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Offline Sinky1969

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Fret Buzz - Yamaha Pacifica
« on: May 13, 2021, 04:34:24 pm »
Hi,
Relatively new to electric guitars.
I have a Yamaha Pacifica 112V that was set up pretty well out the box, but I do have some buzzing on the 5th and 6th strings between frets 2 and 7. I replaced the original strings with slightly heavier strings (from 9s to 10s I think).

Does this sound like I should be making an adjustment to the Truss Rod or should I be raising the action ?

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Re: Fret Buzz - Yamaha Pacifica
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2021, 06:14:48 pm »
Hi Skinny and welcome to the forum !!

Not too familiar with that guitar but the problem yes ! I assume it was playing ok with the 9s on ?
The 10s will certainly add more tension and likely to have bowed the neck so a truss rod tweak sounds in order. If the action was ok before the string change should be able to leave as is.

Just had similar issue in the opposite direction with my LP. Tuned it down a half step so eased the tension but then banged away for a couple+ of hours three nights in the trot and last night it was jangling like a tambourine ! Adjust the rod today and all is now fine.

Hope that helps.

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Re: Fret Buzz - Yamaha Pacifica
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2021, 06:46:43 pm »

three nights in the trot

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Re: Fret Buzz - Yamaha Pacifica
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2021, 09:52:58 pm »
Jamolay

Typo, "on the trot" not "in". On the bounce. An English colloquialism for 3 consecutive nights.
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Re: Fret Buzz - Yamaha Pacifica
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2021, 10:46:17 pm »
Hi,
Relatively new to electric guitars.
I have a Yamaha Pacifica 112V that was set up pretty well out the box, but I do have some buzzing on the 5th and 6th strings between frets 2 and 7. I replaced the original strings with slightly heavier strings (from 9s to 10s I think).

Does this sound like I should be making an adjustment to the Truss Rod or should I be raising the action ?
Hey try this and check your truss rod, if it's fine probably you just need to lift saddle a bit, but sounds to me like you need to adjust the truss rod. Video no 2/10

https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlwfspJqZ127q4BGDA0RnYu8JCGZn-gGL

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« Last Edit: May 15, 2021, 03:13:49 am by adi_mrok »

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Re: Fret Buzz - Yamaha Pacifica
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2021, 04:46:20 pm »
Hi,
Much much better now after a 1/4 turn of the truss rod.
Thanks.

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Re: Fret Buzz - Yamaha Pacifica
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2021, 08:37:17 pm »
Cool glad you are ok !  8)
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