#1
I have string buzz on all strings at the nut. How do I fix this?
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#2
Pics please.
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#4
have you checked neck relief. checked for back bow?

if you're sure that's not it, then check nut's cuts by fretting each string at the 3rd fret.
see if the string touches at the 1st fret when you do.

did you swap string gauges lately?
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#5
cool trusrod cover. and it's a cheap plastic nut. remove your strings and make the grooves flawless. if problem persists check guitar setup.replace nut sometime
#6
Quote by jj1565
have you checked neck relief. checked for back bow?

if you're sure that's not it, then check nut's cuts by fretting each string at the 3rd fret.
see if the string touches at the 1st fret when you do.

did you swap string gauges lately?


Turns out, it does touch the first fret... on every single string. So what do I do now?

And no, I haven't changed gauges.
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#7
It looks like you switched from .011s to .009s, the slots are big enough for two of the strings you have in them. Move your low E string into the A slot and see if it still rattles. If not, get your nut replaced for one that fits or move up string guages.
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#8
Quote by slashe50
Turns out, it does touch the first fret... on every single string. So what do I do now?

And no, I haven't changed gauges.



the cuts are low.

did you measure the neck's relief yet?

fret the first fret and the last fret (where the neck and body meet)
does the string lay on the middle frets when you do that?
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Quote by jj1565
the cuts are low.

did you measure the neck's relief yet?

fret the first fret and the last fret (where the neck and body meet)
does the string lay on the middle frets when you do that?



I always did this method, press 1st fret and with your other hand press 24th fret and put thumb on the 12th fret to see if it has a small gap

if your not happy with that, get a new nut
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#10
Quote by jj1565
the cuts are low.

did you measure the neck's relief yet?

fret the first fret and the last fret (where the neck and body meet)
does the string lay on the middle frets when you do that?


EDIT: I must be half retarded >.>

And yes, it pretty much lays on every single fret.
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Last edited by slashe50 at Dec 12, 2009,
#11
Quote by slashe50
I don't really know how to measure relief...

And yes, it pretty much lays on every single fret.



ok i explained how to measure.

i'm saying you need to fret the first fret.
at the same time

fret the last fret, where the neck and body meet.

with both places held,

look at the halfway point of those two frets.

at the middle if the string lays on the wire there, then you Also dont
have enough relief.


EDIT: ok you seem to be backbowed. do you want to add so bend, see if it helps?

most likely your neck is back bowed and that in combination with the low cuts is causing the buzz.

if you want i can talk you thru an adjustment. up to you.
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#12
I'm probably half retarded, that's exactly what I just did and I didn't realize that I was measuring the relief >.>

Anyway, I guess that means I have little to no relief, as the string lays on every single fret between 1 and 24

So which way do I turn the truss rod?
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Last edited by slashe50 at Dec 12, 2009,
#13
yeah i edited too because i saw your mistake. so do you want to adjust the truss rod?


basically we're talking about a 1/4 turn Counter Clockwise.
dont force the turn and leave the guitar to settle in tune.

measure again in the morning and post again if you want.
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#14
Thanks, I'll post tomorrow.
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#15
k i'm always on.

dont force the turn. i cant stress that enough.
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k i'm always on.

dont force the turn. i cant stress that enough.


an 1/8 a turn each day is best I mean you can easily do more but Its safer route
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Quote by xDarrellx87x
an 1/8 a turn each day is best I mean you can easily do more but Its safer route



no need to wink. he'll be fine with a 1/4 turn.
Jenneh

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#18
Yeah, do what jenny said.

Not especially helpful pics, but that's OK.
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#19
Quote by oneblackened
Yeah, do what jenny said.

Not especially helpful pics, but that's OK.


Sorry, I wasn't sure really what to take pictures of. >.>

So the action has gone up slightly when I measure the relief, and the buzz has gone away a bit. Should I take another 1/8th turn?
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#20
the relief has changed?

when you fret and measure, is the string still on the middle frets?
Jenneh

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#21
On the middle frets, ever so slightly.
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#22
a little bit more, then.
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#24
A little bit as in maybe an 8th of a turn?
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#25
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Maybe you should take your guitar to an actual technician instead of trying to fix it yourself...when was the last time you got a good set-up anyway?


I actually bought this particular guitar used for about $5, they said it was broken but it worked fine except for this.

For this one, I've never gotten a set-up.

EDIT: and sorry for the double post.
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#26
Quote by slashe50
On the middle frets, ever so slightly.



if it's still on those frets, then yes, turn again.

dont force the turn, let it sit in tune.

you can play it, and adjust the action at the bridge. hopefully you'll be able to lower that a little after the truss rod adjustment.
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#27
All right, so the fret buzz is gone on all strings but the low E and the D, at the same place. At this point, is there even anything to do? I've tried adjusting the action for it and tightening the tuner. Is there anything else?
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#28
Quote by slashe50
All right, so the fret buzz is gone on all strings but the low E and the D, at the same place. At this point, is there even anything to do? I've tried adjusting the action for it and tightening the tuner. Is there anything else?



well, if they both buzz at the same fret. i'm guessing it's buzz that transmits thru the amp?
anyway, if they both buzz, then at what fret?
Jenneh

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#30
get a cheap card in the dollar store, cut it to 5 different lengths
you want each one to be able to cover three frets, of course
this will get larger closer you get to the nut, but this will allow
you to find any high frets via sea-saw method!!

However, this is something to get a specialist to do, unless you
want to spend at least $150 in tools made for the job
You may even have to get new frets.

I'd also get a Graph Tech Black Tusq nut and have it slotted
to the exact gauge of strings you will use

If problem persist, you def have the truss rod set wrong

goodluck
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Last edited by xDarrellx87x at Dec 13, 2009,
#31
Quote by SGmaster16
adjust the pickups that's what i do.

how exactly does that help fret buzz?

Anyway, TS: YOu may have a high fret, or the nut is cut too low in those slots.
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#32
Quote by jj1565
well, if they both buzz at the same fret. i'm guessing it's buzz that transmits thru the amp?
anyway, if they both buzz, then at what fret?



E: Still everywhere
D: 12th fret and lower
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Last edited by slashe50 at Dec 13, 2009,
#33
if the E buzzes on all frets then slip a bit of paper under the string, in the cut of the nut.

see if that helps.

if it does post again.
Jenneh

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#34
It muffles some of the buzz, but it's still for the most part there.
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#35
ok well, the hope is that the string, if lifted at the nut, will help it clear the frets.

did you adjust the relief again today?

how much middle gap (neck relief) is there now?

if it's less than a credit card's thickness, and you didnt turn it again today, then id add more.

another 1/8th counter clock turn.
dont force it.
Jenneh

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#36
I did adjust it today, but it's not to that space. I'll do that now.

You guys have been a lot of help (especially JJ), thanks.
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#37
no problem. you really dont want as much as a credit card ideally, half that is good.

but some guitars need more room than others.
Jenneh

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