The lonely buzzing fret... Help!

Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by ArnaudS1979, Jan 11, 2018 at 9:23 PM.

  1. ArnaudS1979

    ArnaudS1979 New Member

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    Hey guys, not so nice surprise tonight, my SE C24 has developed a very specific buzz. It is on the G string only. When I play the 4 fret, it starts to appear, 5th fret is about the same. 6th fret is buzzing happily. 7th is neat. I am out of sunlight so not best conditions but at first sight there is nothing obviously wrong with either 6th or 7th fret.

    Any thoughts on where it could be coming from and how I get rid of this?

    I'll try to take close up photos of the fret at the weekend.
     
  2. Antmax

    Antmax New Member

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    Did the weather change recently. Being winter sometimes guitars just need a truss rod tweak to set them right again. 1/4 turn or two might be all it takes.

    His accent can be tricky, but Fruda explains really well in this video.

     
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  3. Ken Mandu

    Ken Mandu New Member

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    I would be checking for a high fret like this. It will rock.

    I have a "string action ruler" but I'm sure a credit card is a good straight edge too. And the right size!
     
  4. Boogie

    Boogie SuperD

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    Here are the old original PRS videos demo’ing a complete setup:

     
  5. ArnaudS1979

    ArnaudS1979 New Member

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    Thanks guys, I'll take a look at the videos. The frets on the D string have started to do the same... Between that and my Epiphone producing white noise, this winter is not helping my guitar playing.
     
  6. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Sounds like a truss rod tweak is in order. My Bernie needs one this time of year.
     
  7. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    To be fair, we’ve been quite lucky with the weather on the east coast of Scotland this year.

    Humidity can be a bit of a bu&&er for us in UK!

    Hope you find your solution for both guitars.

    If the guitar (PRS) is under warranty, see if your supplier can assist. If it is a high fret, adjusting this may affect your warranty.

    Best of luck.
     

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