Adjusting the Bridge

The bridge ( sometimes called the saddle ), is not only adjusted for height, but also to level the bridge with the neck.

But before we get into the differences in adjusting them, first let’s discuss what we are trying to achieve.

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Checking the Neck

I am in hopes that your frets are in fair shape. If they are badly worn, you may want to have them replaced. If you have been experiencing fret buzz and your frets are badly worn, this may be the reason for it and not the action of your guitar.

A quick reference for checking the neck’s alignment with the bridge is to place a carpenter’s square on the frets of the neck and see if it lines up with the bridge (as seen below).

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Dotted and Tied Notes

Lesson 5

 

Dotted and Tied Notes

This Lesson will explain what a dotted note and what a tied note is. Above is an example of each. Both of these examples in music would sound the same. In fact, you could just put an equals sign in between them. So, let’s do that and later on in the lesson, we’ll get back to that.

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Tubes vs Solid State

Actually what I am going to write about is the difference between tubes and solid state transistors. When amps first hit the market, the only thing available was tube amps. Transistors wouldn’t come along for decades later. So initially, that’s all there was to work with. It was the only show in town.

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