#1
I got a problem with my action. It seems too high 0.5cm (on 12 fret). Before you jump saying 'you can change it, idiot', I gotta tell that I had to make it that high or the strings would buzz around the 2nd or 3rd fret.

I change my strings from 11-48 to 9-42 because I had these others already but I plan to change again to 11-48 (got accustomed). Why should they buzz when being so low anyway? Is there a problem with my guitar, truss rod maybe? It seems pretty good when I look at it.

Or is my action normal? My fingers can't reach the upper strings when bending though, they're like too high @_@
Last edited by iPhantom at Dec 16, 2009,
#2
Quote by iPhantom
I got a problem with my action. It seems too high 0.5cm (on 12 fret). BEfore you jump saying 'you can change it, idiot', I gotta tell that I had to make it that high or the strings would buzz around the 2nd or 3rd fret.

I change my strings from 11-48 to 9-42 because I had these others already but I plan to change again to 11-48 (got accustomed). Why should they buzz when being so low anyway? Is there a rpboelmw tih my guitar, truss rod maybe? It seems pretty good when I look at it.

Or is my action normal? My fingers can't reach the upper strings when bending though, they're like too high @_@

rpboelmw tih ?

and uless your playing in c drop c tunning 11-48 is way to big. 10-46(or 44 not sure) is ok if your in E, drop D, and E flat. i use 9-42 because i have smaller fingers and they just feel better.
Last edited by sol-sob-on-pcp at Dec 16, 2009,
#3
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rpboelmw tih ?

and uless your playing in c drop c tunning 11-48 is way to big. 10-46(or 44 not sure) is ok if your in E, drop D, and E flat. i use 9-42 because i have smaller fingers and they just feel better.


XD 'problem with'... corrected

I play in Eb tuning all the time and sometimes drop D. I actually loved 11-48 and could play great with them. I overbend a lot with 9-42 now (mainly because I got used with 11-48 I think).
#4
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rpboelmw tih ?

and uless your playing in c drop c tunning 11-48 is way to big. 10-46(or 44 not sure) is ok if your in E, drop D, and E flat. i use 9-42 because i have smaller fingers and they just feel better.

problem with.

dude, gauge is all personal preference. SRV used 13's in E standard. and I know some people that use 11-54's for E standard. even 12's.
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#5
^SRV was actually a half step down most of the time.

Post in the set up thread, I bet Jenny can help.
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#6
I use 10-52 gauge, but if you want 11's, go for it. Anyway, what you want to do for the truss rod is to put a capo on the first fret then press down with your pinky on the 21/22/24th fret and put your thumb over the 12th fret, all on the low E. You should have about a millimeter of give between the string and the fretboard. Any more or less, and it's time for a truss rod fix.
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#7
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I got a problem with my action. It seems too high 0.5cm (on 12 fret). Before you jump saying 'you can change it, idiot', I gotta tell that I had to make it that high or the strings would buzz around the 2nd or 3rd fret.

I change my strings from 11-48 to 9-42 because I had these others already but I plan to change again to 11-48 (got accustomed). Why should they buzz when being so low anyway? Is there a problem with my guitar, truss rod maybe? It seems pretty good when I look at it.

Or is my action normal? My fingers can't reach the upper strings when bending though, they're like too high @_@


You have to check your neck relief. Putting lighter gauge string on the guitar reduces the amount of tension on the neck which can result in the neck back bowing.
#8
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^SRV was actually a half step down most of the time.

Post in the set up thread, I bet Jenny can help.

it's still pretty heavy for Eb standard
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#9
Could the truss rod be also the reason of other strings making a weak sound when I hit certain notes.

For e.g. when I play the Godfather Theme, I only use the two highest strings. However when I pick certain notes other strings ring and it ruins it all.