"Hi, noticed that you started by saying you are testing with an old string, hmmm, could be the string itself. It's always best set up with new strings. And with one string you will not learn a lot about tone and playability unless the guitar is…"
"I worked on the frets over the weekend and replaced the zero fret with a taller fret and leveled the frets as suggested. I found 6 high frets on the git using the rocker method to identify. The main culprit was the 2nd fret and 3rd fret. It is…"
"Hope you get it figured out. I've been frustrated by this same problem in the past and haven't always solved the problem to my satisfaction. There are a few times I've made it better to where the fret buzz isn't as bad but there…"
"Jim and Tom,
Thanks for all of the practical suggestions and encouragement to keep working through the issue. I will spend some time in the shop tonight and work through some of them. I don't recall having this bad of an issue with my previous…"
"Thanks, Jim. It's actually an evolutionary thing. One of the first ones I did was by cutting a fret slot at the zero position, then placing a piece of music wire across the slot. A simple fret slot is enough to hold the wire once strings are…"
"Don't give up on the zero fret. There are many (including me) who use it exclusively.
The trick it to find the reason for the buzz and fix it.
First: Have you leveled the frets? Use a sharpie to color the top of all frets then use a flat piece…"
"Even if the frets are seated properly one fret could be slightly higher than the others. A fret rocker or another short straight edge can often identify which fret it is. From your description I'm gonna guess it's fret #4. Sometimes…"
I am building a 21" scale cbg using the zero fret method for the first time. So last night, I finally get to the point putting one string (old guitar string I found while cleaning up the shop) on it to test tone and troubleshoot any problems. There was a little bit of buzz noise when I played it open. Then I tried to play…See More