#1
i just changed my guitar strings. I got totally no knowledge about strings and i bought a packet of d'addario x-super light gauge ( .008, .010, .015, .021, .030, .038) strings yesterday. Went home and changed it and after changing and tuning everything, i realised the top 3 strings (D,A,E) are almost touching the fretboard!. whenever i strum the guitar, i can clearly clearly hear the strings touching the frets. Have i bought the wrong strings? or did i messed something up while changing. Please help!
#2
what guitar? what bridge?

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#3
and are you sure its in tune?
btw standard string size is about .11 so thats what you prob had before
#4
i think you're better off taking it to a shop
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#5
^^stock guitars come with .009's

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#7
if you took all the strings off at once the truss rod could have bent the neck
#8
it's probably the springs under ur guitar pulling harder on the bridge, but ur strings are too weak to counteract with the spring tension. it should be pretty quite normal, so just raise the action on the individual saddles.
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#9
^^unlikely to happen

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i hope that comment was for the guy above my post lol... one that said bending the neck or w/e
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i hope that comment was for the guy above my post lol... one that said bending the neck or w/e

yea it was...


^true, i get a slight amount of buzz on my E string when i pick it too hard..but i can't hear it thru my amp so it don't bother me

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#13
Nothing is wrong, just raise the action.

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#14
http://www.washburn.com/products/electrics/nseries/n1_n2.aspx

i play the washburn n2 series. It has a floyd rose and it gave me a hard time changing the strings.

From wat i can conclude from those replies - i bought the wrong kind of strings? too thin and light?

oh btw i bought this strings

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#15
its ok dude. just raise the action thats whta we're saying
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#16
oh okay.. i'll try it now. thanks alot fer the reply! its my first time posting here and im glad i got fast replies
#17
Well 8's are quite skinny... but strings are preference, there's no such thing as the "wrong" strings.

There should be two large screws on each side of the bridge, you'll want to raise it until you get it where you want it. That should take care of your problem.

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#18
hey i tried raising the action already. it improves a litle but the top 3 strings especially the E string is still touching the fretboard when i strum it The sound can be heard quite clearly thru the amp