#1
So heres my guitar



And the action is super fricken high.




I cant lower it anymore from the bridge because its already got a really bad fretbuzz. So i am thinking my trussrod needs adjusted. I have no idea how to do it. like which way it needs turned or how much to turn it. So i need some help. Can someone walk me through it? My other guitars action that i had was like 80% lower than this. I honestly dont see how there wasnt a fret buzz because of how low it was. (Unfortunaly I tripped going up to my room and dropped the guitar and put my knee through the neck)
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#2
take off that little plate on the headstock..i highly recommend moving the d and g strings out of the way too. under that plate, theres a hole where an allen wrench fits. stick one in there and adjust it, either tightening or loosening it. tada, that should help your problem, ive had to do it a couple times on my guitars
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#3
how do you tell if it needs tightened or loosened?

Edit: I know i sound like a noob but im not. Ive been playing for five years but ive never dealt with this problem.
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#4
Look here for some good information.

http://www.athensmusician.net/archive/2001-05-01_geneimbody1.shtml

Make small adjustments at a time, and remember that it can take quite some time for the wood to finally settle after an adjustment. As much as a day or two.

If you have any trouble with understanding anything on the website, or have any other questions, don't be afraid to ask.

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#5
if the action is high, tighten it. but dont tighten it too much, or you'll get buzz like ****. you gotta experiment a little. i hope that helps.

by the way, its a nice guitar, so this is gonna be worth it
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#6
its fine bud, some people just dont mess with their axes, thats respectable..but a little common knowledge is helpful at times, dont you think?
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#7
Ok one more thing. Do the strings need to stay tight or do i need to loosen them. Oh btw its a Galveston. I bought it off of ebay for $500. Thanks for the help
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#8
just tune them regularly, theyre gonna tighten up when you tighten the truss rod, so theyll have to go down anyways to be in tune. actually, just loosen em all before adjusting the rod, just to be sure there no string breakage. good luck bud, hope it works out
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#9
Thanks for the help i will defintaly do that.
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#10
Search the guitar forums for 'truss rod', there's plenty of posts that'll be of use, especially from a girl called JJ-something-or-other. Also try projectguitar.com's tutorial.
#12
hey buds.

TS you'll want to fret the Low E on the first fret, and at the same time,
fret the Low E on the last fret, where the neck and body meet.

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

if the string is more than a credit cards thickness up from the fretwire there, then you have too much bend.

if the string lays on the fretwire there then you dont have enough bend.

you need to measure ur relief like this, so you can see where you started and how far you need to go from there.

so measure and repost, and then we can talk you thru the rest.

if you start cranking that nut, you "can" break ur neck, so i really hope you put the wrench down and take the time to read this post.
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#13
I do a bit differently: (This CPd from another post I made)


Here is my rule of thumb with neck relief: First, set your action. In general, the lower the action, the straighter you will need your neck. Then see how much relief, using a .01 feeler gauge as a guide. .01 is an ideal medium for relief, so go from there. You measure it, put a capo on your first fret, press down the low E on the 14th, and measure above the actual ninth metal fret. Be sure to do this in playing position to get an accurate reading.

You want to get just enough relief in the neck the action is smooth, low and practically buzz free. First adjustment make a 1/4th turn, and wait overnight or about 8 hours. Then make slow, small adjustments. If you need to go more than another quarter turn; the guitar has not been adjusted in a LONG time, or the neck is warped. Once you have your relief about where you want it recheck your action, make sure it intonates, and finally replace the truss rod cover.

I have used this method on all my guitars, and I would say it's pretty much "no fail" unless you do something out of order.