#1


I've got a cheapie backup guitar that plays really well, but there are several "dead spots" randomly between the 10th and 17th frets. just get a little "tink-tink" when i try to play them.

anyone have any ideas on the possible causes of this? i've searched it but everything i find is talking more about a sustain issue. i can't even get the note to sound on these dead spots.

thanks
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#2
check the action.. maybe have it set-up professionally
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#3
it could be worn down frets, the action, or it may need a truss adjustment. In my exp, a truss adjusment is the most likely.
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#4
the action's good. not super-duper low but comfy. of course i'm not saying that can't be the problem, cause i don't know. i'd just hate to have to raise it any. i was thinking the actual frets too, but hadn't thought about the truss. i'll look into that. thanks for the advice!
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#6
i find most acoustics have a few "tinks" past the 12th fret not much you can do but definitely try adjusting the truss rod, hope it helps...take it easy on the truss, quarter turns increments
#7
ok cool. it's an electric btw. charvelle's cheaper line. charvette or something like that. like i said just a backup but my LP is a hard tail so no tremolo. the charvette stays in tune suprisingly well when using the whammy bar.

quarter turns, got it! wait....which way? and i'll research intonation too. since this guitar is so cheap i'd like to experiment with it myself. won't be broken hearted if i screw up!
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#9
cool thanks
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#10
Quote by J_J
anyone have any ideas on the possible causes of this?
The certain cause is your frets aren't level.
But the root cause will be one or a combination of the following:
One or more of your frets have popped.
Your frets are worn.
Your neck is warped or bowed.


First determine the cause, then address the problem.
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