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#41
Quote by rockr09
Yeah, I measured it, and it needs adjusting.


assuming ur bridge is level...

you might want to add some more bend.
if u wanted to adjust ur truss rod, that would be a 1/8" turn in a Counter Clockwise direction, after u detune the strings a little. That's a very small turn.

that's a very small turn. you would turn let the guitar sit an hour then retune and remeasure.
if it still needed more bend u could turn anouther 1/8".

dont force a turn, and repost with any questions. make sure u use the correct size wrench.

wait, remeasure, u know ur on the right track when it lifts off the fretwire a little.
if u can ever fit more than a creditcards, thickness between the wire and the string, it's more bend than u need.
most guys like it just a bit off the fretwire.
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#43
thanks

but dont worry, it's not going anywhere. im sure it'll stay on the first page a while.
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#44
Is there a good site for someone new to guitars and setups which outlines what is needed and the steps to preform my own setup?
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#45
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#46
morning. the doc is in.
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#47
hey jenny. this is more suited to mad since he's teh ibby master how do i know if my studs to adjust action are locked or not cos im afraid of breaking them
#48
sorry, it's the weekend. you know he likes to sleep in. ill bump you anyway.


see, i was under the impression, that the posts were adjustable once the nut was unlocked.
what type of bridge is it, cause i want to make a mental note.
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#49
Hi, i have tuned by guitar to drop D and lowered the action like 2 months ago. I am getting a lot of fret buzzing on the lower 2 strings. I have also noticed that the end of the neck where it is attached to the body has kind of curled up so the action is lower at the 24th fret then it is at the 17th. Should i get it properly set up by a shop or can i adjust it myself?

thanks
#50
what type of guitar is it?
what gauge strings are u using?
what frets are rubbing the strings?
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#51
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sorry, it's the weekend. you know he likes to sleep in. ill bump you anyway.


see, i was under the impression, that the posts were adjustable once the nut was unlocked.
what type of bridge is it, cause i want to make a mental note.

nah this isn't for the nut this is for the studs (thats the one fark i have a bad memory) and like cos i wanna adjust my action i wanna know if my studs are locked or not cos i dont really wanna break 'em and have to buy new ones.

edit: its a Lo-Pro Edge
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#52
Quote by jj1565
what type of guitar is it?
what gauge strings are u using?
what frets are rubbing the strings?


what type of guitar is it?
it is a cort X-6. Its like a superstrat type of guitar with floydrose and locking nuts.

what gauge strings are u using?
9 - 42, the guitar is originally set up to this gauge.

what frets are rubbing the strings?
I dont quite understand. no frets are rubbing the strings. But the lower 2 strings get
a lot of buzz. I think it applies for most of the frets on the E string and frets 8-24 for the A string.
#53
ok usually when a string buzing, it;s because it's vibrating against some fretwire. where it makes contact with the board is a big help in determining, what to do next.

sometimes strings vibrate in the nut cut. that also has a specific remedy.

occasionally, something mechanical is loose. if the guitar rattles or the buzz stops when u touch certain bridge parts, then that's a different remedy as well.

as for the curling at the 24th. is it the fingerboard coming off? or is it that the neck seems to have too much bend? and is a banana shape, with the first and last frets higher than the middle.
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#54
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#55
ok, i just try it again, for the fret buzz, i think it is just rubbing the next fret.

The neck seems pretty straight. There is no bend to the sides. It is almost like a straight neck all the way through until the point where it joins the body the neck starts to bend upwards towards the strings, although the fret board is not coming off.

The action of the strings are the highest at around about 12th fret.
#56
Quote by p.stick
ok, i just try it again, for the fret buzz, i think it is just rubbing the next fret.

The neck seems pretty straight. There is no bend to the sides. It is almost like a straight neck all the way through until the point where it joins the body the neck starts to bend upwards towards the strings, although the fret board is not coming off.

The action of the strings are the highest at around about 12th fret.


i believe you are talking of the neck angle proportinal to the body
#57
or maybe it's not sitting correctly in the neck pocket...


if it's rubbing the first fret. let's measure ur neck angle.
with a level bridge.

fret the Low E at the first fret. at the same time,
fret the Low E at the last fret, where the neck and body meet.

with both places held, look at the middle frets, 7-9th.

if the string lays on the fretwire there, you might not have enough bend.
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#58
yes, but the neck seems to be parrallel to the body (the section where the neck is attached) although the neck as a whole is not parallel making the high end of the neck (24th fret) closer to the strings.
#59
ok measure the neck angle. pehaps u have a high fret there and we can work around it. make sure ur bridge is level as well.
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#60
Quote by jj1565
or maybe it's not sitting correctly in the neck pocket...


if it's rubbing the first fret. let's measure ur neck angle.
with a level bridge.

fret the Low E at the first fret. at the same time,
fret the Low E at the last fret, where the neck and body meet.

with both places held, look at the middle frets, 7-9th.

if the string lays on the fretwire there, you might not have enough bend.


there seems to be a little gap (about the thickness of a credit card, maybe a little bit more)
#61
well, that's not too bad. as long as it's not much more than a credit card.

as for the fretbuzz, could it be the locking nut is not secure?

how long has it been since u changed those strings?
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#62
Quote by jj1565
ok measure the neck angle. pehaps u have a high fret there and we can work around it. make sure ur bridge is level as well.


im not quite sure how to measure the neck angle? By bridge level do you mean the make bridge is parallel to the body?
#63
^what u did was fine for the neck angle. as for the bridge, i just want to make sure it's parallel, level, balanced.
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#64
the locking nuts are secure. I think. I have changed the strings last month because this is not my main guitar, i only play it 2 or 3 hours a week.
#65
yup the bridge is almost balanced. It was set up to the standard tuning, so it is leaning just a tiny bit into the body, although it is hardly noticable
#66
is it definately buzzing at that first fret?

unplug the guitar, shake it, listen for noise.

play the guitar acoustically, try to get it to buzz.
a month isnt a long time. but if u cant find where the buzz is coming from, my best suggestion has to be to swap the strings. one at a time, using a similar gauge.

this is a nifty way to find the buzz...

http://schrammguitars.com/buzz.html
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#67
there isnt a buzz when i play it open. at the first fret, the strings buzzes with the second fret etc.
#68
try wedging a bit of paper under the string, in the cut of that nut.
i want to see if the buzz stops if the nut cut is raised.
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#69
Quote by jj1565
try wedging a bit of paper under the string, in the cut of that nut.
i want to see if the buzz stops if the nut cut is raised.



you mean put a bit of paper under the string where the nut is?
#70
yes, detune, lift the string out of the nut a small amount. slip a bit of folded paper under there to raise the string. tune it up and lock the nut.
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#71
well, do i need to put the nut back as well? there is even more buzz
#72
ok, nevermind. i just want to see if the cut in the nut is getting low on that side. it's impossible to tell on a locking nut.

a few ways to fix first fret buzzing.
get the first fret lightly tapped in with a rubber hammer. this works with a high or crooked fret. (too much tapping flattens the fret, not a good thing)

raise the cut in the nut. if it's too low on that side, it;ll be too close to the first fret.

increase neck bend. (but uve already got more than enough bend)

change ur strings to a gauge, maybe one higher.
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#73
well, its not just the first fret buzzing, because the buzz gets worse down the neck. The first fret only buzzes when i pick the string really hard. Higher up (after the 5th) the string buzzes even when i play it lightly.
#74
ok, that's a little different. fret buzz at the 5th fret (and higher) might be helped by raising the bridge a little.
so raise the bridge. im guessing u have posts at the bridge u can lift.

but if the action feels too high, we can increase the neck bow a little, and increase the string gauge a little.
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#75
Thanks for all your help. I will try and raise my bridge a little bit and possibly change to the next gauge next time when i change my strings. BTW, do i need to mess with my neck when i change the strings to the next guage?
#76
that's why i think u should go one gauge higher. the thicker strings, will pull harder at the headstock and should help u clear those frets a little better.

its a simple way to adjust a neck without having to touch the truss rod.

you might need to relevel ur bridge again, maybe tighten the screws in the trem cavity.
but im guessing u know about all that already?

just make sure u swap one string at a time, so the neck doesnt relax.

ill be back later....
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#77
Quote by azn_guitarist25
hey jenny. this is more suited to mad since he's teh ibby master how do i know if my studs to adjust action are locked or not cos im afraid of breaking them

Adjusting the action/unlocking - You just wanna loosen it a tad bit depending on how much you want to adjust your action. You dont have to take it all out, sometimes its hard to find the small head so flashlight/long side of the allen wrench may help.

Locking - After you're satisfied with your new action, tighten it, snug not too tight, you dont want to be stripping the small head.
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#79
I've been working on the intoanation on my strat because the high E and B string intonation was way off. I fixed the E string, but whenever I move the saddle on the B string, the intonation doesn't change. What could be causing this problem?
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#80
are you using new strings? the best time to set your intonation is right after you've changed the strings and stretched them out a bit with your hand.

i have a pitch problem as well. my intonation is set right (i can play any note on the fretboard into a tuner and it's in tune), but certain intervals sound absolutely terribly out of tune unless i tune the higher string down 14 cents (to a perfect interval). this makes barre chords out of the question. any ideas? my guitar is in my sig, i'm using GHS .10's and the korg tuner everybody and his brother has.
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