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Title: set up question
Post by: johnr on April 29, 2017, 07:55:30 PM
hi i've had my Larrivee OMV-03 for 5 years. Iplay out at wineires and restaurants every weekend.just fingerstyle ,no bangin.Anyway i get this guitar set up by a tech and the action is too high . i try another tech,now it is buzzing like crazy. i live in the philadelphia area .Can anyone recommend a good tech ? thanks.


Title: Re: set up question
Post by: Barefoot Rob on April 29, 2017, 08:30:05 PM
I can't give you the name of a good tech but I have a couple of questions for you.Did the level and crown the frets before the setup?Did they replace the saddle?If so what material did they us?


Title: Re: set up question
Post by: johnr on April 29, 2017, 09:12:38 PM
hi; the neck is level the frets were just dressedand i had sanded too much off the bone saddle. he installed a shim under the saddle.now it is too low.easy to play though ;just where i want it. maybe i'll try different strings cause i use .11's.


Title: Re: set up question
Post by: Barefoot Rob on April 29, 2017, 11:06:48 PM
12's are cool but if you want some insanity,which I do and am play 14-58's.



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Title: Re: set up question
Post by: johnr on May 10, 2017, 01:06:18 AM
hi back to this guitar again. aggravated!! yes my tech guy dressed the frets ,the saddle is new because i had a different pup installed and he had to take out the UST. the neck is straight ! it even sounds terrible! i can't play it. can you guys tell me what size allen key i need to adjust the truss rod? maybe the action is just too low.


Title: Re: set up question
Post by: carruth on May 10, 2017, 03:04:13 AM
You need a special Larrivee tool.
You can buy the tool direct from their shop.
Go to their website to find their shop.


Title: Re: set up question
Post by: eded on May 10, 2017, 03:35:50 AM
Look here...

http://www.larrivee.com/shop/truss-rod-wrench-new-and-old-size