#1
After a lot of time and adjustment to my guitar I have finally gotten it where my strings have fairly low action and doesn't buzz on any of the 24 frets. Problem is I have to use .09 string gauge to do this. I like to play anywhere between standard and drop c so I'd like to use .11 string gauge. What are the things I should do to make this happen and still keep it from buzzing on the higher frets?
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#2
I'd take it in to a shop. It most likely has a slightly warped neck or the frets may be high in some places than others. A good luthier can fix all that for you and it usually is pretty cheap(I only paid 40 bucks for them to fix a bowed neck and fix my frets).
#3
Take it to a shop and tell them to set it up for 11's. A guitar should be set up differently for thicker or thinner strings. Should be about $50 but it should play much better.
#4
Well I know how to adjust my guitar now as far as the truss rod and bridge goes. Do you know what I would need to do? I figure an adjustment is needed with the truss rod if I go up two gauges.
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#5
Quote by \m/Angus\m/
I'd take it in to a shop. It most likely has a slightly warped neck or the frets may be high in some places than others. A good luthier can fix all that for you and it usually is pretty cheap(I only paid 40 bucks for them to fix a bowed neck and fix my frets).


why the hell would you say it has a warped neck from what he said. he said nothing about a warped neck, but said how his action was perfect... thank you angus.... thank you...


as for your guitar, the 11s should need a truss rod adjustment. that should be all you have to do, maybe a slight bridge hight adjustment, but these are going to be small, the setup that you did already is stlll a great base for what you are going to need to do, so all that is left is small tweaks to make it perfect. i usually wait about 2 days before i change the truss rod after i change string gauges. this lets the wood bend to where it needs to be, then you simply bend it back to straight. thicker strings are usually less likely to buzz. let me know if you have any questions, and feel free to laugh at angus^^^^^
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