Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Valencia, Spain
Re: Jem 77v open e string buzzing help
1- You need more neck bow loosening the Truss rod as said (that eliminates buzzing from 2nd to 5th fret)
2- Rise the bridge to eliminate buzz from 7 to last fret
3- If with this settings strings are too high on the upper frets the neck may need shimming
4- To elminate the 1st fret buzzing you may need to rise the nut putting a thin half shim under the bass side
Remember that ABSOLUTE NO BUZZING requires High Nut, More Neck Bow and High bridge, which involves HIGH ACTION. You have to set that three elements to find the equilibrium at the lower action wanted. Minimun unplugged fret buzzing on the low strings in some frets (specially upper ones) that is not noticed when plugged it is fine for me.
NOTE: I have find that most Ibanez guitars have a minimum 3th fret Low E string buzzing that is very difficult to set properly. Don´t be stressed about that if it sounds good plugged on the clean channel.
NOTE 2: You can find INSTRUCTIONS to do that settings on the "tech" of this page or at Ibanez Rules. Good luck and let do it to an expert if not sure at any step.