That's very helpful. I have already contacted PTC on June 3rd and am yet to hear back.
Currently, the neck has no shim. I had taken it off to see what was going on. There was nothing in there. I've done that, changed the strings and also tried loosening the screws with strings attached as...
Given the consistency these guitars are known for, what are the odds that I'd have gotten two out of two duds? Seems unlikely and hopefully it's just some minor setup things that I have to figure out.
I mean, is it obvious enough that I don't want it to be a bigger problem? lol
Thanks for this. Given my impression that the buzz I hear is the strings rattling against the higher frets, I was suggesting making the neck more like a V, as you indicate. Not less.
Would that be a problem? I'm thinking a very small 0.25 degree more V.
Thinking about trying to angle the neck up a smidge (0.25 degree) and lowering the bridge/action a smidge to compensate.
That should increase the distance from the strings to the higher frets some, while keeping action roughly the same in the middle of the neck, wouldn't it?
Sorry. I wasn't I clear as I was hoping to be.
Relief is at .010 and .005 as indicated above.
What I mean is that when I fret a note, the string vibrates along its then free length. It is travel (in that free length) I can see and hear the string just catching the highest frets, though none is...
I can clearly hear the strings just catching up he last fret. That seems to be where it buzzes, even though it doesn't seem higher. It's not the tuners or the saddles. It's the strings hitting the last fret.
For the sake of thoroughness and experimentation, I lowered the neck pickup as far down as it would go. No change.
I'm quite stumped. There's nothing obviously wrong. Nut is fine. No obvious high fret. Standard medium+ action, factory spec relief (though different on bass and treble sides)...
Here are some specifics:
Relief at 8th fret bass side: 0.010
Relief at 8th fret treble side: 0.005
Not sure why relief is basically half on the high E of what it is on the low E or if that matters. Neck doesn't seem twisted but numbers are as stated.
Action at 12th on Low E: a hair above 2mm...
Thanks. That makes sense. My dealer isn't local, so that complicates things. The one dealer local to me who had a Silver Sky (only one!) had one in a color I didn't like and which, factoring price and taxes, would have been $500 more than the one I got. (Canadians are nailed on prices ...)...
The replacement SS is in, in Tungsten this time. No cracked birds or flaws I could pick on.
The bad news is that even with pretty high action (2.1mm on the bass side, 1.8 on the treble side), I get a lot of fret buzz on all but the B and high E strings. That action is significantly higher than...
The irony is that I got my replacement SS (after returning one that had cracked birds), and this one has a ton of buzzing all over the neck mostly on the A string, but pretty much on all but the high e, despite no obvious high frets, and despite a pretty high action.
I might try the taking the...
It's always interesting to hear Paul talk. There are however things that he says as if they were simple factual truths that are absolutely, demonstrably, patently inaccurate, like, in this video: "nickel silver is mostly nickel and stainless steel is mostly nickel".
Couldn't be more false...
I've never had any guitar with a reasonable action that did not buzz at least a bit in the lower strings.
You have to be a supremely light picker or like a high action (or some combination of both) to get no buzz.
Do you hear the buzz through the amp?
They have no other white ones with rosewood, and that's the one I like. I'll reorder when they have another one. I returned this one. Played great and liked it otherwise, but didn't feel like explaining the defects or taking a bath if I ever wanted to resell.