#1
Ok, so today I was playing a few licks, and I hit the 8th fret on the A string on a clean channel, and it buzzed and did not sound clear. I experimented and found that the fret only buzzed when I was releasing the sound and only buzzed on the 8th fret on my E and A strings. It also buzzes when I slide from the 7th fret to the 9th. However, the &th and 9th frets do not buzz on their own. This is not a cable issue as I played without an amp to figure this out.
I use an Epiphone Les Paul Pro Plus Top, usually with Ernie Ball Skinny Top Heavy bottom strings (Low Gauge on the bottom strings).
All help is welcome and appreciated!
#2
sounds like you might have a high spot on the fret. if it's only doing it at the 8th fret, I would suspect it's rattling on the 9th fret. Depending on how bad it is you might be able to attenuate that by putting a little more relief into the neck.
#4
If it's just one fret, changing the neck relief is overkill.

Try laying a good straightedge along the frets. if it rocks back and forth over the 9th fret, I'd try taking the fret down a bit. First choice: tapping with a hammer and wood block in case the fret is lifting out of its slot. If that doesn't work have a luthier dress the 9th fret.
Last edited by davebowers at Jan 2, 2015,
#5
Quote by davebowers
If it's just one fret, changing the neck relief is overkill.

Try laying a good straightedge along the frets. if it rocks back and forth over the 9th fret, I'd try taking the fret down a bit. First choice: tapping with a hammer and wood block in case the fret is lifting out of its slot. If that doesn't work have a luthier dress the 9th fret.

+1 good advise
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#6
Also check the fret before it to see if it has grooves in it. That can cause a similar effect. Usually you see that in the first 3 or 4 frets, but can happen other areas that are used a lot.

Best thing to check for an individual high fret is a short straight edge that will only cover 3 frets. Put it on the frets and if it rocks back and forth over the middle one, that's the high fret. A zippo or even Bic lighter might do the trick even though the Bic will cover more than 3 frets...or a good straight slide bar, deep well socket...
Hmmm...I wonder what this button does...