Strings too tight?
Posted 05 December 2006 - 10:35 PM
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Posted 06 December 2006 - 03:57 PM
Do you know the gauge of the strings?
Do the strings look to be higher from the fretboard than your friends guitar (called action)?
Electric - easier to set the height (action) of the strings. Usually a hex wrench.
Acoustic - usually need to file the saddle to lower strings.
Both - sometimes the neck can be adjusted in height or angle if it's bolt on. Get the strings too low and you get fret buzz.
Strings - Bigger gauge number equals more tension. Harder to press. Change in gauge may require a tweak of the truss rod.
Posted 06 December 2006 - 04:20 PM
The springs are there to balance the pull of the strings - they should hold the bridge a fraction off the body of the guitar - as your guitar was initially. That said some people set them flat.
Anyway if your strings are heavier than the originals they will pull more on the bridge plate and need a bigger pull from the springs to maintain position. If there is no more adjustment in the screws on the claw, you`ll need to get some more springs - how many are on the guitar now?
Take it to a shop if you`re not sure or have a look here:
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