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  1. But wouldn't that only apply to open strings?
  2. Yes! Break it off again and post pics on all the steps, please! Nah, but the final result would be nice. :)
  3. Willy, thanks for all the help and your kind offer to have a look at it yourself. Sweden (Östergötland County to you fellow swede-like beings) I guess might be a bit too far for a day-trip for you, though. It's quite expected to get responses of all kinds, such as yours as well as Gunner's - who on the other hand tells me that playing the darn thing is what makes it better. The most important thing seems to be that I am -aware- of something that doesn't feel completely right and keep it under observation (see whether frets without this problem gets it, or if frets with the problem loses it). I'll just keep an eye on both the frets and fretboard and keep on playing until the next string-change and reassess, unless something significant happens with the stuff I just mentioned. Thanks again, guys. / J EDIT: Oh, the promised pic is posted in the Introduction-section
  4. It wasn't as easy as I thought to find out.. It seemed to be worse the longer away from the fret I was, which made me first think that it was the fretboard. However, it was still like that when pressing only on the fret. And when I finally ran my nail over the fret, I could feel that it was "scratched". There's a number of frets where I can't really feel this. Doing the nail-trick on them revealed them to be very slinky and smooth.. So I'm now wondering how this can be, as I noticed it quickly when I played with the factory strings. I have a hard time thinking that the factory-strings would have been so brutal to the frets that it ate them up during a night? I haven't had black fingers after I changed strings. But now I suddenly got worried that maybe the blackness was caused by the factory-strings eating my frets? The thing that it felt more sandy when I pressed the strings down where one usually does, points towards that the strings are rubbing at the same worn parts of the fret? So I'm still not really sure what to make of this.. Will fret-polishing fix this? Also, I saw another thread around here where someone complained about a "chipped" fret. It feels like if the cause of my troubles is what I'm fearing, and these frets could also do that ("chip") quite quickly? Now I'll go read the DIY-posts, while waiting for some amazing replies. Thanks guys, you are being really helpful! / J
  5. Thanks for the link, had time to look at it now! I have another newbie-question: When I bend the strings on any fret really, it feels like there is sand between the string and the fret - it simply doesn't glide smoothly. Is this because the frets are brand new (never had a brand new guitar before), or something I should be concerned about? (like poor material). / J
  6. Considering how black my fingers were after using the guitar for just ~ 15 mins, I wouldn't be surprised if that urban legend was true.
  7. Thanks a lot guys for all the info. I've changed the strings (Ernie Ball 10s) and things are a lot better! Only minor buzzing now and so far I can't say that I see it as a problem. As far as I know, the factory strings were also 10 gauge, however these strings seem a lot more tense than the other ones, which should explain the improvement. I'll keep on playing (practising) and we'll see what I think later on.. I tried to post a pic of the guitar in the welcome-section, but I got an error. :/ *Thanks everyone once more* / J
  8. I'm also thinking that, after changing the strings, maybe it's wise to wait a week or so before doing any possible adjustments. Theory being that when I got the guitar, the strings were 2-3 notes too low, so maybe tighter strung strings will work the neck somewhat in the beginning? Is there any truth in my speculation?
  9. Yep, I still have the factory strings on. I should probably go buy new strings tomorrow... But I sure don't feel like leaving it in a shop over the weekend the first I do. Maybe I should take it along though and just show them the state of the guitar though?
  10. Hi guys, I just got my Les Paul Standard 1959 and it seems to be in a good shape, except for significant fret buzz all the way from first fret up to 12th on E, A, D and G strings. I guess that suggests "back-angle" rather than "back-bow"? As I ordered the guitar abroad, my best bets would be to either take it to a shop or just adjust the rod myself (assuming it's the rod that is the answer). The action seems to be quite high, so that shouldn't be the problem. I'd rather see it lowered than raised. So, 1. Do you think rod adjustment is the way to go? 2. Should I just do it myself? And yes, I will post a pic soon. :) / J
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