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Rick Andrews and other experts answers guitar repair questions
For almost one year, guitar luther Rick Andrews answered your guitar repair questions. After recieving over 500 questions we put together the most popular questions and answers. Today, we are involving other great guitar builders and will continue to expand this area in the future. This section will no longer be interactive but you should find most of your guitar building and repair questions have already been answered in this section.

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  •  String Tension

    Hi
    GREAT Articles on the website ... A "general question" ... I brought a new guitar in for adjusting .. basically a set up, lowering the strings, checking the intonation, truss rod , etc ....
    The guitar ( Gibson SG) now plays great, has great action, but it seems that although in tune, the strings seem "stiffer" and less bendable then they were before. . They are the same strings I have always used .... Can an adjustment actually change the the way the string bend and feel on a neck ? I always use .10's and am not tempted to use .009's .. Thanks

    Alan
  • Ricks Answer to - String Tension

    Good question Alan, and yes the change in the action can happen after adjustments. It sounds like the strings are raised higher off the fretboard which will add some stiffness to the playing action. Personally I offer very low smooth fast action and I love the E first 9 guage. But it is a matter of personal preference. Lower string action can be achieved if the technician will take careful time to do it. Sometimes it takes several sessions of these adjustments until the neck has finally settled in. I did an expensive Gibson 355 that took 5 times to get it right over a period of about one year. It was my own personal guitar at the time back before I started building my own guitars.
    Rick Andrews
    Andrews Guitar



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