There’s nothing more aggravating than when your guitar makes noises it shouldn't. An issue that comes up often is subject of guitar fret buzz. It's a problem that happens often to players. What is it? It’s caused when a string strikes against the top of a fret. It creates a buzzing sound. There are a few reasons why this occurs from the strings on your guitar.
Successful musicians consistently do things that unsuccessful musicians are unable, or unwilling to do. It takes effort and work to be successful.
Sometimes sending a guitar back For a small "Tweak" is not always practical or necessary. Many times when I ship a guitar from the humid deep South to a dry climate the neck sometimes will "hump" up a bit. This will cause what can be described as guitar neck misalignment and sometimes a "string buzz". Very small, almost imperceptible tweaks will result in a surprising results for this type of guitar neck misalignment issue. It is very easy to fix!
Superficial surface finish cracks are prone to all guitars. Importantly, more in used guitars. Strats tend to crack the paint or finish surface in that exact same spot where the neck meets the body. Used guitars are especially more prone as they have been handled more. If you bought a used guitars that was not listed as Mint, NEW or Perfect then it's used. Ordinary wear and tear and surface cracks are to be expected sometimes, so clearly a surface crack in the body where the neck meets the pocket is a non-issue. Equally important, if a used guitar plays well and sounds good and is in excellent playing condition why worry? Remember-most used guitars aren't beauty pageant entries, just good playing guitars. You have to ask yourself? Did I buy the guitar to play it or look at it? When you said nothing about how well it plays but just how it looks it's not the guitar with a problem.
So, how do American guitar players keep guitar companies in business? American guitar players. Thinking they're getting "the real thing" U.S.A. musicians gobble up fake name brand guitars at a fast pace. Solution. Bottom line: Any guitar can play well if it's set up properly-Period! Don't be fooled. Get your guitar set up well. Ask a pro.
Do you have an emergency guitar on hand? If not, why not? Don't you have an extra pair of shoes? A spare tire? Do you have spare guitar picks? Strings? Why not a spare guitar in case of emergency? You may want to think about it. Taking a second guitar to a gig is not just a good idea but a necessity in most cases. Think about having your most prized tool-duplicated for emergency purposes. It's great to have a spare!
I can't think of many disabilities which would affect one’s ability to play a guitar. However, I can think of a few because players have walked into the shop with solid and believable complaints regarding the guitars they play as well as guitars for disabled players.
Musicians are and have been subjected to much musical discrimination over the years. In fact, it is still prevalent in 2019. In Myrtle Beach, S.C. county of Horry, discriminatory laws and statutes for musicians still exist.
From: WMBF News, in their investigation they discovered musician Rich Johnson, a musician from Long Island, makes as little as $75-$100 per night playing music part-time at a local restaurant. However, the City of Myrtle Beach in answer to the " musical discrimination" issue, insists under penalty of law that he spend $100 on a “business license” and if not face up to $500 in fines or a month imprisonment for each unlicensed performance. Does this make sense? What other jobs in Myrtle Beach require a license to work? Why are musicians treated like "second class" citizens and made to pay for licenses to work?
The sound, feel and ability to play well. That is what you need from your guitars. When these tasks are accomplished guitars and basses they are greatly improved. It happens when they are set up correctly, the right parts are used and adjustments are exact. Regular maintenance and servicing however is required on your guitars from you. In the case of, truss rods, they need seasonal adjustment to keep the neck straight. They fight a constant battle between pull of strings, truss rods, tremolo systems and humidity. Guitars operate smoothly and in tune when set up properly. If a setup is done right it will match any chosen string gauge.
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