Topic: String Buzz
My beloved Fender accoustic has been giving me some string buzz lately, particularly with my B and high e strings when played on the second fret. Whilst re-stringing it this weekend I found that the first and second frets have indentations beneath these two strings causing them to buzz on the third fret. Rightly or wrongly I have alleviated the problem with some careful filing on the third fret, however I guess this is only a temporary reprieve as I am sure they will wear more as time goes on. I think the only answer will be a fret repacement but I have three questions:
Is there another way to rectify this problem?
Are there any pitfalls in replacing the frets myself or is it a job for a luthier?
Is it practical to just replace the two worn frets or should all be done at the same time?