#1
I bought a used ESP from guitar center today, and it has some fret buzz on a few frets, nothing too extreme..annoying at best. I don't want to mess with the guitar and damage it, I'd rather get it set up. How much would this cost, and what is done? I think it's the action, its really friggin low, but I don't want to screw around with adjusting it. Would it be any higher if it was raised? I love how it plays now as low as it is, but if it eliminates the buzz I'll have it raised up a bit. Could the tech pinpoint the reason it's buzzing and fixing just that?

Also, anybody buy a used guitar from GC with the repair warranty? Apparently you get free unlimited repairs, does this include a set up or no?
My gear
Ibanez RG7321
Jackson Warrior WRXT *FS/FT*
Jasmine J35
Squier Fender P-Bass
Ibanez TBX150H
Crate 4x12
Fender Rumble 60


Part of UG's 7 STRING LEGION
#2
The tech could help you indeed. Maybe it's your neck that needs some adjusting, but more likely it's your bridge that is set too low. You'll probably get a higher action to eliminate the fret buzz, but not that much higher.
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#4
No I am not a beginner, I've been playing for a few years. Never had much problems with guitars till lately and I'm always too damn scare to **** with them.
My gear
Ibanez RG7321
Jackson Warrior WRXT *FS/FT*
Jasmine J35
Squier Fender P-Bass
Ibanez TBX150H
Crate 4x12
Fender Rumble 60


Part of UG's 7 STRING LEGION
#5
The buzzing would be from the strings being extremely low. Otherwise, it's probably to do with the trussrod of your guitar.
A more serious scenarios would be a warped neck, which is virtually unfixable (you can compensate for it somewhat by filing the frets).
let us know how it goes..
#6
If its just the action, it can't cost much - it'll only take a couple of mins. If its more serious it should be covered by the warranty I reckon - or at least you could argue the point. If you do take it to the shop see if they'll let you watch - its pretty simple to raise/lower the action, and if you get to see it done you might have the confidence to do it yourself next time.

If you've been playing for a while...do you by any chance have a cheapie beginner guitar from your early days lying around? If ya do, use it as practice - play around with the setup on it, strip it down and put it back together again, see how it all works...will give you a lot more confidence when you need to do anything to your current baby.