When I press down on my frets hard, it rings out the note higher to the fret I am playing.

For example, when I play C and press the note down, a C# rings out. This is really frustrating when playing chords and metal.

Does anyone know what the problem may be? I have an Ibanez RG321MH
Try practicing not pressing down so hard; every guitar does that, especially ones with really tall frets. I know a lot of players who have the same problem who are actually very talented, it's just a matter of training yourself to not press down as hard. Focus your energy on your right hand to make it sound heavier. I'm not implying you try and break your strings, of course. <<

I hope this helps. ^^

Btw, it might also be the height of your action.
Last edited by k4i at Dec 6, 2007,
may be the intonation, you can check by playing a harmonic on the 12th fret, and compare it to the fretted note at the 12th fret, these notes should be the same... that's what my guitar's manual said.
Last edited by rodrigomierh at Dec 7, 2007,