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Bardsley
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Bardsley
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05/03/2001 11:18 pm
Yeah, i found that the worst culprit was the G string, my g# sounded almost closer to an A. I didn't file the nut on mine, because I was able to remedy it with lowering the action and using a very light touch, so I don't know what you would use. On strats, often the nut isn't glued in, it is simply wedged, you can take it out, and I guess just use an ordinary file to evnly take away a bit at the bottom. This might be a last resort though, as you can't really turn back. I don't even know what dressing the frets means, so I don't know if that will work. Just remember that the nut has to be higher than any of the frets by some degree or you will get heaps of fret buzz. As I said, with somehting like that, you might want to take it to a proffessional, anyhting that will permantly alter the guitar I would advise at tleast talking to someone who really knows what they are doing.
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