Originally Posted by bluepalm
I've just recently purchased an Epiphone Les Paul Slash Goldtop - and I've had it for a week and I've noticed that there is severe string buzzing when I play anything below the 12th fret on the low E, A and G strings. I've never had to adjust anything on guitars I've bought in the past - but this is by far the highest tier guitar I own, so things may be different. Is this a common problem on new guitars? The string buzz is so bad that it stops chords from sounding out properly, and can even be heard when playing single strings fretting on the first 1-6 frets - I didn't realise this in store since I had demoed the slash signature tobacco burst and decided on the finish last...
Will getting the guitar professionally set up + new strings etc. help? I've never had to do this before...
well if you have the money. it will cost you around £ 100. I'd say do it yourself and spend the 100 on something else.
This is the order I would suggest you do it.
1) adjust the truss rod
2) adjust the action.
Up until now I have done all the setup of my guitars myself. Even though I'm a beginner ( 8 months experience).
The only time I took the guitar to the luthier was to change the nut.