I was pretty happy with the setup of my guitar (an RGR421) over the last few weeks after tinkering with it for days, until I decided to re-string a couple days ago. I switched from EB to D'Addario, 10 - 46 for both. I am getting so much more fret buzz now with the D'Addarios, mainly banging the 24th fret on the A and D strings while playing in the middle of the neck. I moved the action up a touch, but it's still doing it, and moving it up anymore I just don't like the feel. At the 12th fret I have 1.6 mm string height on the low E, about 1.3 on the high E. About 1.9 and 1.6 at the 24th fret. My Ibanez manual states that .010 gauge guitars are set with 2.3 mm (!!!) at the 14th fret, which seems really, really high.
I think I am going to switch back to the EB's, but if anyone has any other suggestions to try something, it would be appreciated. I don't know if something like DR or GHS may be less buzzy or not, I have never tried them. Is it normal to find one type of string buzzier than another?
I guess my main question is, does this action sound about normal? I wouldn't mind it even a touch lower, but I tend to pick a little heavy so I can't go much lower, and buzzing drives me up the wall. In terms of neck relief, holding down at 1 and 18 frets I can just barely see a gap at the eigth fret, probably 1/3 - 1/2 mm there.