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Epiphone Les Paul string buzz

Louis_Lalonde

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Hi, I recently got an Epiphone Les Paul Standard 50's and have been trying to get it set up since. My main issue is the A string buzzing all over and most strings buzzing at the first fret. Action is as high as I can stand (3mm+ on low E and 2.5mm on high E) and relief is quite low (a piece of paper fits under the low E string when fretted at first and 16th fret). Buzzing happens on low strings from 3rd fret to 10th and, as I said, the A string will buzz regardless of what I do.
Any help would be appreciated before I take it to a tech, thanks!
 

Gibbons59

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I had to have my frets leveled. My '59 was fantastic out of the box, but my '50s Standard was awful. From so many of the reviews I've seen, it's not an uncommon problem.
 

Louis_Lalonde

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I had to have my frets leveled. My '59 was fantastic out of the box, but my '50s Standard was awful. From so many of the reviews I've seen, it's not an uncommon problem.
I'll head to my neighbour's and have that done, hopefully won't have to replace my brand new strings!
 

Gibbons59

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You'll be thankful, regardless. Mine was close to unplayable, and no amount of adjustments made much of a difference. Now I enjoy playing it quite often! I hope yours is easily sorted!
 

Keefoman

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Not uncommon for one or more frets to sit too high on those. Sometimes it's enough with a proper setup, sometimes it's enough to knock the high frets down, sometimes they need a full fret dress and setup. Either way it's well worth getting it done, as they are generally good guitars. :)
 

Louis_Lalonde

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Hi, I recently got an Epiphone Les Paul Standard 50's and have been trying to get it set up since. My main issue is the A string buzzing all over and most strings buzzing at the first fret. Action is as high as I can stand (3mm+ on low E and 2.5mm on high E) and relief is quite low (a piece of paper fits under the low E string when fretted at first and 16th fret). Buzzing happens on low strings from 3rd fret to 10th and, as I said, the A string will buzz regardless of what I do.
Any help would be appreciated before I take it to a tech, thanks!
Update: Having been at my neighbour's house for the night, the fret buzz has disappeared for all but the 7th fret of the A string, having adjusted everything else to perfection (except action which is still high) I will have the frets levelled. Epiphone make very nice Les Pauls indeed!
 

El Gringo

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Update: Having been at my neighbour's house for the night, the fret buzz has disappeared for all but the 7th fret of the A string, having adjusted everything else to perfection (except action which is still high) I will have the frets levelled. Epiphone make very nice Les Pauls indeed!
Just a word of caution before you go after the frets with the file as that's permanent , exhaust all other possibilities please . Best Wishes !
 
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