#1
So I just lowered the action on my Gibson SG Special Faded. If I'm playing notes at average intensity, there isn't any fret buzz, but if I play a chord pretty hard I get fret buzz. Should I change it so this doesn't happen? Or is it generally accepted that a little fret buzz is okay?
#3
Considering it sounds like shit, and the whole point of guitar is to sound good, then yes, it is necessarily bad.
#5
it just sound sloppy if strings buzz.
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#6
depends, if it's not noticeable when plugged in than no...It's really hard not to get at least a little buzz with drop tunings without raising the action to an ungodly height.
#7
My low c string buzzes, but i've never heard it come through the amp.

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#8
Quote by zhunt1130
depends, if it's not noticeable when plugged in than no...It's really hard not to get at least a little buzz with drop tunings without raising the action to an ungodly height.


If using drop tunings use thicker guage strings.

fret buzz is annoying, kills sustain, tone and makes your sound like you can't play cleanly.
#9
try to reduce it at least until you cant hear it through the amp.

I didnt buy a damn electric to play it acousticly.
#11
Quote by 666_Pounder
Only if it affects the amplified tone.


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#12
I don't care for it in any way or form but some guys I know like the action so low on their guitars they live with it. My kids guitar teacher's LP had a load of fret buzz but when the guitar was amped you couldn't notice it at all. I asked him about it and he said he liked it that way too.

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#13
Quote by johnro6659
I don't care for it in any way or form but some guys I know like the action so low on their guitars they live with it. My kids guitar teacher's LP had a load of fret buzz but when the guitar was amped you couldn't notice it at all. I asked him about it and he said he liked it that way too.

John


I like it like that too. Having short fingers, I need my action really low for the style I play. That being said, I have to trade off a little fret buzz on all my guitars for low action.

Plus, a little fret buzz gives some notes certain characteristics that other guitars won't get.
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