HELP: Setup of Ibanez RG520QS
I am trying to setup this great guitar. It is only a year old and has not been used TOO much.. None of the frets are worn in or out of place or anything.
When my truss rod is straight, my two E strings are about 2.5mm above the 12th fret. As it is, I get a little buzz from the D and G strings if I pick with a medium pick. If I lower the bridge anymore, I get a lot more buzz in the D and G strings. I am testing the bridge height at the 1th - 15th frets. I only get the buzzing on the 10th - 12th frets. I am mostly positive it is not a fret problem, they are not undone in anyway, not worn in, and the guitar is only a year old. What can I try doing? The neck is shimmed at the neck side.
I get a little bit of buzz from the 1-7 frets with a little neck relief. I only hear it when playing with a heavy pick or when I play chords. Is this normal/acceptable? I know most of it isn't audible when plugged in, but personally I think buzz feels horrible. BTW, I am using D'Addario EXL120's (0.09's).
Let me know what you think.