#1
Hey everybody. This local guitar shop had 2 guitars on sale. They were Flying V-esque, (the points on these V's were flared out a bit more, making them wider than normal V's) but they only came from an Epiphone factory. The owner said they definitely weren't Epiphone-sanctioned guitars. That's obvious since Epiphone isn't on the headstock.

Since, I can't do anything installing or painting-wise. They painted it blue, installed a Floyd Rose double-locking trem for me, and put in Seymour Duncans that I ordered from Musician's Friend. It looks great, plays well, but it has the most fret buzz EVER! It's bound to have problems with it not being well-made as it's not even an official brand. Is there anyway to correct or lesson fret buzz w/o getting a new neck?

Also, it tends to fall out of Standard tuning, but stay in Drop D or Half-Step Down tunings better. Is that normal or is the Floyd Rose messed up too?

Any help appreciated. Thanks!
Gear

Guitar
Epiphone Les Paul Custom Silverburst
Ibanez RG370DX
BC Rich Warlock SE
BC Rich Warlock NJ Series (Kahler trem)
BC Rich Mockingbird Acrylic Ice Series
BC Rich Mockingbird Spiro Light
Line6 Bogner 1X12 Tube Amp
#3
Quote by daheck1210
Is there anyway to correct or lesson fret buzz w/o getting a new neck?
Of course!

1 - Determine WHY the strings buzz the frets.

2 - Then take the appropriate action, depending on the cause.

this may include, but is not limited to one of the following:

- raise the bridge height.
- level and dress the frets.
- adjust the amount of relief (forward bow) by altering the tension on the truss rod.
- replace the nut.

but don't do ANYTHING, until you know what the cause is.

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#4
Quote by SomeoneYouKnew
Of course!

1 - Determine WHY the strings buzz the frets.

2 - Then take the appropriate action, depending on the cause.

this may include, but is not limited to one of the following:

- raise the bridge height.
- level and dress the frets.
- adjust the amount of relief (forward bow) by altering the tension on the truss rod.
- replace the nut.

but don't do ANYTHING, until you know what the cause is.



exactly what he said.....find the cause, then look into getting it fixed
#5
Like I said, it was a total noob question I'll look into all of those things when my cousin can see the guitar, because he knows a lot more about those things than I do.
Gear

Guitar
Epiphone Les Paul Custom Silverburst
Ibanez RG370DX
BC Rich Warlock SE
BC Rich Warlock NJ Series (Kahler trem)
BC Rich Mockingbird Acrylic Ice Series
BC Rich Mockingbird Spiro Light
Line6 Bogner 1X12 Tube Amp