#1
ive brought my new guitar in 3 times and the people at the store cannot seem to tune it to drop C. they also think i need to put 12 gauge strings on if i want to play standard d. ive worked on my guitar myself and managed to get it into standard D. i have frett buzz and want to put it in drop c but when i do that i seem to get this weird noise from the top of the neck on my high E string

please help me
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i always do everything myself...explain your question again?
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#3
Sounds like the action's too low at the top of the neck. If possible, try replacing the nut and only filing a shallow groove into the new one. It should give you high enough clearance at the first few frets.

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i always do everything myself...explain your question again?

how do i get rid of the the fret buzz when im playing standard d. also, what is the proper method to loosening the spring tension
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It's very simple: go into the shop, tell the tech what gauge strings you want and in what tuning and if he says anything tell him you're the customer, you know what you want and he should do it and be grateful for the custom. It's their job to set up your guitar, not tell you how you like it.
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how do i get rid of the the fret buzz when im playing standard d. also, what is the proper method to loosening the spring tension


Assuming said guitar has a locking trem, open the cover on the back of the guitar. You'll see the springs attached to an assembly screwed into the guitar body. Screw these in or out until the bridge becomes level.

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#7
get a thicker gauge string to even out the truss rod. its probably bent back.
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If you can not handle this problem by yourself then you are in no position to call a guitar tech stupid.

With a basic knowledge of guitar setup, you can put on any reasonable gauge of strings and tune them to any reasonable tuning with small adjustments of the bridge and truss rod. If you have a crappy guitar you may need a new nut and/or bridge components.
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If you can not handle this problem by yourself then you are in no position to call a guitar tech stupid.

With a basic knowledge of guitar setup, you can put on any reasonable gauge of strings and tune them to any reasonable tuning with small adjustments of the bridge and truss rod. If you have a crappy guitar you may need a new nut and/or bridge components.


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#10
i fixed everything except i still hear a noise when i play my high e string, i doubt its the nuts the guitar is brand new
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#11
Yes you do need heavier strings to drop tune 2 steps. Maybe its not the guys at the store. You want em to set a FR guitar to drop tune 2 steps with what 10s? FRs are picky about tunings and spring tension.