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Setup for tuning down

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by fatsobasso, Feb 7, 2006.


  1. fatsobasso

    fatsobasso

    Dec 24, 2005
    Ormond florida
    I am auditioning for a cover band,they tune down to e flat,what is the best way to get rid of string buzz,higher the action a little or
    loosten the truss rod a pinch?or both.
     
  2. Chasarms

    Chasarms Casual Observer

    May 24, 2001
    Bettendorf, IA USA
    It depends on where the rattle is coming from.
     
  3. Kronos

    Kronos

    Dec 28, 2005
    Philadelphia, PA
    Heavier gauge strings will tighten up the tension. It should help.
     
  4. Chasarms

    Chasarms Casual Observer

    May 24, 2001
    Bettendorf, IA USA
    I understand that. But what frets? If the strings are rattling on the lower frets, you probably need a touch more relief, thus a slight loosening of the truss.

    If it they are rattling up high, just raise the saddles a bit and you are good.