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So you’ve been saving your hard earned dollars just waiting for that perfect guitar to come through the music store or get posted for sale online, and when the time finally arrives your patience has paid off. You pounce on the deal like a half starved puma. Beaming with delight as you bask in the glory of your newly found treasure, you quickly take it to your “guy” for some custom tweaks…..you do have a “guy” don’t you?

If you don’t have a tech, one of the scariest experiences can be taking your favorite axe to a complete stranger for repair work or even a simple tweak. It’s kind of like trying to find the perfect doctor for your kid. You can read reviews and ask friends for suggestions, but when it comes down to it, you just have to take a chance and hope the person on the other side of the bench knows what they are doing. Here are some tips to help you find the ultimate guitar tech.

1. Ask around. Whether your new to the scene or ready to take the leap forward ask anyone you can. Post a question on Facebook or craigslist and you’ll be amazed at the response you get. Plus, people can always private message you so they don’t have to worry about talking negative about someone in the public eye. Go to the local music store and ask around. If a store has a repair department, they will definitely try to sell you on it’s service so use the web and ask other players their thoughts on the store’s reputation and service.

2. Look for reviews. If you find the name of a tech or have a question about a store that offers repair, check it out. Google it…you will find out, good or bad, what people have to say about them. Just be sure to really read what a person is saying whether positive or negative. “Dude, I can’t believe the tech told me I need to humidify my guitar…I’ve never heard of that bogus line! I’m never going back to those losers!” Ignorance can run just as ramped ans knowledge online.

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3. Don’t judge a book by it’s cover. So you walk into a shop and the tech is at the bench, shop apron on, tools laid out like a fresh surgery room, big machinery all around, guitars in pieces….this must be right…right? Just remember anyone can load a shop up with the right tools, that doesn’t mean they know how to use them. Some of the best luthiers and techs I know have worked out of cramped basements and garages with tools and jigs they have made themselves because it simply isn’t always cost effective to run out and buy every tool in the luthiers supply magazine.

4. Trust your gut. When you do find a tech, talk to them about what they intend to do with your beloved instrument, and why are they doing it. If they can’t explain in terms you can understand, what the issue is with your guitar or how they plan to fix it and why, you better head for the hills pilgrim. Even if they can explain every thing in detail, but you just get a bad vibe, move on. Some people just don’t have good chemistry. You want your tech to be a person you can truly trust and confide in.

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5. You’re the boss. If you want something a certain way, make sure you deal with some one who will deliver. I’ve seen more than one tech ignore what the player wanted because they thought they new what was best for them. “Maybe I want higher action…maybe I like higher action, maybe I play slide have of the time and need higher action.” It’s good to have a tech that isn’t afraid to give you options and opinions but when it comes down to the final decision, make sure you make the call, not them.

6. Don’t go on the cheap. Remember, you are paying someone good money to take care of your favorite instrument and make it play and sound exactly the way you want it to. The work a tech does doesn’t equate to time spent on the bench. You aren’t paying for the time it takes to do a project as much as the knowledge it takes to do something right. If you go cheap you will most likely get what you paid for. Hopefully these tips will help you in your search for the right tech. You’ll know as soon as you get the guitar back if its right or not. Sometimes its not quite right and that doesn’t mean you have a novice on your hands. Techs can’t read minds, so make sure you communicate what your looking for and if you’re working with a good tech, together you will achieve it!

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Georgia Tech football fans will soon see their favorite team back on the field for the 2012 season. The Yellow Jackets have finished their August training camp and look to be in good shape to start the season. Several players have missed practices due to injuries, but none are serious enough to miss the season opener. Tech’s top three rushers from last year, Tevin Washington, David Sims, and Orwin Smith, will return. The Yellow Jackets have been ranked #20 in the SI.com Preseason Top 25 poll.

The Georgia Tech season opener is scheduled for September 3 against Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) rival Virginia Tech in Blacksburg. The Yellow Jackets will play their home opener against Presbyterian College on September 8 at 7pm. Following that game, two big ACC rivals will come to town. The Yellow Jackets are scheduled to play Virginia on September 15. Tech will play Miami on September 22 during Family Weekend. Middle Tennessee State University will come to Atlanta on September 29.

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On October 6 the Ramblin Wreck will travel to South Carolina to play the ACC rival Clemson Tigers. Georgia Tech will have October 13 off. Tech will host Boston College at home on October 20. The 2012 Homecoming game is scheduled for October 27 against Brigham Young University.

In November the Yellow Jackets travel out of town to meet two strong conference rivals. Tech will play Maryland on November 3 in College Park and North Carolina on November 10 in Chapel Hill. Tech’s last home game will be November 17 against ACC rival Duke. The Yellow Jackets will play their traditional Thanksgiving weekend game against Georgia on November 24 in Athens.

Head coach Paul Johnson will return for his 5th season at Tech. His use of the triple option offense has led to successful seasons at Georgia Tech. Johnson was named ACC Coach of the Year in 2008 and 2009. The Yellow Jackets have accepted a bowl bid each year that Johnson has been their head coach. He led the team to an 8-5 record in 2011 and an appearance in the Sun Bowl.

Tech’s Bobby Dodd Stadium, located in the heart of campus, is one of the country’s oldest college stadiums. Built in 1913, the stadium has been expanded several times over the years. The newest renovations were completed in 2009, and the stadium today seats 55,000 fans. Georgia Tech football fans can enjoy Friday Night Fan Fest before home games at Atlantic Station in midtown. The tail gate style celebration features food and live music from 6-10pm. Fans can see the Tech cheerleaders and enjoy the Yellow Jacket Marching Band. Admission to the event is free.