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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-04-2004, 01:55 PM Thread Starter
 
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String buzz hell

Is it possible to have resonable low action (not super crazy low) and no fret buzz on the lower strings? it's that kind of buzz where the string is hitting other fretts as it vibrates after you strike the note.
I have read the guides on this site and many other sites. I have been playing and tinkering with guitars for years, so I'm not new to this but I just cannot get a setup that I am perfectly happy with on ths guitar.
If I put more bow in the neck I will have high action at the 12th fret onwards, If I put less bow in the neck my bridge will be getting quite high out of the guitar body to make the action high enough.
I have tried adjusting neck bow a million times and bridge hieght just as many. Whats left to try? Fret level? They look level to me.

I should also mention that the guitar is an RG470. I use 10's and tune one half step down most of the time.
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That would depend on your technique. You can have 2mm last fret action with no buzz anywhere, if, you've got a light right hand or absolutely perfect technique. A strings elipse is football shaped, if you strike the string directly across you'd have perfect technique [as far as buzz is concerned], if you strike in any angle toward the body you get the elispse moving toward the fret, adding buzz. Even with perfect technique, strike too hard, buzzzzz.
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I do strike fairly hard when I play. Here are some photos of how it is setup now. Maybe someone can spot a problem or two that I could try to fix....

Kind of hard to tell from photos but.....






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And your options would be, raise the action, or, adjust your technique
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