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Possible fret or nut problem?
Ricks Answer to - Possible fret or nut problem?
I recently purchased a Fernades Ravelle Elite guitar and I am having a strange problem
that is baffeling me. I set the guitar's action up and did the intonation on it but
when I play, lets say an A major chord on the second fret or even an A major note on
the G string same fret I can make it go up by a semitone just by pressing harder on
the string. Playing the chord with some muscle sounds way out of tune also.
a nut problem or fret in your opinion. I did set the tailpiece down closer to the body
to help with string tension and it helped a bit but not enough. I use .009 to .042
strings. Man I'm stumped. Any thoughts would be a blessing.
It sounds as if maybe the nut slots are too high leaving too much travel to the fretboard.
But it also could be the frets are too tall themselves. This is something I would have to
see and touch to know for sure.
If it is the nut then you must be careful not to carve the
slots too deep placing the srings too close so they will buzz on the frets. The guitar may
have been initially set up for a heavier guage string which would require a higher setting
over all. Your thinking in geometry is correct it's just a matter of little adjustments
here and there until it all works properly together.
If you happen to be anywhere near Nashville, Tn. I would be happy to take a look at it.
I'm confident I can make it right. I always dress the frets all the way from one end to the
other and the nutand the bridge and saddles when I got a new guitar or even a used one but
now I only play my own brand I make myself. Let me know if I can help you.
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