#1
Hey everyone,

Ok so I have a problem with my Dean guitar, I changed the strings some time ago and I found that the strings buzzed way to much. So I took it to the music store where I got it, and the guy there said that it just needs time to break in. Well it's been like a couple months and the strings still buzz pretty heavily. I tend to play my acoustic more now because of this... I think I accidentally switched gauges on my guitar strings and now It's fcked up. Anyways what do you think I should do to get this problem fixed? I think I might bring it in to another music store or something. Any help is appreciated.

Thanks
#2
What kind of bridge do you have? Maybe your action is too low or maybe your neck needs to be adjusted.
#3
If you tuned right with a gauge that seems similar to what you previously had it's probably not a string problem. Are more than one string buzzing? Does it sound trough your amp? Does it untuned your guitar? JackovSlayer has a good point here, I had a buzz problem caused by the neck not bending enough due to a lighter gauge.


EDIT: do you have a tremolo on your guit?
Last edited by Craziork at Jun 3, 2013,
#4
I don't have a Tremolo on it, it has a-what I believe is called-a tune-o-matic bridge, I put on D'Arddario .046-.010 strings on it, I think it may have had a heavier gauge. the D and low E will tend to buzz open 50% of the time, and when I play power chords below the 10th fret it buzzes pretty hard. Unless I baby hit the chord. I'm thinking I might have to get everything on it readjusted, but I'm not a hundred percent sure on this.

Thanks for the replies guys (rhymes)
Last edited by keegor at Jun 4, 2013,
#5
I would lift the bridge up a little to see if that helps. It's surely easier to do that than to do neck adjustments.
#6
Yeh, I lifted the bridge to pretty much the max I want it (any higher and I might get my arm caught) the buzzing is less, but is still there.
#7
Quote by keegor
Yeh, I lifted the bridge to pretty much the max I want it (any higher and I might get my arm caught) the buzzing is less, but is still there.


Truss rod adjusted? If not take it in for a set up if you have done in this thread.
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#8
Yeh, I don't wanna screw around with the truss bar so I'll bring it in and get that set up.
Thanks
#9
Quote by keegor
Yeh, I don't wanna screw around with the truss bar so I'll bring it in and get that set up.
Thanks


Adjusting the truss rod is really not a big deal as long as you know what you're doing and don't turn too much too fast.

There are several good tutorials on goutube a sticky on top as well.

If you do not feel comfortable doing that bring it then see if you can watch the tech and ask questions.
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