#1
Hello,

I bought a Nightfall couple weeks back and this thing is buzzing like crazy. I have tried raising the action some. That didn't help any. basically, I am getting buzz on all strings. I laid a straight edge on the neck and the neck seems to be perfectly straight. I have also tried the other 1st fret 22nd fret method. All strings lay flat on the frets. I think the neck needs to be bowed a bit. I have never adjusted a truss rod before and I don't want to spend $90 for a tech to fix it.

This guitar sounded really good out of the box. Now that things have settled, it really sounds bad with the fret buzz.

Could someone help me make the buzzing go away? Thanks!
Peavey T-30 Standard Electric
#2
You probably have uneven frets, but play with the truss. Just because your neck is 'straight' doesn't mean its best. Most guitars need a little give to them. Also - do you get the buzz playing acoustically or through an amp? Lots of guitars get some buzz acoustically.
#3
only use minimal pressure when adjusting your truss rod, and only do about a 1/8 of a turn. It takes about 30 min for your net to really set. As long as your careful you wont warp your neck
what kind of palm muting is best for metal?
cut off some guys hand and place it under the strings. brutal low end bro.
#5
It sounds bad acoustically; however, only the 3 bass strings slightly buzz through on my amp.

So this is normal then? My Peavey T-30 never buzzes and it's a 30 year old axe.
Peavey T-30 Standard Electric
#6
Quote by CavemanJB
That is one ugly muggin ESP dude


You must have looked in the mirror. Go troll elsewhere.
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#8
Quote by CavemanJB
Wrong guy took the bait.... you must be confused sir.


My apologies.
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#9
Accepted. But seriously did you look at that guys esp? Scroll up a bit and hit Guitar Porn!.
#10
Quote by CavemanJB
Accepted. But seriously did you look at that guys esp? Scroll up a bit and hit Guitar Porn!.


Not sure what you saw, but I saw a pretty young girl that I 'd want to finger all day.
Peavey T-30 Standard Electric
#11
Haha nice. I have concluded that you are in fact confused.

And TS- you may be able to fix the problem with individual saddle adjustments, depending on what type of bridge you have. Or you may have to cut a new nut. Do a google search on how to properly set up a guitar. It's something every guitarist should be able to do anyway. After you have done this you will either have fixed the problem or know exactly what the problem is. If your neck is flat I wouldn't go dicking with the truss rod too much.
#12
Quote by CavemanJB
Haha nice. I have concluded that you are in fact confused.

And TS- you may be able to fix the problem with individual saddle adjustments, depending on what type of bridge you have. Or you may have to cut a new nut. Do a google search on how to properly set up a guitar. It's something every guitarist should be able to do anyway. After you have done this you will either have fixed the problem or know exactly what the problem is. If your neck is flat I wouldn't go dicking with the truss rod too much.


I had no problems setting up a non Floyd Rose bridge on the T-30. This is my first new guitar I have purchased and the Floyd Rose seems to be a bit over my head at this point.

I would think the the saddles would need to be brought forward to raise the string angle some, yes? I may have a tech fix it up this time since it's new and so am I to the bridge.
Peavey T-30 Standard Electric
#13
I got rid of my Kahler trem because it was such a pain in the ass. I just got tired of having to carry 4 allen wrenches everywhere to adjust it. That's not an exaggeration. 4 eff'ing allen wrenches.

Forward and back with the saddles would be more of an intonation adjustment. You would just want to raise it. And then readjust the intonation because raising the saddle will throw it off some. There's some great tutorials out there for how to set up floating bridges. I'd find some links for you but I don't feel like doing the leg work since you called me a troll.

Keep in mind a floyd is a high maintenance bridge, meaning you'll have to readjust the entire thing for different string gauges and tunings etc.
#14
No, you should get 0 buzz through your amp. So adjust your bridge a touch (on an angle, remember your 6th,5th strings are much thicker than your lil' 1st,2nd,3rd, so it makes sense to have them further away). If that doesn't solve it, keep touching your truss rod. In 1/4 turn increments.
#15
I disagree with oceans (respectfully) on the truss rod. I'm not sure what you're talking about by saying it makes sense to have them farther away. Their distance "away" will be determined by intonation, not by how fat the string is. Don't mess with your truss rod, unless you do it as part of a full setup.
#16
... and you have ruled out other problems, such as not having the bridge adjusted, or ensuring that the nut is cut properly.
#17
Please use google and search for guitar setup.........
Bhaok

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#18
Quote by CavemanJB
I disagree with oceans (respectfully) on the truss rod. I'm not sure what you're talking about by saying it makes sense to have them farther away. Their distance "away" will be determined by intonation, not by how fat the string is. Don't mess with your truss rod, unless you do it as part of a full setup.

nah, oceans is right, the neck shouldn't be completely straight, if he's tried the 1st fret and last fret method and the strings touched every fret between them then that is an indication that the truss-rod needs to be loosened a touch - just an eight or quarter rotation at the most should do it, and it might take a few days for the neck to respond to the adjustment.

there's no reason to be afraid of the truss-rod - all it takes is a bit of common sense to prevent disasters. so long as you're patient and realise it will take time for the adjustment to really take effect, and don't make huge adjustments at a time, you should be fine.
I like analogue Solid State amps that make no effort to be "tube-like", and I'm proud of it...

...A little too proud, to be honest.
#19
Quote by Bhaok
Please use google and search for guitar setup.........


Seriously, this is the best contribution you could come up with? Go back under your bridge, troll.

Anyways, thanks for the info. I think I will try loosening the truss a hair. I have tried raising the bridge and it had little to no effect.

Thanks. Again.
Peavey T-30 Standard Electric