1. Sanjay
    April 8th, 2012 @ 12:00 pm


    I have an ESP LTD EC 1000 that’s less than a year old. Recently I noticed a buzz on the lower frets and the tech said there’s a hump on the neck/fretboard around the 3rd – 5th frets. He says that’s due to the wood not having enough moisture there coz it was not properly seasoned by the manufacturer. What should I do to add moisture . . keep the humidifier in the room at a high setting (guitar remains outside case for a few days / weeks so that it absorbs the moisture) ? Or do I wipe it with a damp cloth and keep it in its bag for a few days ? Or are there any other remedies ?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.



  2. Dave Grandel
    January 27th, 2014 @ 11:07 pm

    A few comments about replacing strings…
    1. Unless you are independently wealthy, or a rock star, replace your strings only when they sound dull/lifeless, appear to have peanut butter in them or start to fray and affect your ability to play.
    2. The method of changing strings as mentioned above is awesome!
    3. If you recommend changing regular strings monthly and claim that Elixirs will last 10 times longer than any other strings, then couldn’t you theoretically get away with not changing them for 10+ months?
    (I know from experience that you can…Elixirs are AWESOME strings and are all I buy…)

    Kudos on a well written tutorial!

    Dave Grandel
    String Theory Guitar Academy


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