For 23 years after I bought a guitar I would drop it off at my technicians house and he would do a fret level and a setup and it would be done. Played pretty nice. Of course, that didn’t last. Several months later I would hear buzz and I would bring it back to him and he would tweak it and fix it. Sadly he passed away so I can’t use him anymore. And he was very good.
I live in Minnesota where we get all four seasons, and now we are into fall and the temperatures and humidity are changing. And guitar necks are very sensitive to those things.
I have a Hendrix Strat which is acting up. I’m hearing fret buzz mostly on the treble strings.
I’ve tightened the truss rod taking all the relief out of the neck, but then the action got really low.
I’ve gradually introduced more relief into the neck but I can still hear some fret buzz.
Every Strat I’ve had has gone through this. It’s frustrating for me trying to eliminate fret buzz with only limited success.
Right now I’ve got probably about. .006" relief in the neck. Everyone has a different opinion on how much it should be.
The frets should be fine as they were leveled by the guitar tech I used.
I’m thinking guitars just need time for the wood to stabilize before they will stay put and not shift around.
If you can tell me what you guys do when you start hearing fret buzz maybe it would help.