#1
I'm freaking out here, please help. I was playing around today and the 5th string is buzzing against a fret when I play it. I don't know how to fix this, I even had a experienced guitarist say before I bought it that it's been professionally setup.

Please help me and god bless you.
GEAR:
1993 MIJ Fender Stratocaster 72' reissue (Natural)
Robson 10W Amplifier
Boss DS-1 Distortion Pedal
#3
..... you bought a $900 guitar as your first guitar?....

the neck is bowing probably, adjust it or take it to get adjusted

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#4
the action? Sorry I'm unfamiliar with the term you mean the metal thing the strings come out of?
GEAR:
1993 MIJ Fender Stratocaster 72' reissue (Natural)
Robson 10W Amplifier
Boss DS-1 Distortion Pedal
#5
Quote by DayGhost
the action? Sorry I'm unfamiliar with the term you mean the metal thing the strings come out of?


action = height of the string above the neck

GUITARS CURRENTLY USED
Ibanez RG7621
Ibanez RG121
ESP LTD H-400
#6
Quote by SPBY
..... you bought a $900 guitar as your first guitar?....

the neck is bowing probably, adjust it or take it to get adjusted


No not my first guitar.
GEAR:
1993 MIJ Fender Stratocaster 72' reissue (Natural)
Robson 10W Amplifier
Boss DS-1 Distortion Pedal
#8
Quote by SPBY
action = height of the string above the neck
How would I do that?
GEAR:
1993 MIJ Fender Stratocaster 72' reissue (Natural)
Robson 10W Amplifier
Boss DS-1 Distortion Pedal
#9
No, the action is a term to refer to how high the strings are off of the neck.

The saddle is the little metal thing on the front of the guitar where each string comes out of.


Try raising those slightly be turning the two screws on the saddle for the string that is giving you problems. Raise it, play it, and if it isn't fixed, try raising it a bit more. Play with it a bit
#10
Quote by SPBY
..... you bought a $900 guitar as your first guitar?....

the neck is bowing probably, adjust it or take it to get adjusted


I took it 2 experienced guitarists before I bought and they said the neck is not bent.
GEAR:
1993 MIJ Fender Stratocaster 72' reissue (Natural)
Robson 10W Amplifier
Boss DS-1 Distortion Pedal
#11
Quote by nedthehead
No, the action is a term to refer to how high the strings are off of the neck.

The saddle is the little metal thing on the front of the guitar where each string comes out of.


Try raising those slightly be turning the two screws on the saddle for the string that is giving you problems. Raise it, play it, and if it isn't fixed, try raising it a bit more. Play with it a bit


I will try, I hope it'll work, Thanks all ever so much.

EDIT: you mean the 2 tiny screws or the one big screw?
GEAR:
1993 MIJ Fender Stratocaster 72' reissue (Natural)
Robson 10W Amplifier
Boss DS-1 Distortion Pedal
Last edited by DayGhost at Jul 24, 2009,
#13
Hmm where do I find a device to move those tiny thing, I might have a tiny screwdriver but i don't know.
GEAR:
1993 MIJ Fender Stratocaster 72' reissue (Natural)
Robson 10W Amplifier
Boss DS-1 Distortion Pedal
#14
You'll need an Allen Key... they didn;t give you any when you bought your guitar? Weird.

Allen Keys come in different sizes. If you're gonna buy one, might as well buy a set. Any hardware store sells them
#15
Ok so I raise each one by loosening?
GEAR:
1993 MIJ Fender Stratocaster 72' reissue (Natural)
Robson 10W Amplifier
Boss DS-1 Distortion Pedal
#16
I think turning it counter-clockwise will raise it, and clockwise will lower the saddle. Try it though, because you will be able to see the saddle move. There isn't much you can mess up as long as you don't start turning the thing until the saddle is inches off the bridge of the guitar
#17
Right right stupid me. Ok it's midnight here so I'll post an update tomorrow. Thanks again all.
GEAR:
1993 MIJ Fender Stratocaster 72' reissue (Natural)
Robson 10W Amplifier
Boss DS-1 Distortion Pedal