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Old 01-27-2013, 04:06 AM   #1
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What is wrong with my guitar? Please help

Hey, I am very new to guitars.

I made a youtube video that recorded my guitar's problem. It is only one minute long. thanks in advance.

Well, I am not allow to post links. If you could just open any youtube video, just replace the video id with "wfmPX8I6Hjw" I am in an orange t-shirt.

The video is titled What is wrong with my guitar. iFyou search it on youtube. it is one of the first videos.

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Old 01-27-2013, 04:34 AM   #2
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The guitar probably has a bow in the neck, or your action is too low meaning that your strings are too low and they are touching the frets. Are there any local guitar shops in your area? I suggest taking it to them if you are an absolute beginner.
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Old 01-27-2013, 01:58 PM   #3
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Thanks for the response. I will try to DIY it cuz i got youtube lol
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Old 01-27-2013, 02:14 PM   #4
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A guitar's "action, can become too low during winter months by virtue of the air in your home being too dry. If you're being hit with static electricity shocks often, the humidity is way too low.

A guitar top can shrink in low humidity. When it does, the strings lower towards the fret board.

Read the sticky on this topic here: http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/foru...ad.php?t=987641

You should also check the neck for being "too straight, and/or having a "back bow". The term for this is "relief".

My point is, check both out the possible problems, before you try and fix anything.

You can learn about guitar setup overall, here: http://thbecker.net/guitar_playing/...up_page_01.html
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Old 01-27-2013, 02:18 PM   #5
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that's what i need thx a lot
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