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post Jun 6 2011, 12:16 PM
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hey guys i am well a "noob" on this area so i need your help!

my cousin when to Australia and he gave me his Jackson, not really holy wow guitar just a simple 32r Dinky a cheap one think, it came with a Floyd and have the pick ups change me thinks!

okay the problem is that when he gave me the guitar the string were just meh!, dislike very much playing with those string (didn't knew the brand but i think they were 0'9) but one think i really loved was that, the distance btwn the strings and the guitar arm was minimum, so you could play fast as hell comparing to others guitar and chords would fit almost instantly, but well i hate those strings, so i change them to ernie ball ones also 0'9 after i put them i notice that the Aªstring on the 7´fret when hit, a nasty sound would come like a buzz so i had to adjust the guitar bridge and the buzz was no more, the problem is that the distance btwn the string and the arm, increased making almost impossible at less for my fingers to do up runs after 13th fret, well not impossible but hard as hell and very discomfortable solo while you are standing up


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Ben Higgins
post Jun 6 2011, 12:29 PM
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It sounds like you are having the classic problem of 'low action, easier to play vs high action, harder to play' smile.gif

Low actions feel quite good sometimes for fretting chords and may seem like a desirable thing.. but the trouble is you do lose out on tone, grip on the strings, and you get that horrible fret buzz sound you mentioned.

With a higher action, it seems harder at first but the advantages are:

No fretbuzz
The tone will be better
You can really get behind the strings and bend them easier and they are less likely to slip out of your grasp
Easier to do vibrato
Will make your fingers stronger

I would highly recommend that you stick with it (unless it's too high) as you will get used to it.. I had to get used to it too and now that I am, I would never go back smile.gif

Obviously it shouldn't be too high that it is unplayable but have it high enough so that it is off the frets and there is no buzz.. and that should be about right.

Somebody else may be able to add advice about measurements maybe ? How many milimetres off the neck is a good standard ? smile.gif

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Sinisa Cekic
post Jun 6 2011, 12:30 PM
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It's very common for lower priced guitars to have some fret buzz. Even some of the high ends have a lot of fret buzz when you first get them. This is usually because the action on your guitar is either too low or too high. The action of a guitar is how high the strings are from the fret board. When a guitarist gets a new guitar and it buzzes they usually have to "set it up," which means they fix the buzz. This is done by adjusting the bridge of the guitar. Many guitarists know how to do this themselves, but a lot just take guitar to a shop and they will gladly set it up for you for a small price.

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post Jun 6 2011, 12:39 PM
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Ty for all the advices guys.

need to check later don't have the guitar here Ben.

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post Jun 7 2011, 10:06 AM
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I would advise that you take it to guitar tech for a professional work. It's not a difficult job to do it yourself, but the price for a full setup is not that big, and you don't have to bother with those things, specially with measurements and floyd rose adjustment. This is an investment that will pay out in the long run, and your guitar will be properly adjusted for your preferred string gauge for 3-7 months roughly, depending on how much you play it, and the quality of the instrument.


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I don't know how bad the fret buzz is, but when the action is very low all guitars have some buzz, specially if you pluck the strings hard smile.gif


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