I can see not “getting it” back in the day. But now, with youtube you can damn near build a hovercraft as long as you have an internet connection.
Just echo’ing… 3 hours to set up a Floyd?!? Did you have to cast it as well? Usually takes about 20-30 minutes unless you’re intonating as well… Hard for some I guess. It used to mystify me, but then one day, it just clicked. Easy peezy…
No not 3 hrs for the FR alone. 3 hours total guitar setup from top to bottom. Had never even been tweaked at or from the factory or store. Everything was way outta whack.
It took me an hour with 2 polishes and a cleaner just to get the nicotine off the guitar & electronics. Last time i do a setup as a favor.
Setup around here yer looking at $100 bucks. I didn't charge an old band member.
The Floyd was a bout an hour to intonate and restring from .008's to .009's.
It was a Jackson made in a far off land, P.I.T.A.
My how guitars change.
Normally a worse case Floyd setup for my gear is about 20 minutes max.
Gives me perspective on how well i maintain my own gear.