OLP JP6 Fretting out issues

Discussion in 'Pickups, Electronics & General Tech' started by Djentliman, Feb 17, 2016.

  1. Djentliman

    Djentliman wants a diff name!

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    Hey guys!

    So I have had this guitar for a while and have been dealing with the fret buzz specifically on the 8th and 12th frets accross all strings. I finally caved and decided to get a fret level done with my local luthier. Well, I get it back and practically the same areas of the fretboard still buzz like a bitch. I originally thought it was maybe the truss rod needed adjusting. I ruled that out because when I moved the truss rod in either direction, the buzz got worse on all the strings. I have graptech string saver saddles on it. The only thing I haven't replaced is the nut. I don't think the nut is the issue however, because if I capo the first fret, the buzz stays.

    What else could the problem be?
     
  2. TheRileyOBrien

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    Have you measured the relief in the neck? Have you actually checked that the frets are level with a fret rocker or razor blade? Is it only those two frets or does it just buzz from the 8th fret on up?

    You should be requesting your money back from that "luthier" btw.
     
  3. Djentliman

    Djentliman wants a diff name!

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    I don't have any measuring gauges so I did the 1st and 15th fret trick and the distance between the fret and the bottom of the string around 7 and 9 was just over the thickness of a business card.

    I have not checked for the level frets yet but I will when I get home. It is just the 8th and 12th fret on almost all the strings. Its specifially affects the A and D the most but if I lower the action just a hair on the rest, they all do it at the same place. But the rest of the guitar feels fine when I do that.

    I'm thinking about contacting for partial refund because it's been about a month since the job was done. I paid 100 dollars to someone who I found out about from a pretty reputable local store so I thought it might have been better.
     
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    It's likely a fret leveling issue then. Those two frets might be low.
     
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    marcwormjim SS.org Regular

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    Seconded. If a customer gave me a guitar for setup, and I returned it with problems so glaring they could point them out, then they're the more qualified luthier.

    Granted, every luthier has had unhappy customers due to user error or time and budget constraints. But this would be embarrassing for me.
     
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    As everyone said, go to another luthier.
     
  7. Djentliman

    Djentliman wants a diff name!

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    yep, I just checked the frets with a straight edge and the same couple of frets as before have just the tiniest rock in em. I'm pissed.
     

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