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Old 02-04-2013, 01:39 PM   #1
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19th fret high e dead note help?

On Saturday I was playing and when I went to play the 19th fret on the high e the note had almost no ring to it and went dead as soon as I bent the note. This was in the middle of practice. We were a bit baffled. The notes are fine on all other 5 strings, normal notes and doing string bends.
Also what is odd is the 18th fret and 20th fret play fine, it's literally one fret on one string.

It's baffling me, it didn't do this last week because I played the exact same thing and everything was fine.

It's on my epi les Paul custom if that helps.
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Old 02-04-2013, 01:48 PM   #2
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Maybe you didn't hold the string down hard enough
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Old 02-04-2013, 01:50 PM   #3
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Nope, it does somewhat play but the note doesn't ring out much, can just hear it not sounding right.
Then if bend the note dies straight away.

I noticed it playing the welcome to the jungle solo, a song I play most days to warm up.
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Old 02-04-2013, 01:53 PM   #4
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you probably need to dress the frets that are higher up the neck from where it frets out (knock them down a tad)
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you probably need to dress the frets that are higher up the neck from where it frets out (knock them down a tad)

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Old 02-04-2013, 02:09 PM   #6
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Is this something I could do myself?
I did think at first maybe the fret inlay had dislodged and the string was catching but noticed its cutting out before I even reach the inlay, plus like I said one of the other strings do it.

There is a man near me that builds guitars and that but I haven't seen him in ages because I stopped playing so don't really want to knock on his door. Although I do want to see if he'll custom build me a les Paul so can always try.
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