#1
I bought my Schecter Classic last year and its I guess 7 years old now. It doesn't play that well now and I was wandering if paying $50 for someone professional to fix the action would be worth it. I've already tried everything to it (adjusted the bridge, tried new strings, adjust truss rod, all that jazz). Do you think it would be worth it because I don't want to waste my money.
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#2
what's wrong with it? can you pinpoint the problem?
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what's wrong with it? can you pinpoint the problem?


Pretty much this.

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The problem is that there is fret buzz expecially on the the low E string. It just doesn't feel right. Its hard to play cords because the strings don't resonate enough. My action isn't even that low but if I heighten it enough to make the fret buzz go away then its pretty high. Like more than it ever should be. The higher I go up the fret board the less my strings have sustain and some don't ring at all. I know these all sound like common problems but I mean I really have done what I can for it. After all it hasn't been for a tune up in 7 years. Its bound to have something wrong with it I just can't fix.
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#6
Are any of the frets sticking out/sharp? Replaced the strings recently? Try that.

Maybe a pro set-up will be worth it, if you haven't been maintaining it yourself for 7 years; but it might just be you're missing something. Sounds to me like your action is too low, or possibly, your neck needs adjustment (Be careful, and this is a definite pro job if you're not sure what you're doing!)
#7
It's 50 bucks, it's not that much.
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I bought my Schecter Classic last year and its I guess 7 years old now

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#9
well there is always a option called used equipment so even if you bought it just yesterday it can be 10 years old also TS your truss rod can have a problem try fretting first and last ( or 20 or 17 idk very detailed) frets of your guitar and check the height of the string at 7th fret. there should be like half mm gap between them if not your truss rod has some problem you can check it this way.
#10
I would find a guitar shop with a good reputation and let them have a look at it. Most things can be fixed easily enough by an experienced pro. At least then they can tell you what is wrong with it and you can then decide what to do. For me having a guitar you can't trust when you play it is no fun.

I had my strat setup by a good guitar shop and now all I do it take it out and play without giving the guitar setup a second thought. The only adjustment I have to make is to tune it now and then.
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well there is always a option called used equipment so even if you bought it just yesterday it can be 10 years old

Oh true, I feel so stupid
Anyways, what gauge of strings have u got?
And in what tuning is the guitar?
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The problem is that there is fret buzz expecially on the the low E string. It just doesn't feel right. Its hard to play cords because the strings don't resonate enough. My action isn't even that low but if I heighten it enough to make the fret buzz go away then its pretty high. Like more than it ever should be. The higher I go up the fret board the less my strings have sustain and some don't ring at all. I know these all sound like common problems but I mean I really have done what I can for it. After all it hasn't been for a tune up in 7 years. Its bound to have something wrong with it I just can't fix.



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sounds like a neck relief problem.

read about, and measure the neck, instructions in the first post.

then post back here with results.
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#13
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well there is always a option called used equipment so even if you bought it just yesterday it can be 10 years old


So true.
I bought my BC Rich in June, and it's 19 years old.
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