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Old 2005-05-08, 13:54
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Extra-Jumbo Frets - Sound problems?

Ok, my RG550 get's a real clunky and "dead" sound when I play above the 12th fret, is this a problem with all extra jumbo fret equipped guitars? 'Cause my strat (standard frets) hasn't got any of the aforementioned problems.
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Old 2005-05-08, 14:05
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No problems like that on my ESP. Have it checked by a PRO.
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Old 2005-05-08, 14:13
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Ok, my RG550 get's a real clunky and "dead" sound when I play above the 12th fret, is this a problem with all extra jumbo fret equipped guitars? 'Cause my strat (standard frets) hasn't got any of the aforementioned problems.


That could be a neck relief problem if the action seems ok. You know how to check the neck relief?
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Old 2005-05-08, 14:14
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Old 2005-05-08, 14:30
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Check the action first by measuring the distances between the top of the 12th fret to the bottom side of the string. Make sure all the strings are around the same distance. The distance will get smaller on the lighter strings, or at least it should. What kind of bridge do you have?

Use a ruler to measure the distance. I set my guitars action up at 3/32 on the low E and tapper down to 1/16 on the high E.

Edit: 3/32 and 1/16 inches that is.
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Old 2005-05-08, 15:53
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Use a ruler to measure the distance. I set my guitars action up at 3/32 on the low E and tapper down to 1/16 on the high E.



On your Ran!!!???



My Kramer Vanguard has the exact same action heights with hardly any fret buzzing (no fret buzz through an amp).
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Old 2005-05-08, 16:47
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Yup, on my Ran, explorer, and my 7 string. I use a relief of right about 1/64" on the 7th fret while holding the 17th and 1st fret.
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Old 2005-05-08, 16:50
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You cant really tell where the action is, meh, whatever

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I use a relief of right about 1/64" on the 7th fret while holding the 17th and 1st fret.


This relief stuff intrigues me. Anything else I should check on my action?
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Old 2005-05-08, 16:53
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No problems like that on my ESP. Have it checked by a PRO.

your ESP LTD MH-250NT

mind you that your post didn't help anyone, please keep those kinda posts for yourself to enjoy.
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Old 2005-05-08, 16:59
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Thats about it. Just check the action it at the 12th fret. If it feels good and there are no buzzes through the amp then it is good. Everyone has different taste and picking styles. That is why guitars feel good to some and not so good to others. If you know haw to adjust action and relief then you can make just about any guitar feel good to you once you know what you like.
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my guitar makes a bunch of funky noises and somehow people comment on it having a good tone....whatever.
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maybe your neck was worped and you didnt notice... wich again leads to relief problems...
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