#1
I have a cheap Jay Turser Strat knockoff. Plays pretty well for a cheapie. Anywho, it has some weird issues that even after 2+ years of playing, I can't figure out. So I'm asking you.


Being that this guitar is a cheap one, I normally would expect it to be a bit weaker than other guitars, but this has gone too far. Here's a list:

The first 2 frets are....dead(for lack of a better word). Playing any string except the low E on them sounds like a sproing/buzz.

The G string comes out of tune frequently, even on just vibrato sometimes.

Playing certain strings(sometimes) on certain frets(sometimes) creates a loud humming from the body of the guitar. This is the strangest of them all.


Diagnostics please?


Thanks
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#2
Can only answer one.

Its common (at least for me) For the G string (haha) to become out of tune more frequently, but this doesnt bug me too much. Happens on my SG alot.
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#3
1)new strings
2)get your truss rod adjusted

problems solved
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#6
I just got new strings.

How much would this cost if I took it to a shop?
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invest in a better one or repairs


I have an ESP/LTD V-500 and I love it, but I keep it tuned down a step.
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1)new strings
2)get your truss rod adjusted

problems solved
possibly i could be wrong


I would add an action adjustment as well
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#11
I really need to learn how to repair stuff on my guitar. I can barely change strings, much less truss rod adjustments...
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I really need to learn how to repair stuff on my guitar. I can barely change strings, much less truss rod adjustments...


Yeah dont do truss adjustments yourself I recommend taking it to a pro thats what they are there for!
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#13
could be your nut... for dead frets, replace them? i'm guessing since your guitar is a cheap strat knock off, the frets are just glued on, and not actually put into the wood... get a new neck...
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Yeah dont do truss adjustments yourself I recommend taking it to a pro thats what they are there for!

truss rod adjustment is easy. You put the allen wrench in the hole, give it a 1/4 turn, try it out, let it set for a few minutes, lather, rinse and repeat until you have it how you like it.
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