I am beginner guitar player and today after I replaced the strings and adjusted the Floyd Rose bridge of my guitar (BC Rich Gunslinger retro) I noticed that the action was increasingly high, from fret one to fret 22.
I understand from the picture below that the neck, depending of the applied tension strings vs. truss rod can have three shapes:
- forward bow
- backwards bow
Though I am only having buzz on frets 1-3 (maximum) and the action only increases moving up the fretboard. So I imagine that the solution would be to lower the extremity of the neck where the headstock is.
I see the truss rod as a device to counter the tension on the strings. So intuitively I would imagine that I need to tighten the truss rod (turn clockwise) in order to lower the headstock extremity of the neck. Though I guess the picture above says the opposite.
So in summary: I am having a slight buzz on frets 1-3 and the action is only increasing as I go up the fretboard. Shall I tighten or loose the truss rod?