PolarBear / Ken Swanson
9 days ago
These guys really do it. Hey & also, .. on a guitar topic. Probably most of us live in variable humidity condition areas. And, I belong to the "If aint broke, don't fix it" club, .. but, I noticed that one of my favorite guitars was sounding tinny (string buzz), in the middle of the neck, especially when using some force, striking the strings .. so checking out this subject online, if one has a capo on the first fret, and hold down on last fret (the other side of fingerboard) .. in the middle fret area, there should be a slight gap, of .008 to .015 of an inch, for the best setting. And, I didn't have anything, of a gap. When I got to loosening the truss rod nut, .. I was distressed to find that trying to loosen it, (thus allowing the string pressure to pull the neck in more of a bowed way) .. it was already pretty loose. So, .. I loosened it completely, .. and let it set overnight. This morning, I believe that the neck had changed a bit, .. the tune had dropped, being a bit on the flatter side. So, .. tuned it back up, .. and I checked the gap. (I do have a feeler gauge, in my box of music goodies) .. and I rechecked for gap, .. and I've got around .008", now. The truss rod nut, being totally loose. I think, if I hadn't lucked out, .. I would have to resort to changing to thicker strings, and hopefully would have achieved the right result. .. ? .. I don't own a capo, .. so I used a plastic lined hand clamp, that worked well enough, as a capo substitute. And if you don't have a feeler gauge set, .. I measured Post-It notes, .. and 2 notes = .008". So, that's how little this gap is. If you're a thrasher, .. you probably want to be at .015" gap. Results will vary, .. :) Anyway, .. I can hear the difference, now.
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