#1
The plastic nut on my Epiphone Les Paul Standard came off when I was restringing it. I purchased a new Graphtech nut and installed it after a few trimming it down with sand paper for the right fit. Afterwards, I added the strings (usually use .9 but decided to go witha a heavier gauge to .10) and i'm getting some buzz when around the first five frets (happens everytime i play chords). What could be wrong? Do i need to raise or lower the action? or maybe get truss rod adjustment?
Thanks in advance
#2
probably cut the nut too deep. action issues are more apparent on middle frets like maybe 6-12 (throwing numbers into the air as everyguitar is different).

action could help a little bit but


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slip a tiny bit of paper in the nut slot, just so it lays there with the string above. see if it still buzzes, if it doesn't then, you cut the nut too deep.
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#4
If the buzz is on open strings then the new nut has deeper slots and you took too much off. You can shim the nut by slipping strips of paper or plastic under it.

If the buzz happens when strings are pressed down then the neck straightened when the strings were off and you need to give it some time to get it’s natural bow back.
#5
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If the buzz is on open strings then the new nut has deeper slots and you took too much off. You can shim the nut by slipping strips of paper or plastic under it.

If the buzz happens when strings are pressed down then the neck straightened when the strings were off and you need to give it some time to get it’s natural bow back.


So i should continue playing regularly, to see if it gets its natural bow back?