#1
well the string seems to be touching the first few frets on my guitar and i was wondering how to fix this? does it have to do with the truss rod?
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#2
no, just raise the action a little bit from the bridge.
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#4
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how do you raise action from a a Gibson style bridge?

the big flat head screws on the bridge?
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#5
If you have problems on the first fret then raising the action at the bridge is not going to help.

You need to look at the nut as i suspect the slots have been worn away to the point that the strings are making contact with the first fret.

Sadly it means a new nut is required, on the plus side its not going to break the bank just the cost of the nut and a setup and you will be right on track.
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#6
Quote by halikus
If you have problems on the first fret then raising the action at the bridge is not going to help.

You need to look at the nut as i suspect the slots have been worn away to the point that the strings are making contact with the first fret.

Sadly it means a new nut is required, on the plus side its not going to break the bank just the cost of the nut and a setup and you will be right on track.


Ya this would seem to be your main problem if anything. If it the fret buzz doesn't go through the amp when played then you could leave it alone but it's probably better to just get the correct nut with the correct cuts in it installed.
#7
measure the neck's relief.

if the neck has a back bow to it, it'll buzz at the first few frets.


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

with both places held, look at the middle frets.

is the string laying on the fret wire there?

if so, post back


if it's touching the frets, yes the cuts are too low, but let's see what the neck is doing first.
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#8
halikus The nut has nothing to do with it when you finger the first fret...it's out of the equation.
It may be a low first fret.