Hello, this is my first post. This is the largest guitar forum I've posted on yet and looks very awesome, so I think I'll be sticking around. Anyways, moving on...
I have a lovely Ibanez RG560 in black, a year '87, which I was so lucky as to pick up at a pawn shop for $100 out the door! I haven't been playing it so much recently (had it a couple of years now), but today after I restringed it I noticed mucho fret buzz on open notes. Yet, every fretted note, even notes on the lower frets; 1st, 2nd, 3rd etc, seem fine. I'd hate to think it is ready for a fret dress, as I said, only open notes do this.
I have the neck set straight, I have the action actually placed too high, I have 09-46 gauge strings tuned to E, I have the bridge set up properly (I've been doing floating trem set ups for years now - I'm real popular with my guitar playing friends
). Anybody have any idea why it is like this?
My possible ghetto solution: I had the idea to unscrew the locking nut and put a thin piece of metal in between to raise the height until the buzz is gone, then reattach the actual nut. Is it worth a shot?
Thanks for the help in advance. I'll try to reply to this tomorrow.