Guitar from 1993 12 string returned for the 3 or 4 time.
I just sent you my guitar a 93 12 string guitar for the 3 time. you have tried and tried to repare it,, but it was a lemon for sure... this time i can not adjust the neck. i had a music store in billings mt try and couldnt. my guitar should be there by the 4 th of march. i hope you can just replace this one,,,, i love the sound. the electronics has never worked. you rebuilt it 2 times . i am frustrated. i do hope some how you can help me....i appreaciate anything you can do. i talked i think his name is mat. i enclosed all paper work inside the case and box... thank you so much for your time with this....
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One of the best was to keeping your guitar in tune, is to also string it correctly and use new strings . Make sure the first winding of a new string around the tuner post goes overthe exposed tip of the new string. The rest of the windings go under the exposed tip of the string. This will keep the string clamped firmly in place. Use 4-5 turns around the post for unwound strings, 2-3 for wound strings, in a downward spiral towards the bottom of the post as shown in the photo.-Tom, 30yr player.
I'm writing this tutorial to help new guitarists string their electric guitars.<br /><br />The first step is to purchase some strings from your nearest music store, depending on the type of music you want to play the string gage will be different. If you want to play heavier music such as metal then I suggest using a heavier gage of string. If you want to play calmer music such as indie, or maybe soft rock I suggest a lighter gage.<br /><br />Next make sure and remove <span style="font-weight: bold;">ALL</span> existing strings. The best way to take off the old strings is to simply loosen them up then cut them right in the middle with wire cutters. Then just pull the left end through the tuning knobs, and the right end through the back of the guitar (Note where the strings come out of the back).<br /><br />After you have removed all the strings its time to put on the new ones. Start with the string closest to the top of the guitar. On your string package you can reference by color which string is which. Find your string then run the sharp end through the back of the guitar in the hole relative to the string you are putting in (These holes in the back are the same holes the old strings came out of). Run the string all the way through so that it is pulled tightly into the back. Now place the sharp end of the string through its relative tuning knob at the top of the guitar. You should pull enough through so that when you pull the string up off the neck there is a gap of about one foot. Now turn the tuning knob clockwise until the string is relatively tight against the neck and it has wrapped around the knob 3-5 times. Now cut the excess string that is coming out of the tuning knob but leave about 1 inch in case you want to lower the tuning. <br /><br />Do the same thing for all your strings, then tune them with either a digital tuner or by ear if you can. You can purchase a cheap digital tuner for around $20 at your nearest music store.<br /><br />Enjoy!!
Check your cables - I've had similar problems with various amps playing various guitars; the guitar electronics and the amp electronics are fine, but the cable is damaged internally and this causes the same problems as you have described. Have you tried using a different cable? Buy a different one, try it out, and see if you have the same problem. If you have a friend who plays, let them plug their cable and guitar in the amp - if it works, your faulty cable is the issue. Hope that helps!
The Warbeast is notorious for having buzz problems, and the major cause is usually the bridge. What you can do is:
Standard B.C. Rich String-through bridge - There are two posts, one on either side, that are slotted for a flat-head screwdriver. It is NOT recommended that you try to adjust this with strings on the guitar! Turn the posts counter-clockwise to raise the bridge height. Be sure to turn them the same amount, to keep the string height in relation to each other the same.
Floyd Rose Licensed Tremolo - You will have to adjust the springs behind the tremolo to bring the bridge up slightly above level. You have to have the strings on the guitar to do this To do this, remove the spring cover on the back of the guitar. A phillips-head screwdriver is needed. There should be two screws, one at each end of the spring keeper. Turn them counter clockwise by 1/4 turn each time, following these steps: 1. Turn a single 1/4 turn 2. Tune the guitar. 3. Check for buzz. If the buzz is still present, repeat steps 1 - 3.
I could not find any other bridge that came with this guitar, so one of these two options should help.
1. Intonation problems can be due to worn strings even if the guitar is set up properly. New Strings can fix this. This is the most common problem.
2. Also, changing string size may effect your set up too. Typically, new guitars come with lighter strings such as (9's) which the guitar is set up for. The positive is that 9's fret easily. The negative is that they bend too easily for some players who either slightly bend them when chording (accidentally), or press too hard on guitars with jumbo sized frets, which in turn bends the string toward the fret board causing detuning. To fix these items folks may suggest you get a heavier string like a (10), but the problem can often be solved by playing with a lighter hand, pressing only enough to make contact with the fret and not pressing the string all the way to the fretboard. Check your intonation using this light touch method and see if it's okay verses pressing the string all the way to the fretboard. If the intonation is okay with the light touch, the guitar intonation is set up properly. You may want to consider playing with a lighter hand or getting a guitar without jumbo frets such as Fender strats etc...
Putting a heavier string on a guitar set up for (9's) would likely cause the buzzing that wasn't there before. In this case you'd need the guitar and neck set up again to accomodate the 10's. So decide what size string you want and set the guitar up for that size.
These considerations are true for any electric guitars.
After consideration of all of the above, you still feel it's the guitar, I suggest you push for a replacement or perhaps credit toward another guitar.
Probably time for string replacement !!! They do go bad...
Get a set and try the E string... if it fixes that one, change ALL the strings at one sitting, but do them one at a time and tune each as you go... this keeps the tension and minimizes the interaction when you do the final tuning.
Looking at your desired notes the mandolin is standard tuned to gdae.
So three of the four notes are already available, just put the "d" mando strings where the "g" ones would go and the "g" ones where the "D" ones would go the highest is already a "e" and I am sure the "a" would tune up to a "B" with little risk. You can also look at string sets made for the madochello or possbly octave mandolin.