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Variax 300 G string at 2nd fret
on 2013-02-02 06:16:58
I have a Variax 300. On the G string at the second fret ( and only at that spot ) the note produced is distorted, sounds kind of sitarish. It certainly throws the sound of a chord off. It is only at that position on the guitar where that problem occurs. Thinking that it is a fret issue I was going to take the guitar to a luthier today but thought I should check in here first. Anybody had that experience and what is the solution to the problem?
Re: Variax 300 G string at 2nd fret
on 2013-02-02 07:33:29
certanly sounds like a fret issue.. easily enough checked with a straight edge. if the fret is high. it might have raised slightly. if you have a rubber hammer try tapping it down. if that doesnt fix it then it probably needs to be filed down and polished in that spot. ive done that plenty of times on many guitars.. if you dont know how best bet is to send it to someone who does.another method of checking it is to loosen the string . and put the point of a tooth pick in the nut to temporarily raise the tstring a bit .. if it goes away then the fret is defenitly high.
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