#1
OK so I'm usually a technique/songwriting person and don't know much about hardware, it was only until recently that I realised how bad my guitar sounded.

When I play distorted it seems fine, however when I try to play chords all hell breaks loose. I'm not that great with chords, so initially I thought it was my technique, but after some practice I realised than no matter how I position by fingers to play certain chords the strings still buzz, and that's my problem.

Mostly on the lower frets i.e. 1-7 on the 3 thinner strings I get the occasional buzz sound. I've tried fretting far right, fretting harder and softer, picking harder and softer etc...

My action is very high as well: 4mm from fretboard to bottom of low E string @ 12th fret; I can bend 2 whole steps without it dampening, yet still there is fret buzz on most of the lower frets. I've also noticed the buzzing sometimes goes away when I play softer.

What can I do to fix this in simple steps? I'm using 10-46 gauge strings.

Thanks
#2
I think your action needs a little adjusting. Do you have a fixed bridge or a floyd Rose?

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#4
I have an FR and yes I've had this guitar for about 4 years, the frets are pretty worn out and have a curve underneath every string.

I dunno what I can do with the bridge. I raised it so I could bend nicely, it took considerably more practice to get it sounding good while hitting notes than when it had a lower action, but now that I'm used it...
#5
try putting your fingers more on the middle of the frets, that usually eliminates all buzzing sound

EDIT: by in the middle i mean in the spacings
Last edited by geanes at Aug 19, 2009,
#6
Quote by geanes
try putting your fingers more on the middle of the frets, that usually eliminates all buzzing sound

EDIT: by in the middle i mean in the spacings



I don't mean to be rude, but incorrect.

When you fret a string you're supposed to get your finger as close to the lower bar as possible. Hmm I thought that'd be easier to explain..... let's try this picture:

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#7
geagnaekgn would tightening the truss rod help? Or should I just sell it on eBay.

I already tried different fretting positions.
#8
Loosening your truss rod would help if you're buzzing on the lower frets. Tightening straightens your neck out, and it sounds to me like you don't have enough bow.
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#9
MAybe take it in to a luthier and get a fret dress?
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#10
Sounds like a setup job to me. Maybe some fretwork
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