#1
I have an Epiphone Les Paul and the 12th fret of the 1st string is barley audible. The only way it sounds out properly is if I give it a little bend when I play it and that is obviously very frustrating and very limiting. Is there anyway to solve this other than actually just getting a new guitar?
#2
it sounds like a dead note. where it doesnt sustain and and some cases just sounds like a quick muffled sound?

not much you can do really, but if its doing this only on the 12th fret then you might need to get your frets leveled.
#3
new neck? highten the bridge?
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#5
I should also mention that it never used to be this bad. Im fairly sure it wasnt muted like this when I got it first. It just quietly rings and quickly mutes. Very annoying especially now because Ive really started to use that part of the neck a lot now