12-25-2009 11:14 PM
12-25-2009 11:21 PM
A friend's dilemma: he bought a $1500 guitar (used) and has since discovered a dead spot on the neck - I played it myself, and can confirm that the 12th fret G string has noticeably less definition and sustain. Otherwise, no complaints - great tone, nice player. He wants to sell it. Would you?
12-25-2009 11:28 PM
12-26-2009 12:16 AM
12-26-2009 01:22 AM
12-26-2009 07:06 AM
A friend's dilemma: he bought a $1500 guitar (used) and has since discovered a dead spot on the neck He wants to sell it. Would you?
12-26-2009 07:53 AM
12-26-2009 07:56 AM
12-26-2009 08:00 AM
It's a set neck semi-hollow; frets are level and show no wear except on the 2nd and 3rd frets in the high-E and B string area. Strings have been changed several times. We held a stopwatch to it, and the B string fretted at the 12th rings more than twice as long as does the G on the same fret. The G at the 13th fret rings loud and clear, as it does on the 11th. Weird.
I have a fretless bass with a dead spot at the 5th fret of the G string, which is apparently very common, but I've never played a fretted guitar with this problem. It's mysterious and frustrating, so he's ready to show it the door.
I was sort of thinking about making him an offer, but now I'm not too sure I want to inherit this issue.
Thanks for the help, everyone.
12-26-2009 09:34 AM
Check the nut for binding and replace the saddle on that string. Something has to be dampening it. Also try lower the pickups a hair. Magnetic fields can dampen vibration too.
12-26-2009 09:40 AM
12-26-2009 09:44 AM
12-26-2009 10:23 AM
What you're experiencing with these units is the result of our warehouse crew intentionally "overpacking" this product.
12-26-2009 10:59 AM
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