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Old 06-09-2007, 09:35 AM   #61
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or maybe it's not sitting correctly in the neck pocket...


if it's rubbing the first fret. let's measure ur neck angle.
with a level bridge.

fret the Low E at the first fret. at the same time,
fret the Low E at the last fret, where the neck and body meet.

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

if the string lays on the fretwire there, you might not have enough bend.
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Old 06-09-2007, 09:37 AM   #62
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yes, but the neck seems to be parrallel to the body (the section where the neck is attached) although the neck as a whole is not parallel making the high end of the neck (24th fret) closer to the strings.
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Old 06-09-2007, 09:38 AM   #63
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ok measure the neck angle. pehaps u have a high fret there and we can work around it. make sure ur bridge is level as well.
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Old 06-09-2007, 09:39 AM   #64
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or maybe it's not sitting correctly in the neck pocket...


if it's rubbing the first fret. let's measure ur neck angle.
with a level bridge.

fret the Low E at the first fret. at the same time,
fret the Low E at the last fret, where the neck and body meet.

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

if the string lays on the fretwire there, you might not have enough bend.


there seems to be a little gap (about the thickness of a credit card, maybe a little bit more)
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Old 06-09-2007, 09:41 AM   #65
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well, that's not too bad. as long as it's not much more than a credit card.

as for the fretbuzz, could it be the locking nut is not secure?

how long has it been since u changed those strings?
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Old 06-09-2007, 09:41 AM   #66
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ok measure the neck angle. pehaps u have a high fret there and we can work around it. make sure ur bridge is level as well.


im not quite sure how to measure the neck angle? By bridge level do you mean the make bridge is parallel to the body?
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Old 06-09-2007, 09:42 AM   #67
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^what u did was fine for the neck angle. as for the bridge, i just want to make sure it's parallel, level, balanced.
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the locking nuts are secure. I think. I have changed the strings last month because this is not my main guitar, i only play it 2 or 3 hours a week.
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yup the bridge is almost balanced. It was set up to the standard tuning, so it is leaning just a tiny bit into the body, although it is hardly noticable
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is it definately buzzing at that first fret?

unplug the guitar, shake it, listen for noise.

play the guitar acoustically, try to get it to buzz.
a month isnt a long time. but if u cant find where the buzz is coming from, my best suggestion has to be to swap the strings. one at a time, using a similar gauge.

this is a nifty way to find the buzz...

http://schrammguitars.com/buzz.html
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there isnt a buzz when i play it open. at the first fret, the strings buzzes with the second fret etc.
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Old 06-09-2007, 09:54 AM   #72
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try wedging a bit of paper under the string, in the cut of that nut.
i want to see if the buzz stops if the nut cut is raised.
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try wedging a bit of paper under the string, in the cut of that nut.
i want to see if the buzz stops if the nut cut is raised.



you mean put a bit of paper under the string where the nut is?
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yes, detune, lift the string out of the nut a small amount. slip a bit of folded paper under there to raise the string. tune it up and lock the nut.
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well, do i need to put the nut back as well? there is even more buzz
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Old 06-09-2007, 10:10 AM   #76
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ok, nevermind. i just want to see if the cut in the nut is getting low on that side. it's impossible to tell on a locking nut.

a few ways to fix first fret buzzing.
get the first fret lightly tapped in with a rubber hammer. this works with a high or crooked fret. (too much tapping flattens the fret, not a good thing)

raise the cut in the nut. if it's too low on that side, it;ll be too close to the first fret.

increase neck bend. (but uve already got more than enough bend)

change ur strings to a gauge, maybe one higher.
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Old 06-09-2007, 10:14 AM   #77
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well, its not just the first fret buzzing, because the buzz gets worse down the neck. The first fret only buzzes when i pick the string really hard. Higher up (after the 5th) the string buzzes even when i play it lightly.
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ok, that's a little different. fret buzz at the 5th fret (and higher) might be helped by raising the bridge a little.
so raise the bridge. im guessing u have posts at the bridge u can lift.

but if the action feels too high, we can increase the neck bow a little, and increase the string gauge a little.
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Old 06-09-2007, 10:20 AM   #79
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Thanks for all your help. I will try and raise my bridge a little bit and possibly change to the next gauge next time when i change my strings. BTW, do i need to mess with my neck when i change the strings to the next guage?
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Old 06-09-2007, 10:25 AM   #80
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that's why i think u should go one gauge higher. the thicker strings, will pull harder at the headstock and should help u clear those frets a little better.

its a simple way to adjust a neck without having to touch the truss rod.

you might need to relevel ur bridge again, maybe tighten the screws in the trem cavity.
but im guessing u know about all that already?

just make sure u swap one string at a time, so the neck doesnt relax.

ill be back later....
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