Les Paul problem

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Matty0074
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Les Paul problem

Post by Matty0074 » June 6th, 2017, 3:30 am

Hi guys. Matt here - I have a les Paul classic and recently restrung it not really knowing what I was doing. I changed the strings but I think I moved the bridge or the saddle nuts or something because now it plays well but at higher frets it makes a twang noise like its hitting extra Frets or something? I've tried raising and lowering the bridge but to no avail. Really stuck here - the noise sounds like a harmonic nearly but only happens when you tap or hammer the string. If you pluck it it isn't so noticeable of at all. Please help!

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Re: Les Paul problem

Post by Diceman » June 13th, 2017, 3:52 pm

Are the strings hitting the pickups ? Did you change the gauge of the strings , perhaps ? If the new strings are thinner than the old it may not be pulling the neck quite as hard as the old . Good luck .

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Re: Les Paul problem

Post by Matty0074 » June 15th, 2017, 2:20 am

Hi again. Strings aren't hitting the pickups but I DID use a lighter gauge string set than what was on it. The original strings had been on there for more than 3 years but rarely played.
Would you suggest adjusting the truss rod?

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Re: Les Paul problem

Post by Alan Green » June 15th, 2017, 12:46 pm

Matty0074 wrote:
June 15th, 2017, 2:20 am
Hi again. Strings aren't hitting the pickups but I DID use a lighter gauge string set than what was on it. The original strings had been on there for more than 3 years but rarely played.
Would you suggest adjusting the truss rod?
Only if the neck is visibly warped
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