Mickguard Posted April 16, 2006 Report Share Posted April 16, 2006 My guitar has a problem....the 10th fret, High E just sounds dead. Tinny. Fizz. All other notes on the guitar sound fine --all the other notes on the high E, all the other notes at the 1Oth fret. It looks to me like the 11 fret is not fully seated at the treble side --it actually looks like there's a tiny chip of wood caught under the fret that's preventing it from seating. (It does not look like the fretboard is chipped though --it really looks like it's a foreign chip, although it's hard to tell. It's possible the fret end might have come up, what with all the weather changes we've had. Or that it was never properly seated in the first place. But if it's lifted, it's only the very end --but when I look at the edge, the tang appears properly seated?) Thing is, the fret 'died' round about the time I finished cutting the nut slots and resetting the truss rod and the bridge height (also changed bridge at the same time). But that might be coincidence --or it might be setting the action nice and low made the problem apparent. So how can I fix this? I have the Stewmac press caul thingamajig, with the proper radius --should I try to press the fret back in? Wish there was a proper luthier in the neighborhood, I'd take it in to have it looked at. But there's not, so I'm going to have to sort this out myself.... Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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