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  • #16
    Have you checked the neck relief?
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    • #17
      It's a deal breaker if I were buying, but if I already owned it I'd get it fixed.
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      • #18
        I'd just take it in for a complete setup. For $40 that would be fixed (as well as play awesome)...

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        • #19
          Not uncommon. Some guitars are known for this and its sort of a seal of authenticity. Try attaching something heavy to the headstock and see if the "dead spot" moves. Like that "Fat Finger" GT weight or a metal capo.

          Whether he should return it is his judgement but its not all the rare a situation.
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          • #20
            Spend another 40 or 50 and get it set up. He already dropped 15 whats the difference.
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            • #21
              He and I are both skeptical that it's a set-up problem, but he's going to take it in. The guitar plays beautifully, and no other string or fret is affected - it's just this one spot, dead-center on the neck. The note starts off fine, but fades to zero about twice as fast as any other note played at the same position.

              I wonder if mentioning that it's a Gibson would change anyone's diagnosis...
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              • #22
                Hit the g string 12th fret harmonic...if the same thing happens ,its a resonance/phase cancellation thing and just comes with the territory. If it has Kluson type tuners, putting Grovers on might change things as altering the weight of the headstock can affect/move the problem area.(or vice-versa) See previous post.
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                • #23
                  Hit the g string 12th fret harmonic...if the same thing happens ,its a resonance/phase cancellation thing and just comes with the territory. If it has Kluson type tuners, putting Grovers on might change things as altering the weight of the headstock can affect/move the problem area.(or vice-versa) See previous post.



                  Yeah. Also, try muting the other strings while hitting that note to see if sympathetic vibrations are canceling out that note.
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                  • #24
                    I suggest the full setup because (at least where I get mine done), they level and polish the frets. I've never gotten a guitar back that didn't play a ton better than when I brought it in.

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                    • #25
                      Just needs a fret polish.

                      No biggie.
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                      • #26
                        my strat has a deadspot on the G string 12th fret. and B String 15th fret.
                        would changing the strat saddles eliminate/lessen this problem?

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                        • #27
                          any idea?

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                          • #28
                            Any particular reason we're keeping the brand of the guitar out of the discussion? oke:

                            Or did I miss something?
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                            • #29
                              any idea?


                              It's got a high fret(s).

                              Get a fret polish. About the cost of a setup. (which should be included).
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                              • #30
                                It's got a high fret(s).

                                Get a fret polish. About the cost of a setup. (which should be included).


                                i am sure it is not a high fret
                                but some sort of resonance cancellation

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