Join Date: Dec 2005
Fret buzz ONLY at first fret?
Well, I've been setting up my newly purchased RG770FM, but I'm encountering some fretbuzz problems at the 1st (and on one string, the 2nd) fret. I usually like about .4mm of relief, but to get rid of this, I have to go to about .7. It's not a nut height issue, and my action is the same on my other guitars.
What could be the problem? I highly doubt is is the frets, as this guitar was barely played by the previous owner, who never played it over these past 17 years.
Like I said though, it seems as if the only way I can fix it is by adding relief. But I really don't like that much relief.
I've been reading about the scarf joint and how sometimes, it will shrink, causing some backbow around the first few frets. Could this be it?