Creaky fretboard and this and that and......

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alienillusions
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Hey guys...just put new strings on my JS 1200 (D'Addario EXL 120) and I am getting squeaky sounds when I bend the strings, and creaky sounds when I bend on the fretboard. The fretboard prob is bugging me the most. I already used a toothbrush to get all the crap off between the frets, then I applied lemon oil, let it sit for a couple minutes, and wiped off the excess. When I do bends, sometimes my finger will be struggling to push across the fretboard as if there were airplane glue stuck to the fretboard or something and then I get that creaky sound. I figured after i cleaned and oiled the board, it'd be nice and easy, but it's kind of laborious to play and I haven't had this much fretboard resistance yet....Effing frustrating!!!!!!!! The thing won't even stay in tune after I fully stretched the strings for an hour or two, and the sustain is somewhat less. Someone sucked the life out of my guitar! Was it YOU?! :?: Anyways, any advice would be very much appreciated. Thanks! :cry:
jemmaster7
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I would take it to the nearest guitar retailer and tell them whats the matter with it. It,s probably gonna cost some dpepends on if it has to be replaced.
Amano
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Did you change your stringe gauge? You may need to re-angle your tremolo.

Here's a tutorial on how to do that.
Gastric Sumo
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Has the guitar been sitting for a while? The frets can get a little corroded from sitting, and the more you play it, the smoother it'll feel(if that's the case).
j.arledge
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Amano wrote:Did you change your stringe gauge? You may need to re-angle your tremolo.

Here's a tutorial on how to do that.
or check www.jemsite.com for set up instructions.

It sounds like the guitas bridge is too high or low, as for the nosie i can't tell you what it would be, i have never heard of a guitar doing that before.
alienillusions
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Problem solved....when I first got the guitar, the idiot set-up guy put the 3 springs straight, even after I told them NOT to touch them...so, I changed back to the arrow formation and the tone, playability, harmonics, and sustain are noticabely much better...No wonder I was getting bored and frustrated with the thing! Thanks for the advice though! :D
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