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 Post subject: Re: Action and Neck Position on my 4003
 Post Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2006 7:15 pm 
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So anyway, my neck is dead straight now. The problem is i can't have an even somewhat low action without string buzz all over the place. I tried using a lighter guage set of strings (100-45) so it wouldn't be as bad, but no difference. I even tried giving a slight bow to the neck but no luck. I guess the nut slots are too deep?


Howdy,

Sounds like a fret redress to me. Not a difficult job, but make sure that you totally trust the tech that does it for you. I've seen many lousy G & P's.

Steve

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 Post subject: Re: Action and Neck Position on my 4003
 Post Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2006 9:35 pm 
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Some Rics play better with a little neck relief ... some work better with heavy strings and some with light strings ...

you have 4 ways to adjust your action ... truss rods, bridge, nut, and string gauge ...

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 Post subject: Re: Action and Neck Position on my 4003
 Post Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2006 4:08 am 
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Use a metal 24" straight edge to check for bow.


Whats wrong with pushing a string with very light pressure against first and last fret?

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 Post subject: Re: Action and Neck Position on my 4003
 Post Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2006 6:19 am 
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Use a metal 24" straight edge to check for bow.


Whats wrong with pushing a string with very light pressure against first and last fret?


the strings would bend and still hit each fret if there was an overbow


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 Post subject: Re: Action and Neck Position on my 4003
 Post Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2006 12:33 pm 
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So anyway, my neck is dead straight now. The problem is i can't have an even somewhat low action without string buzz all over the place. I tried using a lighter guage set of strings (100-45) so it wouldn't be as bad, but no difference. I even tried giving a slight bow to the neck but no luck. I guess the nut slots are too deep?


When you say string buzz all over the place, is it on the open strings only, or on all frets? Many years ago I put a lighter guage of string on my 4001, and found that it buzzed on the open strings because the smaller strings had sunk deeper into the nut slot. If its just the open strings, you may indeed need a diffrent nut. If it's on the fretted notes too, the nut is not the cause.

Also, if you have gone to a lighter guage of strings, its possible you now have a backbow in the neck, as the rod is tensioned to pull back against a higher force than you now have. Do the straightedge test other forum members have mentioned


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