A rare neck through dual humbucker Telecaster in for a fret level, though not for fret buzzes. These wide, flat jumbo frets were causing intonation issues for the player. Leveling out the flat frets and recrowning them helped improve intonation up and down the neck.
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A neck-through early 80's Japanese Yamaha PJ (note the reverse P pickup) in for a neck strip and refinished with Tung oil. There is some nice birdseye figure in this neck that didn't really show until I stripped the thick poly and started to apply the oil. During the setup I found many uneven frets so a level, crown and polish was required to get the action super low for this player. With older guitars, often the screws are an odd assortment of non-originals. This was missing a few pickup screws that needed to be replaced with the proper metric ones. The bridge pickup even had a coarse wood screw holding it in place. Thankfully the pickup threads were not damaged (somehow) and cleanly accepted a new screw. The side-mounted output jack plate also fell victim to the random screw swapping so I replaced them all with a matching quartet.
Schecter Stiletto Studio 5 [9.2 lbs] :: setup & tuner tweak
This neck-though 5 string bass came in for a setup with Rotosound Stainless roundwound strings. Upon inspecting the bass I found the D tuner had some play to it. I removed the tuner to find that the mounting screw was bent and ready to break (pain to remove when they break) and the screw hole stripped out. I plugged and re-drilled the hole and replaced the screw.
Note that the tuners on the end of the headstocks tend to receive the most abuse due to their exposure. Gig bags can sometimes be rough on these tuners as well.