just recently i have started to get a fret buzz on any fret below fret 5 and it has progressively gotten worse so now it is at a point where you cant get any note out at all below this point, its pretty obvious that the string is touching the fret and no fretting below it can bring out a sound as that little ol' fret is in the way...anyone know how to fix it?
Originally posted by dave_c2k2
Just shout really loud...

"Mother where is the carving knife i want to put my HAPPY face on!"
I think it is your truss rod, but don't try to fix it yourself, as truss rods are pretty delicate. Just take it to any guitar shop and someone there will fix it for you. If it's not your truss rod then you probably have one or more messed up frets, which will have to be either replaced, or the frets leveled.

Hope this helped.