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teemon

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May 4th, 2016 03:58 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Got a new CV 60s Tele today. Seemed amazing in the store and was loving it at home too.

Then I did a slight neck bend and noticed what I thought was probably loose neck screws.

Well I went to tighten them and they were tight.
Neck still has slight play in it.

I don't want to mess with it because its brand new. Also, I notice a little fretbuzz on the lower strings.

Man I love this guitar, I hope its minor and a professional set up will fix it.

I am gonna take it back today hopefully and get this right.

I kinda think I could loosen the neck and re align it and probably just raise the saddle on the E and A string just a hair and it would be good. The fretbuzz is very slight and the action is low and intonation is almost perfect to me.

I just don't want to mess it up , I need sleep

Peegoo
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May 4th, 2016 06:32 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

If it's new, take it back to the shop and have it tightened up and properly set up.

Raising the saddle to fix a fret buzz is not always the best action because it may first need a truss rod tweak. Or it may have a high fret or two.

A loose or slippery neck attachment can cause the finish to pop out around the neck pocket, so tread lightly.

Unless you're familiar with this stuff (guitar geometry), diving in with tools and enthusiasm can knock the parameters out and make it harder to play (at best) or cause damage (worst case).

Loosen the strings a little, and take it back to the shop.

Tape a note to the guitar that contains all the issues you're having with it, because the person you leave it with will probably not be the same person that works on it.

In the note, don't make it a narrative. Instead, number each issue, like this:

1. Loose neck attachment. The neck slips around.

2. Fret buzz on the low E between frets 5 and 9.

3. Demons hiding in the rear spring cavity. Please remove them because they make me a sucky guitar player.


...etc. :o)

Cal-Woody

USA/California

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May 4th, 2016 06:39 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Sounds like the trussrod moved. Possibly was binding in the channel and became loose.

Te 52

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May 4th, 2016 10:51 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

If the neck screws feel tight but the neck still slips around, I would suspect that the clearance holes in the body for the neck attachment screws are too small. If the guitar is under warranty, I would not recommend you try to remedy this yourself, but that's where I would guess the problem lies.

teemon

Florida

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May 4th, 2016 12:45 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Right on gentlemen. I am going to do what peegoo reccomended

(This message was last edited by teemon at 09:12 PM, May 4th, 2016)

teemon

Florida

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May 4th, 2016 07:22 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Peegoo.What if they are not set up for exorcisms?

teemon

Florida

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May 4th, 2016 07:22 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Peegoo.What if they are not set up for exorcisms?

teemon

Florida

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May 4th, 2016 07:22 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Peegoo.What if they are not set up for exorcisms?

teemon

Florida

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May 5th, 2016 10:33 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Its in the shop...getting fixed and a setup ...no charge

mirrorboy

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May 5th, 2016 12:07 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Don't worry about demons, it's a Telecaster!

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May 5th, 2016 12:53 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Oh, yeah.

You *want* demons in there if it's a Tele.

Let them out when you play a solo, and make sure they get back in there for next time.

teemon

Florida

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May 6th, 2016 02:21 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Got it back from shop. So far its flawless unplugged.

Kinda scared to plug in. Demons and all...

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May 6th, 2016 02:41 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Don't fear the reaper.

If he's really in there, it's all on YOU to play the Devil out of it!

teemon

Florida

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May 6th, 2016 04:12 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

My first tele...had know idea how sinister they are!

Keeping this demon

teemon

Florida

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May 6th, 2016 04:19 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Seriously this guitar is fantastic

teemon

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May 16th, 2016 03:09 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

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(This message was last edited by teemon at 05:12 AM, May 16th, 2016)

teemon

Florida

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Jun 29th, 2016 05:50 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Ok...honeymoon is over. The neck feels small or something. If I play my strat or sg and switch to my tele its almost like I am fighting with my tele.

please tell me it is because my Strat and SG have 10s on them while my tele has 9s. That is how they came from the factory...so i have not changed guages on them.

Mick Reid
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Jun 30th, 2016 05:18 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"...Strat and SG have 10s on them while my tele has 9s. That is how they came from the factory...so i have not changed guages on them."

The first thing I did with my CV 50's Tele was put 10's on it, but that's just my preference. Definitely worth the cost of a set of strings to find out if that's what's putting you off.

If it feels like your "fighting" it, maybe you need to look at the set up.
Check your neck relief and string action.

I see you have a strat with a Soft V neck profile which may contribute to the tele "feeling thin", but the Modern C shape on the CV's are usually a fairly "universal" fit (but we likes what we likes). And IMO comparing the feel of a Tele & SG is apples & oranges.
I switch back & forth from my tele to any of my other guitars with no trouble. Granted, most of mine are 9.5" C-shape, but I have 10" & 12" R's with varying shapes also (Fender, Squier, PRS, G&L)

As I said, I'd check the set up and maybe take it to good tech if you're not comfortable doing that stuff yourself.

(This message was last edited by Mick Reid at 07:20 PM, Jun 30th, 2016)

teemon

Florida

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Jul 1st, 2016 04:28 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Thank you Mick. I know it needs a set up. They fixed the neck pocket issue and adjusted the truss rod. It really does need a true set up.

It just doesn't seem very far offbat all with the 9s on it. Its playable. i just dont want to pay for a set up and still have to fight lol.

Guess I will get it set up with 10s and hope for the best.



Mick Reid
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Jul 1st, 2016 04:54 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"Guess I will get it set up with 10s and hope for the best."

I may be misinterpreting this but, a change from 9's to 10's *shouldn't* require additional "set up" work.

A big jump, say from 9's to 13's, is another story.

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