4J5V538 https://ibb.co/gMF0QYq...
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    PRS SE 22 Custom won’t intonate after plek

    Yes same guitar. But I didn’t have intonation issues back then. And the action issue was on my part. I expected too much out to the guitar. I have gradually moved on to a reasonable action height of 1.5mm at the 17th fret. I’d say that’s reasonable low-medium. I’ve also gotten better with...
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    PRS SE 22 Custom won’t intonate after plek

    No matter how I adjust the screws the intonation doesn’t change. It doesn’t even get worse. It just moves maybe a few cents and that’s it. I’m also suspecting the nut or the crown. If he didn’t adjust for the 25” scale length the crown won’t be in the center. I’ll check when I get home. The nut...
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    PRS SE 22 Custom won’t intonate after plek

    I’m currently at work. I can take a picture for you when I go home for lunch. It’s a standard PRS bridge.
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    PRS SE 22 Custom won’t intonate after plek

    I don’t think it’s overrated. It’s a way to accurately level and crown frets if you aren’t as skilled with your hands but know what you’re doing in theory. If you can point me to a good tech in SoCal I’ll gladly give them a visit. But I’m suspecting that they didn’t crown the frets right. Maybe...
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