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    Fret buzz

    I'm loving my recent find a custom 24 2002. It just seems to have fret buzz on several frets on the bottom E and A strings, if I am really precise fretting and don't pick too hard it's not so bad. What's the process of elimination as it all looks in immaculate order could it be a trem spring on the lower strings over / under tightened? I am going to re string and investigate at the weekend. Any advice appreciated
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobz1b View Post
    I'm loving my recent find a custom 24 2002. It just seems to have fret buzz on several frets on the bottom E and A strings, if I am really precise fretting and don't pick too hard it's not so bad. What's the process of elimination as it all looks in immaculate order could it be a trem spring on the lower strings over / under tightened? I am going to re string and investigate at the weekend. Any advice appreciated
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    Bob
    Does it buzz when you press down on any frets? Which ones? Is the nut too low? Bridge? Curve of the neck? Try to narrow it down a bit.
    Strings don't just vibrate back and forth, they go in every direction.

    I found a good luthier in my area, he charges $50 for a setup and only $20 to change the nut. That includes new strings and he'd re-tweek it if I didn't like what he did based on my playing style.
    That's a great deal, considering what I'd do myself. And he's fun to chat with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markie View Post
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    If it's not the nut, it's a compromise of neck relief vs saddle height!
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    just checked it out and the buzz is on the bottom E and A and pretty much from the 3rd to 7th fret, do you think it maybe that it has 'bottom heavy/ top light' strings on it ?? I will re-string it this weekend with standard 009`s is that what they are originally supplied with?
    Ref the adjustments, I can do a bit but am no expert but would a truss rod adjustment throw the other 4 strings out? and are the saddle adjustments more for intonation ? As I said earlier, no signs of wear on the nut and the guitar is in stunning condition. I only notice it if I`m playing without an amp

    thanks for the posts and the advice, keep it coming

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    PRS Tech, setting up PRS guitars. He is fast som pause a lot and do a rethinking

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xV8kMUB8n4c


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