#1
I have a Epiphone Les Paul Special II, its my first guitar as I am very much so a beginner. Right now I'm having a lot of trouble with fret buzz. I have a friend of mine that told me that it might be a problem with this guitar. I think it has an Adjust-O-Matic Bridge, and the book for the guitar said somthing about being able to adjust the neck of the guitar from the top. Am I headed in the right direction here? Most of my problem is in the low E string and A string. I am pressing hard enough and close to the fret so as far as I know its not a problem with me. Any help would be greatly apreciated.
#2
look down the side ofthe neck... if its not really really straigth then theres your problem

look up truss rod adjustment
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#3
What does the adjustable bridge do? It apears to adjust the height of the strings off the fretboard. I think I is a problem with the neck not being straight, but I'm still curious on what this bridge does. Any help will be greatly apreciated.
#5
Hopefully your action is just too low, but if the neck is warped you gotta call in the help of a tech. Since you said you're a beginner, you should be taking it to a tech no matter what. Have him show you whats wrong and how to fix it. And in the future, keep your guitar in a climate-controlled room and preferably in a hard-shell case. Severe changes in temperature warp wood. Cold makes it contract and warm air makes it expand. If you take your guitar out of a 80 degree room and place it in your 20 degree trunk in the middle of winter, your axe will NOT thank you.
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#6
There were two apparent problems that were fixed while I was going through your advice. While screwing around with the bridge I accidentally broke one of the strings(not like too tight, I accientally slipped with the screwdriver) so I decided this would be a good time to change the strings as well. When I bought the guitar I had heard that there were crappy strings on it stock so I got a set of ernie ball's, when I put them back in some of the buzzing went away. After that I raised the action a little like you guys said and most of the rest went away. Now the only buzzing I get is when I pick the low E string really hard. I would take it into a tech and get it looked at further but, alas, I live 250 miles out in the middle of knowhere alaska. Thank you very much for all your help.