Zero Fret Grooves Odd grooves in the zero fret, are they normal?
Posted 13 September 2011 - 08:53 AM
On the Zeroth fret, there are some grooves that the strings sit in. When you bend a string (especially the higher ones), the string makes a strange pop slipping out of the groove (not audible, but felt in my hand) that is not pleasant. It is like this on most of the non-wound strings. It's like there is a burr on the fret that is catching on the string. I keep waiting for one of the strings to break because of it.
I was wondering if this is normal for a ZT-3? Is the zeroth fret supposed to have grooves the strings sit in?
If not, I may try and file them down some when I change strings next.
Posted 13 September 2011 - 09:38 AM
Posted 21 October 2011 - 11:43 AM
When I had all the strings off, I inspected the zero fret for grooves and found none. I think that maybe it is the plastic string guide (the fingers that come over the zero fret) that are catching when I bend strings. We had our first live set after the pickup change and I did not notice the fret catching at all. Maybe it will ease up with time.