unlevel frets.

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by MCBTunes, Apr 3, 2005.

  1. How can i tell if a fret is unlevel? will i get the buzz on that fret only or will it possibly be the whole string? could maybe the top half of the fret on all the frets be unlevel causing a string to buzz? I get a ton of buzz on my E and the action is higher than normal.
  2. Chasarms

    Chasarms Casual Observer

    May 24, 2001
    Bettendorf, IA USA
    Use a short straight edge find the high fret. When moving it up and down the neck, it should touch all the frets within it's length. If it rocks, you've found the high one.
  3. ted13


    Mar 12, 2004
    montreal quebec
    another fast way to locate the problem fret would be play the string unplugged upward from the first fret. if the buzzing stops when you get to a certain place on the fretboard then likly that is your biggest problem fret. then use the technique mentioned above to confirm.