Dead D String

by GB
(New Jersey)

Just bought a used electric guitar and everything sounds good except for the 'D' string....sounds very flat (ie; dull) and also hearing a faint vibration sound close to the bridge. Is it just time to change the strings? thx

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Hi, GB--

I would start by changing strings. That will improve the sound in general. Then if the D string is still buzzing, the bridge may need to be adjusted. It is a relatively inexpensive procedure. Have it done by a reputable repair person.

Lynne

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Jun 20, 2009
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Strings changed!
by: GB

thx Lynne. Strings have been changed and sounding great. I have to take the opportunity to ask another question. I noticed that the action on this guitar is very high...probably as high as it can go. I understand some of the pros and cons of this, but if I ever want it lower, is it as simple as just lowering it, or would I also need several other adjustments? thx GB

ANSWER

Hi, GB--

It depends on the guitar and how it reacts to the adjustment. Personally, I would take it to a qualified repair person. It is a fairly inexpensive procedure and you won't run the risk of messing up your neck.

Lynne

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