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07-01-2008 04:15 PM
Vim Fuego
Re: Fret Buzz woes =(

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Originally Posted by waylay00 View Post
Yeah, a nut shim should only affect open strings, as Rich said.
Sorry, I think I caused the confusion over nut shims, I guess I was over tired, what I was thinking was that I had a guitar where the open strings would buzz on the first few frets. That was fixed by raising the nut.
If slackening the truss doesn't fix the problem after a suitable settling time then perhaps the frets are high, It's worth checking the neck relief by fretting at the first and last fret and checking there's a small gap near the middle, you might spot if there's a high fret as well. Unless your dealer is good they may just say you're being picky!
Jim
07-01-2008 08:49 AM
wandereruk05
Re: Fret Buzz woes =(

yeah tell me about it - the time its out and next to the dressing table is sod's law the time she gets hurt

wont be taking her out unless playing - no guitar stands nada.

i'm so picky i might even have to get it refinished =/

was the perfect guitar - now its just the guitar with the chip on the front
07-01-2008 08:04 AM
richard1973
Re: Fret Buzz woes =(

good luck, sorry to hear about the perfume dent

keep it in the case i guess, stops dust clogging up bridge etc too.
06-29-2008 06:44 AM
wandereruk05
Re: Fret Buzz woes =(

have been trying myself, added a shim however didn't work tried the action and the neck etc but no luck.

went in yesterday and they said they'd take a look at it.

fingers crossed!
06-28-2008 10:16 AM
richard1973
Re: Fret Buzz woes =(

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Originally Posted by wandereruk05 View Post
yeah i might do actually - sounds right to make sure that happens... just a touch annoying i've just shelled out a grand and have to pay for courier etc to get it looked at again.
Whats the update on this? did you take it back or try and get it fixed?
06-20-2008 07:14 PM
richard1973
Re: Fret Buzz woes =(

yup its on here somewhere, if only I could remember the name. Was around January 2008 time.
06-20-2008 06:41 PM
GLG421
Re: Fret Buzz woes =(

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Originally Posted by richard1973 View Post

A few month ago one of the lads on here sent back a JS1200 for a discoloured dot on the 12th fret

Really? I've got several "discolored' inlays, and it's part of what I love about it. Gives it character. That's one of the features I show off.


Sorry for your luck, wandereruk05. I hope you get it settled pretty quick.
06-20-2008 03:43 PM
richard1973
Re: Fret Buzz woes =(

I think its worth doing, for a brand new guitar at that standard you shouldnt have to go through all that. I'd contact the place you bought it from to see what your options are.

good luck! keep us posted with the news
06-20-2008 01:24 PM
wandereruk05
Re: Fret Buzz woes =(

yeah i might do actually - sounds right to make sure that happens... just a touch annoying i've just shelled out a grand and have to pay for courier etc to get it looked at again.
06-20-2008 10:17 AM
richard1973
Re: Fret Buzz woes =(

Was it brand new? May be worth just sending it back, you shouldnt have to go through all this for a new guitar. If a regular set up cant fix it i.e. adjusting bridge and springs etc then I'd put this under faulty catagory. Or if they wont replace it then to get them to cover fixing costs.

A few month ago one of the lads on here sent back a JS1200 for a discoloured dot on the 12th fret, i'd say this is much more worse and he had no problems taking it back and getting swapped.
06-20-2008 12:52 AM
waylay00
Re: Fret Buzz woes =(

Yeah, a nut shim should only affect open strings, as Rich said.
06-19-2008 06:12 PM
wandereruk05
Re: Fret Buzz woes =(

update time - added the shim under the nut. I just used some tinfoil and wrapped around one of the ones that were already there.

the action is quite high and the buzz is still predominant - letting the neck set from the truss moves and will lower the action and reset the neck tomorrow.

if that doesn't make much difference i'm sending away.

hate fret buzz.
06-19-2008 05:53 PM
P. Aaron
Re: Fret Buzz woes =(

After I received my JS1200 (right out of the box from the factory) I played it for a short while to:

1) Learn this "new" guitar.
2) Determine if "the factory setup" was worth a damn.
3) If I had a wish list; how would I tweak the new guitar.

I liked the feel well enough, but it did need refinement to my playing preferences, but there was no fret buzz, or extra issues besides just getting it tuned to my playing style.

If you have a local setup guy you trust, spend the few extra bucks on having it refined for you.

Make sure they know about locking trems though.
06-19-2008 03:54 AM
wandereruk05
Re: Fret Buzz woes =(

to be honest the neck looks fine - its not overly bent/bowed doesn't *look* twisted.

might send it for a setup somehwere - i dont mind a little bit of buzz - the nice twangy kind.

when you play a power chord and all you hear is buzz its horrible - it wasn't OVERLY bad before but noticeable. gonna string change and setup the bridge etc and see if that helps.

yay =(
06-18-2008 09:17 PM
Rich
Re: Fret Buzz woes =(

A bad neck could.
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