#1
I just noticed this reciently, my E string is sitting quite low compared with my other strings.



Things to know:
-The strings are old
-Tune-O-matic bridge
-It seems to be a problem at the bridge and nut, the E drops sharply, also at the nut they get successively lower string by string.
-I never noticed this before
-It is perfectly innotated, the open and 12th fret are both the same note
-It is a schecter C-1 plus
#2
Well I would start with new strings because old strings arent gonna innotate properly
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#3
Quote by Lethal Dosage
Well I would start with new strings because old strings arent gonna innotate properly


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#4
raise the bridge saddle
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#6
I would say that the problem is a bent neck. i have a fender strat that i got and it has a crooked neck. i cant play past the 12th fret on the high E. getting it set though
#7
How much would it cost to get the neck reset? It's thru neck. Or is the guitar just gone?
#8
Quote by rawk1277
How much would it cost to get the neck reset? It's thru neck. Or is the guitar just gone?


Ummm. i dont know cause im just gonna wrisk it and turn my guitar which is bolt on into a set neck with some glue and some wood filler to get rid of screw holes and some paint that will not crack. Id say there may be other problems other than this though. you should take it to your local guitar shop or if you know anyone in your school that knows a lot, this is what im doing, then get them to have a look. Im sure therers someone here on UG that would know.
#9
off topic.. but what brand and model is the guitar? Because if its anything over £200 then its totally worth it getting it checked out and paying an engineer for their time.
#10
Its a built in problem with tune-a-matic bridge design because you have no individual height adjustment. I had it on an SG but overcame it by getting some saddles from a specialist music store in London and replaced the E string saddle with a B and filing down a bit. If you can't find replacement saddles, you could alter the bridge angle and file the B, G etc to get the curve right again. Not a perfect solution but okay until you decide to replace the bridge. Another possibility is that the nut is grooved too deep and may want replacing. You'll know this if the E string is low all down the neck or if the problem is only progressive towards the bridge.