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post Mar 22 2008, 05:16 AM
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Hey guys,

I'm selling my Epiphone LP. So I take it out of the case (it's been there for a month), and play it......and it has a dreadful string buzz on the open high E string. So I have tried a couple of things....

1) I seen that the fret were almost lifting out of the I grabbed a hammer and punch, and gently tapped them back in place....didn't fix the buzz though

2) Raised bridge....didn't fix buzz until it was high enough to have it play uncomfortably. So I put it back where it was.

3) tried dinting the 1st fret down a bit (haha it seems to work a bit, but I don't want to wreck it).

So basically, I'd like to try raising the nut. Is there anyway I can do this easily (and/or quickly) ?

The guitar sounds fine, and you can't hear the buzz through the amp on clean....Just I know it's there and don't want to sell it like that.

Any suggestions on the nut thing...or anything else?

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post Mar 22 2008, 01:03 PM
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Basically you have to make the guitar firmly on table and gently tap with a small hammer the nut out of it's place. Althouhg I've seen it done, and know what needs to be done, I wouldn't do it myself.
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post Mar 22 2008, 02:44 PM
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it's possible you might need the truss rod slightly adjusted as well, it's good to get it adjusted about once a year.

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