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NOTE: I'm away from my guitar at the moment so I won't be able to do anything with it at the moment.

So my American Standard Strat is new and when I started playing I could here it buzz (this is without being plugged into my amp). I'm wondering if your guitar also buzzes quite a bit when your playing without an amp.

I'm not sure entirely sure if it buzzes while plugged in since I live in the suburbs and theres a limit to what I can crank it up to

So what can I do to remove buzz?

Also the strings look like they have black marks on them and they're not completely clean. I suppose I should change them, any recommendations on strings? The stock Fender strings are a good gauge and size.

Ta.
#2
you will likely have two kinds of buzz. the first is on the guitar, which if you get too many buzzing frets you need to raise string height and/or adjust the truss rod. what you get into an amp as a buzz is 60 cycle hum because single coils buzz. positions 2 and 4 on your strat are likely not going to buzz because you are using two single coils.

totally different things, as far as a set up goes, do it yourself or bring it in to a shop.

as far as the 60hz hum on the amp, that is going to be there without some form of noise reduction (ISP Decimator), etc.
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