#1
I find that if you embrace the sound its actually quite dynamic.
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#3
It can kill sustain, that's a major reason people hate it in my experience.
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#4
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It can kill sustain, that's a major reason people hate it in my experience.



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#5
On electric guitar, yeah it's bad. But on acoustic I find it sounds pretty cool as long as it's not extreme. Only a very minor amount.
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#6
A properly set up guitar shouldn't have any buzz. Now, having said that, I do have one guitar that has a little. If your guitar does have a little buzz, as long as it doesn't come through the amp, you're golden. If the buzz is so bad that you hear it through your amp, then it needs to be addressed. FWIW, none of my other guitars buzz at all.
#7
only an improperly set up guitar will buzz.
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#8
Make all your strings buzz, hit record and then tell me it doesn't sound like crap...

But seriously, do whatever floats ur boat. I experiment with things all the time and this fret buzz thing is the next thing on my list to try
#9
Quote by AcousticMirror
only an improperly set up guitar will buzz.

This man is correct
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#10
On cheaper guitars sometimes you do have to find a balance between buzz and action. My schecter has very meh fret leveling and I would love my action to be lower but notes on higher strings start to fret out.
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#11
Quote by Rich EpiWildkat
I find that if you embrace the sound its actually quite dynamic.
Dynamic? Are you just throwing around random words?
Last edited by al112987 at Jan 28, 2012,
#13
Quote by al112987
Dynamic? Are you just throwing around random words?

probably.

if you embrace inaccurate intonation it can be quite arousing.

if you embrace mismatched string/fingerboard radius it can be quite donuts.

in what way is fret buzz "dynamic"? i find it restricts the amount of control you have over the dynamics in a lot of cases such as when the strings will buzz against the frets if you hit them hard enough and they buzz too easily, that's extra "headroom" the guitar could have, but doesn't.
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#14
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if you embrace inaccurate intonation it can be quite arousing.


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#15
I have learned there are some people who play badly set up guitars and think they are set-up just fine
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#17
Quote by Rich EpiWildkat
People talk about fret buzz like its a bad thing.

I find that if you embrace the sound its actually quite dynamic.
You know what sounds even way cooler than fret buzz? The buzzing and rattling of a car's contents in tune to a badly distorting 1000 watt subwoofer!

Of course you have to be a developmentally stunted ghetto crack baby to fully embrace it. But what the heck, to each his own, right?
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#18
Depends how much help you need from perfectly set up instruments. After a while I stopped caring, and I quite enjoy the battle with my instrument. Don't know what genre you guys are into but I play a lot of blues, riffy music and other 'imperfect' and 'unscripted' genres of music. The guitars themselves are not cheap and I set them up with low action, the fret buzz was a bi-product of that. I love the sound of fret buzz and have done pretty well by spending my time playing the instrument rather than having them set up alla time.
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#19
Quote by Rich EpiWildkat
Depends how much help you need from perfectly set up instruments. After a while I stopped caring, and I quite enjoy the battle with my instrument. Don't know what genre you guys are into but I play a lot of blues, riffy music and other 'imperfect' and 'unscripted' genres of music. The guitars themselves are not cheap and I set them up with low action, the fret buzz was a bi-product of that. I love the sound of fret buzz and have done pretty well by spending my time playing the instrument rather than having them set up alla time.
Dude, could you tell me how to be so cool and laissez faire like you are?

and LOL at "riffy music" being "unscripted". That is basically an oxymoron

Anyway, you sound like you are trying to convince yourself that you are ok with having a poorly set up guitar. It's called escalation of commitment.
Last edited by al112987 at Feb 16, 2012,
#20
I don't like fret buzz. But thankfully i try my guitars before buying and learn how to set them up properly. I get my guitar's frets leveled annually because of the number of hours i play every day.
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#22
Quote by KG6_Steven
A properly set up guitar shouldn't have any buzz. Now, having said that, I do have one guitar that has a little. If your guitar does have a little buzz, as long as it doesn't come through the amp, you're golden. If the buzz is so bad that you hear it through your amp, then it needs to be addressed. FWIW, none of my other guitars buzz at all.


This is very true. My guitars buzz to an extent, but the buzz never comes through the amp, clean or dirty. If it's that bad, you're really not even getting a note, just pure buzz.
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#23
UMM?
Fret Buzz. Is like, bad, its just sounds wrong, especially with distortion.
Like, it's not even clean it makes a good guitar player sound like a 5 year old.
Thats how bad fret buzz is.
Like, fret buzz sounds wrong, because like, if you play the same note elsewhere on the guitar, it sounds different. WTF?
Notes should sound the same allover the guitar, ideally.
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#24
Quote by AcousticMirror
only an improperly set up guitar will buzz.



or a properly set up guitar with a poor player...
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#25
I don't really mind a little fretbuzz. As long as it doesn't kill my sustain... too much.
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#26
Quote by al112987
Dynamic? Are you just throwing around random words?
Quote by Blompcube
probably.

if you embrace inaccurate intonation it can be quite arousing.

if you embrace mismatched string/fingerboard radius it can be quite donuts.

in what way is fret buzz "dynamic"? i find it restricts the amount of control you have over the dynamics in a lot of cases such as when the strings will buzz against the frets if you hit them hard enough and they buzz too easily, that's extra "headroom" the guitar could have, but doesn't.
i lol'd twice in the middle of work as i scrolled down and read your guys comments... ha

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or a properly set up guitar with a poor player...
or a bee.
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#27
Quote by AcousticMirror
only an improperly set up guitar will buzz.


Bullshit, that's like saying "only an improperly set up guitar has high action". It's a matter of taste, and it's also a matter of what specific guitar you're setting up, and for which purpose.

Usually, especially for high gain tones, you can have a bit of fret buzz and the sound from the speakers won't change noticeably.

For acoustic guitar, having a discreet amount of buzz, especially on the higher strings, may add some character to your sound.
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#28
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or a bee.



or me after a few drinks.
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#29
Bullshit, that's like saying "only an improperly set up guitar has high action". It's a matter of taste, and it's also a matter of what specific guitar you're setting up, and for which purpose.

Usually, especially for high gain tones, you can have a bit of fret buzz and the sound from the speakers won't change noticeably.

For acoustic guitar, having a discreet amount of buzz, especially on the higher strings, may add some character to your sound.

Do you go to get your guitar set-up and ask them to dial you in some nice fret buzz? I don't, I want rid of it. Fret buzz isn't supposed to happen, it means something isn't right.
#30
I find it kinda funny that people who don't like the buzz might buy a stomp box to get that effect. Of course this is the preferable way, along with they way one attacks the strings.

but if you don't ever want a clean tone, set it up to buzz
........ or punch a whole in your amp's speaker with pencil or pair of scissors
#31
I hate fret buzz.
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#32
Quote by mrbreeze317
I find it kinda funny that people who don't like the buzz might buy a stomp box to get that effect. Of course this is the preferable way, along with they way one attacks the strings.

but if you don't ever want a clean tone, set it up to buzz
........ or punch a whole in your amp's speaker with pencil or pair of scissors

fret buzz and 'buzzsaw' distortion are not even close to being the same thing.
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#33
Quote by mrbreeze317
I find it kinda funny that people who don't like the buzz might buy a stomp box to get that effect. Of course this is the preferable way, along with they way one attacks the strings.

but if you don't ever want a clean tone, set it up to buzz
........ or punch a whole in your amp's speaker with pencil or pair of scissors

Do you even know what fret buzz is?

It's not amplified. You can't hear it through an amplifier. You hear it in a guitar that is unplugged.

All it "does" is kill your sustain and make you unable to play certain notes.
#34
Quote by mrbreeze317
I find it kinda funny that people who don't like the buzz might buy a stomp box to get that effect. Of course this is the preferable way, along with they way one attacks the strings.

but if you don't ever want a clean tone, set it up to buzz
........ or punch a whole in your amp's speaker with pencil or pair of scissors

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#35
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probably.

if you embrace inaccurate intonation it can be quite arousing.

.


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#36
Quote by jj1565
or a properly set up guitar with a poor player...


+1. Well said.
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#37
i can never tell if its fret buzz or the fact i play very hard.
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#38
Quote by al112987
Dude, could you tell me how to be so cool and laissez faire like you are?

and LOL at "riffy music" being "unscripted". That is basically an oxymoron

Anyway, you sound like you are trying to convince yourself that you are ok with having a poorly set up guitar. It's called escalation of commitment.


Why is everyone so mean? Haha, does NOBODY understand? Maybe its UG. I'm'a go over to the fender forums. I'm happy the guys in this forum have the money to get frets levelled and stuff. Sorry to offend anyone. I'm shocked that nobody gets what I mean.

Just to be clear also, the only guitar that buzzes is the acoustic I got from argos... There you have it. Should've asked them to bring me a few out so I could try them all silly me.
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#39
Quote by al112987
Do you even know what fret buzz is?

It's not amplified. You can't hear it through an amplifier. You hear it in a guitar that is unplugged.

All it "does" is kill your sustain and make you unable to play certain notes.


Which notes? Are you saying you have a guitar that can't play Bb's and F's? Regardless of tuning? Send it to NASA they will want to see that its a major breach of physics.
'Slap bass refers to the slap delivered to the bassist when they play too loud or with any kind of attention drawing behaviour...'

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#40
Bullshit, that's like saying "only an improperly set up guitar has high action". It's a matter of taste, and it's also a matter of what specific guitar you're setting up, and for which purpose.

Usually, especially for high gain tones, you can have a bit of fret buzz and the sound from the speakers won't change noticeably.

For acoustic guitar, having a discreet amount of buzz, especially on the higher strings, may add some character to your sound.

THANK YOU! I was losing my mind but SOMEONE gets what I mean. Wow. Triple posted now, but clearly I'm not on the same wavelength as the rest of UG so I may as well not be here.
'Slap bass refers to the slap delivered to the bassist when they play too loud or with any kind of attention drawing behaviour...'

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