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#1 Derf!

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Posted 24 July 2020 - 10:46 PM

Is it possible to correct the warped fret board? Or nah? All purely academic, of course. Let's also say hypothetically that I'd loosened the strings the next day. Asking for a frie-oh forget it. It was me. I did that. Like 8 years ago. Wrote it off as wrecked, but I got time now (clearly) and I'm bored so why not ask for old times sake. 



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Posted 14 August 2020 - 12:25 PM

String it up. You'll know pretty quickly. 


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Posted 17 August 2020 - 09:56 AM

If it's bowed or reverse-bowed it's probably correctable, assuming the guitar is worth the time and trouble. Just adjusting the truss-rod might possibly fix it . Or lowering the bridge, different gauge strings, a combination of those things, etc. If it's actually warped, as in misshapen, it's more difficult if not impossible. It might be a good reason to learn to play open-tuned slide guitar!


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#4 Derfio Naharis

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Posted 18 November 2020 - 01:20 AM

Same ol' Derf here, alt profile because some big pud accidentally perma-banned me (no hard feelings, sixy =p) and signing up to this place again is nigh impossible. Anyway.

 

Strung that old puppy up and it still plays okay, but buzzes like a bastard any higher than the 15th fret. Haven't fucked with the bridge height yet. Worth trying to fix, or play it as it lies? I don't hit the high notes often, but if I can get them back without buying another guitar, I'd give it a go. Hit me with that cold hard truth, y'all.



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Posted 08 December 2020 - 12:12 PM

You didn't say what kind of guitar you had, but if it buzzes at or above the fifteenth fret it's probably higher than the neck-joint. Short of doing a neck re-set (difficulty depends on if it's a glued or bolt-on neck...glued = major pain: bolt-on = minor pain), the easiest way to get to a few more higher frets without buzzing is to raise the bridge/saddle a tiny bit. Just a small amount gives quite a bit of extra height in the higher frets without changing a lot in the lower frets.

 

Or, as I said above, it might be a good time to learn to play slide guitar!


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#6 Grandpa FrankyZ

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Posted 08 March 2021 - 05:55 PM

Hey John, how are you. Been a while. Hope you are well :)



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Posted 09 March 2021 - 04:24 AM

Hello, Rick. Yes, it has been awhile! I hope everything is going well for you on your side of the planet! I'm doing okay. No virus yet. Just the normal falling-apart from old-age. LOL!!! I'm sort of getting ready to wind it down, career-wise. Trying to train a replacement for the last few months. I don't play much. Once a week I play with an upright bass-player. We do mostly old ragtime like Blind Blake and Blind-Boy Fuller. Old proto-jazz stuff like Fats Waller piano-jazz tunes I've arranged for finger-style guitar and bass. Ain't Misbehavin', Lulu's Back In Town, etc. The kind of music nobody wants to hear! LOL!!! We were doing occasional open-mic stuff once in awhile, but the virus-thing pretty much locked down all the venues for the last year or so.

 

How about you? Are you still playing much?  


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