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Leveling a High fret

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by thisSNsucks, Aug 19, 2007.

  1. thisSNsucks

    thisSNsucks I build Grosbeak Guitars and Basses Commercial User

    Dec 19, 2004
    Yonkers, NY
    Grosbeak Guitars
    is this something I can easily do on my own? I was thinking of buying one of those radius blocks from stew-mac to just do a quick leveling job. Is that the right way to go about it?

    Weird thing is, is that it only buzzes with the A string @ the 15th fret. I took a credit card and used it like a fret rocker and found that the 16th fret was a bit higher, but is getting buzz just on one string normal?

    Thanks in advance guys
  2. getting a buzz on one string can definitely happen, it's even more common if the fret has "popped" (not seated properly in the fretboard)...take a close look and press on the fret under the A string, is it moving?

    as far as leveling...the best way to level is to approach the whole board, not "spot level"....

    If you're game and confident, you can attempt a level yourself...but you'd better do your homework first...

    I did my homework, and my first leveling attempt was a big success...

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