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Old 03-27-2013, 04:17 PM   #21
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After spending about 4 hours or so trying to figure out what it is, with no luck (), if it's laying down flat the fret plays fine. It's just in the upright playing position where the fret sounds like a sitar sound!

Regarding adjusting the truss rod, a few people have suggested that there might not be enough relief - ie the neck being too flat. If there was more of a bow, wouldn't that cause more problems at the lower frets?

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Old 03-27-2013, 06:10 PM   #22
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Update :

After spending about 4 hours or so trying to figure out what it is, with no luck (), if it's laying down flat the fret plays fine. It's just in the upright playing position where the fret sounds like a sitar sound!

Regarding adjusting the truss rod, a few people have suggested that there might not be enough relief - ie the neck being too flat. If there was more of a bow, wouldn't that cause more problems at the lower frets?

When you lay down with the guitar, the neck bows backward(goes flatter). I told you how to check your neck relief, and how I adjust it. Did you try that?

It's good to set your truss rod, but if that doesn't fix it then leave it alone. Unless your truss rod is really out of whack, I can't see that being the problem(and even then, you'd have far more issues than you're having now).

You can take it to a tech, but I believe that you might need some fretwork to fix this problem.
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Old 04-05-2013, 12:04 PM   #23
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Hi there, me again!
It's there any chance that a high fret causing buzz, ISN'T the fret right next to that fret? If you know what I mean.
As in if i'm having severe buzz on the first fret high e, it might not neccessarily be the 2nd or 3rd fret causing the issue?
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Old 04-08-2013, 11:17 PM   #24
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I had the same problem with my first 2 guitars, a change of strings fixed one but with the other one i had to have some frets replaced, make sure there is no dents on the string, if not then i'd say your frets are uneven
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Old 04-09-2013, 10:43 AM   #25
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The first thing I thought was a worn nut issue, trussrod is only going to have extremely minimal (if any) effect at the first fret, an uneven fret is also a perfect possibility.

Take it to a tech to be honest, have him replace the nut and check the frets and it will come back playing beautiful.
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