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Thoughts pro/contra regarding Cosmo setups. They must do a lot of them.

I got a tele from them a few months back and they do the free setup deal so might take it there.

I put heavier strings on it, set the relief, intonation and string height but the nut height needs to come down and I've never done that; I don't have the files and I wouldn't want to risk messing it up anyway.

Another thing is that each saddle has two nasty little hex screws that stick up too high and have sharp edges.

Thanks.
 

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For the saddles, you may want to grind down the bottom of the screws (carefully, so they'll still thread). I've only had one setup by Cosmo and it was alright.
 

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Yeah, apparently you can grind them from the bottom using the saddle to hold them and just mark the number of threads to get rid of. It would be nice to just buy shorter ones and not have to mess with a grinder ... lol
 

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Yikes, messing with the nut is a LOT more than just a setup I'd think. In which case, I'd take it to Brad Keogan at Shyboy & Tex. Brad has done most of the work recently on 3 or 4 guitars, including a new nut. All turned out amazing. He really pays attention to detail.
 

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Yikes, messing with the nut is a LOT more than just a setup I'd think. In which case, I'd take it to Brad Keogan at Shyboy & Tex. Brad has done most of the work recently on 3 or 4 guitars, including a new nut. All turned out amazing. He really pays attention to detail.
When I got my HD35 from the 12th Fret they did the setup while I was there. It took maybe 5 minutes to file the nut slots.

Pretty sure I could do it myself but the files are expensive unless you use welding tip cleaners which would be the redneck fix ...lol and I'd rather have someone who's done hundreds of them as opposed to me doing it for the first time plus they might pick up stuff that I missed when I did the basic setup myself.

Although thanks for the luthier reference as it's good to know who is around.
 

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Lowering the nut is easy. Just remove it and file off material from the bottom. You just have to make sure that you keep it level. You can measure how much you want to lower it and when you get that much off the nut, glue it back on. There a a number of YouTube videos showing how to easily remove the nut.
 

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For the screws, just buy shorter screws. Any fastener supply house has all sorts of useful stuff for guitars, often sold in bulk for pennies.
 
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