Notes Sharp at the lower frets

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by LunarSlingShot, May 23, 2019.

  1. drmmrr55

    drmmrr55 Tele-Meister

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    Another culprit can be if the guitar has been setup for one gauge of strings, and is then strung with a lighter gauge than it was originally setup with. Really light gauge strings can be rubbery (especially) when playing cowboy chords, and if you use anything other than a real light touch, the strings will (easily) go out of tune.
     
  2. T Prior

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    the guitar may also need to have the frets dressed to the proper heights. This can be a common"players" issue when going from lower fret guitars like Fenders to taller frets like on Gibsons, we, the players, fret harder which causes pitch issues.

    Don't assume the frets heights are accurate up and down the fretboard.
     
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    Whenever I fit a new Nut I file the slot so that the open top E is in concert pitch and I press the first fret and it should read as F if its sharp then the slot needs to be filed a bit deeper. If its flat you've filed it too deep get another nut and be more careful. And so it goes on with all the strings..S
     
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