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Unread 01-24-2011, 11:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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String buzz

Whenever I put strings on I get this odd distinctive buzz, Only me haha
When someone else puts on strings they don't have this buzz.

Seems more like a metallic ring

I got my guitar setup professional from a friend for free and they installed the strings the way I do and the strings don't have the buzz.

I use the string locking method at the tuners

Help is appreciated and well needed.

Sorry If something up there is screwed up I'm tired ...

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no - shit

Sorry for shitty little riff, just wanted to get help
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Re: String buzz

what frets does it buzz on?
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Re: String buzz

It is not fret buzz.
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Re: String buzz

perhaps whoever else does it oils the strings, you tried slapping a bit of fast fret on there?
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Re: String buzz

bump?
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Re: String buzz

Most guitars MAY buzz slightly and can depend on playing style such as how much your 'digging in'.

I have listened to your clip and there is nothing that really stands out. Maybe you should record sound clips of the buzz on individual strings/frets playimg single notes.

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Re: String buzz

is it the pickups that buzz?
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Re: String buzz

How are you stringing it? If you wind the string to the top of the machine head you may be causing an issue at the nut. There are a few different techniques for locking the string to the tuner and only using a few wraps. The last wraps should always be towards the headstock, not towards the top of the tuning post.
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Re: String buzz

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How are you stringing it? If you wind the string to the top of the machine head you may be causing an issue at the nut. There are a few different techniques for locking the string to the tuner and only using a few wraps. The last wraps should always be towards the headstock, not towards the top of the tuning post.
I've found that doing the first turn under the hole, the second over it then the rest under gets great effect. Plus 3 wraps looks pretty
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Re: String buzz

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How are you stringing it? If you wind the string to the top of the machine head you may be causing an issue at the nut. There are a few different techniques for locking the string to the tuner and only using a few wraps. The last wraps should always be towards the headstock, not towards the top of the tuning post.
I do all of my wraps towards the headstock
2 Wraps E
2 Wraps A
3 Wraps D
3 G
2 B
3 HE
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Re: String buzz

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is it the pickups that buzz?
I have this issue! :s
By playing certain low notes my pickups buzz... any idea how to resolve?
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Re: String buzz

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I have this issue! :s
By playing certain low notes my pickups buzz... any idea how to resolve?
Pups too high Lower them

bad pups?

Bad ground?
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Re: String buzz

Only with the neck pickup which is set quite low.

Note that it's not a buzz through the amp but the pickup itself is buzzing/vibrating lol
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Re: String buzz

maybe its your bridge. that little wire that holds the saddles in place on Epi bridges can get lose n make a buzzing noise. i replaced mine with a Gotoh TOM bridge. but like others ive heard from, have the same problem with the holes for the post bring a little too big. but its not really a problem with the strings holding it in place.

try holding the wire down while strumming. if you don't hear the buzz then it's probably the bridge.
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Re: String buzz

Mine used to buzz like that, just a little. But it's gotten worse as the frets have worn down in the middle register.
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Re: String buzz

Mine has no retaining wire so that can't buzz, like I said its more of a ring
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Re: String buzz

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Seems more like a metallic ring
Aren't guitars supposed to make that noise?
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Re: String buzz

It could just be that some of the hardware is loose. My advice would be to just take it in to a luthier to find out what the problem could be its hard to say. The reason someone asked what frets it was earlier is that it could just be a simple set up problem and the string is coming in contact with a fret in either the upper or lower register. Does it buzz when you move the guitar around? Only when its plugged in? Does the buzz seem to come from the headstock?
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Re: String buzz

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Does the buzz seem to come from the headstock?
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I also have that... what is it?
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Re: String buzz

No one?
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