#1
my guitar buzzes when I fret the e and a strings. Its worse on the 1st few frets but i can still hear it up to the 12th.

This is happens even if i put the action really high at the bridge and even then the strings tend to sit really low at the nut end, much lower than at the other.

does anyone know what might be causing the problem?

ps; if i look down the neck it seems as though it is curved slightly inward
#2
You need to adjust your truss rod so your neck is straighter. If you don't know how to do it yourself then take it somewhere to have it professionally set up. It's worth the money.
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#3
^^^I second the truss rod adjustment, but I believe that it needs to be tightened for slightly more curve to the neck... flattening it will make the buzz worse.........

And yeah, def take it to a professional if you don't know what you're doing, you can ruin your axe for good
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#4
whoa there... before having a look at the truss rod, what make is your guitar..? many have an adjustable bridge which relieves a lot of problems, the truss rod adjustment is very complex and should be done by a pro unless you are confident, a turn in the wrong direction can be harmful !

Is it an expensive guitar, some necks warp, some give problems, some can be cured some not !
#7
also i looked at that link madpickin and id say the clearance is about 1.5/2mm
#8
What gauge are you running on? Are you sure you're fretting it correctly? New/old strings?

2mm is quite high if you ask me but that shouldn't give you fret buzz in all the frets.

tightening the truss rod might help if you know what you're doing
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#9
9's i actually dont think its 2mm i think its more like one as my pick doesnt fit in the gap properly
#10
You can still see a gap? or does the low E just laying flat there?
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#11
Quote by sharene
oh its not expensive, its an ibanez sa160qm

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#12
Thought I'd add that there are two known problems with lower-end ibanez S necks. check to make sure the screws at the headstock are not loose. If you've already raised your action, another issue is that the frets tend to raise up. Hammering down your frets is obviously better left to a professional but something that should be very quick and hopefully free if your local guitar tek isn't an a-hole.

Oh yeah, if you're going to mess with your truss rod, a safe rule of thumb is never turn your truss more then 1/8th of a turn in either direction unless you really know what your doing.
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#13
can you hear the fret buzz going through the amp? if not, dont worry about it. you could raise the action, but that'd mean you'd have a higher action, so its up to you.
#14
Quote by madpickin03
You can still see a gap? or does the low E just laying flat there?

still a gap, also at the nut the action is about 1mm its doesnt reall get ay higher, dou you think theres something wrong st the nut?