Yeti Posted July 3, 2022 Report Share Posted July 3, 2022 Hello All I recently got an Epiphone SG that was unplayable out of the box. There was fret buzz from frets 1 to 5 across all 6 strings. I guess the neck had an up-bow. I loosened the truss rod a few 1/8th turns over a few days and eventually most of the fret buzz had gone. But it still has a little buzz on the: - E string, frets 1 to 5, - B string, frets 1 to 4, - G string, frets 1 to 3. When I lean the guitar forward (strings down), the buzz goes away, and when I lean the guitar backwards (neck down) it gets worse. The frets are not perfectly even, with a little wiggle from the fret rocker in various places, not just the frets that are buzzing. The nut slots are fine - no buzz from open strings. As I've already adjusted the truss rod a few times, to about 1 whole turn by now, I'm a bit concerned about doing even more. The neck is now straight, with virtually no relief. The string action is low (about 1.5 mm at the 12th fret, and about 2 mm at the 24th fret). If I raise the action on the lower side the problem goes away but the guitar is then less playable at the higher frets due to the angle of the set neck and bridge height. I've set up, upgraded and repaired a few guitars, but this problem has me stumped for now. What do you suggest I do next? Thanks in advance for your help. <a href="https://ibb.co/5xDycnN"><img src="https://i.ibb.co/5xDycnN/sg-action.jpg" alt="sg-action" border="0"></a> <a href="https://ibb.co/zsQjR8W"><img src="https://i.ibb.co/zsQjR8W/sg-neck.jpg" alt="sg-neck" border="0"></a> <a href="https://ibb.co/s30sGhC"><img src="https://i.ibb.co/s30sGhC/sg-nut.jpg" alt="sg-nut" border="0"></a> Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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