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post Sep 12 2008, 07:10 PM
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Hey, so my guitar just fell and hit the ground. It was standing upright (no one was holding it) leaning up against my chair ( I didnt put it there, roomate did). Any way I went to move my chair, and the guitar landed flat on its back. It landed on a carpeted floor, so it padded the landing. and when I picked it up it was very out-of-tune.

I'm just not sure if it sounds the same now... is there a chance that this "light" fall damaged it? I think I'm just being paranoid, but I'm not sure.

Its a fender Mexican strat by the way.

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post Sep 12 2008, 07:13 PM
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Check if the notes are in tune when you play open string and the same on the 12th fret. If there is a very noticable difference (half step or more) then your neck might be in trouble. My one fell 100 times and still rocks smile.gif


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post Sep 12 2008, 07:23 PM
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that happens to me all the time. Its usually that u hit the tuning ppegs on the way down. When the guitar falls, it kind of rocks up and down so the pegs went crazy


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post Sep 12 2008, 07:32 PM
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Check if the notes are in tune when you play open string and the same on the 12th fret. If there is a very noticable difference (half step or more) then your neck might be in trouble. My one fell 100 times and still rocks


yeah, the intonation was off a good bit, but that could have been due to time. (havent checked it in a while)

the other thing that has me worried, was that when I went to re-tune it, it went right back out of tune, a few minutes later.

I have been playing it since it hit the ground, trying to figure out if it sounds different, and the more I play it, the more I think it sounds fine...

I was sort of in a moment of panic when I posted this thread. But thanks for the tips!

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post Sep 12 2008, 09:41 PM
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Here is a perfect example of a straight headstocks advantage over a tilt back headstock.

Had that Strat been a Jackson, Gibson, ESP, etc you may have busted something.

Straight headstocks are what you want if your guitar is gonna take a spill!!!!!



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Strats are sturdy, you should be fine wink.gif


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post Sep 12 2008, 11:06 PM
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I don't think its damaged..If it intonations well after you tune it should be fine..My bass fell many times , still works (once I dropped it like Kris did in the bloopers video smile.gif ) smile.gif

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post Sep 13 2008, 08:08 AM
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Yea biggrin.gif I think its fine. But i would be worried like heck tongue.gif


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post Sep 13 2008, 11:30 AM
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I think probably the truss rod is broken and you have to take it to guitar tech at once, since tuning is out...


Just kidding mate smile.gif I believe it is no big deal, strats are built for occasional falling down wink.gif


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post Sep 13 2008, 07:29 PM
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I think probably the truss rod is broken and you have to take it to guitar tech at once, since tuning is out...


Just kidding mate I believe it is no big deal, strats are built for occasional falling down


haha

I read that first line and was like "wait, WHAT!?!?!"

thanks everyone for the reassurance!

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