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JetfireJetfire Frets: 564
So after thinking I needed a new full set up after having a buzzing G string (arfarf), I played one of the Faith Naked series and was really impressed.  So, to combat GAS I out new strings on my Yamaha APX500 (the buzzy G string guitar) and  was re-impressed how nice it sounded. My only grumble is I struggle to pick out the notes of F major bar chord where I could do it no problem on the Faith. Should I pull the trigger on my GAS or would a set up help my current Yamaha?
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  • FunkfingersFunkfingers Frets: 3123
    I see your mildly smutty remark about a buzzing G string and raise you with a comment about checking your nut slots.

    If the slots are at the correct height and in good condition, check the neck relief.

    Worst case scenario, a set-up for the Yamaha would improve its chances of selling.
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  • ICBMICBM Frets: 31575
    I would be very impressed indeed if a Yamaha APX sounded nice...

    :)


    A perfectly decent electro-acoustic, but as an actual acoustic guitar... not so much. (In my opinion.)

    I know I usually recommend getting the most out of your current gear before throwing money at the problem and buying new stuff, but in this case I would just cut to the chase and get a better guitar, if you can afford to.
    "Take these three items, some WD-40, a vise grip, and a roll of duct tape. Any man worth his salt can fix almost any problem with this stuff alone."
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  • TimmyOTimmyO Frets: 2817
    "Congratulations on being officially the most right anyone has ever been about anything, ever." -- Noisepolluter knows the score
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  • FunkfingersFunkfingers Frets: 3123
    Ironically, having Faith would be of little interest to the late, lamented Mr. Michael.
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  • Phil_aka_PipPhil_aka_Pip Frets: 8787
    I'd have a Faith before an APX any day. This seems like a good excuse.
    "Working" software has only unobserved bugs. (Parroty Error: Pieces of Nine! Pieces of Nine!)
    Seriously: If you value it, take/fetch it yourself
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  • FunkfingersFunkfingers Frets: 3123
    So. Two weeks on and no sign of any progress.  :s
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  • stimpsonslostsonstimpsonslostson Frets: 3095
    I LOVE my Faith Mercury. It's a fabulous guitar.
    ironically when I bought it I could tell it was a good guitar but the action was too high so I put it in for a setup... now it’s ridiculously good & my first choice when writing songs. 
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  • JetfireJetfire Frets: 564
     So... update was that i bought new strings and the buzzing has gone. However, I still struggle with F major bar chords when they were a breeze on the Faith. Still unsure but acoustic gigs are beckoning so ill stick with the apx for now!
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  • FunkfingersFunkfingers Frets: 3123
    Nut job!

    Get busy with the slotting files.

    Scroll about two thirds of the way down the page. http://www.stewmac.com/How-To/Online_Resources/Learn_About_Guitar_Nut_and_Saddle_Setup_and_Repair/Nut_Making_and_Setup.html
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  • robgilmorobgilmo Frets: 1098
    I dunno guys, I quite like my APX, it is a bit tight at the nut end of the neck though.
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