#1
hey people. I recently bought a fender stratocaster Made in Japan for $550 NZD with hard case. ($391 US Dollars). Here are some pictures


http://img96.imageshack.us/i/5059745m5059747874.jpg/

http://img24.imageshack.us/i/img0005fa.jpg/


When i was playing solos on 15th fret, G string, i heard a buzz and doesn't sound good. So i tried without plugging in and when i hit the 15th fret G string, it sounded so shit. Does anyone know how to fix the problem? The action is high enough so i cannot raise higher. I heard you can use the truss rod to even the neck. But theres a chance that you could break the neck therefore i don't want to take the risk.


marry x-mas by the way. I wish my girl friend come back to me again as she dumped me just because i spend too many hours on world of warcraft..
#2
Quote by worldofwarcraft
hey people. I recently bought a fender stratocaster Made in Japan for $550 NZD with hard case. ($391 US Dollars). Here are some pictures


http://img96.imageshack.us/i/5059745m5059747874.jpg/

http://img24.imageshack.us/i/img0005fa.jpg/


When i was playing solos on 15th fret, G string, i heard a buzz and doesn't sound good. So i tried without plugging in and when i hit the 15th fret G string, it sounded so shit. Does anyone know how to fix the problem? The action is high enough so i cannot raise higher. I heard you can use the truss rod to even the neck. But theres a chance that you could break the neck therefore i don't want to take the risk.


marry x-mas by the way. I wish my girl friend come back to me again as she dumped me just because i spend too many hours on world of warcraft..


get it right...It's MERRY ****ING CHRISTMAHANUKWANZAAKAH

You won't actually "break" the neck, but you can cause irreversible damage if you don't know what you're doing. the best advice I can give is to take it to a shop near you and let them handle it, if you have that luxury.

And I can level with you, man. We've all lost women to our passionate obsessions. Why, my last lady-friend broke up with me for similar reasons....


....I realized I had an obsession for putting my wangcaster inside little girls....





Last edited by [VictorinoX] at Dec 18, 2009,
#3
Hey mate, thanks for your reply. I have contacted my local guitar retail/repair store and they said that they can have a look at it. I asked how much will it cost to get it fixed and they said the fixed cost is $20 (inspection i guess) and $30 to repair. $50 NZD so $35.60 USD........****....
#5
Quote by worldofwarcraft
Hey mate, thanks for your reply. I have contacted my local guitar retail/repair store and they said that they can have a look at it. I asked how much will it cost to get it fixed and they said the fixed cost is $20 (inspection i guess) and $30 to repair. $50 NZD so $35.60 USD........****....


That's ****ed up. All the shops around me (including GC and Sam Ash) will look at it for free, and they only tag on a price if something actually needs fixing. Of course if it is a Ma-and-Pa locally owned venture, then it's understandable, though still a bit stingy.


Quote by worldofwarcraft
yeah dude i understand. Ah not sure if this happens to most people. ...i am finding my life is only getting harder.


I do hope you realize I was just kidding. I have no interest in toddler poon.
#6
Are you sure the string isn't just old and has a kink in it? I've had it happen to me from time to time.
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#7
sounds to me one of the frets is shifting or rising. take it to a professional.
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Quote by worldofwarcraft
Hey mate, thanks for your reply. I have contacted my local guitar retail/repair store and they said that they can have a look at it. I asked how much will it cost to get it fixed and they said the fixed cost is $20 (inspection i guess) and $30 to repair. $50 NZD so $35.60 USD........****....


I've been forced to spend a lot more on a setup before because I live in England. Nearer 50 USD.
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#11
I know whats wrong with it, its backwards.

By the way, whats up with the first picture? She looks cute but also illegal
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#12
Quote by DSOTM80
I know whats wrong with it, its backwards.

By the way, whats up with the first picture? She looks cute but also illegal


She's probably late teens/early twenties. I promise you that she's legal. Asian girls look very young.
#13
Either the 15th fret is too low or the 16th is too high. First and foremost: truss rod adjustments are for setting the proper neck relief.....that's it.

Take a credit card and use it's short edge to span frets 13-14-15. Are you able to rock the straight edge at all? If not then you know these 3 frets are level with one another. Is so, then either 14 is high or 13/15 is low. Now move to 14-15-16, 15-16-17, and lastly 16-17-18. After doing this you should be able to determine which fret(s) is the culprit depending on which span(s) the card rocks on. Do this near the bass, treble, and middle of the fretboard.......you might only have an issue at one point and not the entire fretboard width.

While you're at it you might as well check the ENTIRE neck for low/high frets to determine if a full fret level is needed. Here's a simple tutorial I wrote up on another site: http://acapella.harmony-central.com/showthread.php?t=2292115
#14
Quote by i_am_metalhead
She's probably late teens/early twenties. I promise you that she's legal. Asian girls look very young.


Tbf, it's nigh on impossible to tell with the amount of makeup and airbrushing that are on that picture. I'm pretty good at telling Asian girls ages (lived in Seoul for over a year) but it's a lost cause on things like that.
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#15
Quote by Kurapica
Tbf, it's nigh on impossible to tell with the amount of makeup and airbrushing that are on that picture. I'm pretty good at telling Asian girls ages (lived in Seoul for over a year) but it's a lost cause on things like that.


He's right ^

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