#1
hey i have a 2006 epiphone thunderbird
and i was changing the strings and messed with the bridge settings by accident
and now no matter what i do the strings rattle
i dont no what height to set the bridge to to stop this
or could something else be wrong with the bass

help please this problem just happened like right now as i was changing the strings
#3
Check your nut. It might be that your guage is too big for the nut.

If that's not it, then I'd set the bridge to the highest possible height. Then tighten it a quarter turn and check it. Keep doin that til it stops buzzin.

If neither of those work, go to your local guitar shop and have the guitar tech look at it.
#4
get it where it doesn't buzz (Metallist is right in how), then reintonate it. you don't want to have too much trouble with them high notes.
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get it where it doesn't buzz (Metallist is right in how), then reintonate it. you don't want to have too much trouble with them high notes.



high notes on the thunderbird? why bother setting the intonation at all

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#6
I know how you can fix this, get rid of that crappy bass and get something decent.

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If you insist though, take it to someone who knows what they are doing, you could just make it worse otherwise
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#8
It's possible that if you put lighter strings that the neck is now bended backwards (if you know what i mean... sorry but i don't know the official term for that) and the string slightly touches the first fret. It happened to me before. If so, set the neck angle to be straight!
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It's possible that if you put lighter strings that the neck is now bended backwards (if you know what i mean... sorry but i don't know the official term for that) and the string slightly touches the first fret. It happened to me before. If so, set the neck angle to be straight!


A correctly intonated neck is not straight.
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It's possible that if you put lighter strings that the neck is now bended backwards (if you know what i mean... sorry but i don't know the official term for that) and the string slightly touches the first fret. It happened to me before. If so, set the neck angle to be straight!


If he doesn't know what he is doing, he shouldn't be messing with the truss rod.
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#11
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A correctly intonated neck is not straight.

Wow, didn't know that. I'm ashamed. I should've said get the neck angle right.
I don't want to give bad advices; i think adjusting the tuss rod is not that big deal. I looked up some instructions and manuals on the web and i didn't do any harm to my instrument (except apparently for the correct intonation - wich i'm going to fix now).
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