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4003 fret buzz
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Author:  bassbob [ Mon Apr 26, 2010 6:40 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: 4003 fret buzz

Maybe an unlevel first fret. Or the nut could be cut too low.

Seems like you're in the UK. Maybe get it to BlueAngel and let him have a look.

Author:  Mastermold [ Mon May 03, 2010 3:46 am ]
Post subject:  Re: 4003 fret buzz

Hi, i got my 4003 from ebay in england. When the neck is dead straight and i press behind the first fret, the string rattles like hell. But when i press the second fret the buz is totally gone. I only have this problem with the E and A string. I tried different strings and all but the problem remains the same. Did I buy a faulty ric?

Could be a high fret, could be a low nut, could be the bridge. Try raising the bridge a wee bit on the A/E side first, just need a small allen wrench and takes just a nanosecond and it may be enough to fix it that easy. But if that doesn't help, I'd see a luthier about the fret level.

Author:  jango37 [ Wed Jun 16, 2010 12:22 am ]
Post subject:  Re: 4003 fret buzz

It seems like the neck is dead straight, but bows a little back from the first (or last) 3 frets from the headstock. When I put a little relief in the neck, it still bows back at the top. Could this be the problem? I tried raising the strings E and A but then the action i way to high. I gues I should go see a luthier.

Ps: I live in the Netherlands.

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