Originally Posted by Jakedog
Your figuring is totally correct. If you just screwed the tree down on your strings, you would defitnitely pull them sharp. But even then, you could just re-tune. You are not changing the length of the string. The nut and saddle are staying in the exact same place, so the pitch, when tuned to pitch, will remain the same. You are only changing the down-angle at the nut. It may make the string feel slightly stiffer, maybe, but it won't change the pitch. If you tune your G, it's gonna be a G.
Thanks, that's what I thought.
I took the guitar into the store today and the tech took a brief look at it between other jobs. He said the nut slot was fine and he made some adjustments that resolved some of the buzz, but not all of it.
I decided to try restringing it with more winds so I put a new string on there tonight and that helped a bit too but it still hasn't entirely eliminated the buzz from the G string (all of the other strings are fine).
So I guess I will have to put another string tree on there. Because the G string sits kind of high between the nut and the tuner I am thinking I will put a spacer in there so as not to be bringing the string right down to the headstock the way the string tree does on the B and E strings.