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String pitch bends when digging in?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by dwagner, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. I already had the action pretty high before I changed strings, but these new ones seem to bend in pitch when I even slightly dig in. Do I have to raise the action even more? Or does it need to be lower?

    I don't mind fret buzz, as long as it isn't apparent once through an amp.

    Using the same gauge the guitar came with stock.
    45. - 105.
  2. elgecko


    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
  3. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    Yup. Lower to reduce the amount of string deflection - which is causing the pitch to change.
  4. Thanks both you guys!
    I thought it was a little high....

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