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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-26-2006, 10:55 PM Thread Starter
 
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Just got my rg550!

Shes a road flare red '87 550 and damn is she a great guitar! a great compliment to my american strat, now my tone can cover any ground. However, im getting some fret buzz on the first fret (only the first fret and a little on the second fre, the rest of the neck is near perfect) and when i fret the first fret on the 1st string e( the thinnest one) the string stops on the second fret and i get a very buzzy f#. is there any easy way to fix this or will i have to get all of the frets crowned or something?
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-27-2006, 02:41 AM
 
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Re: Just got my rg550!

i got the sam prob on mi rg 570. dunno hwo the hell to fix it. can any1 enlighten the both of us?
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post #3 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-27-2006, 03:09 AM
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Re: Just got my rg550!

I'm just guessing, but you could try putting a small shim under the nut.
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post #4 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-27-2006, 07:37 AM
 
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Re: Just got my rg550!

If you have a buzz on your first fret I am betting your neck is too straight.

Adjust the truss-rod and give a small amount of relief.
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post #5 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-27-2006, 09:18 AM
 
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If you have a buzz on your first fret I am betting your neck is too straight.

Adjust the truss-rod and give a small amount of relief.
+1

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post #6 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-27-2006, 04:00 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Just got my rg550!

thanks guys, ill try giving it some relief. also, my output jack is not outputting any signal unless my cable is twisted around in it(this happens with multiple cables)Blowing into it seems to temporarily help, do i need to replace the jack or is there any way to clean it?
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post #7 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-27-2006, 04:37 PM
 
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Re: Just got my rg550!

Congratz on the RG but.......not wanting to be picky ( and extremely disappointed in my fellow members lack of questioning)..........

WHERES THE DAMN PICS???

New guitar=pics, it's an unwritten rule
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post #8 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-27-2006, 04:49 PM
 
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If you have a buzz on your first fret I am betting your neck is too straight.

Adjust the truss-rod and give a small amount of relief.

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+1

Regards

André
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WHERES THE DAMN PICS???

New guitar=pics, it's an unwritten rule


OH yeah, pics ARE required.
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post #9 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-27-2006, 05:44 PM
 
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Re: Just got my rg550!

Especially when it's an RFR!!!
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post #10 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-27-2006, 06:23 PM
 
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Re: Just got my rg550!

congrats, pics please!
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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-27-2006, 09:42 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Just got my rg550!

lol thanks guys, heres a few pics of my rig(sorry for the horrible quality):
2 avatar 212h specials
mosvalve mv-962 poweramp
roland vg88(and hopefully a sansamp tri-ac soon!)
american strat
rg550 of course!






also, could any of u guys answer my question about the output jack?thanks!
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post #12 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-28-2006, 01:09 AM
 
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Re: Just got my rg550!

Killer combo there! If I had to take two of my guitars with me to an island, it would be my RG550 and my Strat.
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post #13 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-28-2006, 01:10 AM
 
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Re: Just got my rg550!

Nice score on the RG 550. I love the older RGs, I still want a 770 DX blue. Nice guitar and congrats!

Oh, and nice Strat too.
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thanks guys, ill try giving it some relief. also, my output jack is not outputting any signal unless my cable is twisted around in it(this happens with multiple cables)Blowing into it seems to temporarily help, do i need to replace the jack or is there any way to clean it?
Congrats on the 550 RF. I had the same guitar in 88, it was a scorcher.

Regarding the jack, have you checked to see if there's a loose connection? Unscrew the little black plate on the back of the body and see.
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post #15 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-28-2006, 08:21 AM
 
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thanks guys, ill try giving it some relief. also, my output jack is not outputting any signal unless my cable is twisted around in it(this happens with multiple cables)Blowing into it seems to temporarily help, do i need to replace the jack or is there any way to clean it?
Try bending the the metal pieces that make the connection with the plug in a bit. This should secure the connection.

If not, yeah replace the jack. They aren't expensive.
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