Nut Height - Page 2 - Jemsite
Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods Guitar workbench discussion such as setup, repairs, mods, installing new parts and more.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #16 of 27 (permalink) Old 12-29-2012, 03:02 PM
 
RGTFanatic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: New Lenox, IL-USA
Posts: 10,114
Reviews: 2
Re: Nut Height

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ericson View Post
The buzz is just about killing the note, standard .009 guages, the bridge is level to the body - it's not that hard to see if it's level or not.
OK, so it sounds like your close to your "perfect" setup.

There are several possible reasons your low-E is buzzing/fretting out.

The slot on the nut for the string is too deep/worn out?
You may need a little shim on the low-E side of the nut?
You may need a fret level and dress? If the second fret-wire is higher than the first, it's going to buzz.
You may want to try another set/brand of strings? I've had EXCELLENT results with Kurt Mangan strings.
You may have scarf joint shrinkage which will cause a slight back bow from the first to third frets.
You may want to raise your trem on the bass side a slight bit. Level (as viewed from the rear of the trem) is not necessary, playable is.
Did you shim the neck? if so do you have pics of how you did it??


RGTFanatic is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #17 of 27 (permalink) Old 12-29-2012, 11:55 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Michigan
Posts: 28
Re: Nut Height

It's the frets, How can I "level and dress" them? Yes the second fret is higher than the first, very very weird...
Ericson is offline  
post #18 of 27 (permalink) Old 12-30-2012, 02:55 AM
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Canberra, Australia
Posts: 9,026
Reviews: 120
Re: Nut Height

The fret might have popped a bit. Can anything fit under the fret? Clamp it back in and see if it holds if its raised. If not you might need a small amount of super glue to help hold it.
LonePhantom is offline  
post #19 of 27 (permalink) Old 12-30-2012, 04:22 AM
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: BG
Posts: 581
Reviews: 1
Re: Nut Height

I can use a rubber hammer to tap on the higher fret a little
and this could help to put it back on the slot.
dimitar is offline  
post #20 of 27 (permalink) Old 12-30-2012, 04:34 AM
Vendor
 
Rich's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: South Jersey
Posts: 23,957
Re: Nut Height

It's most likely scarf joint shrinkage pulling back on the nut.
Rich is online  
post #21 of 27 (permalink) Old 12-30-2012, 05:14 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Michigan
Posts: 28
Smile Re: Nut Height

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rich View Post
It's most likely scarf joint shrinkage pulling back on the nut.
so Rich how do I fix that?
Ericson is offline  
post #22 of 27 (permalink) Old 12-30-2012, 05:24 PM
 
RGTFanatic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: New Lenox, IL-USA
Posts: 10,114
Reviews: 2
Re: Nut Height

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ericson View Post
so Rich how do I fix that?
Get a fret level and dress done............ Any luthier worth his salt can do it.

Where are you in MI?


RGTFanatic is offline  
post #23 of 27 (permalink) Old 12-30-2012, 06:51 PM
Vendor
 
Rich's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: South Jersey
Posts: 23,957
Re: Nut Height

Humidity [rehydration] only helps as long as it will remain in constant humidity, so it's not the right fix. The right fix it to cut it.
Rich is online  
post #24 of 27 (permalink) Old 12-30-2012, 09:11 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Michigan
Posts: 28
Re: Nut Height

Quote:
Originally Posted by RGTFanatic View Post
Get a fret level and dress done............ Any luthier worth his salt can do it.

Where are you in MI?
Kalamazoo
Ericson is offline  
post #25 of 27 (permalink) Old 12-31-2012, 06:18 PM
 
RGTFanatic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: New Lenox, IL-USA
Posts: 10,114
Reviews: 2
Re: Nut Height

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rich View Post
Humidity [rehydration] only helps as long as it will remain in constant humidity, so it's not the right fix. The right fix it to cut it.
???
cut what?? You lost me........ as usual


RGTFanatic is offline  
post #26 of 27 (permalink) Old 12-31-2012, 06:21 PM
 
RGTFanatic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: New Lenox, IL-USA
Posts: 10,114
Reviews: 2
Re: Nut Height

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ericson View Post
Kalamazoo
$80 for a complete level and dress.......pretty much the standard rate. You should point out the scarf joint pulling down frets 1 and 2 so the luthier knows what he's working with.

http://chartersguitars.com/repair.php


RGTFanatic is offline  
post #27 of 27 (permalink) Old 01-01-2013, 07:31 AM
Vendor
 
Rich's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: South Jersey
Posts: 23,957
Re: Nut Height

Quote:
Originally Posted by RGTFanatic View Post
???
cut what?? You lost me........ as usual
cut = level
Rich is online  
Reply

Tags
setup

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Jemsite forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address

IMPORTANT: You will be required to activate your account so please ensure that your email address is correct.

If you do not receive your activation check your spam folder before using the CONTACT US form (at the bottom right of each page).



Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Nut Height? Stormcrow Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods 5 09-28-2005 05:28 AM
EMG Height question Jslegacy Pickups & wiring 4 05-19-2003 11:32 PM
Height on EMG's? big h Pickups & wiring 1 04-23-2003 03:22 PM
String height on my UV Wadstein Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods 3 01-15-2003 11:03 AM
PU height on EVO and FLO pri0531 JEM and Universe Guitars 4 02-06-2002 10:28 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome