#1
Just got it a week ago. But it's not really "fret" buzz, it's more like "open" buzz. It only makes weird sounds when I play open strings (Standard Tuning), more specifically the high E and G strings. I tried adjusting the action but it made no difference.

I'm not very experienced with troubleshooting with guitars, and i'm afraid of screwing my new guitar up, so does anybody have an idea of what I should do?
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#2
Strings can still buzz when the strings are open. Maybe you just need a truss rod adjustment?
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#3
I have the same proble on my Low E and A strings. I will watch this closely. 0_0
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As for do it yourself stuff have you tried adjusting the action? Hard to hurt anything doing this. Since it is new have you thought about taking it back or at least asking the shop you bought it from if they'd be willing to check it out for free.
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Problem could be with the nut, truss rod, or bridge saddles. Does it have a Floyd Rose?
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#7
It has nothing to do with the action guys, i've raised and lowered it a million times and it's not working :/

but I haven't tried anything with the trussrod, mainly because I don't know what i'm doing.

And no, no floyd rose.
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Sometimes it's from the springs in the back if you have a floyd, or their not in the saddle correctly. Other times it can be from a loose tuning peg.
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#9
Then it's probably just because your strings are too low near the nut.

Also, Don't worry about messing up your truss rod, it's no big deal really, just quarter turns, until there's a slight bow in the neck, just enough so when you fret the first and last frets, there should be just a little gap from the string and the frets near the 7-9-12th fret.
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#10
I'll try adjusting it, hope this works.
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J But it's not really "fret" buzz, it's more like "open" buzz. It only makes weird sounds when I play open strings ...


not really fret buzz...? is it more of a vibration/rattle type of sound?


did you buy new or used? if you bought it new, take it back.
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not really fret buzz...? is it more of a vibration/rattle type of sound?


did you buy new or used? if you bought it new, take it back.



It makes like a rattling/vibration sound when I play open strings, but as soon as I play fretted notes it disappears.

I'm actually not sure... It looked used when I bought it but the salesman insisted it was new, which kinda screwed me over.

But if the truss rod doesn't do anything i'll try to take it over.
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It makes like a rattling/vibration sound when I play open strings, but as soon as I play fretted notes it disappears.


You're going need to listen to it very carefully to determine where it's coming from. put your ear to potential locations until you locate it. bridge, nut, tuning pegs... i suspect it's somewhere in the headstock area if it goes away when you fret the string.


if you just bought it a week ago, you should have some recourse with the store where you purchased it. especially if it was sold as new.
#14
I had a similar problem with my Fender jazz bass. no buzz or noise when I fretted a note, it only happened when the strings were played open.
I will put money on it being the nut. The way you can tell is pluck the string and hold the guitar to your ear, If the noise is anywhere along the first fret to fifth fret then it is the nut.

Try tearing a tiny piece of paper, balling it up and place it in the nut cut out, under the string and see if this eliminates the string noise. If the string noise is diminished then a new nut is in order.
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#15
OKAY GUYS THIS IS IMPORTANT.

I strummed it a bunch of times and held it up to my ear, and I believe the rattling/buzzing sound is coming from the bridge. Or at least around that area somewhere. What do I do?
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#16
obviously, check for anything loose on the bridge.

you haven't told us what kind of bridge it has - only that it's not a floyd.


i still say if it's new - or was sold to you as new - take it back.
#17
I think its a TOM bridge. And the only weird thing i've seen is that my high E "clicks" when I bend it near the bridge, but now that nearly ALL of my strings have started buzzing I don't think that's the problem.

Do you guys think just a change of strings might help it out? I'm using the stock 9's that i bought it with. If that doesn't work i'll take it back to the shop and see what I can do to fix it.
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