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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 06-18-2008, 04:37 PM Thread Starter
 
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Hi all,

some of you may have read below - new JS1000 btb...

mentioned about a bit of a buzz problem which only seems to be getting worse. Only seems to be along the majority of the low E and the first 5-6 frets on the wound strings. playing a barre/power chord sounds horrible =/

i tried to raise the action a bit but nothing, tried to loosen the truss rod and it only got worse, put it back and it was the same, tightened it and it was the same, put it back and it was the same.

can anyone please help?
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Re: Fret Buzz woes =(

Is the neck shimmed?

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Re: Fret Buzz woes =(

The 7th fret may be a little raised.
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Re: Fret Buzz woes =(

Yeah, as I mentioned in your JS1000 thread, add a nut shim... worked well for me, most of the fret buzz disappeared in the lower frets, strings 4-6.
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Is the neck shimmed?

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as far as I know its not - just from the shop, there looks to be a shim under the nut... if it carries on i'm gonna send it to a proper place for a setup... balls
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Re: Fret Buzz woes =(

gonna have to try that out - what's the easiest way? take off all the strings and unscrew the nut from the neck?

as far as i know there is not a shim in the neck...just from the shop so i dunno - do they shim them from the factory?
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Re: Fret Buzz woes =(

My 2550 had a metal shim but it still needed a new .5mm shim to get rid of the major buzz. I did not remove strings to add the shim... just removed the 3 trem springs and kept trem in place. That allowed me to move/lift the nut to add the new shim.
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ah i see - will give that a go - will probably feel safer just loosening the strings tbh - dont wanna scuff up the body or cavity lol
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Re: Fret Buzz woes =(

Damn that sucks. I was waiting to hear about the great time you were having with the New JS.

Maybe when Rich finishes his UPS claim check sponsored European Vacation he can give you some insight into what he's seeing with the JS nuts these days. I seem to remember him stating that he was removing the nut and doing some grinding to level underneath the nut, so some nut shimming sounds like it might be necessary.

He packed a shim in my case, so I'm assuming he ground under my nut to level and used a different shim.
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Re: Fret Buzz woes =(

Latvia rocked.

Nut height only affects the open strings. If loosening the truss rod made it worse I'm at a loss.
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Re: Fret Buzz woes =(

Rich, would a warped neck cause that?
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A bad neck could.
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post #13 of 26 (permalink) Old 06-19-2008, 03:54 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Fret Buzz woes =(

to be honest the neck looks fine - its not overly bent/bowed doesn't *look* twisted.

might send it for a setup somehwere - i dont mind a little bit of buzz - the nice twangy kind.

when you play a power chord and all you hear is buzz its horrible - it wasn't OVERLY bad before but noticeable. gonna string change and setup the bridge etc and see if that helps.

yay =(
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Re: Fret Buzz woes =(

After I received my JS1200 (right out of the box from the factory) I played it for a short while to:

1) Learn this "new" guitar.
2) Determine if "the factory setup" was worth a damn.
3) If I had a wish list; how would I tweak the new guitar.

I liked the feel well enough, but it did need refinement to my playing preferences, but there was no fret buzz, or extra issues besides just getting it tuned to my playing style.

If you have a local setup guy you trust, spend the few extra bucks on having it refined for you.

Make sure they know about locking trems though.
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Re: Fret Buzz woes =(

update time - added the shim under the nut. I just used some tinfoil and wrapped around one of the ones that were already there.

the action is quite high and the buzz is still predominant - letting the neck set from the truss moves and will lower the action and reset the neck tomorrow.

if that doesn't make much difference i'm sending away.

hate fret buzz.
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