Got My Guitar Adjusted
CrashOops
Jun 18 2007, 06:11 AM
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Went to the local tom lee music store today because I noticed that the guitar I bought on tuesday buzzed a fair bit on the lower strings.
he adjusted the height of the low E on the bridge but he also turned an allen key in the headstock for "straightening the neck". Now, to begin with my guitar was extremely playable but this made such a huge difference, It's almost like a different guitar.

If you have a shop close by I suggest getting your guitar professionally adjusted because it can make a good guitar great.
Even better it didnt cost me a dime because I used to go to highschool with the guy smile.gif

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lespaulrocker
Jun 18 2007, 06:16 AM
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taht always helps tongue.gif

i had my guitar professionally adjusted right before i bought it, and it was totally different than what i played in the store laugh.gif biggrin.gif

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JOhn
Jun 18 2007, 07:26 AM
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What do you mean by adjusted?

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CrashOops
Jun 18 2007, 08:33 AM
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QUOTE (JOhn @ Jun 17 2007, 11:26 PM) *
What do you mean by adjusted?

Well you can change things like the height of the strings off of the bridge, or on some the bridge height itself. and apparently straighten the neck?
not sure how turning a hex key in the headstock ( facing down into the neck) would straighten the neck out. but omg what a difference.
On a side note played around with a delay pedal while I was in there ( BOSS-DD3) Definitely going to buy one. it was fun to play with smile.gif

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Jun 18 2007, 11:15 AM
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QUOTE (CrashOops @ Jun 18 2007, 09:33 AM) *
Well you can change things like the height of the strings off of the bridge, or on some the bridge height itself. and apparently straighten the neck?
not sure how turning a hex key in the headstock ( facing down into the neck) would straighten the neck out. but omg what a difference.

It can straighten, bow up or down the neck by changing the tension of the truss rod (metal rod inside the neck). Normal is a tiny bow up. And adjusting it right will also improve the tone.

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JOhn
Jun 18 2007, 11:45 AM
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i have a fixed neck so i don't have to worry in the meantime.

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QUOTE (JOhn @ Jun 18 2007, 06:45 AM) *
i have a fixed neck so i don't have to worry in the meantime.


... unless it was already incorrectly adjusted ...

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