#1
Hey guys!

I changed my strings yersterday but I also wanted to move my nut a little bit because I found my strings not centered on the fretboard. So to do that I had to take off all 6 strings (for about 5min).

The thing is now I have a little fret buzz on some frets.
But my neck seems really strait when I look down on it...

So I don't know what to do, tighten or loosen?

My guitar was set up by a pro a few months ago and the action is perfect.

Thanks!
#2
If the neck is straight, it doesn't need adjusted. There are other things that cause fret buzz. What did you do to the nut, exactly?
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#3
The strings weren't centered on the fretboard so it was hard to play the low-e string on chords of you see what I mean.

So I moved it slightly to the right (about 1 or 2mm).
#4
Are you using the same strings you used before you made the adjustment?
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#5
Yes I am, they are Ernie Ball .10 .46 on a Epi LP Custom.

EDIT: I know new strings buzz a bit, but there is something about this one, it doesn't go away. It's only on a very few frets but it's very annoying!

4 fret 1st string, and 7th fret 2nd string, mostly.
Last edited by alans056 at Dec 25, 2011,
#6
You might just want to adjust your bridge. If that doesnt work then you would want to put a little more bow in your truss rod which would be loosening
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#7
Quote by alans056
Hey guys!I changed my strings yersterday but I also wanted to move my nut a little bit because I found my strings not centered on the fretboard

How did you move the nut? it's usually glued in place so it won't move...
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#8
The nut is not glued so i just moved it with my finger. So, I need to tighten very slightly my truss rod?
#12
It's held in place with the pressure of the strings. It's not the stock nut, it's a good graphite one I bought myself. I heared that a lot of people don't glue it.
#13
Quote by alans056
I heared that a lot of people don't glue it.

Well, ya didn't "heared" it from anyone that I'd listen to.

I've had guitars for 40 years.. all different.. ALL the nuts were glued in place...
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Last edited by Papabear505 at Dec 25, 2011,
#14
The nut definately needs glued. thats ground 0 man. you dont want that moving. pressure of the strings isnt enough. center it and glue it down then adjust action/intonation/ truss etc. there should be a slight bow. google how to check it. fret 5 and 15 then check clearance @ frett 8.