#1
Hello everyone,

   Ok. So i recently bought a new Epiphone Les Paul standard plus top pro and I had the guitar tech put a tusq nut on it and do a set up. I brought it home and it immediately had fret buzz and the e-minor string was being muted on the first fret. I took it back and he "fixed it" and it happened again. and again. It's a 40 minute drive each was so eventually i said screw it and started adjusting it myself. I loosened up the neck and put a little more relief in it and i raised the one side of the bridge to stop the e-minor string from muting. This worked fine for a few days and then the e-minor string started muting again. Over the course of the next couple of months i have had to keep raising my bridge but the string keeps periodically muting. I probably turned the screw on my bridge about 2 full times if not more (which in my mind is a lot). Right now the string is still pretty much resting on the first fret. Should i keep raising my bridge until it finally stop or is there something else i should be doing? I'm just afraid i am raising it too much. Is two full turns a lot? Thanks for the help.

Travis
#2
Sounds like they botched the nut install if the string is resting on the first fret - no realistic amount of neck bow or bridge height will fix that.  Can you post some pics?  
Guitars:
Jackson Kelly KE3 - MIJ (Distortion/Jazz)
Jackson DKMGT Dinky (EMG 81/85)
ESP E-II Eclipse Custom (JB/'59)
ESP LTD EC-1001FR (EMG 81/60)
Fender MIM Strat

Amps:
Mesa/Boogie Dual Rectifier Roadster 212
Laney IronHeart IRT-Studio
Peavey Vypyr 30
Peavey ReValver Amp Sims
TOOOO many T.C. Electronic Pedals. . .
#3
I agree. Sounds like the nut was cut low on that string or not set properly.
Yes I am guitarded also, nice to meet you.
#4
The string is currently slightly above the fret but as soon as the temperature/humidity changes slightly it will rest on it just enough to start to mute it.
#5
Well damn, for some reason my pictures won't show up. The nut was my first thought but it was a precut one so I figured he couldn't screw it up.