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(@matty0074)
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Hi guys. Matt here - I have a les Paul classic and recently restrung it not really knowing what I was doing. I changed the strings but I think I moved the bridge or the saddle nuts or something because now it plays well but at higher frets it makes a twang noise like its hitting extra Frets or something? I've tried raising and lowering the bridge but to no avail. Really stuck here - the noise sounds like a harmonic nearly but only happens when you tap or hammer the string. If you pluck it it isn't so noticeable of at all. Please help!


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(@diceman)
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Are the strings hitting the pickups ? Did you change the gauge of the strings , perhaps ? If the new strings are thinner than the old it may not be pulling the neck quite as hard as the old . Good luck .

If I claim to be a wise man , it surely means that I don't know .


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(@matty0074)
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Hi again. Strings aren't hitting the pickups but I DID use a lighter gauge string set than what was on it. The original strings had been on there for more than 3 years but rarely played.
Would you suggest adjusting the truss rod?


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(@alangreen)
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Hi again. Strings aren't hitting the pickups but I DID use a lighter gauge string set than what was on it. The original strings had been on there for more than 3 years but rarely played.
Would you suggest adjusting the truss rod?

Only if the neck is visibly warped

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