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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-18-2004, 10:24 PM Thread Starter
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RG fret buzz issue

i have an RG470 that is only around 1 year old.

i used the guide here on jemsite to set it up properly, because i noticed that it has a moderate amount of buzziness in the lower register.
this can be diminished (but not eliminated) if i raise the bridge a lot...but, i went by the tuning guide and set it so that buzzing was non-existent from the 10th-24th fret. playability feels much better this way.

most of the buzzing is from the low E string, 2nd fret through 9th fret.

(i use .009s tuned flat)

i checked neck relief, and it appears to be very close, but i decided prehaps i could add some more relief. when loosening the truss rod, it only turned about 1/8th turn, when it became completely loose.
in other words, i cannot loosen it any further.

the guitar has never been abused or exposed to extreme temps...heck, i havent even played it much.

from here i dont believe i have the expertise to rectify the problem--advice?

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-19-2004, 10:52 AM Thread Starter
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uh-oh...no replies.

i wonder if my guitar is screwed.

know any good guitar techs in the southeast michigan area?

if not, maybe i can send it to ibanez for diagnosis.

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-19-2004, 11:17 AM
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sorry for no replies, Bob, that's a pretty tricky issue, actually. you're right anyway, that's job for professionals.

good luck
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-20-2004, 08:17 PM
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what i would try first is either tuning your guitar to standard, or if you must downtune, use thicker strings. It could be that the strings are just vibrating in a very large ellipse. Tighter strings (from a higher tuning or thicker strings) will make some of that go away.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-05-2004, 03:55 PM
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I also have some similair problems.. meh.. I just think the hole thing sucks balls! I only like my ibanez because of the feel, the thin neck and the light basswood body, otherwise, it sucks balls..
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-06-2004, 02:19 AM
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Did you look down the neck to see if it is warped? If you have really low action, you will likely always have a little fret buzz.

This site may help.
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