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Restring fail - HELP!

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by kurotenshi, Jan 25, 2013.

  1. kurotenshi

    kurotenshi

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    Hi guys, so yesterday I finally picked my LTD AX-104 to put some new strings on it and hit a major wall.
    Since I'm using B E A D tunning I bought Dunlop Heavy Drop 60 - 120. I knew this would be an issue with the nut and required a setup the problem is I cannot understand what is wrong to correct it.

    After putting the new strings (and messing with the nut in the process) I tuned and found my string height was WAY high so I proceeded to look at the bridge and it is already all the way down... ok, maybe it's the neck relief, went to check it and I had actually almost no relief at all...
    I have no idea of what to do now... can you please help me?

    On a second note, I wanted a bright sound so I got Stainless Steel strings but it just so happens that the Dunlop Stainless are very dark, at least compared to Dean Markley or D'Addario.
  2. testing1two

    testing1two Gold Supporting Member

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  3. kurotenshi

    kurotenshi

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    Thank you. I have some experience disassembling and modifying instruments, what are my real chances of "destroying" the bass on the process of shimming the neck? Is it better if I do the shim with wood?
  4. Geroi Asfalta

    Geroi Asfalta

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    I've shimmed all my basses at one point or another....unless the neck is a total piece of crap I don't think youll destroy it.

    I shim with business cards.

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