Cant get rid of fret buzz

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I tried first adjusting the bridge, but i want lower action strings.
Then i tried lowering the tension in the truss rod.
About 2 or 3 turns and lower strings still buzzing on 1 - 3 fret.
Can i give it more turns or 2 should be enough?
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If it's only buzzing at the 1st to 3rd frets, have you checked whether the nut is cut properly (or in this case, possibly cut too deep?). Did you by any chance change to lighter strings?
 

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Truss rod adjustments impact string height.
Truss rod adjustment are not HOW you adjust string height.
If the problem is limited to the first few frets, the nut is not cut properly.

2-3 turns on the truss rod is A LOT!
1 full turn on the truss rod is a lot.
 

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Truss rod adjustments impact string height.
Truss rod adjustment are not HOW you adjust string height.
If the problem is limited to the first few frets, the nut is not cut properly.

2-3 turns on the truss rod is A LOT!
1 full turn on the truss rod is a lot.
Whe i receive the guitar the first 3 frest didnt produce any sound at all.
Pressing the first fret makes the string touch the firsts 3 frets.
Im "restoring" the truss rod to its original position turning it in the other way.
 
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Whe i receive the guitar the first 3 frest didnt produce any sound at all.
Pressing the first fret makes the string touch the firsts 3 frets.
Im "restoring" the truss rod to its original position turning it in the other way.
Your guitar needs a professional set-up. A combination of nut filing, truss rod adjustment, fret levelling and bridge height adjustment will probably be required.
 

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Your guitar needs a professional set-up. A combination of nut filing, truss rod adjustment, fret levelling and bridge height adjustment will probably be required.
I mailed the shop where i bought the guitar and told me i can send them the guitar but they wont do anything, the only will send it to epiphone for a "repair".
I dont know if a repair is necesary, i mean, problably an adjustement would be ok right?
I cant judge if is a faulty guitar or if it is only not adjusted.
But i dont really want to send them back the guitar, probably i takes them too long to give it back to me considering the have to send it to epiphone...
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As i said the shop told me to return the guitar so they can send it to epiphone but im considering taking it to a guitar store for a setup.
Do you think it would be enough?
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The shop will tell you if the problem is fixable.
 

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As i said the shop told me to return the guitar so they can send it to epiphone but im considering taking it to a guitar store for a setup.
Do you think it would be enough?
Thanks
Yes. If all it needs is a proper setup, it makes no sense to send it all the way back to the manufacturer.
 

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I hope that wasn't meant as 2-3 full rotations of the truss rod, but in any case it's not really how that's done.

It's possible you simply have a high fret around 4th fret. It happens, it could even need to be glued in. That's something a tech could diagnose pretty easily.

These recent Epi LPs have been pretty good guitars in my experience but a couple could benefit from a bit of fretwork. A blue LP modern in particular needed a good leveling to be at it's best. Wood can be shifty like that even if it left the factory right, which it may or may not have.
 
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How can the nut be involved in anything but open strings?

I’d think that once you fret the first fret it takes the nut out of the equation. If the nut were cut 1/4” too high, or cut all the way to the fretboard..... once you fret that first fret the nut cant matter, can it?
Yep.
But that information was not clear in the first post.
 
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I finally adjust the truss rod to get an optimal relief in the neck.
But the guitar is still buzzing.
Im going to check the fret height to see at least which fret is causing the buzzing.
 

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I finally adjust the truss rod to get an optimal relief in the neck.
But the guitar is still buzzing.
Im going to check the fret height to see at least which fret is causing the buzzing.
If there is such a high fret, before doing anything drastic, try just tapping it down. I've seen that solve the problem on many Epiphone electrics. Small piece of wood to protect the fret (I use a dowell like a punch) and hammer will do it.
High fret.jpg
 

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Nah, it seems that frets are ok.
Good relief, good frets, 2mm string action...
Still getting buzz, i dont know what im doing wrong xd.
 

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