Category: Repair Articles
Published: Saturday, 04 April 2015 03:37
Written by Randy
This guitar belongs to a well accomplished musician and longtime friend of mine.
He's a big fan of Rusty Cooley-esque hyper-shred, which is very demanding on the setup of a guitar. He had previously brought this guitar to somebody else for a setup and was really happy with the way the guitar played but, alas, it wasn't long before the guitar started experiencing some issues.
When it arrived, we did a full diagnosis and playthrough to determine what the issues were. Primarily, there was a noticeable amount of fret buzz up and down the neck (particularly the low and high frets).
A quick look that the action was set a little 'too low' (yes, that's possible and we'll touch on it later) and the truss rod had a little too much tension in it. A couple of measurements later confirmed this.
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