#1
I brought the guitar to a luthier 3 times so he can give it the correct tunings. I beleive its fret buzzing. The guy keep telling me to play soft.... but if am playing blues, I want to attack the string with force. Whenever i kick in second gear in a part where i want the notes to play louder, the b*tch buzz.

Am getting out of ideas, totally desesperate. This guitar killed my wallet, yet ill go pick up some godin at 800$ and it plays with no buzzing or whatsoever.

Any ideas? Would increasing the gage on my strings help?
#2
Try raising the action.
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#3
just raise the action dude...
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#4
Yea he raised it somewhat the first time i gave it to him.

If i play the string open, theres no buzzing, its when am playing a note that it buzz.
#5
lower the pickup thats probably your problem.

the pickup might be causing your string to be pulled down to the fretboard, causing buzz
#6
Am just hoping something isnt screwed up on my frets. It pisses me i got this 200$ accoustic perfectly tuned, no buzzing, yet this PRS act like a 50 $ guitar.
#8
where is it buzzing? at the top you might try a new nut second if its at the bridge might try action as mentioned above. third, try adjusting torsion rod, it may need to be loosened(to the left).
fourth from that try a new luthier, no guitar is beyond repair(unless kurt gets a hold of it.)
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#9
Basically, every frets can buzz unless i play soft.

I mean, i can forget power chords with this guitar, its ridiculous.

Ill post the strings gage when i get back home, not sure about it. I think .10 -.46

Would increasing gage help in anyway? like going to .52?
#10
Nah. Sounds like your action is too low and you need to do a truss rod adjustment. The .10s aren't the factory strings, since all PRS Standards and Customs come with .09s from the factory, so it probably just needs to be set up correctly. Also sounds like your "luthier" is a bit of a douche. PRS guitars have some of the highest quality control standards in the industry. They throw away woods that companies like Gibson would use in a heartbeat (and probably charge more money for). Also, you didn't notice any of this when you tried the guitar out? Or did you screw it up on your own and are now blaming the guitar?
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#11
That prs custom 24 is, beleive it or not, my first electric. Dont slap me plz.

I went fromt an accoustic yamaha to that baby.

So yes, i was a complete noob when i bought it and when i tried it in the shop, not wanting to sound like a retard since all i knew were chord songs pretty much... i played soft. And playin soft, shes sweet.

Been playing it for a few months but recently am really picking up the blues and thats when i discovered this problem.
#12
And yes, every guitar players i know keeps telling me that "you cant buy something wrong if you go with prs". So this is driving me crazy.
#13
Well, if you really want to dig the **** out of the strings, the only thing to do is raise your action up and make sure you have the correct bow in the neck. Low action guitars will buzz when you play them really hard. That's just the way it works. And there is a lot of technique to electric blues rather than just stretching your strings to the almost breaking point when you pick. Proper amp settings are just as or more important than picking strength. If you have a really good amp, it should sound lively without beating the **** out of it. And personally, I think a Custom 24 is a poor choice for a blues guitar. But that's just me.
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#14
Can you hear the buzz through the amp? I mean by the time the buzz doesn't kill the note, it should be fine.
#15
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That prs custom 24 is, beleive it or not, my first electric. Dont slap me plz.

SLAP SLAP...POW POW POW...erm...yeah...raise the action

I had this problem with my old Aria Pro II Cardinal Series (isn't the same without the whole name sorry) As it was my first guitar (I was a NOOBI) didn't know what it was...but in the end it was a chipped nut...look at that
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#16
If you pay money to have your guitar set up and it comes back in a way you don't like it, bring it back to the guy and tell him to do it the way you want it.

It sounds like you could just raise your action, though.
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#17
Raising the action even if the strings arent buzzing when played open will actually help?
#18
Yes. Most of the time strings won't buzz played open. What you're trying to do is raise the angle of the string between the fret and the bridge so that the string doesn't rattle against other frets. Usually the nut is high enough so that there's no risk of the string buzzing against frets.
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#19
^^ Yes.
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#20
Ask the luthier if you need a truss rod adjustment. That might help too.
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#24
Maybe he just plays really hard? I don't know what to say if hes taken it to a tech three times...

Was the PRS new or used? If its a new Custom 24 I can't see it needing any fretwork, if he set it up already then its probably not the guitar..

Maybe if the tech doesn't know what he is doing, and I'm not sure that he does, but I've never heard of a PRS coming frmo the factory with any fret issues... So its either an inept tech or a player who plays too hard, haha.


Sometimes strings buzz when you whack on em, dude.
#25
Yeah, it sounds to me like part of his problem is he's playing really hard to get his "bluesy" sound instead of going for tonal nuances.

Hint: Electric guitar isn't like acoustic guitar, you don't have to play it harder to make it go harder. If you find a nice gain setting and tweak the volume right on your guitar, you'll be able to find a sweet spot where your picking has a lot of bite and your strumming cleans up. That's a great blues sound.
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#26
Yea but i play a note on my accoustic and play the same note with the same force on my prs and it buzz. Accoustic, cheap guitar not buzzing. My prs, costy buzzing sob. Thats what pissing me off.

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#27
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Yea but i play a note on my accoustic and play the same note with the same force on my prs and it buzz. Accoustic, cheap guitar not buzzing. My prs, costy buzzing sob. Thats what pissing me off.

Am no guitar trasher.


well see an acoustic is made so you cant change the action i think

so there made so high that it will probably never buzz, even if it is a pice of **** acoustic

my fender was buzzing constatly on the the g-string after the 12th fret

i told my dad

we took it it in and all they did was raise the action and it worked

so raise the action
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#28
Quote by Muaddib
Yea but i play a note on my accoustic and play the same note with the same force on my prs and it buzz. Accoustic, cheap guitar not buzzing. My prs, costy buzzing sob. Thats what pissing me off.

Am no guitar trasher.


Have you raised the action yet?

JUST DO IT.
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#29
Both of mine buzz, I guess it's just the nature of the beast when you want low action. My Ibanez has no fret buzz though, with about the same action, even lower.

So yea all I'd recommend doing is raising the action and using a radius guage to properly set the height of the saddles to the 10" fretboard radius.
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