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post Dec 12 2008, 04:33 PM
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Hi, when i got my new guitar the strings were really tight but when i tried to tune it down to open d and then back up to e again i started to notice some string buzzing. Please dont say i have to intonate the guitar, i dont want to go through that hell sad.gif


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post Dec 12 2008, 06:07 PM
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Man you have 2 possible solutions. One is hard and you'll possibly need to go to a luthier, The other one is easier but not the certain answer.

This is because of the relief of neck caused by the tunedown. To solve this you need to adjust trus rod. This is hard for a inexperienced player.

The other reason is if you have a floating bridge guitar, maybe the strings balancing the string tension have more pull than it should be. To solve this you have to open the back plate of your guitar and at the neckwards end of the strings you'll see some screws. You need to unscrew to a some degree that relieves your floating bridge. Retune and check all the frets for string buzz. If you have done this that you should your strings can get higher than it should be than you'll do other way.


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post Dec 12 2008, 06:08 PM
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QUOTE (enforcer @ Dec 12 2008, 06:07 PM) *
Man you have 2 possible solutions. One is hard and you'll possibly need to go to a luthier, The other one is easier but not the certain answer.

This is because of the relief of neck caused by the tunedown. To solve this you need to adjust trus rod. This is hard for a inexperienced player.

The other reason is if you have a floating bridge guitar, maybe the strings balancing the string tension have more pull than it should be. To solve this you have to open the back plate of your guitar and at the neckwards end of the strings you'll see some screws. You need to unscrew to a some degree that relieves your floating bridge. Retune and check all the frets for string buzz. If you have done this that you should your strings can get higher than it should be than you'll do other way.


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I'd advice you not to do teh truss rod adjustment yourself, it's a delicate matter.
Also, the buzz maybe caused by low action.
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post Dec 12 2008, 07:48 PM
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I was scared to do it to.

Found this. Help me out a lot.




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post Dec 12 2008, 08:31 PM
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If you have a floating bridge, first check your bridge. Is it parallel with the body of the guitar? If it is try to raise the action a little bit and see what happens. Keep us posted smile.gif.

Btw, how long was your guitar tuned to open D and what string gauge are you using?


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post Dec 13 2008, 06:10 AM
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QUOTE (Static @ Dec 12 2008, 08:31 PM) *
If you have a floating bridge, first check your bridge. Is it parallel with the body of the guitar? If it is try to raise the action a little bit and see what happens. Keep us posted smile.gif.

Btw, how long was your guitar tuned to open D and what string gauge are you using?


Whoa there. Make sure that you completely loosen the tension before you set action on a floyd rose, else you risk dulling the edges- causing tuning instability.

QUOTE (opeth.db @ Dec 12 2008, 07:48 PM) *
I was scared to do it to.

Found this. Help me out a lot.


Absolutely. I still wouldn't advice a newb to do it though. smile.gif
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post Dec 13 2008, 09:44 AM
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Just leave your guitar neck to settle a bit Jarl, the neck probably became straighter a bit because you were tuning it down, and now it needs some times to curve again.


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post Dec 13 2008, 11:06 AM
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[quote name='kjutte' date='Dec 13 2008, 07:10 AM' post='303300']
Whoa there. Make sure that you completely loosen the tension before you set action on a floyd rose, else you risk dulling the edges- causing tuning instability.

no need kjutte, he told me he has a fixed bridge thus the problem isnt there I believe... And thank you for correcting me there mate, I surely forgot to mention it. ohmy.gif

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post Dec 13 2008, 06:32 PM
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QUOTE (enforcer @ Dec 13 2008, 11:06 AM) *
no need kjutte, he told me he has a fixed bridge thus the problem isnt there I believe... And thank you for correcting me there mate, I surely forgot to mention it. ohmy.gif

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Actually, I was correcting Static, not you. biggrin.gif
No prob with a fixed bridge though. smile.gif
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