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  1. #1
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    Brand new New Ibanez with fret Buzz

    Hi all

    Ive just brought home my new Ibanez RG470AH (Malaysia built).

    http://www.dv247.com/guitars/ibanez-...natural--70854

    I paid 350 for it, reduced from 450 as it was an ex-display model, however, I don't know how long its been hanging in the shop. I haven't played for 20 years, but I have read up on youtube about what to look for.

    The neck seems pretty straight, the Locking trem bridge is level. However, Im getting buzzing all the way up the frets on the Low E string and half way up the Low A string. I do know this could be the locking nut too low, but with it being a new guitar

    The guy pretty much gave me the guitar off the rack in a guitar shaped box, but now I realise its not set up. He did give me an alan key for the locking nuts.

    I cant see any fret wear, but havent changed the strings because the D, G, B and E ok even without an amp and I have no experience of Floyd rose style locking trems.. although they are greyed slightly.

    Any advice
    Colin


    EDIT

    After sitting listening with a very critical ear.. It seems to be all the strings now at varying points on the fretboard, not just the lower E and A.

    Any thoughts at all...


    Ps.. Also, I did notice the 380 price on dv247 site, however, being in-experienced... I had hoped the guitar I have now had been set up. Is it worth me returning it, or will it be a simple set up.
    Last edited by NightOrchid; 10-16-2013 at 10:21 AM. Reason: Added text

  2. #2
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    String height and neck relief, that's pretty much all there is to it. So either your neck is too straight, which doesn't give the fretted string enough room to vibrate hence buzz, or your strings are too low which has the same effect.
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    Wogg

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    Quote Originally Posted by wogg View Post
    String height and neck relief, that's pretty much all there is to it. So either your neck is too straight, which doesn't give the fretted string enough room to vibrate hence buzz, or your strings are too low which has the same effect.

    Thanks for the help . After a little more playing of the Ibanez, I found the neck quite uncomfortable, pain in the back of my left hand, so when I went to have it set up by the guitar tech at the store and explained what you have said and my discomfort, he suggested I should try out a more C shaped fender, tele neck rather than the flat shredder style necks of the Ibanez.

    So he handed me a beautiful Black Schekter Solo-6 Vintage with Bigsby trem.. and Wow I was sold, so much more comfy in my left hand for open and bar cords, I also found it easier and more enjoyable to do scales but it also has a rounder fuller sound for exactly the same price 350. Apparently Schekter are dis-continuing this model, so the store were selling them off.


    http://schecterguitars.com/Products/...o-Vintage.aspx


    So thanks again, for prompting me to take it back, but I also now know what is the result of too straight a neck, neck relief adjustment is.

    A question though

    Both Pick ups has the word Duncan-Designed on them.. Which are Seymour Duncan copies. Are these a good pickup compared to the INF pickups of the Ibanez.

    Thanks

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    My knowledge of pick ups is pretty much this: Does it sound good? Yup... 'nuff said.
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