#1
I'm kinda noob at all this technical guitar stuff, so bare with me.
But i was playing my guitar and when i tried tapping on the High E string,
on the 17th fret specifically, i couldnt even hear it over my amp.

Does anyone know what is wrong?
Or what i should do to fix it?

Thanks for your help.
-Tony
#2
you can raise the string a little.
Jenneh

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#3
How do i do that?
and the string is already pretty high off the neck
so idk how much higher it can go lol
#4
Quote by i_haz_skillz
How do i do that?
and the string is already pretty high off the neck
so idk how much higher it can go lol

Maybe it needs to be lower.

I'd say it could be your technique but since you haz skillz that must not be it
#5
I dont have pro skillz, but i know how to tap adequately lol
+ i tried on my other guitar and it sounded fine, so im pretty sure its not me =D
but i haz no guitar tech skillz, so when you say "lower the strings"
i say, "how the hell do i do that?!"
#6
Quote by i_haz_skillz
I dont have pro skillz, but i know how to tap adequately lol
+ i tried on my other guitar and it sounded fine, so im pretty sure its not me =D
but i haz no guitar tech skillz, so when you say "lower the strings"
i say, "how the hell do i do that?!"

Well i'd imagine the bridge saddles are adjustable by using an allen wrench. Try that.
#7
OH YEA!
i see what your talking about!
cool thanks =D
i will try that out, and report back.
#8
okay i lied. i dont see what you talking about lol
is the saddle like at the very end or like on the sides of it?
#13
saddles arent individually adjustable on a flyod.

you need to raise the bridge posts to raise the bridge.

but if it's already high, then,

check that the bridge is level (balanced) and not raised at the rear.
then
if it is, you need to check the neck's relief.

if the strings arent too low, then, that fret might be a little low, and choking the note dead. adjusting the action can help a little, but ultimately, you need to look at the fret and see if it or the string is dented at that area.
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#14
I think your 17th fret is either too low or a higher fret is too high results a dead note there. Might want to check it out.
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#15
Quote by jj1565
saddles arent individually adjustable on a flyod.

you need to raise the bridge posts to raise the bridge.

but if it's already high, then,

check that the bridge is level (balanced) and not raised at the rear.
then
if it is, you need to check the neck's relief.

if the strings arent too low, then, that fret might be a little low, and choking the note dead. adjusting the action can help a little, but ultimately, you need to look at the fret and see if it or the string is dented at that area.


No, the strings aren't dented, just restrung it Saturday
but i think it might be the action, so i will try lowering it to see if it helps
Thanks.
Last edited by i_haz_skillz at Oct 28, 2008,