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Had my guitar PLEK'd because we found out the frets were defective from the company, this was supposed to fix the problem of high action, still cant get the action low without it buzzing

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The truss rod adjustment has a lot to do with how low you can get your action. Learning how to adjust your truse rod your self is important to keeping your guitar in good playing condition. It is not that hard, if you study. There is much info on the web, learn first - but do learn. I think all guitar players should be able to do a complete setup. Even if you decide to hire it out. Setups must be refreshed doing it once and thinking thats it, is not enough. I check mine after about 6 or less string changes.setups arn't permenentt. As you pointed out frets can also cause a lot of problems Being plek'd should have fixed your fret problems. It should be in the set up where your action is adjusted.

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Take it in for setup. Likely the truss rod or the bridge is out of adjustment. Wrong strings can also cause the problem. There are YouTube videos on guitar setup... I would NOT attempt truss rod adjustment yourself.

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