So my plan was to get a cheap RG8 on ebay, have it painted in my favorite color and add a new bridge pick up to have my personal "dream 8 on a budget". I have only come as far as the first step and got this RG8 with flamed maple top (FM) for 260€ on ebay: I am having a really hard time finding joy in playing this thing because it buzzez like a mo..f.. After reading some threads here about this issue, I set up new strings, I used E - 09, B - 11, G-16, D-26, A-36, E-46, B-64, Gb-72, where the high 7 are the same as I have on my 7 string which has a half inch shorter scale (26.5 schechter demon 7, this has 27") and works fine with these Gauges and tunings. The problem of the buzz is actually not on the low strings when playing open, but most on the middle A D and G strings which are closest to the fretboard, when a fret is pressed. I have set the bridge as high as the buzz is bearable. But now it is that you have to press the fret like a mo..f.. or else you get a buzz again. "Soloing" or "riffing" is fine but chords buzz for example. Also the height of the strings is already so high around the 12th fret such that its really no fun playing there anymore. I also noticed that you can "detune" the string by pressing harder, is this supposed to be normal? On my 7 for comparison you cannot do that. I also cannot really say whether the buzzes are harder for the higher, middle or lower frets. So my conclusion would be that its not the neck but the Frets themselves that are kind of f*ed up. The guy who was selling it on ebay said he had the Frets done by a pro. I am not sure if he tried to save whats not to save or if he was screwing things up in the end. http://abload.de/image.php?img=img_20180613_155853xqk97.jpg http://abload.de/image.php?img=img_20180613_155924vsk73.jpg I am a guitar noob, so I cannot tell anything from looking at this. But maybe you can judge better. Here is also the nut: http://abload.de/image.php?img=img_20180613_155958jakjv.jpg http://abload.de/image.php?img=img_20180613_16001442kdz.jpg Was I just really lucky with my used Schechter demon 7 that plays perfectly or am I just being very picky and this is actually super common?