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  1. mechanic

    mechanic Strat-Talker

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    So my wife bought me a Gibson Les Paul tribute a couple days ago.
    I was ecstatic! Always wanted one.
    She looks great and sounds Killer.
    But
    The action couldn't be lowered to less than 1/4" at 12th fret or she has fret buzz like crazy.
    2. When plugged into a amp unless you are touching the metal on the guitar she buzzes like Crazy!
    What a piece of ****.
    Very disappointed.
    Don't buy a Les Paul tribute.
    Crap, complete and utter garbage.
    I have a $250 LP clone I bought from Rondo music that destroys this thing playability wise.
    Pics or it didn't happen.
    [​IMG][​IMG]

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  2. TangerineDog

    TangerineDog Senior Stratmaster

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    Oh man, bummer.
    Well, I‘ll take it off your hands if you want :whistling:
     
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  3. vid1900

    vid1900 Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    It should be PLEKed.

    How much relief when you press the 1st and the 17th fret?
     
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  4. CephasG

    CephasG Senior Stratmaster

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    Get it set up and wipe it with anti-static dryer sheets. May be it will make a difference.
     
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  5. mechanic

    mechanic Strat-Talker

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    1/64th"

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    The person running the plek machine must be blind I figure.
    Action is as low as my tech could get it and he works on Alice Coopers guitarists guitars so he knows what he's doing.
     
  6. Heavyriff

    Heavyriff Strat-O-Master

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    Bring it right back and tell them you want a different one that has been setup or they can keep it and get your money back..
     
  7. vid1900

    vid1900 Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Then the truss rod has failed.

    Take it back and get a working guitar.
     
  8. CephasG

    CephasG Senior Stratmaster

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    ^This.
     
  9. jim293

    jim293 Strat-O-Master

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    Nothing worse then having something like that happen to something you have been wanting.
     
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    rudos1 Senior Stratmaster

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    When you say "tribute" do you mean it's a Chibson?
     
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    Cerb Anti conformist reformist Strat-Talk Supporter

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    No, it's a Gibson.
     
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    Cerb Anti conformist reformist Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Why has the truss rod failed? I see no mentioning of OP trying to adjust it. Or I'm going blind...
     
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    DeMelo Senior Stratmaster

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    Indeed. No hint on truss rod malfunction.

    OP, many guitars don’t play well right out of the box. Take it to a good tech and have it set up properly. You’ll likely enjoy it afterwards.
     
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    knh555 Most Honored Senior Member

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    He already did. Take it back and get one that works for you.
     
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    Believer7713 The Modern Day Frankenstein Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I read through the thread twice and do not see any indication that the tryss rod was ever touched.
    I see where he says that the action cannot be lowered less tgan 1/4 inch at the 12th fret and that the relief is 1/64th inch. No mention of an adjustment.
    He also talks about loud humming without grounding the metal with his body so there is an indication that the ground wire that goes to the stoptail stud either broke when the stud was driven i. Or the wire got pulled out before the stud was driven...if it was even properly soldered.

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    RhinestoneStrat Strat-O-Master

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    Your wife should have bought you a Gibson LP Studio like my 2008 model. It spoke to me in the store.:)

    [​IMG]
     
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    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Send it back and get a replacement if you're not satisfied with it.
     
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    John C Most Honored Senior Member

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    Just to add to @Cerb's post: Gibson uses the name "Tribute" for their entry-level USA models. They don't have binding, have a satin finish, depending on the year they have a maple neck instead of mahogany (starts with the "2019 Model Year" series that came out in August 2018, back when Gibson was still doing "annual model years"; prior to that series they had a "Faded" series that was positioned below the "Tribute" series so "Fadeds" had the maple neck and "Tributes" had a mahogany neck), and comes in a gig bag or a soft case (depending on model and year - in the current series the LP and SG Tributes have the soft case and the LP Special Tributes have the gig bag).

    Sounds like the OP just got a lemon and should try getting a replacement. I had an SG Tribute last year - no issues with it for playability, sound, etc. Nice low action; I did wind up selling it because I just didn't get along with the SG shape. I had always wanted an SG, but had to live with one for a while before deciding they just aren't for me.
     
  19. ChrisD

    ChrisD Senior Stratmaster

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    I agree, send it back for replacement:thumb:
     
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  20. vid1900

    vid1900 Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    OP said Cooper's guitar tech (a guy who obviously adjusts guitars in dry or moist climates on the fly), could not set the relief. There is no way that tech does not know how to work a truss rod.

    Exchange it for a working guitar.
     
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