This is quite obvious, as the fretboard has that Ric orange-brownish tone and the position markers are the triangular pearloids. High action on higher fret on my steel acoustic guitar, High E string sounds weird even though it's tuned, Playing a specific high note on my highest string also plays a half step higher. Lester Backshall, Guitar Maker - Aylesbury UK. But –, “Question closed” notifications experiment results and graduation, MAINTENANCE WARNING: Possible downtime early morning Dec 2/4/9 UTC (8:30PM…, Strings too stiff on a recently purchased acoustic guitar | Cort AD880CE. Is it a bad thing? An acoustic guitar, which is almost always constructed from different types of wood, is subject to slight dimensional changes due to temperature, humidity, aging of the wood, and frequency or intensity of use. This is a forum where guitarists, from novice to experienced, can explore the world of guitar through a variety of media and discussion. Im still a newbie and i try to adjust my guitar to my needs. When a neck angle is too shallow it is common to find that after adjusting the bridge and saddles as low as possible the string height remains too high. With guitar, how long should I give my fingers to strengthen / callous? Why `bm` uparrow gives extra white space while `bm` downarrow does not? Nut slots - nuts! If you have guitar related questions, use the "Search" field or ask the community. How is your bridge height? The guitar is custom-built from a mantelpiece, and the bass is a Yamaha YEP842. Why does Slowswift find this remark ironic? Is that the original nut? ;). I like very little relief, almost flat in fact, so I turn the truss rod counterclockwise and press down the G string on the first fret and the last fret and see how much string clearance there is at the 12th fret. I would like a low action guitar, but mostly the thick E buzzing like a toy guitar. All guitar necks have a slight bend in them - it's called relief - to stop the strings buzzing on any frets. What is the cost of health care in the US? The bottom of the straight edge points at the body before the bridge, then yes the neck angle is wrong. The buzzing is caused by the string vibrating against a fret further down the neck. Hi guys. That height is definitely not a nut issue, the nut looks low enough. If you just plane near the nut, you will need to take off 2mm to get a 1mm lower action at the 12th fret and I believe you get fret buzz big time. The ruler should just skim the top of the bridge if the angle is correct. If too flat (blue arrow) your strings are too low and you have to raise the saddles perhaps higher than the saddle screw length. Even on a new guitar the action will pull up the neck slightly, which means you have to plan for it or else there is not enough saddle to allow for any more adjustment. You may want to check the amount of doming and/or distortion of the soundboard first though. @AdamBarnes - the prize is, as yet, unclaimed :P. Rickenbacker 4001 bass. Thicker strings gives more tuning stability and a slightly heavier sound, but they also makes it harder to play. In a classical guitar the neck is set forward to the body, which is the opposite of a steel string, if the neck is back at an angle perhaps this treatment would be more permanent. You might have to shim the neck pocket. by James Lister » Thursday 01 November 2007, 19:03 pm, Post Eventually the saddle is shaved as low as possible and the neck's angle must be reset to accommodate the new arch of the top. It is not always the case that you have excessive relief in the neck causing the action to be too high. It's not so much about the guitar going out of tune, but more that it effects your ability to play in tune. Its a cheap electric guitar, What kind if guitar is it? In this column, we’ll learn how to fix a neck angle that’s too low. @Scott - you're halfway to the prize. No idea about the guitar, though. But give it a go to lower the action. Most likely it is not the neck angle. by bellafronto » Monday 29 October 2007, 15:03 pm, Post Strats and Teles) use a bridge that sits at a low enough profile so as not to require a neck angle. Once the glue joint was sufficiently severed, I unbolted the neck and removed it. Even worse, too much neck angle and the bridge may not be able to raise the strings high enough off of the fretboard to make the guitar playable. To learn more, see our tips on writing great answers. This is a routine procedure for advanced technicians but costly if not covered under your warranty. To subscribe to this RSS feed, copy and paste this URL into your RSS reader. It's cheap so I'm guessing so. I used a heated putty knife to slide between the sound board and fret board to break the glue joint. But yeah, from the picture I'd say that the action is VERY high. I also hoped to correct a small gap between the neck base and body that appeared. rev 2020.11.24.38066, Sorry, we no longer support Internet Explorer, The best answers are voted up and rise to the top, Music: Practice & Theory Stack Exchange works best with JavaScript enabled, Start here for a quick overview of the site, Detailed answers to any questions you might have, Discuss the workings and policies of this site, Learn more about Stack Overflow the company, Learn more about hiring developers or posting ads with us, i'd like to see another pic of more of the neck, because that is starting out at one heck of an angle; so either the neck is bent way out of true, or the action at the 12th fret is about half an inch:\. I tried adjusting the truss rod and shaving down the saddle, which is the little bone piece in the bridge that the strings are stretched across. Hi guys. After letting the glue dry for about 24 hours, I removed the clamp. About the cost of a re-fret and a touch more, $250+ A wedge is possible but it might be better just to put on a new fretboard and have it planed so that it corrects the action.