Need help to adjust guitar action.

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  1. willheryanto
    Member

    Hello guys!

    I really need help here. My problem is, my guitar action just way too high. I already tried adjusting guitar bridge but somehow it makes 2nd or 3rd string (can't remember) buzzing (not making note, only sounds "bzzzttt" like it hold againts something). Do I need to adjust the truss rod or something else?

    I also attach my guitar picture so you guys could understand the condition.

    Thank you so much! :)






  2. Hey willheryanto,

    This is the basic info:

    http://www.stewmac.com/How-To/Online_Resources/Action_and_Setup/Basic_Set-up_Instructions.html

    Every guitar player should own this book:

    http://www.stewmac.com/How-To/Books/Building_and_Repair_and_Setup/Guitar_Player_Repair_Guide.html

    All you really need to do a proper set-up, is; the book mentioned above, a capo, and feeler guages (get some from an auto parts store, they use them to measure the gap in spark plugs).

    There is probably some info on youtube too. But the book has the science of how a guitar neck works, and the factory standards for Gibsons and Fenders, which will let you know how on track you are—or off.

    Best

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  3. kurtisrosenwinkel
    Administrator

    take your guitar to a qualified tech.

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  4. willheryanto
    Member

    Hey willheryanto,

    This is the basic info:

    http://www.stewmac.com/How-To/Online_Resources/Action_and_Setup/Basic_Set-up_Instructions.html

    Every guitar player should own this book:

    http://www.stewmac.com/How-To/Books/Building_and_Repair_and_Setup/Guitar_Player_Repair_Guide.html

    All you really need to do a proper set-up, is; the book mentioned above, a capo, and feeler guages (get some from an auto parts store, they use them to measure the gap in spark plugs).

    There is probably some info on youtube too. But the book has the science of how a guitar neck works, and the factory standards for Gibsons and Fenders, which will let you know how on track you are—or off.

    Best

    Thank you so much! It really really help, but after I see that it seems maintenance much more harder then playing guitar itself haha, still I'm gonna trying. I'm gonna look at bookstore near my office, hope they have that book.

    take your guitar to a qualified tech.

    Wow, admin itself replying! The truth I wanna go to some luthier, but I don't have time and can't find any good luthier in my city. I work at music school, and when home I'm practicing (and it's already late) so you know. That's why better for me to trying to learn how to maintenance my own guitar, so I also can setup properly for my playing. Cheers!

    I wonder, when Mr. Rosenwinkel will come to Indonesia again :)

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  5. fakejake
    Member

    take your guitar to a qualified tech.

    Interesting reply. Kurt, how much of guitar setup and mods do you do yourself? Did you change thepickups and tuners in your D'angelico yourself? Who's your guitartech in Berlin?

  6. aramaya
    Member

    Find someone local who is qualified to work on it, and ask if you can hang out
    and watch while he sets it up. Books are great, but if you are just getting started,
    get some help from someone in person who knows what they are doing.


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