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Wim Novak
post Feb 18 2009, 04:02 PM
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Hello gmc. i recently took my guitar to this guy at guitar center to change my pickups, it came back fine but i had a big problem with 2 strings. The strings seem to be hitting the other frets higher up on about 18 of the 21 frets i have so both the strings i use for solos are unusable. how do i fix this, i dont want to always downtune my guitar to standard c sad.gif
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post Feb 18 2009, 04:11 PM
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QUOTE (Sergei Polusmiak @ Feb 18 2009, 09:02 AM) *
Hello gmc. i recently took my guitar to this guy at guitar center to change my pickups, it came back fine but i had a big problem with 2 strings. The strings seem to be hitting the other frets higher up on about 18 of the 21 frets i have so both the strings i use for solos are unusable. how do i fix this, i dont want to always downtune my guitar to standard c sad.gif

Raise the action maybe?!?


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post Feb 18 2009, 04:29 PM
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QUOTE (Sergei Polusmiak @ Feb 18 2009, 04:02 PM) *
Hello gmc. i recently took my guitar to this guy at guitar center to change my pickups, it came back fine but i had a big problem with 2 strings. The strings seem to be hitting the other frets higher up on about 18 of the 21 frets i have so both the strings i use for solos are unusable. how do i fix this, i dont want to always downtune my guitar to standard c sad.gif

Did they change strings also?

If you only got home and found it out it could also be because when they changed pickups they took the strings off and the neck relief disappreared allowing the next to adjust to the trussrod (inner force) without the contraction from the strings.
Putting the strings back on would add a counter force and the neck would readjust. But wood is slow and it takes a bit of time. Everytime I have adjusted the trussrod I leave my guitar over night to let it settle.
If it's been overnight already it's not that.


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post Feb 18 2009, 04:30 PM
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Well what tuning and string gauge was the guitar setup for? If you change the tuning drastically, say from E to C you will need to resetup your guitar. The intonation will be off and the strings will be floppy. The lower the tuning the thicker gauge strings you should use.
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Wim Novak
post Feb 18 2009, 04:36 PM
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No it did not stay over night. and they did change the strings. Well im taking it back to that dude cause he says he can change the action and i dont know how to do it. i didnt really change the tuning it was always standard d
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post Feb 18 2009, 04:51 PM
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Take the guitar to the store and tell them that they messed up your guitars' setup when they changed the pickups!
If they are a decent store they will set it up right for free, otherwise complain until they do it!!!!


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post Feb 18 2009, 09:03 PM
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Lol i got it fixed. it was actually my fault since i didnt tell the guy what my tuning was so the springs messed up when i tuned it. stupid me
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post Feb 18 2009, 11:35 PM
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Glad you got your problem solved mate. Remember to always do a setup when changing tunings drastically or changing the gauge of the strings.


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post Feb 19 2009, 11:01 AM
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QUOTE (Sergei Polusmiak @ Feb 18 2009, 03:03 PM) *
Lol i got it fixed. it was actually my fault since i didnt tell the guy what my tuning was so the springs messed up when i tuned it. stupid me


Good to hear it's resolved! :-)


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post Feb 19 2009, 02:46 PM
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QUOTE (Sergei Polusmiak @ Feb 18 2009, 09:03 PM) *
Lol i got it fixed. it was actually my fault since i didnt tell the guy what my tuning was so the springs messed up when i tuned it. stupid me


Its ok , glad you solved it !! smile.gif


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