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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-26-2007, 05:12 PM Thread Starter
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20 fret buzz

Hi everyone I always have a lot of problems finding the rhigt balance betwen buzzing and string action I follow all the recomendations and my string action its exelent and almost no buzz at all.. onely my 20 fret its buzzing like hell all the fretboard its fine even whit large bends but when it comes to the 20 fret onely in the first string the thing buzz i notice that the strings touch the next fret when i put my finger on it so thats the buzz but hou can i resolve this without afectin my string action thanx for your advice
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-26-2007, 05:59 PM
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Re: 20 fret buzz

sounds like you have a fret that needs levelling. just take it to your luthier. it should only take a minute to level it out.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-26-2007, 06:49 PM Thread Starter
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Re: 20 fret buzz

mmm that will be a problem
in my town theres no luthiers

there is a posibiliti to do the job myself??? how can I doit I imagine that its not to dificult rigth???
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-26-2007, 10:50 PM
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Re: 20 fret buzz

Its an easy job IF you know what you are doing. I recommend having a pro do it but here are the steps. First, you need a short straight edge to determine which fret or frets are high. Once you find which frets need work, you need to decide if the fret is simply popped out of the slot a bit or if it is really too tall. A tall fret gets filed down to match the surrounding frets and then re-crowned and polished. A popped or lifted fret needs to be reseated. This can be done with a fret hammer(plastic or brass head) or a fret press. Often, popped frets need to be glued to stay down. If you do not have the proper tools and files, you can destroy your frets and a partial refret will cost much more than a pro repair on a few frets.
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