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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-25-2001, 06:30 AM Thread Starter
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How do u set up your 7 strings - Can't get rid of buzz on lo

Hi, i have a Carvin DC 727, fixed bridge & no matter what i do i can't get it completely buzz free, it's only a real small buzz now & if i play really carefull it's allmost gone, but sometimes it can get annoing, it pretty much all over the place.

Tryed all normal setup procedures, i got the small relief at about 7 th fret, etc. currently my action is 2.1mm on treble side & 2.5mm on bass side (7th string), so it's not low at all....., buzzing is especially on the 2 lower strings & on the other wound strings only in the high registers; i also had a strange sitar sound, when i fretted the 9th fret on the high e, but that gone away since i've put a little more relief in the neck.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-25-2001, 08:47 AM
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How do u set up your 7 strings

I say: get a professional setup, I think this is a problem that a professional can fix.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-25-2001, 10:01 AM
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How do u set up your 7 strings

Yeah, i would recommend letting a Pro fix that up. *I've never been a fan of fixed bridges...unless it's string-thru or Tune-O-matic/saddled. *The Carvin is nice as hell i bet. *They make great axes. *If i wanted fixed, i would have bought the floyd version and locked it in place. *No more floating, and it feels better to me when i rest on it. * may be the truss rod not being quite there. *I ony have a Rg2027 for a 7-string at the moment and the action is flat. *I can even go a little lower. *No buzz at all. *I also only use a .50 for a low B. *Maybe the larger string is ringing out more against frets? *
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-25-2001, 10:26 AM
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How bad is the buzz? Your saying not bad, but does that mean you can hear it, or that everyone you play to can hear it through you amp? *My PRS buzz's on the deepest 2 strings, but nobody knows but me. Both my sevens, well all my Ibanez guitars, have no buzz. I think the thing that is going to be the biggest problem for you is if the thing has a twisted neck. Not good at all.

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-25-2001, 09:16 PM Thread Starter
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How do u set up your 7 strings

The bridge i got is a string thru, but not tune o matic, just regular hardtail, the neck isn't twisted & you can't really hear the buzz from the amp, unless you're a guitarist, paying very very much attention & noticing that the tone of the notes from the higher register on the lower strings is a bit fade, cuz of that & the only thing that u can really hear buzz from the amp, is if i hit the LOW B open & it would rattle against the frets
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