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My 5er is full of fretbuzz

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Fassa Albrecht, Oct 12, 2010.

  1. Now I tend to do a lot of work on the higher frets, above 12th fret. But recently I've been getting more and more fretbuzz on the D and G strings, and occasionally on the A. It's usually around the 14th fret that it begins.

    The truss is fine, you could use the neck as a ruler, and the bridge is also fine. Any other ideas?
  2. JLS


    Sep 12, 2008
    Albuquerque, NM
    I setup & repair guitars & basses

    Sounds like a ski jump; put a capo on the neck at the 10th fret. hold down a string at the last fret, and see if there's relief there.
  3. Bobster


    Mar 27, 2006
    Austin, TX
    "you could use the neck as a ruler" There should be some relief in the neck.

    Having said that, normally if it's buzzing on the first five frets it's too straight. If it's buzzing at twelve and up, that's too much relief.

    Could the saddles have slipped on the D and G strings?

  4. User error.

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