#1
My action is too low on my Schecter Omen Extreme FR and i'm getting fret buzz. I came on here a week or so ago and was told i might need to adjust my truss rod.

I found the right allen key size for it and i read that you don't use more than 2 fingers of pressure. I tried this but it won't budge either way .

I can't really afford to have it fixed by a specialist so does anyone know what the problem is?
#2
it has a floating trem so if the fretboard is completely straight then you should leave the truss rod alone, just adjust the trem, either by adjusting the posts or changing the spring and string tensions
#3
I was told not to adjust the spring and strings tensions as they are for keeping the trem level with the body. What do you mean adjusting the posts?
#4
Quote by callumbloodpuke
it has a floating trem so if the fretboard is completely straight then you should leave the truss rod alone, just adjust the trem, either by adjusting the posts or changing the spring and string tensions



no.

if the truss rod needs adjusted then it should be adjusted.


make sure your turning it the right way(looser should be counter-clockwise when looking down, i think?)


try adding a bit more pressure just dont do it to the point that its going to strip the truss rod
#5
Quote by Afroboy267
I was told not to adjust the spring and strings tensions as they are for keeping the trem level with the body. What do you mean adjusting the posts?



he means the 2 posts that the trem rests against, they should be the 2 allen screws sticking out of the body on either side of your strings.


if the action is ok at the highest fret then dont adjust them
#6
Quote by Afroboy267
My action is too low on my Schecter Omen Extreme FR and i'm getting fret buzz. I came on here a week or so ago and was told i might need to adjust my truss rod.

I found the right allen key size for it and i read that you don't use more than 2 fingers of pressure. I tried this but it won't budge either way .

I can't really afford to have it fixed by a specialist so does anyone know what the problem is?



let's just double check something, and i'll help you out.

you have fret buzz that's transmitting thru the amp?
and you've tried raising the action at the bridge?

and now the action seems high, and/or you're still getting buzz?

ok if that's the case, then yes, measure youre neck's relief.

fret the first fret on the low E and at the same time,
the last fret on the low E, where the neck and body meet,
if then you find that the string lays on the middle frets,
then YES you can safely add some relief.

you would in that case turn 1/4 turn counter clockwise.

if you find that you just cant seem to budge it,
then it's safe to try a little more effort.
that's all the tech is going to do.

additionally, if you turn in the opposite direction first,
you can sometimes get the ball rolling in the right direction after.

anyway, read this over and post back with questions.
Jenneh

Quote by TNfootballfan62
Jenny needs to sow her wild oats with random Gibsons and Taylors she picks up in bars before she settles down with a PRS.


Set up Questions? ...Q & A Thread

Recognised by the Official EG/GG&A/GB&C WTLT Lists 2011
Last edited by jj1565 at Jun 22, 2011,
#7
sometimes the nut at the top just is stiff, try using some WD-40 or something just to loosen it, I had to used a fair bit more than 2 fingers worth of pressure to turn it, no damage, just needed to free it up.
ಠ_ಠ
- Yes, My name is actually Terran -
- Not just a Starcraft fan -


Terran > Zerg and Protoss
#8
Quote by jj1565
let's just double check something, and i'll help you out.

you have fret buzz that's transmitting thru the amp?
and you've tried raising the action at the bridge?

and now the action seems high, and/or you're still getting buzz?

ok if that's the case, then yes, measure youre neck's relief.

fret the first fret on the low E and at the same time,
the last fret on the low E, where the neck and body meet,
if then you find that the string lays on the middle frets,
then YES you can safely add some relief.

you would in that case turn 1/4 turn counter clockwise.

if you find that you just cant seem to budge it,
then it's safe to try a little more effort.
that's all the tech is going to do.

additionally, if you turn in the opposite direction first,
you can sometimes get the ball rolling in the right direction after.

anyway, read this over and post back with questions.


This is pretty much it. Is it counter-clockwise when looking towards the headstock from the fretboard or vice versa?
Last edited by Afroboy267 at Jun 22, 2011,
#9
Other way around. If you stand the guitar up with its butt on the floor and facing you, counterclockwise is looser.

Two fingers of pressure seems like too little. It's bad to wrench on it too much or strip the slot, but truss rods can take a little more convincing than that to get moving.
#10
Quote by Afroboy267
This is pretty much it. Is it counter-clockwise when looking towards the headstock from the fretboard or vice versa?



yeah, you put the ass of the guitar on the soft ground,
face the guitar and look down into the truss rod nut.

picture a clock face and turn 1/4 turn counter clockwise.

thats a small amount.

then after if you get it to budge at all, you let it settle in tune.

the fear (about not forcing the turn) is that some kid will turn the nut to the max,
then force it further, cracking the neck.

but if the guitar is back bowed (and it is if the string is laying on the middle frets,
when measured)
then there is little to no chance that the nut is already at its max turn.

and there isnt a huge danger in giving a little more ummph to the turn.

i just cant "tell you"
to do that. it's your guitar,
and you need to decide for yourself what you need to do.
Jenneh

Quote by TNfootballfan62
Jenny needs to sow her wild oats with random Gibsons and Taylors she picks up in bars before she settles down with a PRS.


Set up Questions? ...Q & A Thread

Recognised by the Official EG/GG&A/GB&C WTLT Lists 2011
#11
Quote by mysterion2112
no.

if the truss rod needs adjusted then it should be adjusted.


make sure your turning it the right way(looser should be counter-clockwise when looking down, i think?)


try adding a bit more pressure just dont do it to the point that its going to strip the truss rod

i didnt say it should be left alone if it needs adjusting, but if the neck is straight then it doesnt need adjusting. and also if the trem's level with the body then leave that alone aswell
#12
I don't think we've had any indication the neck is straight. If he's adjusting the truss rod I assume he's measured the clearance to make sure it's necessary first.
#13
Yeah i have measured it. I've heard that adding a small bit of oil to it will help so i'll try again when i've done that.

Thanks for all the responses! Hopefully it'll work out.