#1
I lowered the action on my guitar and now when i tune to standard it feels really loose, i tried to go to the next e but then that feels really tight

what should i do?
#4
Ummm...did you tune ur friggin guitar an octave up!? GOD DON'T DO THAT!
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..... idiot lol

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#8
just realised the nut has worn down really low which is why it seems really low at one end and high action at the other. guess trying to lower it to make the other end equal wont work
#9
what type of guitar? what gauge string? dont go higher than standard tune. and

are you getting any fret buzz now?
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#10
yeh its basically everywhere if i strum hard but its worse on the higher frets even when i strum normally.

at least it looks like there is wearing, i bough it second hand and the action at the nut has always been at least double the other end
Last edited by sharene at Feb 8, 2008,
#11
1. is ur bridge level?
2, have you tried to raise the action at the saddles?
3. if yes, to 1 and 2, then you need to check your neck angle.


i think thicker strings will probably be the easiest fix here too.

thicker strings will be less floppy.
and will pull on the headstock more. they will naturally bend the neck more, eliminate some fret buzz and sit higher in the cuts of the nut.
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#13
ok just make sure you check my edit about thicker strings,

but to check on the neck angle, you will want to


fret the Low E 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 dont have enough bend.
if the string is more than a credit cards thickness up from the wire there, you have too much bend.
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#14
i thought that was the neck relief jen...

and isn't the neck angle the angle that the neck makes with the body...
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#15
i call it neck angle, meaning the angle that the neck is sitting.

yes if you want to look it up in a book, it's the neck's relief.
just semantics that help me teach a first time adjuster.


actually shotsie can you finish this thread, ive got to go.
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#16
so it's one of the "Jen's Newbie Words"?

my friend showed me a bass today. it had massive fretbuzz... and enough neck relief and okay action. so i raised the action and it was sort of almost gone... i hate that. when i can't fix everything.

^i'll try.


i think TS lowered thte action too much...
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