Reply to this topicStart new topic
> Low Action On The G String
Marell
post Nov 5 2010, 12:11 AM
Post #1


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 37
Joined: 11-June 07
From: Poland
Member No.: 2.070



Hi, I have a Jackson Dinkey D2T2 and it was working perfectly fine till today. I've put on a new set of strings and the G string is very low compared to the rest and it hits the frets. I've tried to change the neck but it doesn't work, just makes the other strings go very high and hard to play. Can you help me? mellow.gif
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
ZakkWylde
post Nov 5 2010, 12:12 AM
Post #2


Learning Tone Master
Group Icon

Group: MVC
Posts: 3.185
Joined: 22-June 07
From: Germany
Member No.: 2.164



Are you sure it is sitting right on the saddle and in the nut?


--------------------


Gear:
- Jackson USA Select KV2 King V with EMG 81/85
- Gibson Les Paul Custom Arctic White with EMG 81/85
- Ibanez Rg 8527 J Custom 7-String with DiMarzio Evolution and Air Norton

- Peavey 6505+ head with Marshall 1960AV 4x12 cab
- Peavey Vypyr 30 Practice Amp
- Dunlop Crybaby From Hell, Maxon OD808, Boss TU-2, MXR CarbonCopy, ISP Decimator, MXR Custom Audio Electronics Booster

Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Todd Simpson
post Nov 5 2010, 02:17 AM
Post #3


GMC:er
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 13.767
Joined: 23-December 09
From: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Member No.: 8.794



Zakk has a great point here. The way a string sits in the saddle can drastically impact it's position. Also, if your saddle has risers (little allan screws) make sure they are properly elevated. You may need to take it to a pro to have it set up.

Todd


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
maharzan
post Nov 5 2010, 06:20 AM
Post #4


Veteran Guitar Lord
*

Group: Members
Posts: 2.333
Joined: 2-May 09
From: Kathmandu
Member No.: 7.127



I had the same problem with my guitar since I bought and and started playing it .. well only after 2 years I bought.. I never cared about it since it would buzz without connecting it to anything but won't buzz if I connect it to my computer/GNX4 back then. It was too much and later the 2nd string also started to buzz. I just found out probably a month back when my intonation was becoming a serious issue and I was fixing it DIY.

And when I opened the neck locks, I found that the string had really cut through the metal than other strings. I kept a piece of hard paper instead of buying a new neck piece and strangely it stopped buzzing and it plays so well now. smile.gif Perhaps, yours is a similar issue. If it has locking nuts, check the metal by removing the lock and string. If you have fixed one like in Les Paul, the cut might have gone deeper so you might want to try experimenting with it, adding a piece of paper or changing it altogether.

Hope that helps!


--------------------
Checkout my YouTube & my band Nissim's YouTube channels.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Marell
post Nov 6 2010, 08:28 PM
Post #5


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 37
Joined: 11-June 07
From: Poland
Member No.: 2.070



Thank you guys. I've checked my neck and i need to install a new one (already ordered). Thanks again for help. biggrin.gif
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
stratman79
post Nov 6 2010, 10:35 PM
Post #6


Learning Rock Star
*

Group: Members
Posts: 228
Joined: 11-November 09
Member No.: 7.782



A new neck?? you mean nut surely?? A new neck seems a little drastic!!
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Adrian Figallo
post Nov 7 2010, 07:11 PM
Post #7


Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 3.466
Joined: 24-October 09
From: lima peru
Member No.: 7.730



yeah.. a new neck ohmy.gif?


--------------------


Check my Instructor Profile Rockers!
Got a Blog too!, www.adriantracks.com


Follow me on facebook and youtube!
-Facebook
-Youtube




Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Ivan Milenkovic
post Nov 12 2010, 12:17 AM
Post #8


Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 25.396
Joined: 20-November 07
From: Belgrade, Serbia
Member No.: 3.341



You tried to change the neck? What exactly do you mean?


--------------------
- Ivan's Video Chat Lesson Notes HERE
- Check out my GMC Profile and Lessons
- (Please subscribe to my) YouTube Official Channel
- Let's be connected through ! Facebook! :)
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post

Reply to this topicStart new topic
1 User(s) are reading this topic (1 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:

 


RSS Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 21st January 2017 - 11:48 AM