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I have a jackson dinky DK2. what is happening is that on certain frets, like the 13th, 14th, 15th fret on the 2nd string (B string),when playing with slight drive or distortion, the note does not sound clean.it sounds all muddy. its as if the frequency keeps changin minutely.notes there have a "trill" kind of sound. the guitar is pretty well intonated.

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The frets MAY be worn or the neck truss rod MAY need adjustment, Neither of these is DIY unless yiu have experience in repoairing guitars. Since this is only on the 2nd string, inspect the frets for wear and the only DIY thing to try is to replace that string... DO that first !!!

Posted on Oct 16, 2010

  • Fred Yearian Oct 16, 2010

    Forgot to mention: Try the string withiout distortion and keep the strings from "hearing" the amp as they can resonate and feedback giving polluted sounds. You MIGHTalso try a different amp, Sometimes an amp will have a resonance that one mistakes for the guitar.

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There are a few golden rules when adjusting your truss rod. First, only use the rod to keep your neck as straight as it needs to be...do not use it to adjust your action! Second, only use the proper tools. If you do not know what the proper tool is, check with the manufacturer. Truss rod nuts are easy to strip, and once they're stripped, they are expensive to fix! Finally, do not force anything; an eighth of a turn can make a drastic change. Remember, if the truss rod feels tight or doesn't seem to be doing anything, take it to a professional.

  1. Start by sitting with the guitar in the playing position.
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  4. Next, fret the bass string with your picking hand up near where the neck joins the body. This is typically around the 14th fret, but it may be higher up with some electric guitars. In our example, we'll be using the 20th fret.
  5. Use the string as a straightedge held against the neck which will either bow away, or against the string. This is how you determine the amount of relief in the neck. You can also use a steel ruler placed along the length of the neck, in the same manor.
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