#1
so I went from 10-52's to 10-49's and I'm getting alot of buzz on the top 2 strings.
Is there a simple neck adjusting process or some kind of guide that someone can send the link that will tell me how to adjust my guitar to get rid of this buzz.

and does this always happen when going to a lighter/heavier gauge?
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#2
Yes, it usually does.

Since the thickness of the strings changes, the amount of tension you'd need to keep them in tune changes, and the neck bends.

You'd have to adjust the truss rod, which is a tricky process, and I would recommend going to a tech for this.
#3
usually heavier strings will increase bend. and cure any minor buzzing, UNLESS you took off all the strings at once.

in that case the neck might have relaxed a little anyway.

have you tried raising the strings at the bridge a little first?
Jenneh

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#4
ok well, I got one free set up on my guitar, so would this be considered as a set up?
sorry for being so noobish:S
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#6
i wouldnt have said buttholes, but yeah, they'll adjust it for you.

tell them how you like ur action, and if you want to emphasize certain bass or treble tones more. (they should adjust ur pups too)

they should also make sure it's in tune along the board.

things like that. they can reuse ur strings since they are new.
Jenneh

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#7
awsome, thanks for the advice so far guys, its really helped, but I still have a couple more questions.

If i try doing any of this myself, is there a chance of ruining my guitar beyond repair? and if I choose to go even lighter, say 10-46 will it be harder to set up my guitar?
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#8
well no, it's actually pretty simple. just try raising the strings a little.

tiny allen wrench. two pegs on the front face of each saddle. lower them to raise each string.
Jenneh

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#9
ok so either way my actions gonna have to be raised
ohh and if could I take it into the shop with no strings on and then just tell them to set it up for _________ strings?
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#10
no, dont take the strings off, itll be even harder to set it up.

and no. action doesnt need to be raised either way. if you want the buzzing to stop, first you can raise the action of the buzzing strings a little, and if that doesnt work then you can try other things.
Jenneh

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#11
alright thanks jj!
so for now I'm gonna see which gauge of strings I really like before I use my one free set up.
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#12
ok cool, makes sense

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Jenneh

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