Fret out of tune

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NatashaD

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Question: my lower E string tunes perfectly. But when I hold down the second fret of the same string it plays a G instead of an F#. All of the other fretted notes sound correct. Should I still change out the string or could there be something else I'm missing?

"We only fail when we stop trying."

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Question: my lower E string tunes perfectly. But when I hold down the second fret of the same string it plays a G instead of an F#. All of the other fretted notes sound correct. Should I still change out the string or could there be something else I'm missing?

"We only fail when we stop trying."

jarkko.eklund

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Guitar setup isn't correct. Either the neck has bent, or intonation (free length of a string) is wrong. Usually wrong intonation doesn't affect that much as you described on lower frets. My bet is neck.

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Guitar setup isn't correct. Either the neck has bent, or intonation (free length of a string) is wrong. Usually wrong intonation doesn't affect that much as you described on lower frets. My bet is neck.

NatashaD

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Thanks for that tip. I'm going to get it checked out this week.

Originally Posted by: jarkko.eklund

Guitar setup isn't correct. Either the neck has bent, or intonation (free length of a string) is wrong. Usually wrong intonation doesn't affect that much as you described on lower frets. My bet is neck.

"We only fail when we stop trying."

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Thanks for that tip. I'm going to get it checked out this week.

Originally Posted by: jarkko.eklund

Guitar setup isn't correct. Either the neck has bent, or intonation (free length of a string) is wrong. Usually wrong intonation doesn't affect that much as you described on lower frets. My bet is neck.

"We only fail when we stop trying."