les_kris
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#1
My new guitar has a dead fret, fifth fret on the high E string.

Is there any way i can fix this? I have tried adjusting the action but its sti playing the same note as the 6th fret.
Many thanks
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ok so iv started been shredding for a while now. and i was reading other threads and i was wondering, is shredding just playing random notes all over the fret board wherever i want. or am i supposed to shred in some kind of scale??
Danno13
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#2
intonation problems? PM jj1565, that seems to be her specialty.
jj1565
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#3
can u see if the fret is flat?
some people will suggest filing, but i like to leave fret work to the pros.
depending on the guitar's worth, a refret or a dressing on one wire shouldnt be too costly. check out this site ...
http://www.frets.com/FRETSPages/Luthier/Technique/Setup/BuzzDiagnosis/buzzlist.html

yep im all over it danno


if its loose, a light tap in with a rubber hammer, could do the trick, but again i hate suggesting something usually done by a pro.
Jenneh

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les_kris
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#5
the string is hitting the 6th fret when you are pussing down on the 5th, this is the reason, but how can i change that?
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ok so iv started been shredding for a while now. and i was reading other threads and i was wondering, is shredding just playing random notes all over the fret board wherever i want. or am i supposed to shred in some kind of scale??
jj1565
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#6
i think ur saying that ur 6th fret is high.
u have a high fret. that fret might be fixed with a tap in like i mentioned.

if its really off something more drastic like filing or dressing it. but usually u need to file several frets.
a damaged fret would be refretted.

if its just the one string, raising the action a small bit on the string could help clear the fret.
depends on type of guitar, strat would be easier than a gibson to fix it this way.

edit: its the high E, so should be able to adjust that string reguardless of the guitar.
of course most people like their high E's low.

if it was several strings i would be thinking truss rod.
Jenneh

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les_kris
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#7
Cheers jenny thats reall helpful, gonna try some of those things out now. Will let you know.
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ok so iv started been shredding for a while now. and i was reading other threads and i was wondering, is shredding just playing random notes all over the fret board wherever i want. or am i supposed to shred in some kind of scale??
les_kris
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#8
Ahh jenny, there i time i could kiss you if not for the atlantic divide. Hammering the fret down in front worked perfectly. Thank you so much.
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ok so iv started been shredding for a while now. and i was reading other threads and i was wondering, is shredding just playing random notes all over the fret board wherever i want. or am i supposed to shred in some kind of scale??
jj1565
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#9
anytime, u are a future luthier for sure.
Jenneh

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Jenny needs to sow her wild oats with random Gibsons and Taylors she picks up in bars before she settles down with a PRS.


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