#1
Hi guys, my setup on my guitar is a little wacky. The string is touching the first fret but when I get up to 22 there's a huge gap between fret and string. I tried lowering my bridge and it helped a bit, but not fixed. Also I messed with my truss rod a while ago and turned it a lot, when I didn't know much about it. Could you guys recommend me a solution? Thanks a lot!
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#2
Buy a new guitar
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#3
I wish I could, but that's not happening as my amp is less than a month old.
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1989 Ibanez RG750
MXR 10 Band EQ
Dean MLX
Spider III 15W
Yamaha FG700S

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#4
Christ, take it to your local luthier or tech.

Sounds like you've already done enough damage.
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#5
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Also I messed with my truss rod a while ago and turned it a lot, when I didn't know much about it.


No.

No no no.

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#6
^ Well it's a little late now for that.
Peavey 5150 combo
1989 Ibanez RG750
MXR 10 Band EQ
Dean MLX
Spider III 15W
Yamaha FG700S

GAS list:
TC Nova Repeater
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#8
Sorry I'm such a setup noob, but you guys aren't helping much either.
Care to explain things a bit?
Peavey 5150 combo
1989 Ibanez RG750
MXR 10 Band EQ
Dean MLX
Spider III 15W
Yamaha FG700S

GAS list:
TC Nova Repeater
#9
GO TO A TECH OR LUTHIER.

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Tokai Silver Star
Epiphone Dot
Epiphone Les Paul
Washburn J28SCEDL
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JCM600 (Yes a 600..)
#10
I'd like to learn how to fix it myself if it's at all possible.
Peavey 5150 combo
1989 Ibanez RG750
MXR 10 Band EQ
Dean MLX
Spider III 15W
Yamaha FG700S

GAS list:
TC Nova Repeater
#11
If your guitar is as bad as I'm imagining it, then I would get a professional to look at it.

If you want to practice your tech chops, try and score a beater for as cheap as possible and practice on that.

A quick google search will turn up a handful of guides.
Epiphone Elitist SG (Serious)
Tokai Silver Star
Epiphone Dot
Epiphone Les Paul
Washburn J28SCEDL
Washburn J12S

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JCM600 (Yes a 600..)
#12
What I should have mentioned in my first post, the guitar also came that way, but I never knew it was a problem as that was my first electric guitar. I'm assuming since this guitar is one of the lowest Dean has to offer, the QC wasn't good and a bad one slipped through?
Peavey 5150 combo
1989 Ibanez RG750
MXR 10 Band EQ
Dean MLX
Spider III 15W
Yamaha FG700S

GAS list:
TC Nova Repeater
#13
Firstly, truss rod adjustment is something you do in very small increments. If you know what you're doing, then it's fine to tweak it yourself, but if you don't, leave it the hell alone.
Did you tighten or loosen it?

Secondly, if the strings are fretting out on the first fret, you need a new nut.

Take it to a tech.