Choked strings on higher frets
Hi all, frist time poster, long time lurker here!
I recently acquired a nice '94 RG570CTAM, and it needs a good setup, which I usualy can do myself. The main problem is buzzing on the lower frets and choking on the higher frets, especially when bending.
- The buzz on the lower frets, I know I can resolve with giving the neck a little more relief. That is a simple fix.
- The higher fret choking worries me more. The action is set low, but not insanely low (or 'silly low' as Rich puts it), just as I like it. I know that when I add more relief to the neck to solve the lower fret buzzing the action will raise. Then when I lower the bridge to get the desired action, the problem will remain, since the upper part of the neck (frets 20-24) are not affected by the truss rod, it's the part directly screwed on the body.
Do I have to adjust the neck angle? It seems to me that if the neck was angled a bit more towards the front, the upper frets would get more clearance. Currently I can see that it's angled backwards a little, maybe too much.
Thanks in advance!