#1
Sup guys, recently bought myself a Schecter Hellraiser C-8 (8 string) and I have never heard another guitar buzz like this bad boy, it's basically on every fret on the 6th, 7th and 8th string ... what can I do to fix this?
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#2
its probably a string tentsion problem, try upping the gauge of the strings, what tuning d oyou play in and what gauge do you use now?
#3
I play in standard and it has a set of 9s on it, B is 0.54 (which I have always used, even on my 7 strings) and the F# is a 0.64, which should be fine because the scale length is 29.5.

EDIT: Also, the action isn't even that low. :/
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Last edited by La Qotsa at Jun 21, 2011,
#5
Quote by mysterion2112
then how the hell is it fret buzz?


The action is a like a diagonal line right now, and everything from 1 to 12 buzzes ... somehow.
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#6
if your buzzing is from 1-12, you probably need to loosen the truss rod to give the neck some relief.
#8
How much relief is enough, though? The 8th string is so huge that it's almost always touching a fret when it's fretted ...
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#9
it doesn't take much. just a very slight up curve on the neck.

if the truss rod is too tight, it will cause a back bow on the neck that will induce buzz in the area you're having trouble with while the rest of the neck plays fine.

if you haven't adjusted a truss rod before, google it. there's tons of info on the subject. it is usually recommended use straight edges and feeler guages and shoot for a specific number. but i just eyeball down the neck when i adjust mine and get the feel to where i like it. every guitar is a little different.

after doing your research, if you're not comfortable with the process, then take it to a professional.


i'm a little confused, tho...

in your first post, you say, "it's basically on every fret on the 6th, 7th and 8th string ... " - if that's the case, have you tried just raising the bridge a bit on the bass side?

then later your say, "everything from 1 to 12 buzzes .." - that's where i jumped in and thought truss rod is probably too tight.
#10
Honestly what i like to do with new guitars is get it proffesionally setup once, and from there on work from that point. It kinda gives you a nice starting point
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