#1
on my guitar there is some ratling when i play the 4th and 5th fret on my d string but it doesnt realy sound like fret buzz and i know there is a sticky on this but i still cant seem to find the problem. I checked the bow of my neck the way the thread tells you to and it seemed fine but i can still here the rattling. I was thinking that it may just be my strings considering thay are about a year and a half old! do you think it could just be my strings. And is it normal for guitars to have a little bit of fret buzz because this is just the smallest amount but it still bothers me.
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Do they still make "Scratch-n-sniff" stickers? That'd be kewl, and if you get bored with playing, you can just smell your guitar. lol
#2
Maybe your action is too low. With some adjustments it should be just fine.
#3
how do i asjust my action on an acoustic
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Do they still make "Scratch-n-sniff" stickers? That'd be kewl, and if you get bored with playing, you can just smell your guitar. lol
#4
THE SADDLE

If your action feels wrong and the neck has been properly adjusted, it is time to look at the saddle. Lowering the action may require removing a bit of material from the saddle. Raising it may mean a new saddle or a shim under your existing saddle. If some strings are fine and others are too high or low, you should consider recontouring the top of your saddle. Otherwise, it is simpler and safer to make adjustments to the bottom.To raise the action, I recommend using a new, properly fitted saddle, preferably made of bone—although many new synthetics are available. It is not always practical to have a new saddle made or to make one yourself. If you can't get one, I suggest shimming what you have. Hardwood veneers are a good choice and readily available. Veneers are commonly .032-inch thick. They can be sanded if you need a thinner shim or stacked to achieve a taller one. At least half of the saddle should be within the bridge slot or it may tip forward or even break the leading edge of the bridge. Be extra careful if you have an under-saddle pickup. Changing your saddle could affect the string-to-string balance.

If you need to lower the height of your saddle, sandpaper attached to a flat surface works well. Simply slide the saddle back and forth across the abrasive, being careful to keep the bottom of the saddle flat. It helps to mark with a pencil how much material you wish to remove and then sand to that mark.

Setting up your own guitar can be very satisfying. You will be most successful if you work when you are not in a hurry and if you take extra care at each step. Good luck.

Credits : Harry Fleishman.
#5
thanks that really helped. two thumbs up for harry fleishman
Quote by LeftyDave
Do they still make "Scratch-n-sniff" stickers? That'd be kewl, and if you get bored with playing, you can just smell your guitar. lol