#1
So I stupidly hung it by a strap on the back of a chair, my cat jumped up and it hit the floor pretty hard (My guitar not the cat)

the strings are really loose now and if you play beyond the 12th fret it doesn't sound too healthy.

Is it a snapped truss rod or is it something else?

can anyone give some advice from similar experiences where he or she has dropped and damaged their guitar please?

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#2
look for any obvious damage and go from there. There's a few things that can break on an instrument when you drop it, so you're going to have to be a little more specific, and post pictures if you can
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#3
you would definitely know if the truss rod were snapped, cause you wouldn't have a 12th fret.

make sure your cat is o.k. and take catself to a vet if needs be. have to make sure catself is ok.
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#4
also post pictures of your cat if you can
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#8
what you need is new amp
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#9
what you really need is a new cat
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#10
Web MD says it might be ebola, just an FYI.
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#11
Don't have much to work with for an accurate guess, but it doesn't sound like it took too much damage. Just be sure to give it a feel test and look for any bumps or marks and if you find one, make sure that when you play with it, it isn't affecting it any. If it is, you may have to take it to a specialist. And be sure to feed it at least twice a day or based on weight accordingly. Most cats prefer MeowMix.

Hope it helps.

You might just need to readjust the bridge/saddles/whatever have you. A snapped truss rod would mean you broke the neck in two, so it's not that. Unless it was loose, I don't think it adjusted any either. But I don't suppose it would hurt to check and adjust anyways, so long as you know what you're doing.

But first check the bridge/saddles.
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#12
It has to be a big drop for a cat to break its truss rod.
But seriously, what you may have done is knocked the bride out and knocked the intonation out slightly.

EDIT: Knocked the bridge, not bride!
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#14
From what I could see no damage thats visible to the eye I will let you guys assess the damage as I couldn't see what it is I will upload a photo tonight
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#15
Home Depot has a guitar fixing kit, for the low price of $29.99 but call now n well throw in a box of guitar polish for free!!!!
#16
I hope you kicked your cat. Not because of the guitar incident, but just to spite all these damn cat lovers - they're terrible people really.
#17
Turns out the guitar is fine however the bass string (E) doesnt sound good beyond the 12th fret, I am in drop C so maybe it is the string gauge.
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#18
Get a Dog. At least they're guilty after fucking shit up unlike Cats. I bet it cut your car brakes and pissed in your cereal afterwards as well- then expected you to feed it.

In all seriousness it may just be the intonation
#20
Ouch, TFW you drop/bump your guitar... I hate those moments.

One time a cat I had plucked a guitar string by biting it, this story had nothing to do with your problem OP.
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#22
What is the breed of your cat?

also, post pictures of the strap please, it might be of importance.
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#23
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What is the breed of your cat?

also, post pictures of the strap please, it might be of importance.


Inconsequential if he does the right thing and kills the cat. However you have hit upon an idea of TRUE GENIUS....SKIN THE CAT AND MAKE A BITCHIN' GUITAR STRAP!!! Leave the tail on for cosmetic purposes!
#24
I can't believe that you put your cat in danger like that. You should get rid of the guitar, it could've killed the poor kitty
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#25
I just realized something...the cat's tail would be perfect as an input plug cover. Would work perfectly with the whole "kitty motif" provided you don't scrape the fur off before you make the strap.

I'd probably deflesh the head and make the skull into a belt buckle which used the jaws to open/close the buckle. Would be good for the show, man!
#26
The cat is still alive! my guitar is too luckily! however I get fret buzz past the 12th fret on the bass string think the string just needs replacing.
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#27
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The cat is still alive! my guitar is too luckily! however I get fret buzz past the 12th fret on the bass string think the string just needs replacing.

Having a fret buzz that wasn't there before probably means that the action got messed up a bit, and by that also the intonation. If you don't know how to adjust it yourself, just take it to your local guitar repair guy, he will fix it for a few bucks.
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#28
do you have those tiny hex keys that came with your guitar? use them to prick blood from your finger, summoning the mighty guitar demons to fix your saddles.
#29
Why does your cat have a trussrod?
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