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Just bought the ibanez rgd 321 guitar.didnt come set up and fret buzz is overbearing the sound when played.can I adjust myself.if so,how.with the bridge saddles.dont want to raise action too much either.thank you very much.have a great day guys.

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View videos on "guitar setup" on YouTube. Quickest way to learn and also avoid mistakes on guitar setup !!!

Posted on Mar 18, 2011

  • spydrspy Apr 01, 2011

    More than likely you don't not have enough relief in the neck. Which requires a truss rod adjustment (slightly loosen).



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I don't know what guitar this is because you need to be specific about make and model? but to set up your guitar the low E string #6 the height should be 6/64ths +/-a 64th and the high E string #1 should be 4/64ths +/- a 64th you must be careful because it's not just lowering the bridge saddles to do this the adjustment also has to do with the neck relief and the condition of the frets EX. if you have frets that are higher than others because you don't play there in that area the strings will buzz of the tops of those higher frets. you can try to do it and get your guitar more comfortable to play I don't know all the details here? how old, first, second owner makes a difference because of different playing habits of multiple people but if you do it and it works GREAT! but if you have the problems with buzzing and still not able to intonate the guitar it needs to be seen by a repairman for a (1)fret dressing=make all the frets the same height and reshaped (2)proper neck curvature adjustment =relief (3)intonation= putting the bridge saddle's in the proper place so the guitar is in tune with itself up and down the neck these things require a skilled repairman for the results you want and if you don't have the knowledge and training and tools to do these things you will only turn you guitar into a mess playing worse than ever and sounding terrible but don't misunderstand me here if your willing to learn how to do these things it will help you keep your guitar maintained and the cost of doing so down there are books you can buy showing you what you have to do to get your guitar straight and if yours is not an expensive model well then you can certainly try but if that's all you have to play I wouldn't! go buy some experimental cheap ones at a garage sale and learn on those you'll be glad in the end that I was the person who answered your question here before you started to embark on your quest for a smooth playing and sweet sounding instrument and only getting a nightmare in your hands with the roar of GODZILLA post back here for more info and help!

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Usually just the saddle needs reducing.

1. Remove strings (or you may be able to just loosen them). Remove saddle, sand down the bottom a little at a time. Restring and check action.

The action can be set as low as poss without any fret buzzing or note choking on all strings and on all frets.

2. Repeat 1

If the action remains too high then there are other techniques.

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2. Also, changing string size may effect your set up too. Typically, new guitars come with lighter strings such as (9's) which the guitar is set up for. The positive is that 9's fret easily. The negative is that they bend too easily for some players who either slightly bend them when chording (accidentally), or press too hard on guitars with jumbo sized frets, which in turn bends the string toward the fret board causing detuning. To fix these items folks may suggest you get a heavier string like a (10), but the problem can often be solved by playing with a lighter hand, pressing only enough to make contact with the fret and not pressing the string all the way to the fretboard. Check your intonation using this light touch method and see if it's okay verses pressing the string all the way to the fretboard. If the intonation is okay with the light touch, the guitar intonation is set up properly. You may want to consider playing with a lighter hand or getting a guitar without jumbo frets such as Fender strats etc...

Putting a heavier string on a guitar set up for (9's) would likely cause the buzzing that wasn't there before. In this case you'd need the guitar and neck set up again to accomodate the 10's. So decide what size string you want and set the guitar up for that size.

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