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post Jul 8 2009, 12:22 PM
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Hi GMC:ers, I just imported a guitar from Japan via eBay. It's an Edwards (ESP) E-FR-130GT, red, forest model.
Both looks and sounds great!

Apart from getting used to my first floyd rose guitar, I have problems with buzz. I know this is not a technicians' forum, but i just wonder if you have any tips for me?

Usually the buzz you hear about is on open strings, or a single high fret, but I got buzz more or less on all string from the 15th to the 24th fret. It's noticeable when I play on the neck pickup, when sweep picking in particular... Sounds bad.
So I tried giving the neck as much relief as possible, and the truss rod won't go any longer without using force, you don't wanna force it of course...
Also i tried adjusting the bridge, it is quite high, and the action too...

Any suggestions?
I've began to think that maybe it's my GT-10 that plays tricks on me :/

Thankful for answers smile.gif
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post Jul 8 2009, 12:27 PM
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Hmm could be many different things...I would take that guitar to a tech so he can set it up for you. Guitar made a long trip and it affected it for sure (if it wasn't like that originally). Just buy new strings and take it to the tech so he can see what is the problem.


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post Jul 8 2009, 01:04 PM
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Sounds like too much neck relief.
Measure it up closely and make the neccessary adjustments. Always start by looseing the tension.

BUT! There could be a real problem here, when you have buzz only above the heel; like you said frets 15 and up. Which won't respond to truss rod adjustment.

If the trussrod have reached it's full adjustment, try adding thicker strings (to add more force) or lighter strings for the opposite. That would give you a second shot with the truss rod.




...is the neck above the heel aligned with the body or does it run up/downwards?


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post Jul 8 2009, 01:10 PM
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I definitely recommend a proper setup by a technician. I had a similar problem with one of my guitars that I could not figure out. I took it to a pro, and it was like a whole new guitar when I got it back!


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post Jul 8 2009, 05:55 PM
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When i got my new guitsr i alos had problem withh fret buzz....

I just took it to a guitar tech and the problem was solved


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post Jul 8 2009, 09:19 PM
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I had an edwards jp relic from japan

Cool little guitar

But that was the problem for me, it was little - i failed to notice when ordering that it was a 3/4 size!!!

I sold it a few months later but it felt real nice

Do edwards actually do full size or do they cater only for small oriental rockers lol?

I couldnt find a full size one

Hope your buzz problem is solved soon
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post Jul 8 2009, 10:32 PM
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Thanks for your answers, guys smile.gif
Agreed, the best solution is just handing the guitar to a tech.
Thing is, I just paid 50 bucks for a set-up of the guitar. When I came home and played it, I thouht hmm, the high tones are buzzing. So I messed around with the nut, making it actually buzz for real.

After a very close look/listen I can now say that the buzz is in fact the floyd rose bridge rattling (!) sad.gif I've tightened everything, so I think maybe it's the saddles. I really don't wanna pay another 50 bucks to fix this. I mean.. it can be fixed, right? It's original, not licenced.
Tried tightening all the screws, didn't help.
So once again, any tips?

As for Edwards, yes they do make full scale guitars. I would've been pretty shocked if it turned out to be small when I opened the case! biggrin.gif
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post Jul 8 2009, 10:36 PM
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If you paied for a setup already and it wasn't satisfactory you should complain.


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post Jul 8 2009, 10:47 PM
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QUOTE (MickeM @ Jul 8 2009, 10:36 PM) *
If you paied for a setup already and it wasn't satisfactory you should complain.


Agreed. But first I asked for a full setup and they wanted like 110 bucks and I said no way.. So it was like a specific setup and they kinda did what I asked for... Well maybe I'll go back when I'm back in town smile.gif
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post Jul 8 2009, 11:56 PM
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Take it to guitar tech to inspect it, polish (level) the frets, adjust the truss rod and measure it nicely. You'll save yourself a lot of headache believe me.


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post Jul 9 2009, 12:25 AM
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QUOTE (Nidron @ Jul 8 2009, 11:47 PM) *
Agreed. But first I asked for a full setup and they wanted like 110 bucks and I said no way.. So it was like a specific setup and they kinda did what I asked for... Well maybe I'll go back when I'm back in town smile.gif

Was that Jam? I belive Nysse (Ugglas old guitarist) is a bit cheaper, not much though.

But still, if the buzz wasn't there from the start and it was there after they adjusted it it's a crystal clear case.


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post Jul 9 2009, 12:32 AM
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Holy cows! 50 bucks for 15 minutes of adjusting?

My guitar store does it for free with any guitar bought from there or 15Euros for a foreign guitar!


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post Jul 9 2009, 11:42 AM
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Yeah, it was Jam.
I don't even have the energy to bother going there to complain, or ever going there with my guitar again.
Next week I'm going to take it to this guy, by recommendation. He seems great.
http://www.guyguitars.com/

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post Jul 9 2009, 01:43 PM
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QUOTE (Nidron @ Jul 9 2009, 12:42 PM) *
Yeah, it was Jam.
I don't even have the energy to bother going there to complain, or ever going there with my guitar again.
Next week I'm going to take it to this guy, by recommendation. He seems great.
http://www.guyguitars.com/

Paul Guy writes tech articles in FUZZ magazine, he's been around forever playing around with guitars so that'd be a safe bet.


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