Been a while since I posted on this forum, so long infact that I forgot my log in details of my old account.
I'm in the process of buying my first 'big boy' guitar this week (Ibanez ATZ100-SBT) and should drive and pick it up this Friday if all goes according to plan.
I'm doing an experiment where I want to compare a expensive guitar that is setup by a professional and a mid range guitar that has been modded pretty aggressively to get the best tone possible.
The mods include tropical fish cap 0.022, 680pf + 150k resistor in series treble bleed, bass cut pot 0.0047uF, all new pots (push pull for coil split) switchcraft barreljack, vintage shielded single core wire, shielding for guitar (copper foil), new pickups (dimarzio liquifire neck + seymour duncan pegasus bridge) fret edge roll, leveling etc. etc. basically a new guitar which is a Ibanez RG2570Z Prestige.
The reason for the experiment is apparent I would guess, but I have no clue who has a reputation for setting up guitars to a very high standard in the Western Cape. I'm in the Overberg area but I drive to Cape Town for work each week so can be anywhere in Western Cape.
Would really appreciate it if you guys might point me in the right direction as after I bought the ATZ100 I would like to go drop it off to get setup properly. Thanks a bunch.