#1
I gave my Fender Squier Strat to a friend because it suffered from the 'zero action' disease :P... strings would buzz on some frets etc. and he said he could handle it and change the strings at the same time so i gave it to him. I dunno what he exactly did but now it's waaaay harder to play Legato or Tapping with the new changes. I can barely hear the notes when hammered or pulled. I'm sure the problem is not from my fingers or anything, I've been playing on classic guitar for 4 months and electric for 1 year and I'm a good player so the problem must be from what he did to my guitar. As for as I understood, he changed everything, Truss Rod, Action and individual strings' length. I never messed with those before, but I wanna do it now, can't live like that. So what do I have to change exactly to be make it better??

Any help is appreciated, Thanks a lot
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#2
umm...the action is higher so you just have to get your fingers stronger...

chances are your friend did a good job...
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#3
Yeah, I understand that. But as far as I remember, when I first got my axe 1 year ago, it had a normal action and I really didn't need to suffer that much...or is it just that my fingers became really lazy after strings became easy to play?
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#4
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#5
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umm...the action is higher so you just have to get your fingers stronger...

chances are your friend did a good job...


I agree, just give your fingers time to adjust and become stronger before you do anything.
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#6
it is possible he put on thicker strings. Thicker strings + higher action = alot harder than your used to.
#7
Stick with that until the strings wear, put on some lights, and practice more. Leave the action. It's probably fine.
#8
This is also why they suggest beginners learn on an acoustic first, to develop calluses and finger strength.
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