Graeme Posted March 8, 2008 Report Share Posted March 8, 2008 Hi everyone, I guess this forum is more about building guitars from scratch, but I'm hoping someone can help me. I recently put a new Stewart MacDonald neck on my Fender-style (strat copy) guitar and while all seemed to go well the high "E" and "B" strings suffer a dull, almost buzz sound when they're played open. At the moment the action is very high, because I find the frets quite tall (please note) so while that is a separate problem, there's no doubt the strings are NOT touching any frets. I'm using the original bridge, so my best guess is the strings aren't contacting the nut properly... can anyone suggest anything else. And those tall frets- I actually pull the strings out of tune with chords like Am, because of the amount of stretch in the strings if I press them all the way to the fretboard. SMcD answered my email that their necks are dressed and ready to play. I suppose my first question would be- is there a recommended fret high (from the board)? My instinct is to dress all the frets down, except that (in theory) greater minds than mine have designed and built this neck and if they say the neck is ready to play... Cheers for any advice and time spent on my behalf, Regards, Graeme. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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