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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-05-2003, 10:05 PM Thread Starter
 
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Ever heard of this problem with a new guitar?

My spankin' new RG3120,has a low fret.The treble E string buzzes at the 13th fret. The 12th is clean as a bell,13 buzzes,and the 14th clean again.It stops when I raise the bridge action,but I have to raise it way higher than I like.And the truss rod adjustment is fine.Before I raised the action,the 12th and 13th fret had the same note.Ive never played a guitar that was that bad.Anyhow,its getting exchanged.I was just wondering if Im the only one with this much bad luck .
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-05-2003, 10:34 PM
 
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It's quite common. however, rather than a low 13th it is most likely a high 14th. Good luck with the replacement!
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-05-2003, 11:09 PM
 
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My UV777BK had a similar problem. Nothing though, that a decent tech can't fix via a very minor fret level...
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-06-2003, 01:15 AM
 
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It happens to many of us.My brand new RG 970xl from japan has a few low ones but it is n't the whole fret.It is just part of the fret that is low(splitting hairs)BUt the larger strings are going to vibrate and move more so you tend to hear the results of mass guitar building more on those low strings.

BUt a RG7620 I bought a long time ago had excellent frets.It's wierd that way.
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