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Old 02-19-2012, 10:18 PM   #1
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Fret Buzz on first fret?

Gotta say that I'm not the best at guitar repair but uhh

I recently purchased a Schecter
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Schecte...esid=430480.011

and I set up all the strings, as i start checking the frets, the first one on all of the strings have a fret buzz, some greater than other, how would I make this go away?
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Old 02-19-2012, 10:23 PM   #2
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Bad fret leveling seems like a constant problem with many Schecters these days.

Make sure the action and the neck relief are correctly set up before making any diagnosis. If fret buzz occurs on isolated frets, but not on neighboring frets, its defiantly caused by poor fret leveling. If its buzzing everywhere on the guitar, then the guitar just may not be set up correctly. If its buzzing mostly on the first 7 frets or so, the truss rod may be too tight.
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Old 02-19-2012, 10:28 PM   #3
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It's buzzing mostly on the first few frets, mainly 1 through 3
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Old 02-19-2012, 10:38 PM   #4
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It may be because your truss rod is too tight. Loosening it off my a 1/4 of a turn may solve the problem, but do not mess with the truss rod if you aren't confident and if you don't understand how it functions.
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Gotta say that I'm not the best at guitar repair but uhh

I recently purchased a Schecter
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Schecte...esid=430480.011

and I set up all the strings, as i start checking the frets, the first one on all of the strings have a fret buzz, some greater than other, how would I make this go away?



fret the low E first fret, at the same time,
fret the low E last fret, where the neck and body meet ~19th.

with both places held, look at the middle frets,
7-9th.

does the string lay on the middle frets there?

if so, post back.
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Old 02-19-2012, 11:36 PM   #6
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It looks like it's barely touching them yeah
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Old 02-20-2012, 12:02 AM   #7
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It looks like it's barely touching them yeah



ok, it's safe to add a little relief.

you want a bit of gap there, about a thin pick or even two.

the max amount of relief would be if a credit card fit in the middle gap.
that's usually reserved for low end guitars.

if you want you can turn the truss rod, 1/4 turn Counter clockwise.
dont force the turn and let it settle in tune.

after the adjustment, check the playability and,
the relief, see if it helped and post back if needed.
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Old 02-20-2012, 01:22 AM   #8
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Yes it definitely helped, problem under control haha
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Old 02-20-2012, 01:26 AM   #9
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Appreciate your help, got this baby in tune, thank u
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Old 02-20-2012, 10:12 AM   #10
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Appreciate your help, got this baby in tune, thank u



very good.

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