#1
I have an Epi G400 and I'm getting fret buzz. Mostly on the low E, sometimes on the A. I've raised the action but that wasn't any good, so I tightened the truss rod. Help a bit but now all the way. I asked the guy in the shop about it and he said it's not that bad, and that it won't audible when the guitar is plugged into an amp (I've checked, it isn't). The problem is that I play unplugged a lot, and I'd like the get rid of the buzz altogether. And since I'm going to be changing the strings I've a got question or two:
-Is there something I can do/check with the strings off?
or should I just
-keep tightening the truss rod?
And actually related to that - should I take all the strings off at once or replace them one by one?
Gear:
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2008 Epiphone G400 Heritage CherryFUBAR
2008 Ibanez GRG 170 DX
2009 Cort KX1Q
2011 LTD H 351 NT
Randall RG 50 TC
Ernie Ball 11-54
Acoustic
Dean Markley
Dunlop 10's
#2
You dont just tighten the truss rod randomly its good way to create bigger problems. It has to be adjusted properly and loose may be what is needed. And yes a certain amount of string buzz on the heavy e is acceptable if it doesnt come thru the amp. If you want absolute no buzz expect to jack the action up pretty high.
#3
I didn't tighten in randomly the first. Read up on it, took all the precautions. But if you say I that buzz I'm getting now is from the action low, I guess I'll with it.
Gear:
Electric
2008 Epiphone G400 Heritage CherryFUBAR
2008 Ibanez GRG 170 DX
2009 Cort KX1Q
2011 LTD H 351 NT
Randall RG 50 TC
Ernie Ball 11-54
Acoustic
Dean Markley
Dunlop 10's
#4
This happened with me on the guitar that I bought. I bought it from a shop, and when I brought it home, I found there was significant buzz on the lower two strings. However, I found the problem to be the strings. Since the guitar was in a shop, it was obviously used, and the strings were just old. After a quick string change, the buzz was gone. I don't know if you purchased your guitar from a shop or not, but it could just be the strings.

And while changing strings, take them off one by one. If you take them all off at once, the released tension on the neck will mess up the neck.
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#5
yes definitely keep tightening your truss rod
keep going till the neck snaps and hits you in the face like a baseball bat.

that would be a stupid idea indeed. just take it to the shop or luthier and pay to have it set-up
it'll probbably play better and no more buzz.

the g-400 is a decent guitar though so i hope it gets fixed soon
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#6
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This happened with me on the guitar that I bought. I bought it from a shop, and when I brought it home, I found there was significant buzz on the lower two strings. However, I found the problem to be the strings. Since the guitar was in a shop, it was obviously used, and the strings were just old. After a quick string change, the buzz was gone. I don't know if you purchased your guitar from a shop or not, but it could just be the strings.

And while changing strings, take them off one by one. If you take them all off at once, the released tension on the neck will mess up the neck.

Ok, I'll report back after changing the strings. But what do you mean that I should take them out one by one? Should I:
-take one off, then a wait little, and take the next one off
or should I
-take one off, and replace it, and then move on the next one?
Gear:
Electric
2008 Epiphone G400 Heritage CherryFUBAR
2008 Ibanez GRG 170 DX
2009 Cort KX1Q
2011 LTD H 351 NT
Randall RG 50 TC
Ernie Ball 11-54
Acoustic
Dean Markley
Dunlop 10's
#7
Take one off, replace it, and then move to the next one. It helps with the amount of tension on the neck because if you take them all at once, it's gonna make your neck all sorts of warped.
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#8
swap one at a time.

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#9
Quote by bombsquadjunky
This happened with me on the guitar that I bought. I bought it from a shop, and when I brought it home, I found there was significant buzz on the lower two strings. However, I found the problem to be the strings. Since the guitar was in a shop, it was obviously used, and the strings were just old. After a quick string change, the buzz was gone. I don't know if you purchased your guitar from a shop or not, but it could just be the strings.

And while changing strings, take them off one by one. If you take them all off at once, the released tension on the neck will mess up the neck.



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#10
yeah, it wont harm the neck, but anyone not familiar with setting up guitars, is best served by swapping one string at a time.
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#11
I have a similar problem with a 4 or 5 year old G-400 (My first "real" guitar) that I'm fixing up right now. Besides gutting it completely to replace the pups and ****ty stock pots and what not there is a rather large fret buzz issue.In my case I'm guessing it's fret wear ,but in your case it's probably something with the truss rod or maybe even a few uneven frets.Your best bet would be taking it to a luth or a tech and having a set up done on it if the problem is bad.

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#12
My G-400 used to buzz badly.Had the frets levelled and it was pretty much fixed.
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