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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-12-2008, 09:27 AM Thread Starter
 
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Angry open string buzzing

hey guys, i know this is probably a reoccurring topic but i'm a noob and i need help! I recently purchased a 01 or 02 js100. Everything looks fine, and the action is SUPER LOW! The previous owner had it setup at guitar center. I however have always setup my own guitars. (mostly via Rich's awesome website, Props to Rich!) The action is a little lower than i would like but its ok, the only problem is i have open string buzzing on the g string. I have read about this on many websites and from what i deciphered the nut must be raised. So my question is do i just stick something flat under the nut until the buzzing goes away?
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Re: open string buzzing

Either that or raise the trem just a tad to get rid of the buzzing.

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Re: open string buzzing

tried the trem last night, nada
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Re: open string buzzing

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tried the trem last night, nada
the nut needs a raise. often, a .10mm shim is enough to get rid of the buzz without you noticing any change in height.
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Re: open string buzzing

Or maybe replace the nut - I came across this same problem on a S series once. Raising it did nothing, but replacing the whole thing solved it. It's only a few bucks from Ibanez's online store.
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Raising it did nothing, but replacing the whole thing solved it.
you probably didn't raise it enough, or there was something wrong in the string grooves that had the open strings buzz. you better raise it before replace it. 99 on 100 is the cause of open string buzz, and you also wouldn't spend a cent.
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Re: open string buzzing

ill try it, thanks guys
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