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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-06-2008, 08:51 AM Thread Starter
 
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Need help fixing a buzz

Unfortunately the risk of buying a used guitar is not knowing for sure what kind of abuse its been put through (no guitarfax report here). But the list price on a new Brian Moore i1F is $1200+ which i couldn't pass up used for $400. There are only two things wrong with it as far as i can tell. (1) the tremolo bar on the LFR doesn't attach to the base completley, which can easily be fixed or replaced. The 2nd problem was the minor-moderate buzz im getting from the first 5 frets on various strings....which i can't seem to solve.
I've tried raising/lowering the LFR and adjusting saddles, but my attempts were unsuccessful. My only other option is messing with the truss rod which im gonna need to acquire your help. I'm paranoid about messing with a truss rod on a NT body (im sure you understand why). I do all my own setups on my guitars minus truss rod work...i need to learn how to do this. Any help?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-07-2008, 04:30 AM
 
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Re: Need help fixing a buzz

you can do it, it's a lot easier than it sounds. in your case, you definitely want to loosen it a little. move it very little, like 1/12th of a turn, and then test the guitar. repeat. think of the hours on a clock. if you haven't had any experience with a truss rod on a specific guitar never tighten it before you try loosening it. lefty loosey righty tighty! (note: you are looking down the neck from the tuners towards the bridge.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-07-2008, 01:41 PM Thread Starter
 
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thank you, i'll give it a try.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-07-2008, 05:14 PM
 
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Re: Need help fixing a buzz

youŽd have to be really stupid to screw up a neck trying to give it some relief
dont be afraid
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-07-2008, 06:02 PM
 
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Re: Need help fixing a buzz

Yeah they are made to be adjusted. Just take it slow. Sometimes a small adjustment can make a big change.
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