|10-16-2009, 08:13 PM||#1 (permalink)|
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Truss rod scenario?
Ok looking down my bridge to the neck i notice my nut gets higher as its goes from my high e up to the e,a,d strings. And there also seems to be a bigger bow on my neck under the e a d strings. Im getting a lot of buzzing on my upper fret of my e a and d strings. Is this a truss rod scenario? Thanks for any help
edit: maybe this picture will help
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|10-18-2009, 01:47 PM||#2 (permalink)|
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Re: Truss rod scenario?
as to the nut... yes, the TOP of the nut ramps towards the low side, however, the fretboard seems to remain consistant in radius. I would say that whoever put the nut on simply didn't sand down the top of the nut on the low side.
It also looks as though the slot on the low E is pretty high. this may have been done on purpose of the previous owner downtuned the guitar to eliminate buzz of slakc, heavy strings..
If you put a piece of paper over the nu on the picture so that it doesn;t affect your eye, it looks like the neck is straight, which is a good thing.
as to the bow... yep.. that thing has a lot of relief (foward bow) I see this a lot at BCR, especially after string gauge changes, people will lower their bridge height to get the action lower action above the 12th fret, but leave too much releif in the neck... then you get buzzing on the higher frets when playing around the 5th-7th. There has to be a happy medium, the rod needs to have a proper amount of relieve and the bridge needs to be at the right height.
Seriusly, I would take that guitar in for an adjustment: pick a set of strings you want on it, and take it to a pro and have him set it up to those strings and the tuning you plan to use.
Setting a neck is kinda like tap dancing on roller skates... the first time you try, you are probably gonna fall on your but... but after a few bruises, you'll get it right... but, you may get some broken bones on the way (and if you break the rod... thats expensive!)