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yairimann 01-03-2020 11:59 AM

15th fret high
 
The thread about fret rockers caused me to haul out my trusty Starrett 6 ruler and I discovered that of the three guitars I own, on two of them the 15th fret is high and on one the 17th fret is high.
Is this a common thing and only indicates fallaway? Ive never noticed any buzzing because playing up that high on the fretboard is a foreign thing to me.

Edgar Poe 01-03-2020 12:21 PM

My guess, fall away.

Ed

John Arnold 01-04-2020 03:01 PM

Rocking is only part of the procedure. Slide the ruler toward the bridge, holding the leading edge down. If the end of the ruler does not bump against the fret, it is not likely to cause a buzz.

yairimann 01-07-2020 09:05 PM

Thanks for the tip John. I tried sliding the ruler on all three guitars
and on all three the ruler slide down without hitting a fret.
I will be taking one guitar in for some work but wont bother
leveling the frets

brianlcox 01-09-2020 12:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by John Arnold (Post 6256318)
Rocking is only part of the procedure. Slide the ruler toward the bridge, holding the leading edge down. If the end of the ruler does not bump against the fret, it is not likely to cause a buzz.

Thank you sir - that was new to me and rather enlightening. I appreciate it!


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