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Old 02-06-2013, 02:08 PM   #1
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Little bit of fret buzz; home repair too risky?

I'm getting a little bit of fret buzz on my ESP. When this last happened, I took it in and the tech tightened the truss rod a bit. He's out sick, and I'm impatient. Is this too risky to try yourself? I was thinking of tightening it another 1/8 turn or so and see if that helped.

The buzz is on the low E and A strings, 5th to 12th frets. It's just a bit, when I pick the string fairly vigorously.

The tech will do this for free.
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Old 02-06-2013, 02:10 PM   #2
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If it's not that bad, just wait for the tech.
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Old 02-06-2013, 02:15 PM   #3
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It's really not bad; I just have the urge to tinker, since I'm at home between jobs. Guess I'll just play another guitar.
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Old 02-06-2013, 02:16 PM   #4
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Old 02-06-2013, 04:58 PM   #5
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Don't be afraid of the truss rod, nothing will happen if you mess around with it. Your guitar will not explode. Only caution would be is if it's hard to turn it then don't...though that should be pretty obvious.
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