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 #136099  by Poor Peter
 Mon Jan 27, 2014 9:08 am
Howdy All, I need a set-up on my Troy Post Bolt Tribute. I live out in the sticks and there is nobody in my area that I trust to work on it. Somehow I came across Third Coast Guitar in Chicago. Can anyone vouch for these guys before I spend an entire day driving up into the city. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
 #136112  by cripeowner
 Mon Jan 27, 2014 1:37 pm
Do some research then buy the set up tools at stewart McDonald and never have to drive 200 miles to do what you can do yourself
 #136121  by Poor Peter
 Mon Jan 27, 2014 7:23 pm
Agreed. I just wish I had a beater to practice on before I go screwing something up on my main guitar.
 #136125  by Poor Peter
 Mon Jan 27, 2014 7:57 pm
jalevinemd wrote:I live in the Chicago suburbs. Where in the sticks are you?
About an hour south give or take. Bourbonnais to be exact. You?
 #136130  by jalevinemd
 Mon Jan 27, 2014 9:55 pm
I'm in Clarendon Hills...about 20 miles southwest of the city. I'm not familiar with the work that Third Coast does. What exactly does your guitar need done to it?
 #136131  by Poor Peter
 Mon Jan 27, 2014 10:09 pm
jalevinemd wrote:I'm in Clarendon Hills...about 20 miles southwest of the city. I'm not familiar with the work that Third Coast does. What exactly does your guitar need done to it?
Im hoping just a basic set up. I have a little buzzing above the 12th fret on the treble strings. The switch for my obel is also not in the best spot. I was hoping they could switch it with one of the coil tap switches which would put it in a more user friendly position.
 #136132  by waldo041
 Mon Jan 27, 2014 10:32 pm
I can vouch for John Lynch's work at Dynamite Music in Griffith Indiana. I have not used him in a long time since I do all my own work now, but I do know a lot of musicians around here that still do.

~waldo
 #136133  by Poor Peter
 Mon Jan 27, 2014 10:47 pm
waldo041 wrote:I can vouch for John Lynch's work at Dynamite Music in Griffith Indiana. I have not used him in a long time since I do all my own work now, but I do know a lot of musicians around here that still do.

~waldo

Thanks bro, Jim Rubino out in Merriville used to have a good guy, but I don't know what happened to him. I will definitely look up Dynamite. Im surprised I've never heard of them.
 #136158  by jackevorkian
 Tue Jan 28, 2014 4:59 pm
People seem to agree that Tim Schroeder, in Chicago, is as good as it gets. Apparently he does a lot of work for Wilco.
 #136162  by paulkogut
 Tue Jan 28, 2014 6:39 pm
I had some small work done at Third Coast. I can't remember who I saw, but they were nice and professional.
I've done some more involved projects with Tim Schroeder that turned out great. He moved from his old shop that was 5 min from my house to the northern suburbs. His email is "Schroeder Audio, Inc." <info@schroederaudioinc.com> and 847-217-8985 for phone.
Terry at Guitar Works in Evanston is another cat that I've worked with with top notch results.
I don't mean to steer you away from Third Coast, it's just that I've had more experience with the other two cats. I'd bet any one of them would get your axe in shape.

PK
 #136203  by jalevinemd
 Wed Jan 29, 2014 7:46 pm
Tim Schroeder is EXCELLENT! Had him do a little work on one of my Alembics as well as my Resurrection Bolt. I didn't mention him because he's moved further north.

Another absolutely phenomenal guy is Rick Cremer of Cremer Guitarworks. Really old school kind of guy. I didn't mention him because he's up near Aurora which is even further for you. But if you're ever in the need for top notch fret work, there's none better from my experience.