jpc2049
Registered User
Join date: Dec 2008
21 IQ
#1
Hey everyone. I am new to this forum but I am in need of some help. I can't figure out why my 4d string is dead and rattles on the 1st and second fret but sharp and crisp everywhere else. I put a new string on it, messed around with height on bridge and nothing. It is a electric guitar that is only about 2 months old. Its a silvertone ( I know) but couldn't see spending the money on the Ibanez I want until I got half way decent at playing. Any ways please help, any suggestions welcome.
nightraven
?
Join date: Jul 2006
653 IQ
#3
when you say you've messed around with the height on the bridge, do you mean the saddle of the string? if not, i suggest you get out your allen wrench and mess with the action.
jpc2049
Registered User
Join date: Dec 2008
21 IQ
#5
Just added some dean markley regulars and raised the height of the strings to pretty much max. I don't like the action that high but it's about 50% better. It's weird because the strings now are high near the bridge but not so much by the neck. This makes it like playing an acoustic moving up the fret board.
nightraven
?
Join date: Jul 2006
653 IQ
#6
seems like your neck isn't flat and properly secured in the pocket, can you see any gaps between the neck and the pocket it's sitting in?
alternatively your neck could be warped.
jpc2049
Registered User
Join date: Dec 2008
21 IQ
#7
Quote by nightraven
seems like your neck isn't flat and properly secured in the pocket, can you see any gaps between the neck and the pocket it's sitting in?
alternatively your neck could be warped.



Thats what i was fearing.
jpc2049
Registered User
Join date: Dec 2008
21 IQ
#8
Its part of the fret board. so I guess the guitar is actually two pieces. However I have heard good things about the wizard II necks. But not sure of the price plus the guitar isn't really worth putting alot of work into.
oneblackened
Better Than You At Mixing
Join date: Oct 2007
3,210 IQ
#9
check your relief.
Current Gear:
LTD MH-400
PRS SE Custom 24 (BKP C-Bomb/VHII)
ESP Horizon NT-7 (SD Full Shreds)
UA Apollo Twin Duo
Peavey Revalver 4, UAD Friedman BE100/DS40
Focal Alpha 65 monitors
Quote by Anonden
You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.
Bryan Connolly
Registered User
Join date: Nov 2008
10 IQ
#10
Quote by jpc2049
Its a silvertone ( I know) but couldn't see spending the money on the Ibanez I want until I got half way decent at playing.


Bah! If you're going to get a cheap guitar at least shop around for one that isn't going to discourage you from playing. Spending more money on a guitar may seem ridiculous if you have the "Oh I'm not worthy" attitude but I would highly recommend getting a guitar you're proud to play and that inspires you. Cheap or otherwise.

If this seems a little angry, don't mind me, I'm just very against new players sabotaging themselves.

-Bryan