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Climate
post May 11 2007, 06:52 PM
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Hi all, wasn't sure where I should be posting this, but on my guitar, I'm getting a heavy vibrating noise from the strings on certain frets. I'm not sure why this is.
Could it be something to do with the action? Or maybe the strings themselves? I don't think it's the strings because if I remember correctly my old set did it a bit too.

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post May 11 2007, 06:59 PM
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QUOTE (Climate @ May 11 2007, 01:52 PM) *
Hi all, wasn't sure where I should be posting this, but on my guitar, I'm getting a heavy vibrating noise from the strings on certain frets. I'm not sure why this is.
Could it be something to do with the action? Or maybe the strings themselves? I don't think it's the strings because if I remember correctly my old set did it a bit too.

Thanks

- Charlie


It sounds like the action is set a little too low - you could try and adjust it yourself, or take it to your friendly local guitar tech.


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post May 11 2007, 07:02 PM
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QUOTE (Climate @ May 11 2007, 07:52 PM) *
Hi all, wasn't sure where I should be posting this, but on my guitar, I'm getting a heavy vibrating noise from the strings on certain frets. I'm not sure why this is.
Could it be something to do with the action? Or maybe the strings themselves? I don't think it's the strings because if I remember correctly my old set did it a bit too.

Thanks

- Charlie


Could be the action, meaning you have to raise the bridge.

Could be the neck, you'd have to adjust the truss rod. Someone posted an instruction on how to check it. Search for "truss" and I'm sure you'll find it.
This is another way. Put a capo on fret 1, press down the string at fret 13, check that the string doesn't touch the fret at 5 or 6. Should be very close though.
IF you decide to adjust the truss rod, be extremely careful, 1/4 - 1/3 of a full turn should be enough. Don't break it!


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post May 11 2007, 07:09 PM
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I put a capo on and tried it, and it is touching the fret at 5/6. Touching most of the frets infact. Does this mean I have to alter the action or the truss rod?

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And Andrew, I can alter the action if needs be, cheers
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post May 11 2007, 07:13 PM
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QUOTE (Climate @ May 11 2007, 08:09 PM) *
I put a capo on and tried it, and it is touching the fret at 5/6. Touching most of the frets infact. Does this mean I have to alter the action or the truss rod?

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And Andrew, I can alter the action if needs be, cheers


Just raise the bridge. Forget about the truss rod, I take it back, don't touch it since I'd hate to see you break anything. blink.gif Raising the action does most of the trick. Adjusting the truss rod would add (quite) some tone but raising the bridge will do the trick even if the neck isn't 100% ok.


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post May 11 2007, 07:16 PM
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Thanks a lot, appreciate it wink.gif
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