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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-06-2001, 12:22 AM Thread Starter
 
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low e fret buzz!!!!

hello all
can someone please help me out?
for the life of me i cant seem to get the low e to stop buzzing,without raising the trem for rediculous action height no other string buzzes *.only low e!!
ive tried everything, and i donot want to put bow in it cause i tried tthat and it would take way too much bow to fix it! its frustrating man! can you please help?
its only from like the 12 fret to the first every dam note!!!!!!
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low e fret buzz!!!!

You either have a high fret, not enough relief (bow) or you need a shim under the bass side of the nut.
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i tried to see high fret but i cant see one , shim? that sucks!! *
how would that help?
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Sorry, raising the nut will only cure open string buzz. You can't 'see' a high fret, you HEAR it!
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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-06-2001, 12:43 AM Thread Starter
 
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oh ok.
you dont think my neck is ****ed do you? like twisted or somthin major like that?
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Dude, my binoculars don's see that far!!
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Dude, my binoculars don's see that far!!
That's great, Rich! *
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low e fret buzz!!!!

God knows you can't see a high fret. *I've tried and it's impossible. *You can check for one though. *Get something perfectly flat or straight that can sit on only 3 frets at a time. *You may need several to compromise for the changing lengths between frets. *You can sit this piece of whatever (I use a piece of metal that is triangular in shape, which lets me check 3 frets at any point on the neck) on 3 frets at one time, then very carefully try to rock it back and forth and see if it moves. *Doing this several times with adjacent frets can tell you if you have a high fret -- think about it. *Can you get me an action measurement? *Fret the low E at the first fret, then tell me your action at the 7th, 12th, and 17th frets in 64th's of an inch if possible.
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-06-2001, 07:41 AM Thread Starter
 
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low e fret buzz!!!!

hey thank you , i believe ive detected *a few high frets,
though they do not look to be coming out of the slot
i feel these high frets are odd because i was told that my neck was plained?? well how should i correct this?
oh and the high frets are not *real high *just slightly
i dont at this time *have measerment tools sorry
but please let me know what to do *ok? thankyou!
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-06-2001, 09:20 AM
 
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low e fret buzz!!!!

Well, if you feel adventurous, you could file them down your self. StewMac sell fret file designed to do this.

OR....And this is what I would recommend

Take the guitar to your local repair shop and have them do a "Fret level" on your neck.

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