Ok so I need to get the strings changed on my RG, but im also getting fret buzz on the low e string when I shouldnt be. The individual notes are fine but when I make chords it gives me buzz when it didnt before. Is this just caused by the fact that the strings are old or do I need a setup as well? I just wanted to know as I am taking it in to the music store on monday to at least get new strings.
string gauge? Tuning?
how bad of a fretbuzz? Could just be the strings, depending on how old they are. But maybe your strings don't fit your tuning.
To answer all questions asked I use heavy gauge strings and play im playing in drop b at the moment, the fret buzz is pretty bad like no matter how I play it I get it
Fret buzz is nice when you can't hear it through the amp. . . . no floyd rose trem on it? drop B is a bit low, when's the last time you had the action adjusted?
ummm well I just bought the guitar from a friend so its been awhile since strings have been changed or the actions been adjusted, but yes it does have a floyd on it
Then, my suggestion, if the fret buzz doesn't sound out through the amp or annoy you that badly, let it go, don't worry about it, my guitars get fret buzz but along with fret buzz sometimes comes easier playability. If it does annoy you, take it to a guitar center or something and have them check it out. Usually set up changes for your action will run you about 30 dollars or so. . . . and they'll adjust to your liking. I learned by trial and error just don't ruin your guitar in the process. . . It could be something to do with your tension on the floyd rose tremolo though. . . Hence, why I have such a strong hatred for floyd roses.
Adjust the action?
The thing under the nut on most guitars, the little flap, where it has an allen wrench screw setting where you can tighten or loosen to adjust the tension on the neck to where it bows inwards or outwards. . ?