#1
ok so my friend bought a new acoustic dean bass and the action is way to super low and it buzzes at the 5th fret so it cam with an allen wrench so would we have to mess with a truss rod.. (do acoustics have truss rods?) because it doesnt have like a normal electric bridge so idk what to do.... HELP please (i'm not an acoustical kinda guy)
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#2
You dont nedd to mess around withth e truss rod to adjust action. Just hieghten the bridge.
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#3
how do you do that on an acoustic?
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#4
Well is it a wooden single piece bridge or similiar, im presuming you can lift theat wooden bar up.
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#5
yeah its a single piece wooden bridge
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#6
Then can you lift it up anyway.
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#7
im still not sure how thats going to work but ok thanks for the help i guess
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#8
you want to raise the action right, to stop the fret buzz, so you lift the strings higher off the finger board, ir the bridge.
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#9
This sounds like a truss rod problem, yes. Truss rods do have a huge effect on action. Check neck relief (fret the first and last frets at the same time and check the distance between the string and the fret at the 8th fret).
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#10
so we need to adjust the truss rod back away from the front of the body correct?
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#11
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This sounds like a truss rod problem, yes. Truss rods do have a huge effect on action. Check neck relief (fret the first and last frets at the same time and check the distance between the string and the fret at the 8th fret).


Im not to sure on acoustics. but if i need to heighten my action to reduce fret buzz, i shouldnt need to mess with my truss rod, should I?
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#12
If you're using an electric you won't need to mess with the truss rod, but if you're using an acoustic the bridges can't be adjusted, so you would have to mess with the truss rod.
#13
Oh, i thouight on alot of them you could lower or make heigher each side of the bridge.
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#14
i didnt think you could move the bridge on an acoustic
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